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Old 21-07-2016, 07:49   #16
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Re: Slatted or Solid Bed Bottoms - Positive or Neg

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Allow me to also endorse Hypervent. The stuff really works. Here's a link: Hypervent Condensation Prevention Matting

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This product also mentioned above by uncivilized. Thanks !!
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Old 21-07-2016, 09:54   #17
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I built my boat 32 years ago. All bunks are made of plywood perforated with many 1/2 " holes for ventilation. I Never had a problem with swetting nor with stuff falling below.
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If not in a leaking boat, most of the moisture condensing under the matresses comes from our bodies. An alternative solution to perforated boards or slats is to stop the moisture from entering the matress at all by glueing a thick polythene foil of the type used to protect floors and furniture during painting or other reconstruction activities to the upper surface and sides of the matress.

The matress stays bone dry and as an added bonus, the covers are now much easier to pull on. You may think it would make the bed feel clammy particularly in hot weather but it actually felt drier than before. The only negative side effect is a slight crackle when you move in bed but I forgot that almost immediately. Use water based contact glue to prevent eternal solvent stink.


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If not in a leaking boat, most of the moisture condensing under the matresses comes from our bodies. An alternative solution to perforated boards or slats is to stop the moisture from entering the matress at all by glueing a thick polythene foil of the type used to protect floors and furniture during painting or other reconstruction activities to the upper surface and sides of the matress.

The matress stays bone dry and as an added bonus, the covers are now much easier to pull on. You may think it would make the bed feel clammy particularly in hot weather but it actually felt drier than before. The only negative side effect is a slight crackle when you move in bed but I forgot that almost immediately. Use water based contact glue to prevent eternal solvent stink.


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The Froli system is expensive but worth every penny. Adds a lot of comfort and keeps the bunk dry. We tried slats but ultimately went back to a solid platform and added the Froli. Considering how much time you spend in the bunk it is money well spent. Just be careful not to put the Froli in the guest bunk as well.
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The Froli system is expensive but worth every penny. Adds a lot of comfort and keeps the bunk dry. We tried slats but ultimately went back to a solid platform and added the Froli. Considering how much time you spend in the bunk it is money well spent. Just be careful not to put the Froli in the guest bunk as well.
That is quite an endorsement. Thanks for your reply
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1 hour with a hole saw and the solid base modified for the tropics
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Had a Yamaha 33 years ago that had webbing for mattress supports. Real comfy and well ventilated.
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The ventilation may be worth it. It's amazing how much moisture the body gives off. In the AM if you check under your foam it may be sopping wet at times!
Yes. Big time problem for me in the humid and warm nights in the Caribbean. My mattress is a foam heat sink. Will consider and test options next season. Slats???
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