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2ndwish

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Alternative Question of the Week - Aft cabin Head-banger
« on: July 08, 2013, 10:56:06 PM »

Apologies to Ken...

How many times have you hit your head on this:

a) Never
b) Fool me once...
3) huh?

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Re: Alternative Question of the Week
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 04:32:28 AM »

Almost every time... :cry4`  I keep thinking about buying a pool noodle and working something out.  :D
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Re: Alternative Question of the Week
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2013, 05:09:30 AM »

The more the better.  If you had used post a new poll rather than post a new topic you could actually tally the votes :)  We usually sleep in the aft cabin so I'm trained to know when to duck.  Have more problems with the top of the door frame coming out of the Vee berth, especially if I'm wearing a hat :(
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Re: Alternative Question of the Week
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 07:18:11 AM »

I threatened to make my wife wear a motor cycle helmet on board.

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Re: Alternative Question of the Week
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2013, 07:30:45 AM »

I finally trained myself to go into "hunchback mode" anytime I enter the aft cabin.

Now... If I could just remember to ALWAYS push the sliding hatch all the way in so I don't crush my head coming up the ladder into the cockpit sometimes. :shock:   :abd:
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Re: Alternative Question of the Week
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2013, 08:06:19 AM »

More times then I care to count.   :rolling
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Re: Alternative Question of the Week
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2013, 10:11:30 AM »

Actually, it's my back that I hit climbing out of the berth!

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Re: Alternative Question of the Week
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2013, 10:45:45 AM »

Why not sleep, or what ever you are doing  :D , in the v-berth?
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Re: Alternative Question of the Week
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2013, 11:55:55 AM »

After banging my head a couple of times, I let my kids sleep back there.  Now I bang my head in the V-berth shelf climbing into the bunk.
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Re: Alternative Question of the Week
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2013, 03:06:12 PM »

Almost always if I have a cap on. 
And I am the same as Kevin with the sliding hatch not fully open
I must be in that much of a hurry enjoying myself.
Will I ever learn???

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Re: Alternative Question of the Week
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2013, 05:42:47 PM »

We sleep back there and don't have a problem as we usually turn and sit down before sliding in.  I can see if your bending over and leading with your head to grab something stowed back there it would happen. I do have that (hatch not open all the way) problem though, especially in the morning I'll get up and pull the hatch open but not all the way and the first time up the ladder, bang, hopefully sometime I'll learn even though my wife doubts it.

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Re: Alternative Question of the Week
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2013, 08:09:56 PM »

After banging my head a couple of times, I let my kids sleep back there.  Now I bang my head in the V-berth shelf climbing into the bunk.

My kid "got" the V berth when we first bought the boat.  For a looong time he was "out of boating" and we moved up there.  Now that he's back "into" sailing, I get the aft cabin when he and I go out.  As a result, we store our cushions athwartships as far back as they'll go, even though it would be much easier to store them lengthwise for getting them in and out.  That allows me to sleep at the forward position in the aft cabin without moving too much stuff, if any, in the "garage" back there.  The three of us haven't gone out together for at least a few years, and when we did, he slept aft.

Maybe I don't understand you "banging your head in the V berth shelf" because we sleep with our feet forward.  The Mark I boats have great "nightstands" on the tops of the drawers to port and the hanging locker to starboard.  I bunch two pillows up against the forward end of those for reading.  Could it be that you go in head first and then turn around?  I always felt getting out of the V berth is harder than getting in.  I recall one post where a skipper used one of those small plastic step stools to shorten the "jump" down from the V berth to the sole. 

Good news:  the C34 still has the LARGEST V berth of ANY sailboat in her class.  :D
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Re: Alternative Question of the Week
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2013, 06:25:39 AM »


Good news:  the C34 still has the LARGEST V berth of ANY sailboat in her class.  :D

Hi,

To be the biggest and largest, you bet.  That has been one big issue for us buying the C34 compare to other boats when we were shopping.
We had plenty of room in the C34 V berth.
And last winter when we stored the boat on the hard, the boat was stored with a slit angle with the front being higher.  So when we were sleeping in the boat for preparation, we were sleeping side way in the V bert, and I'm 6ft.   Try this on an other boat  :clap
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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2013, 07:41:17 AM »



Maybe I don't understand you "banging your head in the V berth shelf" because we sleep with our feet forward.  The Mark I boats have great "nightstands" on the tops of the drawers to port and the hanging locker to starboard.  I bunch two pillows up against the forward end of those for reading.  Could it be that you go in head first and then turn around?  I always felt getting out of the V berth is harder than getting in.  I recall one post where a skipper used one of those small plastic step stools to shorten the "jump" down from the V berth to the sole. 

Good news:  the C34 still has the LARGEST V berth of ANY sailboat in her class.  :D

I do go in head first then turn around.  Always bang my head on the front of the shelf.  I find getting out to be pretty easy.  Easier than on my C-30.  I always found as I was sliding off I was banging into the doorway.  Much more room now in the v-berth.
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Re: Alternative Question of the Week - Aft cabin Head-banger
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2013, 10:16:32 AM »

I double backed taped one of those blue foam 1" floating mats, cut it to fit. And I always sleep crossways in the V Berth, When the little women comes, she crawls over me and sleeps sideways too.
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