So when we purchased our little hole in the water
last summer it came with the ORIGINAL 1967 foam cushions
covered in Naugahyde. How special is that??
With all the other stuff needing immediate attention we just put the vberth mattress on the back burner. Three mattress pads were a tiny improvement and we carried on with the more critical work. By Christmas
the cold and damp was killing us and the discomfort was leaving Himself cranky and testy in the morning.
Overstock.com had Serta foam mattresses, 3" firm foam topped by 1" memory foam on sale
, kingsized for $99, shipping
included. That was the first step towards recovering functioning backs.
Then I spotted a craigslist post about Froli for sale
and scored two banker boxes of the stuff for a coupla hundred.
Spent a morning on the boat with an electric
carving knife and voile! the old cushions
were out by the dumpster by noon, the froli was installed, with the new foam mattress on top with sheets
and duvet and ONE mattress pad and ready for bedtime.
Hello? can I just say I have NO IDEA why we waited 6 months to fix this. Oh god. it's heavenly. More comfortable than the mattress at home,and as good as any mattress we have ever slept on. No lie. for $300 bucks we have a primo sleeping and er frolicking surface. I added it to the quarter berth as well with the extra parts
and left over foam.
It was going to have cost close to 700 bucks to order a new mattress from foamorder. This is a way better solution. Ventilation under helps with condensation
and the thinner mattress leaves more head
Sturdy for clambering around on, peels back with the mattress pretty flexibly to access the lockers below. Easy to install. Hardest part was rolling up the mattress and stuffing it thru the cabin
to get it in the berth.
I hear angels sing when I lay down.