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Old 09-03-2009, 08:35   #1
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Question memory foam for berth mattress?

Hi,
Does anyone have experience with cheaper memory foam such as found on e-bay?.
eBay Motors: 3" FULL 5.5 MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS PAD, VISCO BED TOPPER (item 350157296441 end time Mar-24-09 10:59:12 PDT)
I need to replace bunks and couch and this seems much cheaper than marine grade foam.
I also have a kid that has “accidents” on a regular basis so I’m thinking closed cell foam for his v-berth seems kind of pricey at defender,
Seafoam Closed Cell Foam
anyone know of cheaper sources (key west fl USA )?
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:03   #2
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Previous owners splurged on a Tempurpedic; I'm for every grateful. I sleep better on the boat than at home.

My sympathy to the young man; do you think an absorbant pad over a liner might work better?
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A three inch memory foam topper works great on top of the old foam. I dont think it would work as a stand alone mattress unless much thicker.

check overstock.com
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We have a 3" memory foam topper on our original mattress. It's great! I had been considering having an inner springs mattress custom made before my wife came up with the idea of trying the memory foam. She has a serious spinal condition, and would not be able to spend more than a few nights sleeping on the original mattress. We also have a full memory foam mattress on our bed in our home. Good stuff!
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I have Memory foam over the stock mattrass in all 4 cabins and love it-
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We used a 2 inch memory foam "topper" on a really horrid mattress in an rental. It transformed the mattress - brilliant stuff. Go buy one now for about a hunnert bucks.
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All we could manage because of headroom was 2" over the original thin foam, but it made a HUGE difference.
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We have replaced the original mattress (1.5" foam) with a 6" memory foam and its wonderfully comfortable. Also as it contours around your body it holds one in the berth despite the boat movement resulting in a more relaxed sleep without fighting the movement.

No experience of drying one out sorry.

But I would recommend you Go for it.
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I also have a kid that has “accidents” on a regular basis so I’m thinking closed cell foam for his v-berth]
Dont worry, it wont be too long before you do too!
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Are you speaking from experience??




Just jerking your chain.
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You can get an 8inch queen thermopedic walmart brand for about 250 and cut it up with a foam cutter. They come in a bag the size of a seabag. But once you open it, it never goes back in.
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Suggest the standard dry goods plastic sheets (under regular sheets) for the child. Our boy has the same issue and this works pretty well. Have plenty of spare sheets for on top and one extra plastic sheet for the laundry.

+1 on the memory foam topper, we love ours.
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Memory Foam

Look on Overstock.com I pruchased a king size 3inch for $129 (don't know current price). Then cut it down to cove my forward berth- it doubled the thickness ,but it's very comfortable.
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We bought one for our boat a couple of months ago from bed-dr on fleabay. They cut ours to size for us (queen length, but narrower) and we LOVE our new bed. Less than $250 delivered - the WHOLE bed.
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You can get an 8inch queen thermopedic walmart brand for about 250 and cut it up with a foam cutter. They come in a bag the size of a seabag. But once you open it, it never goes back in.
Use an electric carving knife.

I'll be the negative voice here. We already have a quality latex mattress. I put a 3 inch memory foam topper on it. It just didn't work out as well as the latex alone. If I had started with the memory foam it might have worked out different.

I'm not sure, but I think I'm reading some confusion in some of the post regarding cushions and mattresses. Not the same. But if you sleeping on cushions, I would think memory foam would be a big improvement.
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