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Old 27-07-2013, 06:27   #16
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V- berths exist for several reasons; more births sell boat, kids happen, people visit, and husbands snore. Seriously once you get accustom to them most sleep ok fir 1 adult. We slept. In our 25' for a year or two, but not very well.
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Old 27-07-2013, 06:32   #17
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Re: Why do vee berths exist?

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V-berths exists because the bow comes to a point!
Oh, so that's why they don't call them U berths. Good point.
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Old 27-07-2013, 06:50   #18
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If the boat is a tad bit bigger the Pullman configuration becomes possible. I am surprised how rare the forward Pullman berth is... For small boats, the V-berth is a natural fallback. My 3 year old loves the V-Berth

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In the 60's n 70's they were used to hide the toilet...
1/ That's why most preferred sleeping on the salon berths... Pheeew
2/ PITA shifting all that bedding if you get caught by a bad S&S Pork at 3am....
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real question: Why do vee berths exist on small boats, for example, a Catalina 27?

I personally have not seen a vee berth on a small boat in person, but when I see them in pictures, they don't look big enough to accommodate anyone beyond a child. If this is the case, why not use this space for stowage?

Since you have not seen one how could you understand? Actually on that boat it's a comfy place for an adult to sleep. Cruising boats try to create multiple places to sleep for multiple people -- including children, but in this case I have a friend who lives on that model and is 6'`". He sleeps quite comfortably in the vee birth with the addition of a little memory foam.

However, many reconfigure it for storage.
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Re: Why do Vee Berths Exist?

Because if they were rectangular, the bow would not be very hydrodynamic.
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In the 60's n 70's they were used to hide the toilet...
I always found this gross. I wont even consider a boat if it doesn't have an enclosed space for the head.
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Since you have not seen one how could you understand?
That's exactly why I asked.
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Re: Why do Vee Berths Exist?

At 6'3", I prefer to sleep in the aft cabin and with a working A/C. Thank you!

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At 6'3", I prefer to sleep in the aft cabin and with a working A/C. Thank you!

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what size boat you got?
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At 6'3", I prefer to sleep in the aft cabin and with a working A/C. Thank you!

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Me too.... better headroom...

but I ripped the Boom Tent....
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Re: Why do Vee Berths Exist?

No boat ownership, in the usual sense...I lease a Twin Otter de Haviland float plane for remote SCUBA diving vacations; with 9 other buddies. When sailing, we charter a 45-50 ft ketch.

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I suppose the vberth also maximizes potential tankage/storage given the space underneath and storage since space in a sailboat is an important resource
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Re: Why do Vee Berths Exist?

Greggegner said:

and husbands snore.

Hey, hey, hey... wives
and girlfriends have been
known to snore...
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Re: Why do Vee Berths Exist?

Ive spent weeks at a time with the v berth of a catalina 27 as my bunk. tons of room for one.the quarter berth of a catalina 27 is tighter. my 22 footer has a great v berth. it can hold 2 adults if they don't mind touching once in a while.
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