Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 19-06-2010, 22:01   #16
cruiser

Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,167
I use sampson polyester with PVC saturation. No moisture can penetrate it. Far cheaper and far tougher than naugahyde, and comes in 5 ft width, which lets me cover both setee cushions with two meters. Gave up on porous covers decades ago, and would never go back to fabric covers, Have never had a mold problem. Don't like sleeping on plastic ? Put a blanket over it. No problem.
__________________

__________________
Brent Swain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-06-2010, 10:41   #17
Senior Cruiser
 
sandy daugherty's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: near Annapolis
Boat: PDQ 36 & Atlantic 42
Posts: 1,178
I sweat, and prefer a dry bed, but one that keeps me dry at nigh is going to absorb a lot of humidity during the day. What are YOUR solutions?
__________________

__________________
sandy daugherty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-06-2010, 11:51   #18
Registered User
 
Sailabel's Avatar

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Home Base: Seattle; Currently Cruising in Mexico
Boat: Tayana 37- Victoria Rose
Posts: 151
Latex foam. When we replaced our innerspring mattress a couple of years ago, we struggled with going with either latex foam or another innerspring. After a couple of years living aboard... no regrets the the latex... in fact it is more comfortable than our previous 'land based' bed. The foam does not support mold growth... which is great for on a boat. We place a memory foam pad (one with lots of small holes in it for a bit of ventilation) and a standard mattress cover over that.

Our mattress sits on top of a vented pad, but during a winter in San Francisco, we were plagued with condensation and wet bedding. Our solution: line the hull around the mattess with the silver insulation (rolls available from any home improvement center) and then place 'dry dek' between the hull and bedding.... therefore allowing ventilation all the way around, insulation to control condensaton, and bedding not in contact with anything except the drydek and mattress. It worked for us.

You can purchase the latex foam from several suppliers, or have a mattress made to your specs. I'm sure that there are many comfortable innerspring mattresses... but for us: latex foam.
__________________
Steve Abel
SV Victoria Rose, Tayana 37
www.sailvictoriarose.com
Sailabel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-06-2010, 12:57   #19
cruiser

Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,167
We all sweat. A blanket under you solves the problem, but sampson stops it and any other water from getting into the mattress in the first place. In BC, when winter cruising, once your foam gets wet, it stays wet for the season. It's very important to keep water out in the first place.
__________________
Brent Swain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-06-2010, 15:37   #20
Registered User
 
JiffyLube's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Oceanside, Ca.
Boat: Islander Freeport 36
Posts: 567
Images: 8
Reading everyone's solutions with their mattresses got me thinking about what people have used for salon cushions, since sometimes extra guests have had to sleep on them.
__________________

__________________
JiffyLube is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
memory foam for berth mattress? keyspc Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17 11-03-2009 17:28
Mattress Khamles Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10 31-05-2008 15:15
Mattress cover material Red Charlotte Liveaboard's Forum 6 06-08-2007 12:00
New Mattress Harriet General Sailing Forum 10 07-12-2004 05:46



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:35.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.