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Old 07-04-2014, 20:42   #1
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Note Regarding Bunks in Boats

I have a boat with bunk bed sleeping. Also a staggered V-berth at the same heights. Note. Both suck.

The lower one is like sleeping 18 inches above the floor. I can't sit up in it without hitting my head on the above bunk. Because it is in a step down are (galley and sleeping area + doors to the head and stateroom) my view outside is level with the floor of the salon. I don't know if I want to wake up looking at the floor of my home everyday.

The upper one requires the same device airports use when the boarding gateway is broken. A truck with a long ladder on the back. This bunk + intoxication = a fall in blackness @ 3am on the way to the head.

The forward has the same elevation challenges with the addition of being tapered aft to fore. And it's a little claustrophobic in there. And dark.

So I hope I have explained why this bunk arrangement was unpopular.
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Re: Note Regarding Bunks in Boats

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I have a boat with bunk bed sleeping. Also a staggered V-berth at the same heights. Note. Both suck.

The lower one is like sleeping 18 inches above the floor. I can't sit up in it without hitting my head on the above bunk. Because it is in a step down are (galley and sleeping area + doors to the head and stateroom) my view outside is level with the floor of the salon. I don't know if I want to wake up looking at the floor of my home everyday.

The upper one requires the same device airports use when the boarding gateway is broken. A truck with a long ladder on the back. This bunk + intoxication = a fall in blackness @ 3am on the way to the head.

The forward has the same elevation challenges with the addition of being tapered aft to fore. And it's a little claustrophobic in there. And dark.

So I hope I have explained why this bunk arrangement was unpopular.
nothing that cant be fixed with an 8 inch grinder,jigsaw,some epoxy,screws and a bit of plywood!

my son currently sleeps in a hammock in one of our forward cabins!
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