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Old 28-07-2013, 12:28   #61
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Re: Why do Vee Berths Exist?

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It's still in the bow and probably the worst place to be if your bouncing around.
If you're bouncing around you anchored in the wrong spot! ....but being in the V... you can hear and tell when It's time to move before the bow roller parts company with the boat... or when you hear that chain dragging across the bottom due to the windshift.....
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Old 28-07-2013, 12:29   #62
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Re: Why do Vee Berths Exist?

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V is for Visitor. The V-berth is not meant to be comfortable for longer than 3 days. It is put as far forward as it can go so that the occupants are completely airborne in even moderate chop. Happy couples start squabbling after the second night because of the limited foot room.
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Old 28-07-2013, 12:56   #63
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Re: Why do Vee Berths Exist?

The V berth in my Newport 27 lets me stretch all the way out. I'm 6,1 and when I'm a bad skipper this is where I sleep until my wife lets me come home
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Old 28-07-2013, 14:27   #64
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The V berth in my Newport 27 lets me stretch all the way out. I'm 6,1 and when I'm a bad skipper this is where I sleep until my wife lets me come home
hmmmm.

So the wife sends you to the boat and that's supposed to be a punishment?

Oh how I would love to spend more time on my boat!
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Re: Why do Vee Berths Exist?

I can see a new reality TV show: "Sailor's Wife Swap"

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Re: Why do Vee Berths Exist?

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V is for Visitor. The V-berth is not meant to be comfortable for longer than 3 days. It is put as far forward as it can go so that the occupants are completely airborne in even moderate chop. Happy couples start squabbling after the second night because of the limited foot room.
Or Vulcans and Sesame Street characters. Where else ya gonna put em?
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My girl and I sleep quite well in ours. But yes takes a spell to untangle our feet in the am. During the day we keep our sailing bags and hatch to c- way in there. It's actually comfortable as long as we have good air and not raining.
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If you're bouncing around you anchored in the wrong spot! ....but being in the V... you can hear and tell when It's time to move before the bow roller parts company with the boat... or when you hear that chain dragging across the bottom due to the windshift.....
Wy would I put the anchor out if I am underway? Crew bunks up there on a passage the few times I've had crew. I tried it once it was pretty exciting.
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I claimed the v-berth on our boat. It's cozy and the glass is an inch thick! Very reassuring.
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Re: Why do Vee Berths Exist?

Our Mac 25 was quite cramped when we first got it. So, We knocked out the head walls and extended it by 20" now it's great. We have done 12 day/night stays on it and been quite ok.
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I always found this gross. I wont even consider a boat if it doesn't have an enclosed space for the head.
That won't help you really.

Open the door to exit and it's all around in a moment.
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My nephew's V-berth on his Catalina 22 has little in common with the V-berth on my Morgan 41. My V-berth narrows from nine feet wide to almost thee feet wide with a six and one half foot length. I've never been tossed about in my V-berth; in fact, it's very comfortable as an offshore berth because I can sleep full length at any compass point.
My times in a V-berth were mixed. Some serious bouncing at times.

But then we were doing more than 3.5 knots.















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Sleeping in a V-Berth was awesome comfortable when I slept in a Pearson 50+ and a Dufour Gib'Sea 50 and an IP32. It was big and comfortable for me to sleep alone and/or with my wife- no problem.
I have never slept in a V-Berth is a smaller boat but this week I will be on a IP27 and I will choose to sleep in the salon/bed and let my young son sleep in the V-berth.
I have limited experience except to say that on a bigger boat the v-berth was super comfortable to sleep at anchor or marina for one or two-
I don't know what they are like on a smaller boat but will find out this week and let you know-
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hmmmm.

So the wife sends you to the boat and that's supposed to be a punishment?

Oh how I would love to spend more time on my boat!
Well when I got my boat I premised how terrible having to go to the boat every weekend for maintenance was, oh and that if I sailed her every weekend she would cost less in the long run. So I think it's a win win around here.
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Sure, I'm as old as Dan Akroyd and his family from "France", but even the coneheads sleep feet forward in the V-berths!
We are abnormal in that regard as we've found ours far more comfortable with our heads toward the bow. We never sleep there while underway but my children are known to.

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