My favorite thing about my pullman berth is that it is so quick and easy to access the chain locker to knock down the castle - I don't even touch my bedding. It usually takes two to three trips to the chain locker, and this is *very* nice when it is raining, or blowing enough I'm not able to wash the chain as I bring it up.
When I was married and my husband would pull up the anchor
and I waited at the chain locker to knock down the castles my hands still got wet and muddy from the chain and rode
. I can't imagine tolerating the extra time to clamber back and forth over a V-berth AND getting water
and mud on my bed
, not to mention putting my feet where my face goes EVERY time I get in bed
Another benefit, no off-the-shelf sheets
or blankets will fit a V-berth, but standard queen sheets
fit my pullman, just tuck the extra under the one corner. (And dream about the day I'll have a sewing machine
and can make them fit perfectly.
) As far as climbing over someone ... the side along the hull
is longer so I was the one to be woken when my ex got up. I viewed it as a chance to get a kiss.