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Old 27-07-2013, 10:47   #31
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Re: Why do Vee Berths Exist?

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Old 27-07-2013, 11:04   #32
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Re: Why do Vee Berths Exist?

The berth in the forward cabin needn't always be V-shaped. It can be rectangular or semi-rectangular. That's helpful when two people are a couple.

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Old 27-07-2013, 11:18   #33
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Re: Why do Vee Berths Exist?

I agree that many small boats put too much emphasis on sleeping accommodations at the expense of other needs, and as you said, often the sleeping accommodations are ridiculously small. On my 26-foot Telstar Trimaran I ripped out the v-birth in favor of a more spacious head and storage for light weight items.
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Old 27-07-2013, 11:42   #34
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V-berths exists because the bow comes to a point!
They exist so coneheads have a comfortable place to sleep..If you dont know what a conehead is your not old enough to know and probably dont want to know ....
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Old 27-07-2013, 18:17   #35
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They exist so coneheads have a comfortable place to sleep..If you dont know what a conehead is your not old enough to know and probably dont want to know ....
Sure, I'm as old as Dan Akroyd and his family from "France", but even the coneheads sleep feet forward in the V-berths!
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real question: Why do vee berths exist...?
Primarily so that the Boss can get some personal space when the Captain is being a tosser.
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Primarily so that the Boss can get some personal space when the Captain is being a tosser.
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Old 27-07-2013, 18:55   #38
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Re: Why do Vee Berths Exist?

Depends on the Boat. For our Gozzard 36 the V berth is where we host cocktails for 6. The V Berth is split into two left and right seats with backs and we make it up by pulling the two halves together into a queen sized bed at night and during the day it splits into a nice two sided settee. Even a 36 ft boat does not have a lot of room but with this setup we can host 10 people below with seating in comfort.
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Re: Why do Vee Berths Exist?

With the filler in place--sleeps one, loves two.
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Crew quarters when underway. Fine at mooring but otherwise its fir those that don't know better
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Old 27-07-2013, 19:04   #41
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and husbands snore.

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Old 27-07-2013, 19:14   #42
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Re: Why do Vee Berths Exist?

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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?

Bigger than mine, that's for sure!

there is an aft BERTH on my boat. I even tried sleeping there once. It smelled of engine and had less head room than the vee berth. It's my storage.
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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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I never knew height was a pre condition for AC !!!
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Re: Why do Vee Berths Exist?

Heck our 3 daughters shared the v-berth area on our colvin, 3 berths and a forward head so it worked for them ! Theres a lot of room in some vee berth areas and not much in others ! depends on the boat !!
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Re: Why do Vee Berths Exist?

Hi Dave! I've seen aft cabins with fans only. These fans are not sufficient in keeping the cabin cool. What good is it that you have the space you need for sleeping comfortably, but you're sweating much of the night because of the high humidity? When I was young, I used to go camping and used to sleep in a two-person tent. Now, I like comfortable travel and would not mind paying extra for it.

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