We have 2 inch old hard horrid foam on our boat. I bought a 2.5 inch cooling gel topper from amazon, placed it on top of the foam, and have never slept better. I much prefer this to the $1000 mattress we had at home!
None of the above!
Go to my website and click on the button, ‘Aft cabin change’.
The result is the best bed we have ever had in any house or boat, including waterbeds, very expensive spring mattresses, foam, or any other configuration.
We use froIi sleep system which keeps it cool and dry and a 5inch polyurethane foam mattress w a cotton and memory foam topper. Prices were really cheap on the mattress and it's the same stuff the Marriott's use for their beds
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I got rid of the horrible 2" foam wrapped in PVC when I moved aboard. I had an old queen sized quality 'SleepMaker Miracoil' sprung mattress that was no longer needed so thought I would try cutting it down for the V birth as a trial.
It had to cut to a V as well as angle the sides. This made cutting the springs a little tricky.
Six months later the trial has become permanent although I still have to stitch the trim back on.
It is very comfy and I have had no problems with dampness on a sealed ply base here in Melbourne Aus.
When it is passed its use by date I might look at cutting down a caravan innerspring mattress as that would remove some weight from the bow.
It seems to me a spring mattress would avoid some of the condensation that occurs with a foam mattress... having the open air layer inside...
My thick foam mattress would get soaking wet on the boards under the mattress, winter living aboard in the PNW. I mean so wet you had to sop it up with a towel....
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