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Old 16-07-2015, 15:19   #31
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Re: Sleeping patterns/comfort

My sleep patterns on the boat depends largely on how well the anchoring conditions were when I put the hook down.
Lots of room, good protected anchorage, Hook set well the first time, know the weather prediction = sleep well.
Tight room between boats, trouble setting the hook, unknown weather prediction = poor sleep.
REALLY tired?= I don't give a crap! and sleep.
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Old 16-07-2015, 15:23   #32
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It has everything to do with who is on watch ;-)
Why would you need a watch at a peaceful protected anchorage?
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Old 16-07-2015, 16:11   #33
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Why would you need a watch at a peaceful protected anchorage?
The " watch" can come easy. My "watch" is the anchor alarm on my GPS.
.... 'and yes, I set it for the peaceful protected anchorage. We've had a few surprises even in protected places.
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Old 16-07-2015, 16:40   #34
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My wife says I can, and do, sleep anywhere. Years ago I'd fall asleep between subway cars on my hard briefcase (before they put in air conditioning).

Good advice about trusting your anchor. I anchor a LOT, decided years ago that daysails were a thing of the past: if I'm gonna spend the effort to do the only "work" left on my boat, i.e., taking off the damn mainsail cover, then I'm gonna be out for three days and two nights. I usually do this at least every other week. Sometimes longer cruises. They all are inland though, with anchorages every night.

I always set our Rocna with loads of reverse engine, too.

On ocean trips with crew, I can grab a nap in the cockpit or down below.

We, too, have a huge V berth which really makes things comfortable. The boat is almost 30 years old, we've had it for 17, same old OEM V berth cushions.

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Old 16-07-2015, 17:02   #35
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I have spent approx 200 nights on various small boats over the years. Now I would like to go full time on a boat but wonder if I would ever get good rest.

In approx my 200 nights I have to say it was always good to get into a comfortable bed at the house. I never did sleep well while on a boat. From always watching the sky and noticing any change in wind direction. And yikes, never slept thru a storm.

Do you ever get a real good night sleep?

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The lapping of the water on the hull, the sound of fish grunting, the graaaak! of the night heron being disturbed, the rhythmic tapping of halyards caressed by the breeze, the gentle swaying of the hull in the bosom of the ocean, the creak of chain working on the anchor swivel, the fog signal from the lighthouse singing its lonely song.... I wish I could sleep...



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[QUOTE=senormechanico;1870859]The lapping of the water on the hull, the sound of fish grunting, the graaaak! of the night heron being disturbed, the rhythmic tapping of halyards caressed by the breeze, the gentle swaying of the hull in the bosom of the ocean, the creak of chain working on the anchor swivel, the fog signal from the lighthouse singing its lonely song.... I wish I could sleep...
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And these things become like a lullaby once you give yourself a week or so on the boat........
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For the years we spent in Mexico I loved hearing the Pistol Shrimp, but how anyone can love a slapping halyard is beyond me.
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We cruise 3-6 months per year and almost always anchor out. We sleep very well.
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Agree that the rythrmic sounds at night are soothing. But it's when those sounds change that I am listening for. When the small waves are slapping on the boat then no slapping on the boat...I get up to see why.

Part of my problem is I can not identify all the sounds that I hear. Then my mind wonders and I get up to check.

I will say I get my best sleep between dawn and 10:00am.




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If someone is strongly against sleep meds, he may try other stuff. I found milk peptides amazingly effective as a sleeping aid, without any side effect of feeling groggy or something. To avoid mid-night wakes, I take Phosphatidylserine too, it reduces the amount of cortisol in the blood and allows for a better sleep. Vitamin B6 before going to bed may help too.
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Why would you need a watch at a peaceful protected anchorage?
complacency is trouble, always have some semblance of watch, as there is always a calm before the storm.
i sleep poorly in storms, even in marinas.
anchored, cooking and baking are excellent for busywork during storms.
anchored i keep regularish anchor watch.
i used to work nights in intensive care and emergency room, so a fine nights sleep is ethereal, if not purely imaginary
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When I can't sleep I push my wife out of bed and request she go on watch. Then, I sleep well. "But honey.. Just think about all the grumpiness you won't have to put up with in the morning?! Also, I'd like French toast with freshly ground coffee in the morning. Goodnight sweetie!"

I jest of course. I takes me a night or two to get used to a new anchorage.




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complacency is trouble, always have some semblance of watch, as there is always a calm before the storm.
i sleep poorly in storms, even in marinas.
anchored, cooking and baking are excellent for busywork during storms.
anchored i keep regularish anchor watch.
i used to work nights in intensive care and emergency room, so a fine nights sleep is ethereal, if not purely imaginary
If you know the bottom and have been there when the wind was 35 knots and held, then being there again at 15 knots and knowing the wind will drop in a few hours is not complacency .............

It's experience.
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Re: Sleeping patterns/comfort

THIS is a good anchorage.
Bar to keep out idiots, waterfall to supply those without desalinators, 360 degree wind protection, warm enough for swimming/bottom cleaning.
1 mile easy hike to fresh water swimming @ 75 f.
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