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Old 19-02-2012, 19:19   #31
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Re: Mattress Top Memory Foam

Bill,
Thanks for the how-to on looking for the better quality foam. However, I am unclear as to the determination on the 4#/ sq. ft. I would expect density to be #/cu. ft. If it is per sq. ft. what thickness should the foam be?
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Old 20-02-2012, 06:51   #32
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Re: Mattress Top Memory Foam

Duke,

Per cubic foot...sorry for my sq foot mistake...I was working on a sq foot calculation on sail area at the same time I posted the info...brain cells crisscrossed!

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Old 20-02-2012, 22:48   #33
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We just purchased foam for the berth and will be using the rest for cabin cushions. Ordered a king size to be able to use in multiple areas. Bought from Walmart.
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Re: Mattress Top Memory Foam

We just had one made for our Morgan OI 41.5 and it was very expensive. And I do NOT like it very much. the corners are the size of a king size bed. We had 4 inch firm memory foam over 6 inches and had a cover made from sunbrella. Its OK but not what I thought It would be. So my husband took the topper we bought from Walmart and put it on my side and its better than what it was. When he is done fixing the steering in the aft cabin I will have a new one made by another mattress shop that I have talked to. I would like this one to be made like a Tempur-Pedic mattress that will come in pieces because of the small hallway it has to go down and will be put together in the back when its ready. This is a great topic.
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Re: Mattress Top Memory Foam

I aireus01,
You should consider an air mattress, (see my post above). Everyone talks about this or that foam and you don’t hear much about air beds. Perhaps everyone thinks in terms of Coleman camping beds, but the professional beds are a totally different animal. My wife and I both love ours, which can be individually inflated to exactly the desired pressure, which never changes. A big advantage on a boat is either side of the bed can be quickly deflated to nothing, so you are not lugging great sheets of foam about when you need to get underneath.
The only thing you need is a 120 volt source, but this can be achieved using a small inverter, because you aren’t changing the pressure very often.
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Old 26-02-2012, 14:40   #36
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Re: Mattress Top Memory Foam

Jolly,

The problem with an air mattress is that it is rectangular. My bunk does not have any angle that is 90 degrees. A mattress for this bunk needs to curve along the hull and thin at the foot of the bunk. Otherwise, I think air mattress is a really good idea.

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Re: Mattress Top Memory Foam

Well yes, that can be a problem, and nobody makes custom air mattresses that I could find. I overcame this in my aft cabin with foam infills which work just fine. See http://www.schooner-britannia.com/aft_cabin.html The mattress is 72” x 24” and it is possible to squeeze it in a bit at one end because the compressor stops automatically at the pressure you choose, but I agree, you wouldn’t want it popping out half way up the cabin side.
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We have a sleep number bed and it sucks. I wish i would of never of bought it. Its just not for us. Glad its at my moms place in santa cruz.
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Re: Mattress Top Memory Foam

LATEX MATTRESS


thefoamfactory.com has good latex and free shipping I've used them for years.
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I was watching a repete of Shark tank or what ever its called, This guy was selling air mattress for the back of truck beds with the air pump built inside,(flat) I bet this guy could make one for our boat. I was thinking of calling him to see if he could make one if i gave him the size i need. If i remember its called airbedz.
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We have a sleep number bed and it sucks. I wish i would of never of bought it. Its just not for us. Glad its at my moms place in santa cruz.

I had one when I lived on land, and I miss it. However, not everyone likes them. There is a hotel chain that uses them, and it would be worth spending a night at one of these to see what you think of it.
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Re: Mattress Top Memory Foam

It's the same as with Tempurpedic (memory foam) beds. Some people like them, some don't. We love ours, but realize that a whole lot of others have tried them and came to the opposite conclusion.

Much like "what is the best boat?" the question of "what is the best bed?" is so very personal that only you can decide what is "best" for you.
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Re: Mattress Top Memory Foam

The cushions in my V berth were very hard, probably due to age when I bought this boat. I found a 2" memory foam roll, twin sized in a nice cover on sale at one of the discount stores. It's great!

For a while I also had another 2" memory foam pad, without a cover, underneath it. But eventually I rolled that one up, bagged it and put in storage. Problem was, with 4 " of memory foam, I never wanted to get out of the berth!
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note--if you are allergic to latex, do not buy latex foam. use alternatives. they are more pricey but they wont kill you if you have allergy to latex......
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Re: Mattress Top Memory Foam

I wish I could get one of thoses Tempurpedic beds. I have a sleep number that sucks. I had problems and they sent me new air bags for the bed. So I have extra chambers for it. I want a Tempurpedic for the aft cabin. BUT I need it in peices so it can go down the small hallway. Its a pain in the arse. But the chambers would work in the aft cabin. Someone made a hallway that goes to the back. Its a small hallway butt you can make it.
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