[Rhodes22-list] So I can sleep...
jjcampjr at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 25 09:15:08 EST 2012
Rummy and the rest:
Here's my plan: I will not have cushions, because I have no bench cushions to make that logical, and I see them as an unnecessary comfort and money I don't need to spend. The boat sails very well with my ass is on the hard seat. I'll just make a wooden insert system on which I can throw down a pad or something to keep us off the deck with room to move. I read the previous post with the 1 X 6 planks, and that seems like a possible path to tread. I also liked the suggestion of a two-man tent atop the planks as a shield from weather and insects.
We will not overnight often, but when we do, we want to enjoy the experience. Being a pragmatist (occasionally) I wanted to get the collective opinion of this informed body before I try anything and later regret having ignored a certain alternate path. I had been leaning toward the 1 X6 solution (easy fitting with a bit of custom jig saw work). But, I wanted to hear the "buzz" from you all before I did anything.
And I still invite more expert opinion. If this group ran NASA, we'd be on Mars by now (in a Rhodes 22 spacecraft).
> From: "R22RumRunner at aol.com" <R22RumRunner at aol.com>
>To: rhodes22-list at rhodes22.org
>Sent: Friday, February 24, 2012 10:13 PM
>Subject: Re: [Rhodes22-list] So I can sleep...
>Sorry, but I traded the filler cushions for a motor last summer. The best
>bet would be to take your own measurements and go from there. I believe mine
>were broke down into four or five pieces. They were made out of marine
>grade plywood with foam filler and vinyl stretched across and then stapled to
>the bottom of the plywood. Not hard to make and easily stored in the V
>berth which we never used for sleeping. Just make sure you use the correct
>amount of foam so the cushions are level when in place.
>In a message dated 2/24/2012 5:21:02 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>slimsails at gmail.com writes:
>Joe, wintry greetings back atcha from the chilly midwest. The best I've
>seen were Rummy's. He had the filler boards with a same-size-cushion
>attached to each one. Very convenient. Maybe he'll post pix and
>On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 4:06 PM, Joe Camp <jjcampjr at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Wintry greetings from the chilly northeast. Please inform me of the
>> measurements for the cockpit filler inserts. my wife and I are not huge
>> (well, I'm 6'2", 230) but a night together on the main berth will have us
>> divorced by morning. The benefit of having the space in the cockpit will
>> keep us comfortable and harmoniously together (in more than the biblical
>> sense). The construction should be no problem. So Rhodies... tell me
>> (show me) what ya got. Thanks.
>> Joe Camp
>> s/v John Dawson
>> Hatboro, PA Earlville, MD
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