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Old 27-07-2013, 04:56   #1
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Question Why do Vee Berths Exist?

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?
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Old 27-07-2013, 05:03   #2
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V berths exist so U can sleep in them.



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Old 27-07-2013, 05:10   #3
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Re: Why do vee berths exist?

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V berths exist so U can sleep in them.



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Re: Why do vee berths exist?

the vee berth on my 26ft yacht is possitively luxurious!

one thing on small yachts that has to be considered is the weight distribution,and access to the anchor locker so storage up against the fwd bulkhead is not really an option as most anchor wells on small boats are not self bailing and are accesed by a door from the inside of the fwd cabin,with the rode running out through a dedicated hawse hole in the deck.

under bunk storage is great for sails,and as they are generally on the boom or forestay when sailing their weight does not effect the trim.
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Old 27-07-2013, 05:17   #5
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the vee berth on my 26ft yacht is possitively luxurious!
So you can lay down flat without having to curl?
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Re: Why do vee berths exist?

V-berths exist so you have a place to store your sails.
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So you can lay down flat without having to curl?
nearly 7ft lenth and 2ft 6" width on each side!(195cmx65cm)
with the addition of a center section you have a big double on the stb side.
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nearly 7ft lenth and 2ft 6" width on each side!(195cmx65cm)
with the addition of a center section you have a big double on the port side.
wow, I guess it was all perception. Maybe the angles threw me off.

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Re: Why do vee berths exist?

So that single sailors have somewhere to sleep that they can actually spread out in. Most times that you try and sleep two in there you need medical assistance next morning to untangle your feet.

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Re: Why do vee berths exist?

even on my 20ft day sailer the fwd bunk is suitable for 2 adults without curling up
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Re: Why do vee berths exist?

for bedding down m'lady
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Re: Why do vee berths exist?

Not all V berths are created the same.
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Not all V berths are created the same.
after backpacking around the world for 3 years and living mostly in a 2 man tent,a vee berth is a definite improvement
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V berths exist so U can sleep in them.
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Or use them as walk in closets...
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V-berths exists because the bow comes to a point!
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