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Old 16 January 2007, 17:22   #1
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Experiences of Cabins

My voyage today on a 93 ft cabin cruiser convinced me of one thing. I like being closer to the elements than in an air conditioned leather and glass cocoon! Having said that, who has had expereince of cabin ribs - sleeping in them overnight? Is it pleasant? Which work - which do not??
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Old 16 January 2007, 17:25   #2
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Me and my girlfriend have slept on a 16' Microplus (not a rib) and it was surprisingly comfortable as long as where we anchored was nice and sheltered. The noise from waves on the hull is rather loud that close to the water.
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Old 16 January 2007, 17:39   #3
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Me and my girlfriend have slept on a 16' Microplus (not a rib) and it was surprisingly comfortable as long as where we anchored was nice and sheltered. The noise from waves on the hull is rather loud that close to the water.
Crikey! How do you think the Hull felt?
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Old 16 January 2007, 18:52   #4
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Crikey! How do you think the Hull felt?
Hey steady on Aidan - I've heard of riding the waves but that's getting personal

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Old 17 January 2007, 03:27   #5
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My voyage today on a 93 ft cabin cruiser convinced me of one thing. I like being closer to the elements than in an air conditioned leather and glass cocoon! Having said that, who has had expereince of cabin ribs - sleeping in them overnight? Is it pleasant? Which work - which do not??
Hi Bruce,
I've slept in the Redbay 11m quite a few times and its fine. Im 6'2'' and NOT built like the side of a fag paper. We went up the West Coast for about 10 days last year and stayed on the boat, both on pontoons and at anchor.
The only thing is we have to "Bucket and chuck it" and all cooking has to be done on a wee camping stove.
Sleeping on a Rib is a bit like camping, but the big bonus is that you dont have to plan accomodation ahead and can go where-ever and when-ever you like.
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Old 17 January 2007, 06:53   #6
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For years we sleep on our semi cabin Scorpion. We enter the space through the hatch. Inside is a small refrigerator and a toilet. At night we remove them towards the cockpit console and put down self inflating mats, 63x195cm.
I'm 63 years of age and my girlfriend even a bit older and we sleep perfectly. The motion of the water rocks us to sleep in minutes. The picture is taken in Brighton on our way back from the Ribex in 2005.
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I have a 9.5m Scorpion which I have slept on a few times. There IS enough room for 2 if you are VERY good friends.
It has a flushing loo, a ceramic 2-ring diesel cooker and a fridge (and is still for sale for a very reasonable 40k!).
I wouldn't describe the experience as luxurious comfort, more camping-in-a-Wendy-House-on-water, but nevertheless, surprisingly bearable.
At the back of the boat is a collapsable picnic table so you can breakfast al-fresco if you wish.
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Old 17 January 2007, 07:28   #8
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Brian, want to swap?
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I couldn't afford your petrol bill, Charles!
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Old 17 January 2007, 17:25   #10
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Take a look at Nick Hernes Cabin and then you can drool.

If I wanted to stay in my boat (and I do not, done enough of that sailing) I would have one with a cabin.

Seen some Lovely cabin boats. Rinker do a fine one sort of fisher cabin over nighter with portaloo. very reasonble too, no sponsons tho.
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