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Old 21-03-2016, 07:23   #121
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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.
Gotcha. I meant to say practical folks.
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Old 21-03-2016, 07:27   #122
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Re: Sleeping in the foreberth

Wow, this topic is still going? Who'd have guessed

As to being practical: in my V-shaped V-berth (not all are ...), with a cabinet under a low fore deck, there is simply no way to sleep head to bow.
So I don't, unless I crawl in drunk (tho usually I don't make it that far and just crash in the main cabin).
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To sleep with my head any other place than at the "bow" would seem totally unnatural.
That should have read my "feet" not my head. Feet towards the bow is the only option for me and my wife.
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Old 21-03-2016, 09:24   #124
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Re: Sleeping in the foreberth

Maybe this is a Great Lakes ... or Lake Erie thing ... or not ...

but the 5 or so people that I asked, 4 just happen to be well north of 60's(three of them now gone). of the 4, three were married, so I'll assume that their mates sleep the same way ... also.

The 5th, sleeps separate from her hubby(he needs a lot of space, but she lays sideways in the foreberth ... she's only something like early 50's ... just saying ...


.... maybe a Great Lakes thing ... or maybe a Lake Erie thing ... or not ...

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Old 21-03-2016, 09:57   #125
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Re: Sleeping in the foreberth

We spent the weekend on our boat and as I got into the V berth, it occurred to me to make a video of how easy it is form me to step up, sit on the mattress and swivel around to put my feet towards the bow.

Then I thought of my wife asking me what I was doing and all the explaining it would take to satisfy her curiosity and the though went away.

BTW: FDR was president of the USA when I was born and like many others my age, I have to get up a few times during the night. No problem.
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Old 21-03-2016, 10:08   #126
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I used to have a 28 ft. Sea Ray. The boat naturally sat in the water with a slight Bow High. Sleeping feet to bow meant your feet was higher than your head and I found it very uncomfortable. Issue was resolved when my wife told me to get a bigger boat. I'm a blessed man.
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Old 21-03-2016, 10:39   #127
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I used to have a 28 ft. Sea Ray. The boat naturally sat in the water with a slight Bow High. Sleeping feet to bow meant your feet was higher than your head and I found it very uncomfortable. Issue was resolved when my wife told me to get a bigger boat. I'm a blessed man.
Wish my wife would say that,
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Old 21-03-2016, 12:07   #128
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Gotcha. I meant to say practical folks.
Ah! Well, now you're changing the terms of the debate!
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Old 22-03-2016, 05:45   #129
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Yeah, plus I sleep alone all too often. Waaay tooooo often. Like mostly always.
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Old 22-03-2016, 05:51   #130
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Re: Sleeping in the foreberth

My guests sleep head to bow in my V berth. But, to sleep feet to bow would incline the body down hill, which i dont think would be very comfortable. Personally ive never slepted in the V birth though.
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Old 22-03-2016, 10:27   #131
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Fdr for me too. In fact, I suckled at Eleanor's ample breasts.
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Re: Sleeping in the foreberth

I just took some measurements and see that my bow end of the V-berth is about 1 inch higher.

So, only does it feel better ... I can scoot out with my feet on the floor ... I have something to keep my pillow from falling down ... and to boot, I can watch TV on my TV mounted to the bulkhead ...

BTW, as I see it, there's plenty of room to sleep with a mate, head-to-head at the bow, unless you two are mad at each other ... as far as the nasty ... well, I'll admit that would be tough ...

I can not think of a single reason to consider feet to bow ... my bad back only enforces my thoughts ...
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Old 22-03-2016, 16:58   #133
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When I was a teenager working own a fishing boat the captain would not let anyone own the boat sleep with there head to the bow. He said that if the boat runs into something it's better to break your legs than your neck.


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Re: Sleeping in the foreberth

That was among the silliest reasons posted so far. unless the captain made a habit out of running hard into something.
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When I was a teenager working own a fishing boat the captain would not let anyone own the boat sleep with there head to the bow. He said that if the boat runs into something it's better to break your legs than your neck.


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that's hilarious

I reakon with a captain concerned about that as a reason, the likelyhood of him running into something is pretty damn high
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