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Old 07-04-2011, 20:34   #1
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Custom Leecloths for a Baby on Board

Just finished the custom leecloths for our v-berth and seaberth on board. We looked at a lot of other boat friend's leecloths too. Would love to see more pics of other's ideas too!

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Old 07-04-2011, 21:08   #2
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Very nice job! Thanks for sharing great pictures. I don't have any little ones, but I enjoy seeing other sewing projects.

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Old 07-04-2011, 21:10   #3
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Hey thanks Deborah!
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:25   #4
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Re: Custom leecloths for a baby on board

Well done...and it's given me ideas for our boat, where leecloths are not yet installed (but we have more traditional pilot berths).

Our son is now 9 years old, but when he was that age, we opened up an entire Groco play pen on our 33 footer and more or less jammed it in the V-berth. In a big sea, it could move, but didn't, as we didn't see big seas when we typically sailed with him. We could have lashed the playpen to keep it still, however, and "freeing" him was just a matter of pulling the playpen back about a foot.

Later, when he was walking, we would put up lifeline netting on cup hooks. This ticked him off a bit. After two, he was allowed the run of the boat, but wearing a little PFD and always clipped on in the cockpit, which he never left while underway.

By age four, he could swim and was allowed on deck with PFD, and down below without while underway. This rule continues to the current day.
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Re: Custom leecloths for a baby on board

Nice job! p.s. Your blog is a great read!
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:14   #6
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Hey thanks Capitana! And Alchemy, our rule will be the same with the PFDs. Love the ingenuity with the pack n' play!
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Re: Custom Leecloths for a Baby on Board

Charlotte, I truly love your ideas!! I pretty much regard your blog as the ultimate in inspiration!
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Great job! That looks like one happy baby on board.
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Saucy and Mark, thank you so much! I get my ideas from all over the internet and talk to a lot of local boat friends too. I do like the challenge of making custom items for our boat though.
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Re: Custom Leecloths for a Baby on Board

Hi Charlote,
We are new to sailing and take delivery of a new Beneteau Oceanis 46ft in july,we pick it up on the West coast of France long term we hope to sail back to Thailand,we have a baby boy of 7 months ,what is a Leecloth,sounds real interesting .Can't see any photos on the forum if so where are they and how do you download them.http://cdn.cruisersforum.com/forums/...attach/jpg.gif
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Go to Bumfuzzle.com web site Pat and Ali just custom built a place for their baby. By truning the berth into a play pen/crib.
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Where did the post go? The linky is dead
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