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Old 06-14-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
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I live on my Columbia 41 and I was thinking about how to have a useful berth in the aft cabin. The full width of it is taken up by a large bed. While this arrangement works well in port it is hardly useful at sea. I came upon the following website that provided dimensions and details for a Royal Navy pattern hammock. http://www.hmsrichmond.org/hamock.htm. As luck would have it, my aft cabin is exactly long enough to fit.

After a trip to the art supply store for canvas, in a few evenings I was able to make a fair copy of the original item. Guess what? It works just fine. I have been sleeping in it for the past week with no ill effects. I understand that the RN originally issued a thin mattress with the hammock and that is my next task. Perhaps a thin camping pad in a canvas cover will do the trick. We shall see.

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Old 06-18-2011, 04:29 PM   #2
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That's a useful thing. You could very likely build in a thin mattress of latex or other closed cell foam rather than having a removable one.

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