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Bedrolls/ simple inflatable camping mattress

Mark D
I though I would ask the "hive mind" this question:

What do you use as a camping mattress in the boat that is both reasonably comfortable and stows away small?

Mark
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Re: Bedrolls/ simple inflatable camping mattress

Alastair Law 2624
Thermarest.

On 28 Apr 2019 at 3:15, Mark D [via DCA Forum] wrote:

>
> What do you use as a camping mattress in the boat that is both
> reasonably comfortable and stows away small?
>
> Mark
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Sail when you can, row when you must, motor only
when you have to be at work in the morning.

Alastair Law
Yeovil, England.
<http://www.little.jim.freeuk.com>


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Re: Bedrolls/ simple inflatable camping mattress

John Sharpe 2985
Thermarest also, in spite of their apparent thinness they are surprisingly comfortable and much warmer than a normal air bed. They also roll up in a compact sausage for ease of storage.

Regards

John Sharpe




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Re: Bedrolls/ simple inflatable camping mattress

Alastair Law 2624
On 28 Apr 2019 at 15:11, John Sharpe 2985 [via DCA Forum] wrote:

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>
> Thermarest also, in spite of their apparent thinness they are
> surprisingly comfortable and much warmer than a normal air bed. They
> also roll up in a compact sausage for ease of storage.
>

Also, they are guaranteed for life. When mine developed a bulge after
12 years of hard use it was replaced immediately without any quibble.

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Sail when you can, row when you must, motor only
when you have to be at work in the morning.

Alastair Law
Yeovil, England.
<http://www.little.jim.freeuk.com>


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Sail when you can, row when you must, motor only
when you have to be at work in the morning.

Alastair Law
Yeovil, England.
<http://www.little.jim.freeuk.com>
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Re: Bedrolls/ simple inflatable camping mattress

David Bewick 3135
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Mark,

I've got one you can try out, if you like.

David.
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Re: Bedrolls/ simple inflatable camping mattress

Gerald Turner 2924
My preference is a Canvas airbed ,got mine from Outwell, they pack away small,I also cycle camp,so it does have to be stowable, roll upped camp mats are akward to stow.
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Paul Hadley 2898
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I use yoga mats, about 10mm thick. They are comfortable, but awkward to roll and take up space!

However having a roof on my dinghy means I don't need to roll up the bedding. She is a 14ft pocket cruiser, a Lynx 14 design by Paul Fisher.

Horses for courses.

Paul
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Roger Barnes 936
I just bought a new Thermarest Trail Pro to replace an old one damaged with a leak. These have come on in leaps and bounds. They are now 2 inches thick when inflated and roll down to a package about 6 inches long and 3 inches in diameter. I have a modern lightweight air beds too, for land camping, but find the Thermarest better in a boat.



On 30 Apr 2019, at 09:15, Paul Hadley 2898 [via DCA Forum] <[hidden email]> wrote:

I use yoga mats, about 10mm thick. They are comfortable, but awkward to roll and take up space!

However having a roof on my dinghy means I don't need to roll up the bedding. She is a 14ft pocket cruiser, a Lynx 14 design by Paul Fisher.

Horses for courses.

Paul


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Re: Bedrolls/ simple inflatable camping mattress

Frank Raisin 2892
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Inches and inches of foam! together with blankets and at least two sleeping bags, and sheets of course, and pillows - and woddaya mean, "roll-up small" - my boat's got a lid cos that bed is my raison d'etre .... that, and the swivel office chair in the cockpit
 (marvelous what you can get into 16 feet when it's a Hartley ts16) and by the way that berth is wider than the room I am allowed in the double bed at home - and 8' long!
But i havent really gone over to the dark side, it's still sail and oar
- and I can go anywhere a dinghy can.

 come on - I've passed me use-by date .... and I served my apprenticeship in an RNSA 14 - talk about leaky - you never took ur gumboots off.

(Sorry about the hijack ....)