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Old 17-03-2011, 11:51   #16
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Re: Where to Buy a Proper V-Berth Mattress ?

If the V-berth is your main bed, don't cheap out, you'll regret it especially when the weather is rough or you're in a sloppy slip. Have a proper mattress made (most bed manufactures will custom make one very reasonably). Make sure you have it foldable with extra handles so as to be able to lift it up to get into the stowage hatches while making it easier to put on the sheets and bedding. Try to have it made in one piece as this makes for a much more comfortable sleep and no more than 80" long as it will be hard to make-find bedding.
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Old 24-03-2011, 20:42   #17
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Re: Where to Buy a Proper V-Berth Mattress ?

Walmart online (not instore) has 6", 8", 10" and 12" thick foam mattresses in twin to king size. I purchased a 8" full size and cut it down to fit the V Berth on my 34' sailboat. Price was oh about $180-$200. Plus it can be shipped to the nearest store so no shipping fee. I found the 8" (4" high density, 2" medium Density and 2" memory foam with a cloth cover) to be hands down the best, A thousand times better sleep then the old 3" foam that came with the boat. I used a serrated bread knife to cut it though and electric knife would work better.

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Re: Where to Buy a Proper V-Berth Mattress ?

In my younger years ... I was used to sleeping on something firm ... like the ground or a horsehair mattress on plywood ... but nowadays in my ah ... advanced age ... I prefer abit more comfort ... and the 4" memory/firm combo mattress (from Overstock.com) over the Froli system is by far the most luxurious I have ever had.

Even more luxurious is the fact ... that it was all crafted for me while I was away on a business trip to Vegas ... including the fitted sheet(s) neatly sewn so that it is easy to slip over the V ...

I believe the mattress was $109 (free shipping from Overstock) and the Froli system was from Craig's list (with more than enough to also do the aft berth)
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Even more luxurious is the fact ... that it was all crafted for me while I was away on a business trip to Vegas ... including the fitted sheet(s) neatly sewn so that it is easy to slip over the V ...
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