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Old 02-09-2013, 06:09   #31
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Re: Best bedding for liveaboards

tony--i have 3 layers of cotton sheeting/matteress cover and 2 bath blankets from past life covering my memory foam--not too hot that way---i keep it covered so i dont sweat..feathers hugged me too closely here in mexico......i loved my feather bed ...was comfy over the memory foam........
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Re: Best bedding for Liveaboards

Hello All,

Put together a deal on a 1969 38' Hinckley, SoCal part time live aboard

Just begining to understand sleeping and moisture issues, thanks for all the information. My question or thought is this:

Cushions are too hard.
Moisture is a problem (although last night ran the fan -nice)

I know I'm not camping but considering a camping pad. They make them with air chambers and foam pad all in one.

Solves the comfort issue and I think keeps the moisture from traveling through the cushion and getting trapped there. This is in lieu of material to create air space under cushion, which also still leaves the comfort issue.

Any advise?

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PS I finally feel like I am home for the first time in my 57 years
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Hello All,

Put together a deal on a 1969 38' Hinckley, SoCal part time live aboard

Just begining to understand sleeping and moisture issues, thanks for all the information. My question or thought is this:

Cushions are too hard.
Moisture is a problem (although last night ran the fan -nice)

I know I'm not camping but considering a camping pad. They make them with air chambers and foam pad all in one.

Solves the comfort issue and I think keeps the moisture from traveling through the cushion and getting trapped there. This is in lieu of material to create air space under cushion, which also still leaves the comfort issue.

Any advise?

Thanks

PS I finally feel like I am home for the first time in my 57 years
For the hard cushions look into a froli sleep system (nickle Atlantic). It made our bed a much happier place. It covers the ventilation angle too. There are many threads about it here.

I use basic reasonable thread count sheets that I hope to modify when my sewing improves, a microfiber blanket and polyfill down substitute when very cold.

I wouldn't enjoy a soggy down blanket. Have considered the waterproof mattress cover but not sure what problems that may create underneath. We have a silly hatch design that will leak if not dogged to the extreme.
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Welcome to CF, IP Man.

I have a Thermarest foam/air camp mattress. It's the best camp pad I've tried but come on man, ya got a Hinkley! Live a little. I'm poking around for a latex set up. Supposed to be the best.

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Re: Best bedding for Liveaboards

When I met my husband he slept in a old sleeping bag on top of the original 20+ year old cushions.
Now, latex mattress, high count cotton sheets, big fans....it's our favorite place( for more reasons than I can say )

Yes, you might be able to get by, but why?
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I've used down with no issues, but wouldnt hesistate to go with some hi loft synthetic filled instead. I love the Duvet with the comforter inside. In southern climes the comforter goes away though and the sheet is plenty. You can store it away with those heavy offshore foulies you havent seen for a year!
Add a soft foam or memory foam topper and put Dri Dek under the mattress. Actually , I think Latex foam is the best.
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Welcome to CF, IP Man.

I have a Thermarest foam/air camp mattress. It's the best camp pad I've tried but come on man, ya got a Hinkley! Live a little. I'm poking around for a latex set up. Supposed to be the best.

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Too funny!

Thanks for the reply and I will look into a latex set up.

Thanks Blue Crab!
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When I met my husband he slept in a old sleeping bag on top of the original 20+ year old cushions.
Now, latex mattress, high count cotton sheets, big fans....it's our favorite place( for more reasons than I can say )

Yes, you might be able to get by, but why?
Again, too funny and a damn good question "Why"

Will check out the setup you outlined above.

Never going to attract a new girl with a stupid camping pad Did not think that one through.

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Re: Best bedding for Liveaboards

I've been moving north for the past month or so.
I'm currently in Georgetown, S.C., and last night for the first time in a long time I actually slept with a sheet on top of me.
That kind of eliminates all lesser considerations.
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I use a gel infused memory foam 3" ( got a new one coming from amazon right now ).
Would you care to post your source for that?

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I use a gel infused memory foam 3" ( got a new one coming from amazon right now ).
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Jim, I was looking into these, but read numerous reports of how hot they were in summer. I opted for topper of goosedown over a seperate layer of feathers (over a 6" moderately hard foam base). Works well here in the Med.

This is a link to the variety of 2-3" memory foam toppers from Amazon US:
Amazon.com: memory foam topper: Home & Kitchen

Ocean Girl, how have you found the memory foam in hot weather?
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...Ocean Girl, how have you found the memory foam in hot weather?

Well, ordering another says the memory is full. That tells you something.
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$259!!!!!!

Just buy a flat or fitted sheet (double bed size should do) and make your own.
Amazon US have sets of 2 sheets and two pillow cases in Egyptian cotton for as little as $10.

- Place the mattress upside down on the sheet
- Pin the edges to box it in
- Trim the sheet 10 cm (4 inches) longer than the sides
- Sew the pinned edges, trim excess and overlock or zigzag to prevent fraying
- Hem the inner edge all the way around and sew on elastic (approx 6 mm wide), pulling it while sewing to create some tension.

And that's it.
A very simple project.
+A1 on the Egyptian Cotton sheets..... about the next best thing to silk..
For my boats a king sized low (6-8) tog synthetic duvet with spare covers works a treat... hot just a top sheet.. cool just the cover and cold use the duvet... solo roll up in it... company... sometimes to warm
If I need one for a delivery a cheap double sleeping bag... I'm a sprawler..
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This what I thought I ordered ( king size)
Amazon.com - DreamFoam Bedding 3-Inch Ultimate Dreams Gel Memory Foam Topper, Queen

But this is what ended up arriving
Amazon.com - King Size 2 Inch Thick, 4 Pound Density Visco Elastic Memory Foam Mattress Pad Bed Topper

It is a bit counter productive to have a nice latex mattress with a memory foam topper, latex breaths and memory foam doesn't. But our latex is just too firm for me. So we have a soft foam topper with a thick cotton mattress pad to help keep the surface cooler. i meant to get the gel infused, don't know how my order got messed up, but too much of a pain to return.

If you get the gel infused, blue beads mixed in the foam( very nice!)-- be sure to cut it outside on a tarp so you can dispose of the shreds-- it doesnt cut like memory foam, the beads shed off so you will need a separate cover to keep it from getting all over your boat.
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