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Old 14-04-2014, 07:20   #1
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VBerth Bedding Underlay?

Hey y'all! Weekending on Kerr Lake (NC) on our CM30, had read somewhere on the site about something we can buy to keep our bed dry...some kind of underlay for ceramic tiles that clicks together and is WAY cheaper than the stuff marketed for boats. Can't seem to locate the thread again. Went to Home Depot and (shocker) they had no bloody idea WTH I was asking about.
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Old 14-04-2014, 08:12   #2
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Re: VBerth bedding underlay?

I know you are looking for dri-dek but we opted to use hypervent. You can find the commercial version of hypervent cheaper. However, when I compared the commercial version (ordered a 1x1 foot sample) to the hypervent I found the commercial stuff to be thicker and with fewer "threads" which gave it a more squishy feeling that was not as supportive.
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Old 15-04-2014, 06:19   #3
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Re: VBerth bedding underlay?

I use bulk air filter material about 1"x2'x3' pieces. Home Depot not expensive, thinking of replacing it after 10 years
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Re: VBerth bedding underlay?

This maybe? I haven't used one, but saw one on a boat I was looking at buying. Doesn't look cheap though
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Re: VBerth bedding underlay?

Use hypervent-- also helps in the winter to prevent mold on mattress. Stay away from the Froli system, friend had it on their boat before buying a really mattress - verses foam. It raises your mattress up over the wood slats that hold it in place..
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Re: VBerth bedding underlay?

The Froli stuff turned my bunks into real beds. While not cheap, it was worth every cent I paid. I'm on my 3rd boat with Froli inserts now.

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Re: VBerth bedding underlay?

You can vent, keep air moving by the inner hull interface, or insulate, don't let air of a different temperature reach the cold hull. I like the plan that prevents air of a different temperature comming in contact with the inner hull. You can lay a foam sheet of the Qwens-Corning pink insulation sheets sold as 4'x8' panels under your bed and against the hull.

I must admit that my 43 years of sleeping in the V-berth is not harsh. I spend the winters south and the summers north, but I still choose the "insulate" plan over the "ventilate" pln!
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Re: VBerth bedding underlay?

This is interesting information. I have two different approaches..My present V bert is the standard split foam pad/mattress you get when you buy you boat. I am toying with the idea of either overlaying it with 2" of memory foam or going to totally memory foam and incressing the thickness to 6"...and the idea of underlayment makes sense...any thoughs on that approach...
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Re: VBerth bedding underlay?

Wife considers 2" a start...we have 2" foam and a pillow topper and the above mentioned filer material under. The only issue is how often you get under the bunk. Our aft birth has storage under, but it is not accessed very often. Moving to having a 1 piece bed makes getting to stores harder. But the number one thing is sleeping good. Also as boat stuff goes this change is fairly cheap to do.
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Re: VBerth bedding underlay?

We did a 2foam over our split foam...spent two weekends piecing it together and gluing it to shape. Storage wise we don't access it very often, so it works for us. Makes a WORLD of difference!
Thanks for all the great info BTW, but I still haven's seen anyone mention the product I was looking for...it was an alternative to DriDek, used under tile flooring and much cheaper...
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