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Old 04 November 2003, 19:13   #1
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sleeping onboard?

this perhaps should be in cruising? Not sure...

I am planning a few two/three day jaunts up the Hawkesbury river which will probably necessitate sleeping on the RIB for two nights for two people

Its not a big rib - 5.05m and the useable space is limited with a centre console but with a sleeping pad - ok for a night or two...

Has anyone here slept out on the deck of their rib before?

what prep did you do?
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Old 05 November 2003, 02:06   #2
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I had a cover made up for my boat that went from the nose and fixed to the console. There was just about enough space for a single inflatable mattress.

It works very well although the maid service was a little disappointing !

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Old 05 November 2003, 02:10   #3
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It works very well although the maid service was a little disappointing !
Huh! That's the last time I bring you early morning tea, Mark!
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Old 05 November 2003, 02:50   #4
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Cruised thousands of miles in "Still Never Enough" just using a carry mat and bivvy bag. It is amayzing how well you sleep after a night on the town!
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Old 05 November 2003, 06:50   #5
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Last year 2 of us slept on the Humber in Dover and one on the pontoon due to noroomat the inn;

Despite it's 8 metres there is nowhere comfortable.However a flask of brandy all weather kit on and an inflated life jacket as a pillow sufficed until the Hoverport opened for a coffee
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Old 05 November 2003, 07:40   #6
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Thinking of doing some of this next year, any pictures of covers, tents, cuddies, pre-fabs or similar would be interesting. I think a Rib Makes an ideal inland camping platform as most rivers you can anchor or tie up somewhere for the night without paying..
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Old 05 November 2003, 08:27   #7
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Slleping Arrangements

I spent nearly 2 weeks this year sleeping on the boat crusing along the south coast, i normally just sleep on the engine bay in a bivvi bag or on the poontoons etc. Again i sleep well after a night out. If it rains i just pull a seat cover over me and seem to stay dry.

Its what Ribing is all about.

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Old 05 November 2003, 08:50   #8
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Hiding place

My 7yr old daughter used to climb aboard whilst the cover was on and play with her dolls etc. Upon joining her one day I was surprised at how cosy it was. If I was ever going to sleep overnight I'd simply carry and fit the cover. As you can see, due to the high console, it creates ample "living accommodation"
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Old 05 November 2003, 10:00   #9
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Stole this...

...with permisson from Boatmad, go and have a look and ask some questions. Contrary to popular belief (mine included) they're an ok bunch(some of them).....
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Is that Manos?
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