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Ozee Adventure

Fitted bunk /v berth sheets

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Have searched the forums & internet...

Any advice/websites before I start cutting?

I'm starting with mattress proectors since we are in sweaty country!

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Ozee,

 

We use Sheex sheets on Kestrel, they are crazy stretchy and fit almost any shape. Don't get sticky or clammy. They are expensive, but worth it.

 

http://www.sheex.com/

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You are taking this bedding thing to a whole new level here Ozzee.

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Ozee,

 

We use Sheex sheets on Kestrel, they are crazy stretchy and fit almost any shape. Don't get sticky or clammy. They are expensive, but worth it.

 

http://www.sheex.com/

Niiice I'd got as far as bamboo but no further!

 

You are taking this bedding thing to a whole new level here Ozzee.

 

We have had the boat for a few years now so I know what I want & we'll most likely be retiring onto it in the next decade so I need to make it easy. Plus I bought an overlocker with my tax return this year so what I have been thinking I'm going to put into practice! Will be starting on some old but barely worn flat sheets I have at home. I’m just taking the deep breath before I start!

I started by ditching the doona & using fleece blankets – just as warm & 10 times easier!

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There are plenty of synthetic doonas out there. They are great on a boat.

 

okay---- What's a doona?

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There are plenty of synthetic doonas out there. They are great on a boat.

 

okay---- What's a doona?

 

I had to look it up too, Google is your friend, it seems a doona (Australian) is pretty much the same as a duvet.

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Have searched the forums & internet...

Any advice/websites before I start cutting?

I'm starting with mattress proectors since we are in sweaty country!

:huh:

 

We pulled the v-berth cushions off during the winter and dropped them on the dining room table. Bought twin (I think) fitted sheets that had elastic completely across the top and bottom. Then we laid them out on top with the sheet hooked over aft outboard corner and start cutting from there. Cut the elastic to allow you to remove the pie shaped pieces and have the seams run down the edge of the cushion and down the new 'adjusted corner'. Thanks to my wife's sewing skills, they came out pretty nicely.

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There are plenty of synthetic doonas out there. They are great on a boat.

 

okay---- What's a doona?

 

I had to look it up too, Google is your friend, it seems a doona (Australian) is pretty much the same as a duvet.

 

Coulda googled....

It takes away from conversational opportunities though.

 

So, if a Doona is "pretty much" the same, why a different name? Is there something specifically Australian about a Doona? Stuffed with sheep feathers rather than goose?

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I was going to recommend the Travasak system, but it appears they have gone out of business. I'll have to monitor EBay and suchlike for replacement sheets for our V-berth. Excellent quality stuff if you can find any leftovers.

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Thanks all for the suggestions.

 

Doona comes in all different fillings - synthetic & feather, & needs to have a cover put on - I'll look for polyester which don't need covers (as thats painful, needs storage/spare etc), I take it a "comforter" doesn't need a cover.

I think I have seen ones that fold into a cushion when not being used, I need ones that can get washed & thrown into a marina dryer too, so nothing precious. I think thats why I'm liking the fleece blankets for winter at the moment.

 

I'm basically going down this track with the sheets...

http://www.alternative-windows.com/en/bedding/fitted-sheets

i think I can get a bottom & top out of each Queen size flat sheet I have

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There are plenty of synthetic doonas out there. They are great on a boat.

 

okay---- What's a doona?

 

Doona = comforter

 

Ozzie's phrase not mine.

 

The savboat has these on the double bunks - synthetic and good.

 

http://www.llbean.co...otton-comforter

 

Thanks!

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I have managed to make mattress covers by cutting 2 out of a queen size one for the v berth, tight but done. I saw this the Snoozi Cubes on sale for $25 single so have gone with them. Only down is they cant go in drier but cheap enough to throw if a total dusaster occured. They had pillow cases to match with makes girls v happy. Being cubes/cushion makes storage easy. Now to get onto the fitted sheet issue

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Have searched the forums & internet...

Any advice/websites before I start cutting?

I'm starting with mattress proectors since we are in sweaty country!

:huh:

 

We pulled the v-berth cushions off during the winter and dropped them on the dining room table. Bought twin (I think) fitted sheets that had elastic completely across the top and bottom. Then we laid them out on top with the sheet hooked over aft outboard corner and start cutting from there. Cut the elastic to allow you to remove the pie shaped pieces and have the seams run down the edge of the cushion and down the new 'adjusted corner'. Thanks to my wife's sewing skills, they came out pretty nicely.

 

Dat is how to do it.

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Have searched the forums & internet...

Any advice/websites before I start cutting?

I'm starting with mattress proectors since we are in sweaty country!

:huh:/>

 

We pulled the v-berth cushions off during the winter and dropped them on the dining room table. Bought twin (I think) fitted sheets that had elastic completely across the top and bottom. Then we laid them out on top with the sheet hooked over aft outboard corner and start cutting from there. Cut the elastic to allow you to remove the pie shaped pieces and have the seams run down the edge of the cushion and down the new 'adjusted corner'. Thanks to my wife's sewing skills, they came out pretty nicely.

 

Dat is how to do it.

Fantastic Ill be heading down the same route I think. Trying to put red & green thread in there some where (underneath)

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I've been thinking about making an eggcrate or memory foam topper that bridges over both cushions on the V-berth and then modifying a single sheet to fit over the whole thing. It'll make getting to the storage below more annoying, but will also prevent you from sliding into the crack between the cushions. Has anyone else tried that?

 

I'm torn between making the sheet only fit the topper (so it can be rolled up out of the way) or making the fit sheet go over the topper and base cushions. I guess I'll try it both ways.

 

I've been replacing the foam in my cushions. I've found it cheapest to buy 4" thick foam in normal mattress sizes, then use a $20 electric carving knife to cut it up. It is pretty easy to lay out the old foam on the new, draw lines, and then follow them with the knife. A twin mattress had enough foam for our two V-berth cushions, and a full size mattress had enough material to replace both the cushions in the quarterberth/aft cabin on our Pearson 28-2.

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Easier to just have the sheet over the topper I think, you're right about the ease of rolling it away. Not like it would slip around. Good one!

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