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Old 07-11-2011, 01:34 PM   #1
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M.T. Aft Cabin Bed

Im looking for any ideas of how to get a larger bed in my 36' Marine Trader . Anybody changed theres around? All of a sudden the Admiral isnt happy about the bed stuffed in the corner. BB
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:33 AM   #2
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Im looking for any ideas of how to get a larger bed in my 36' Marine Trader . Anybody changed theres around? All of a sudden the Admiral isnt happy about the bed stuffed in the corner. BB

Would it be cost effective to change out the Admiral? (just kidding)
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:11 AM   #3
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We wouldn't mind a double in the front stateroom - well it's the only stateroom, but has Vee berths at present. Anyone converted a vee into proper walk round (a bit anyway) double in a CHB 34 Sedan/Europa version...?
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We wouldn't mind a double in the front stateroom - well it's the only stateroom, but has Vee berths at present. Anyone converted a vee into proper walk round (a bit anyway) double in a CHB 34 Sedan/Europa version...?
* I will follow this with interest I have a 34' MT single cabin and although I have good spring mattress its still a V berth* Thinking about having a filler made and sleeping beam to beam** will make getting to the drawers harder

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Old 07-12-2011, 09:18 AM   #5
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I have a 34 ft MT DC with an existing 42 in wide*bed frame in the aft cabin on the starboard side where the head is.* That makes for a pretty cozy relationship with the admiral; so I have a plan to enlarge the bedframe width from 42 to to 54 inches with some narrowing of the bed as it*buts up against the wall of the head.* The type of memory foam mattress that I bought*will allow me to trim off a section of foam*to allow the door to swing open enough.* I figure being cozy at the head of the bed is OK as long as we have more space to spread out in the middle and foot of the bed.* I would like to have a queen size width but not possible in*my 34 MT DC.* The mattress*is a three layer*memory foam mattress designed for RVs that you can easily*trim to allow the door to the head to*swing open enough.* I guess in RVs it is common to have to custom fit a mattress.* I haven't actually executed the plan yet* but see no reason why this won't work fine.* The key is being able to shape the bed and frame*into what you want.* In my case the existing frame needed rebuilding anyways so this was sort of a no brainer.* In some*boats the frame is like a fine piece of furniture with drawers and storage cupboards under which makes things a bit more challenging.

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Old 07-12-2011, 10:45 AM   #6
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What do you plan on covering the foam with? Or do you jusy use a fitted sheet? My V berth is the one with storages and cupboards
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:35 AM   #7
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I figure*building to the standard 54 in width (a double mattress is 54 inches), I should be able to use fitted sheets for a standard double matress*with some modification perhaps for that cut off corner by the head door.* If I can not get the admiral to make the modification, I guess there is always the work around called tuck it under.*The three layer mattress has the added feature of being able to*adjust the firmness and the thickness of the mattress by ordering the layers.* You see the layers (4 in,*3*in and 2 1/2*in = total of*9.5 in) have different foam characteristics.*** I attached a photo of the mattress which is kind of unique.[img]../../download.spark?ID=963661&aBID=115492[/img]
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:16 PM   #8
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I'd say switch to the Sundeck model, but I'd have to confess, I'm biased.

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Old 08-01-2011, 06:48 PM   #9
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I tried bidding on a President 34 DC with the Sundeck design but didn't get it.* It's probably good that*I didn't because it had a pretty nasty leaking fuel tank in it that needed to be replaced.* I settled for the Marine Trader 34DC which the owner had paid to have the one bad fuel tank replaced.*** I do recall the*larger size of the aft cabin and it was pretty spacious.** On the plus side my Marine Trader DC has the steps and sliding hatch*leading to the aft deck which is kind of nice too.

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Old 08-07-2011, 02:01 PM   #10
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...* Thinking about....sleeping beam to beam** will make getting to the drawers harder
Yes. that would be a serious problem for me. Take a course in braille, that might help.

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Old 08-23-2011, 02:05 PM   #11
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Where did you buy the foam?

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Old 08-23-2011, 03:16 PM   #12
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On Overstock.com http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden...6/product.html.* They make it for RV use probably because of the confined space in an RV which is much like the confined space in trawlers.
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On Overstock.com http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden...6/product.html.* They make it for RV use probably because of the confined space in an RV which is much like the confined space in trawlers.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:25 PM   #14
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RE: M.T. Aft Cabin Bed

Bilobob... I guess I am lucky in that the Admiral takes the port-side bunk in our MT34 DC . I think the only people that could consider the starboard bunk a "double" would be the little people that built the boat. (Is that an ethnic thing?)
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:27 PM   #15
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When you do figure out how to redesign and rebuild it, Sams Club has 8, 10, and 12 inch memory foam mattresses in double, queen and king sizes.* They are super reasonable price wise, and can be easliy trimmed with a foam knife to any custom radius corners.* That was one*of our first upgrades and we love it.
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When you do figure out how to redesign and rebuild it, Sams Club has 8, 10, and 12 inch memory foam mattresses in double, queen and king sizes.* They are super reasonable price wise, and can be easliy trimmed with a foam knife to any custom radius corners.* That was one*of our first upgrades and we love it.
When you say "foam knife" Where did you buy it?
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When you say "foam knife" Where did you buy it?

We have used an electric carving knife to cut foam. Works pretty well though I don't think the blade's long enough to handle a 12" thick piece in one pass.
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Sam's club also has a 6" memory foam mattress. I just ordered one to give it a try, $160 including shipping. Since our bunks are half under the deck, we can't have too high a mattress. Current one is about 6 inches, but it's also 40 years old! Hope this new one works out.
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I have been kicking this idea around too. I have seen a centerline queen conversion in an article about a 42 GB aft cabin and I liked it. I also have seen an angled queen coming out from the corner. It may leave enough space for the head door.
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