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Old 16-03-2016, 18:01   #106
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Re: Sleeping in the foreberth

My kids go "head to stern" into the quarter berth...they say the light (or lack thereof) is better for their devices in there.

I go head to stern into the quarter berth when I'm pissed off. Its the closest thing to privacy I can get on the boat.

Since I had kids, the v has always been theirs...cozy, safe place where they can leave their mess without getting in the way of any boat stuff.
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Old 16-03-2016, 18:10   #107
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Not all boats have a typical Vberth. Mine is more a 44" wide pullman or a wide quarter berth. There is no V in my forward berth. The other 1/2 of the V, is storage and part of the head space. BTW I'm 5'-10". So as with most things there is no hard and fast rules.....
Then you don't have a v berth, which is cool
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Old 16-03-2016, 18:13   #108
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My kids go "head to stern" into the quarter berth...they say the light (or lack thereof) is better for their devices in there.

I go head to stern into the quarter berth when I'm pissed off. Its the closest thing to privacy I can get on the boat.

Since I had kids, the v has always been theirs...cozy, safe place where they can leave their mess without getting in the way of any boat stuff.
That's funny when your Pissed that you want to get your head as far away froem the other person. Feet don't count, lol.
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Old 16-03-2016, 18:47   #109
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109 posts on how to sleep in a V berth!


We are all different and our boats are different. Sleep the way that works for you.
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Old 16-03-2016, 19:59   #110
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Make that 110. : )

As mundane as the topic may seem, I have enjoyed it. Certainly beats listening to the news.
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Sleep the way that works for you.
Yeah, what really amazes me about this whole thread are the few who seem to be hung up on the idea that there are people out there who do it differently from them. Geez! Lighten up! If you are able to sleep then who cares if you are doing it "right" or not? And if others are happy with their arrangement then how does that hurt you?

But... Human nature, I guess. Some people need to believe that they are in the majority, and some people like to criticize anyone who does things differently. Okay. Whatever.
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... But... Human nature, I guess. Some people need to believe that they are in the majority, and some people like to criticize anyone who does things differently. Okay. Whatever.
And, O the many blissful youngsters on this forum!

When you need to get up repeatedly to pee, you'll sleep head to bow like I do.

I prefer the port quarterberth/settee area but then I can hear diesel fuel sloshing ... reminding me that I will probably need to pee sooner than later. The majority are ... what? 71% water; I'm more like 80% I'd guess. Add in some beers to wash down all the bedtime prescriptive meds and it's head to bow mates.
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And, O the many blissful youngsters on this forum! When you need to get up repeatedly to pee, you'll sleep head to bow like I do.
Umm... Again, thanks for calling my wife and I "youngsters," even though we have have a combined total of almost 130 years between us.

(Yes, a 70-year-old in reasonable health can get feet-first into a V-berth--even multiple times during the night--without that much difficulty. This I can attest from personal experience.)
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We haven't met,that's why my feet point towards the bow.
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Umm... Again, thanks for calling my wife and I "youngsters," even though we have have a combined total of almost 130 years between us.

(Yes, a 70-year-old in reasonable health can get feet-first into a V-berth--even multiple times during the night--without that much difficulty. This I can attest from personal experience.)
Great! My wife and I do the same and have 145 years between us! How high can we get with one upsmanship, Hmmm, is that a word?
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When you need to get up repeatedly to pee, you'll sleep head to bow like I do.

I prefer the port quarterberth/settee area but then I can hear diesel fuel sloshing ... reminding me that I will probably need to pee sooner than later. The majority are ... what? 71% water; I'm more like 80% I'd guess. Add in some beers to wash down all the bedtime prescriptive meds and it's head to bow mates.
Good to know I am not the only one who gets up a few times.
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Good to know I am not the only one who gets up a few times.
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I get thirsty in the evening.
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Umm... Again, thanks for calling my wife and I "youngsters," even though we have have a combined total of almost 130 years between us.

(Yes, a 70-year-old in reasonable health can get feet-first into a V-berth--even multiple times during the night--without that much difficulty. This I can attest from personal experience.)

Yeah, yeah, yeah Don. Big whoop you whippersnapper. I didn't say I couldn't ... multiple times is too much drama to take a leak. I'm going up the mast tomorrow. Solo. It'll be moist if I have to pee.
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I've been a "Teardrop Camper" for years (to become a live aboard cruiser next year). The inside of my camper is 5' wide and 6'3" long, just enough to stick a queen size bed in, and nothing more. I've developed a tuck-roll-swivel procedure to get into the camper...takes less than 2 seconds from sitting at the door to head on the pillow. To sleep with my head any other place than at the "bow" would seem totally unnatural.
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I didn't say I couldn't ...
No, but you did say that those who need to get up multiple times during the night "will" sleep head to bow. I do get up multiple times during the night. I do not sleep head to bow. I am not a "youngster" or a "whippersnapper." I am well past the point where I can consider myself "middle-aged" any more.

Of course, if you want to sleep head to bow, that's your choice. I don't care. But when you imply that ALL old people sleep head to bow, because they have to get up multiple times during the night, that is simply wrong. There are lots of us who do not.
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