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Old 21-07-2010, 18:35   #1
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On a recent trip to Maine I was ill prepared for the unusually high night time temperatures and humidity. What are my options for cool blankets? I seem to need something over me to sleep.
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Old 21-07-2010, 18:45   #2
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A cotton sheet. Or two.
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Old 22-07-2010, 19:08   #3
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what was said above--and at wally world there are some nice soft blankets that dont overheat ye---those work with the sheet well on a cooler night...
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Old 22-07-2010, 19:37   #4
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sleep naked - works

been in the 90s+ ever since we got to cheaspeake and we use a satin sheet when it cools off to high 70s in early am - but clothes capture heat

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We have air-conditioning but we try not to use it. Despite the generator being supposedly 'silenced' I worry about it disturbing people in the anchorage. Here in Europe, there is seldom enough power available even when we are in a marina so the generator would still need to be run. We use summer weight duvets and if it get too warm for that, we just use the cover. If it gets too warm for that, then it's naked without a cover, but I too have a problem getting to sleep with nothing to tuck around me. The next time I might try a satin sheet as mentioned above. The problem with satin, it slips around too much. In the past I've found that to be irritating. At sea, we make our own breeze

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Old 10-08-2010, 08:38   #6
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Travel catalogs sell silk sleeping "bags" for finicky people who don't trust hotel sheets. Just just wave it over the bunk and climb in. You can also make your own using cotton, linen or muslin. If you have a tuck-in problem, a sleeping bag won't come apart during the night. Just don't make it too tight. Janet Groene, Janet Groene's BoatCook
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i find that while i am sailing a passage and i am too hot--i kick off the covers --i cannot use a sleeping bag, as is the case with certain individuals--i use regular bedding -same as in houses. isnt any magic to boats--many folks think ye need special overpriced stuff on a boat--isnt the case--i reside aboard--there is no way i am going to place my toesies into a sleeping bag of any kind. i dont camp out, rather, i sail in comfort, without the 40 percent markup and froo froo stuffies that clutter and end up in goodwill......i know some folks do sleep in bags--is camping out--they do not live on their boats--only use them for camping out in other places on the water...catalina, keys,-- wherever---but is still camping out. when one lives on boat, makes a difference as to what is used ---comfort vs transiency. use own choices and enjoy the boat--doesnt need the expensive trendy stuff--unless you like spending lots of money on froo-froo thingies and bling.....
as far as not trusting hotel sheets--couldbe a charter quirk--isnt the case in personally owned boats...unless you have weird friends...

is all a matter of choices and personal comfort--easy care stuff does much better than items needing dry cleaning, as boats get wet inside. even big ones do---btdt.
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Hemp sheets

Now, this may sound weird, but it's very true.

Back in 1983 I was hit by a car and ended up in hospital for a couple of months, all this while laying on my back as I could not move. Now, this hospital being in a country where there was no air conditioning and it being summer, being hot is an understatement.

All attempts to keep me cool and dry failed, until grandma came from her tiny village and brought me two sheets made of hemp (hemp apparently is processed and then weaved just like cotton or wool). You have to lay on one and cover yourself with the other, but you will feel comfortable during the hot and sticky nights.

If only I knew where to get them nowadays...
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If only I knew where to get them nowadays...
I love my hemp sheets...

Let me google that for you
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Hi there - I just bought our boat the Travasak sleep system - they have two "settings" withing them - they have a summer sheet, and then a liner for the winter months...plus they lay right over the bunks (but have "hook and loop" strips so that they stay in place) which eliminates the need to "make the bed" (which is a real pain in the 'a' on a boat) and the best part, you can just roll it up like a sleeping bag when your finished.

We got two sets of 'twins' for the aft cabin of our boat, and one 'v-berth' set (shaped like a 'v', specifically made for a boat).

They are a little pricey and you might need to poke around the internet to find them, but they're supposedly are heaven on a boat. Antimicrobial, water resistent, cozy, easy to clean...and all that good stuff.

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travasak=sleeping bag with large markup and weird shaping--no difference. is camping out. saw them at boat shows many years ago..nuice concept for those who enjoy caming out. cute too. but pricey.
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If you "require" something over you to sleep. A very light down comforter, I find doesn't hurt. You can find them at BBB and such. I would suggest a duvet cover though, so if you sweat you can take it off and wash it.

Personaly... i have a duvet with 2 medium down comforters stuffed in it for winter and then take one out for summer sleeping. When it get's realy hot... everything gets kicked off and el-natural is the only way to go.
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feathers are wonderful year round!!!
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Mosquito netting would give you the feel of a sheet over you but wouldn't actually hold any heat ...
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