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