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Old 06-01-2012, 19:26   #16
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Re: Missing my V-berth

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Try earplugs. I find they work great. We also arranged swim noodles at the stern/water interface and they cut down on the noise of the hull slap.
I really appreciate the noodle idea - and may try it, but earplugs defeat the purpose of having ears. I want/need to hear what the boat and other things around the boat are doing. I can't do that with earplugs, and yes, I do that while sleeping very soundly. It is the interference (like ear plugs or music or water slapping the hull for no important reason) that keeps me from sleeping.
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Old 06-01-2012, 19:31   #17
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I love my aft cabin, affectionately known as the "afterbirth",but it is very noisy if I am docked stern to the wind. The builder extended the transom by three feet, bringing it up out of the water, and creating wonderful large flat surfaces under the stern for the small waves to pound on. On a steel hull, you have to hear it to believe it!
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1. sleep up for'd on the pilot berth
2. anchor out, in which case I am always bow into wind and waves
3. run a line through one or two of those nerf tube swimming aids you see kids playing with at the pool or beach. Tie one end to the stern port cleat, throw it over the stern, snug the cushioned line up against the transom at the water line, and tie the other end to the starb'd cleat.
The transome on this boat is extended and above the waterline like you describe. I just completed a stroll around the marina and every "slapping boat had this same transom style." Per both you and Stacy I maybe buying "Noodles" tomorrow. LOL! We willl have to change her name to spaghetti!
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Old 06-01-2012, 19:42   #18
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While at anchor I do not find that I neeed the earplugs as the bow is usually into the wind. Concerning the noodles, I found that it is necessary to tie a knot in the line where it enters and exits the noodle to keep the noodle in the right position. Good luck, hope it helps.
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:59   #19
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Re: Missing my V-berth

See also some earlier discussions:

Transom Water Slap

Hull Slap at Anchor

Comfortable Sleepng . . . Bow or Stern ?
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:09   #20
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Re: Missing my V-berth

I also went from sleeping in a V-berth to aft cabin when I bought the present boat.

I love sleeping aft. The motion is much more pleasant. And a normal shaped bed is much nicer to sleep in than the triangle forward. And easier to get into and out of. And there's room for settees on either side -- it's just much more comfortable.

But there are transom slapping noises in certain conditions. Doesn't bother me too much -- you get used it. I do miss not hearing the anchor chain, however, which is to my mind the main plus of sleeping forward.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:32   #21
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Is it just me? I have been trying to adjust to sleeping in an aft cabin (3+ weeks now) and the constant slapping of water on the hull is making me nuts and exhausted. I can't hear anything the boat is doing other than slap, slap, slap, growl . . . and I can't sleep for it. It slaps even in very calm water.

Help! any and all advice desired.

sell the boat, buy campervan.... problem solved
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:52   #22
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sell the boat, buy campervan.... problem solved
Or a catamaran but a bottle of rum would be cheaper.

Doesn't bother me but wifey can't sleep if its slapping so disappears off to the v berth.

Be interesting to hear how you get on with the noodles.

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Old 10-01-2012, 18:53   #23
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sell the boat, buy campervan.... problem solved

To those who have wondered why I have quit participating in CF, this type of post is your answer. This site has become way to populated by people who are here only to argue or insult.

Obviously, you don't have a clue lolarose.
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Re: Missing my V-berth

Uhhh, I agree with you about some posts , but that one sure looked like a joke to me...

The worst berth I've had was a Pullman style. Harder to get in than a V berth, have to crawl over the other person to get out, minimal ventilation, none of the benefits of either aft or V.....
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Old 10-01-2012, 19:02   #25
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Or a catamaran but a bottle of rum would be cheaper.

Doesn't bother me but wifey can't sleep if its slapping so disappears off to the v berth.

Be interesting to hear how you get on with the noodles.

Pete

I tried 2 large noodles - LOL - makes me giggle just to try to type it. . . . . . I gave up and removed them while we still have some bottom paint left. It seems like it might help if I rigged a bunch of them side by side under her transom. I have read that sticking an inflatable float/raft under there works. the float is similar to the infamous "Slap Stopper" and costs a whole lot less to try. So that may be my next move. Rum . . . . how much rum can I buy for the price of a Slap Stopper . . . . hmmmmm. . . . . . would be a lot more fun too
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Re: Missing my V-berth

A dose of benedryl before night time might help, and leaves less of the morning after effect of rum. However, I do like rum for a nice sundowner myself.

The slapping of water against the hull doesn't bother me, so I guess I'm lucky. Now the banging of a halyard(s), now there is another story and another thread or three.
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To those who have wondered why I have quit participating in CF, this type of post is your answer. This site has become way to populated by people who are here only to argue or insult.

Obviously, you don't have a clue lolarose.
No offence intended but thought the poster might see the humour in the irony.

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Is it just me? I have been trying to adjust to sleeping.

Help! any and all advice desired.
Well!!--lolarose's contribution did fit your "any and all" invitation.

NO-one gets my V-berth.
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Re: Missing My V-berth

Update . . .
I gave up and moved to the V-berth. My DH says he likes it better too except for the V - no foot room. So far it works best for both of us, but we will soon be moving aft again. To a totally different hull and transom - fingers crossed, but I expect it will take a long time for me to get used to the lack of feedback to feel the swing (maybe without the slap it wont be so) and not being able to hear the chain. Wish me luck. Thank you to everyone who offered helpful/humorous input. As for catamarans - their's is a motion I really don't like. Guess that makes me a cheap date.
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but we will soon be moving aft again. To a totally different hull and transom - fingers crossed, but I expect it will take a long time for me to get used to the lack of feedback to feel the swing (maybe without the slap it wont be so) and not being able to hear the chain.
You might try setting the anchor from the stern when you get so far
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