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Old 03-10-2014, 01:21   #31
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Re: Graceful vee berth exit?

Hey, Frank,

The worst bits are covered, OK, but what are "grundies"?

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Re: Graceful vee berth exit?

Been wondering about that myself - same problem
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Thats actually a really good and feasible idea. The best part is they would be duel purposed for frisky nights
I've got some sweet 4 bolt pad eyes in strategic locations for lee cloths... They are sturdy enough for other restraint anchors...
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I've got some sweet 4 bolt pad eyes in strategic locations for lee cloths... They are sturdy enough for other restraint anchors...
Happy the only thing you're forgetting in your case is they're supposed to be "willing"participants.
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Chartered a Catalina 36 Mk II last weekend on the Chesapeake Bay. Had a great time, but struggled a bit exiting the vee berth. Haven't used vee berth in awhile, and getting old, of course, but wondered if I was doing it wrong . Had head towards main cabin.

How do you swing your legs around without kicking your better half? Feel slightly foolish even asking this question....
Your feet toward the cabin will be VERY impractical. What I and my wife do is to lift bent legs up in the air and rotate on our back. This assume that there is enough room overhead to do this. If not, some kind of overhead handle for pulling yourself out, and in.
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Happy the only thing you're forgetting in your case is they're supposed to be "willing"participants.
Oh man... That's where the anxiety is coming from then... Initial willing participants would give me a whole lot less to worry about...
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My EX loved the forward v berth on our old Ingrid... Said the deck beams were the best footholds she ever experienced! Probably why she is an EX!
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our Corbin 39 has the beam running quite forward and with the collision bulkhead taken up 3 ft. forward, that leaves quite a lot of room for two. I remove the filler piece in the aft center of the V-berth and it is easy to get and out by swinging your legs out over the side. it more resembles two twin beds joined at the foot. real comfy with a custom latex mattress
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Your feet toward the cabin will be VERY impractical....
How is that? Or are you just noting that, for most boats, the limited elbow room up forward will cause pillow fights?
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How is that? Or are you just noting that, for most boats, the limited elbow room up forward will cause pillow fights?
Or divorces. Seen it go both ways.
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Hey, Frank,

The worst bits are covered, OK, but what are "grundies"?

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My EX loved the forward v berth on our old Ingrid... Said the deck beams were the best footholds she ever experienced! Probably why she is an EX!
Especially if you weren't there Phil !!!
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