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Old 30 September 2013, 15:02   #1
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Sleeping on the deck ?

Anyone do this ?
What's your set up ?
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Old 30 September 2013, 15:53   #2
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I don't but I know a man that does. Pm Alystra

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Old 30 September 2013, 15:55   #3
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I did it a couple of times just using a bivvy bag on the front deck of a 7.5m Ribtec. There was a slight slope on it so I gradually slid down towards the console during the night. Apart from that it was OK!

One of the teams who went round Britain with us in 1999 had a tent that they put up on the from deck of their 8.5ish meter Delta each night. Seemed to work pretty well for them.
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Old 30 September 2013, 15:59   #4
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I did it a couple of times just using a bivvy bag on the front deck of a 7.5m Ribtec.
I didn't know Ribtec did an aft console...
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Old 30 September 2013, 16:06   #5
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To be fair, I didn't have far to slide as my feet were already touching the console to start with!
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Old 30 September 2013, 16:16   #6
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Hopefully setting the Ballistic up for sleeping aboard, but it's completely empty forward of the console, for nearly 7 feet.

We'd still have to fold the torl wun in half though...
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Old 30 September 2013, 16:23   #7
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I thought it was him but I did a quick search and couldnt find the posts for the op
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Old 30 September 2013, 16:24   #8
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Old 30 September 2013, 16:31   #9
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Did it on my last hard boat, used a pop up tent worked well kids got the cabin

Not enough room to sleep but I have just finished making a front cover for the Ribeye mainly for some cover under way + keep the seagull crap off the boat
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Old 30 September 2013, 17:13   #10
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Just say your sorry and she'll let you back in
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Old 30 September 2013, 17:25   #11
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You 'wimp' .. that should have been a '' ....................
Have you never heard of Lèse-majesté? Subtle mun, it has to be subtle...
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Old 30 September 2013, 18:07   #12
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saw this at the Southampton Boat Show - go me wondering if they could be adapted for a rib.

Habitent M-NS --- Habitent - Adjustable Cockpit Enclosures

Although my boat is only 4.7m - there is enough length on the bow to lie flat - already has full cushions - so all thats needed is a cover
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Old 30 September 2013, 20:48   #13
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Yes, did a whole weekend "camping" on the boat a couple of weeks ago at Catalina Island (please excuse the poor picture quality of the picture stolen from the girlfriends instagram feed).

Aluminum tent poles, $17 Harbor Freight Tarp, $4 grommet kit, and some bungee cords.
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Old 30 September 2013, 23:24   #14
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Dang I miss Two Harbors...
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Old 30 September 2013, 23:30   #15
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Dang I miss Two Harbors...

I need more pubs. I just woke up on deck.

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Old 30 September 2013, 23:35   #16
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Old 30 September 2013, 23:49   #17
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I need more pubs. I just woke up on deck
Friday night there was a "rave" going on. Too much techno music (until 2A) and not enough Dramamine (taken specifically to sleep better). Saturday at the bar, the mixing of 30 cowboys with the young hippie raver crowd priceless (attached pic #1, one of the cowboys convinced her to wear his chaps). Saturday night we moved to Cherry Cove to sleep better (the sound didn't travel around the corner) and we got put on A17. Small craft advisory Saturday night due to heavy NW winds and we were on the most exposed mooring of the cove! ...slept better due to the quiet but when nature called at 3A and there was a full moon and whitewater breaking 7m off the transom on the cliffs, it was quite disconcerting and a site to see. Morning coffee made on the camp stove (attached picture #2).

All in all, a great weekend. The water is still warm (~67) and we got a good hike in and some pub time.
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Old 01 October 2013, 16:50   #18
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I do sleep aboard under a tent I made - sort of up market version of ncp's. However there is not enough space between the console and tubes to make fore and aft berths tenable, so I sleep athwartships across the aft bench seats.

The longer I stay aboard the more comfortable it seems. Five consecutive nights is the longest, cut short because I run out of fresh food by then.
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Old 01 October 2013, 16:57   #19
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Not my pic but from a thread a long time ago on here:

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Old 01 October 2013, 17:02   #20
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If in countryside, why not just camp?
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