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    Singlenest on ship

    I travel from ship to ship, and though most lines give me a very nice outside passenger cabin with a nice big bed, one does not. I often get tired of sleeping on the little twin bed as the mattress itself is uncomfortable. I took my Singlenest once and after setting it up I decided to take a short nap and slept for 2 hours straight. I began taking it from time to time. It is often a challenge to find a way to hang it. In the first cabin I used a small nylon strap with a loop on each end to go around the hinge of a fold-up top bunk, then attached the carabiner to it. I then used a tie-down strap and hooked it around the top hinge of the bathroom door and hooked the other end of the hammock to it.

    In these pictures I ran the small strap through a hole in the base of the top bunk and hooked the hammock to the strap, I then used the top hing of the cabin door. I just looped the strap over the hing and closed the door. There was no need to hook the hook since there was no way it would pull through. I made sure I locked the door so the cabin steward couldn't open it while I was sleeping.

    It is difficult to get the perfect setup in these cabins, but I was comfortable. I love this little hammock since it is so easy to pack and take with me.






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    what ever floats your boat. do it! Looks good to me.

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    Looks good to me. Same color as my DN
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    Looks pretty slick! So, do you have a roommate in there? Have you tried a DoubleNest?

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    Very nice! I like your set up and you are right about the SN being small and light. It's the perfect travel companion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodwolfy View Post
    Looks pretty slick! So, do you have a roommate in there? Have you tried a DoubleNest?
    No roommate. I wouldn't go if I had to share a room. I do have a fiancee on one ship, then I have to sleep in the bed.

    I love the Singlenest, it is perfect for me. I will pick up a Doublenest once we get married and she is here with me. I doubt I would try it on the ship with both of us since I am not sure how much weight I could safely hang this way.

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    I got to ask...What do you do ( for a living ) I use to travel from ship to ship ( Navy )...my bunk NEVER looked like that...

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    I made a couple of trips on icebreakers...that rig would have been most welcome!
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    I like how you just try to make it work however you can. That's great!

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    I spend half the year offshore on crappy mattresses, too. I come back to the same rig each time, so I've gotten good at hanging in my stateroom.

    Door hinges and the handrail of the upper bunk are what I tie off to.

    It's a heckuva great way to sleep, though when the seas kick up, the sink hits my in the thigh.

    Actually, I just gave my welder a hammock for Christmas - probably not the wisest thing I've done as it's much harder to get him out working now.

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