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Re: Sleeping on board ship.
I was thinking about it later and all of the boats I slept on (pleasure craft 50' and under) were fore and aft, however our main boat when we were kids we had to use sleeping bags in the cabin and we fit best athwartship. I think that may be whey I never made the connection before....
I've been down to the USS Kidd several years. Berthing is fore and aft. Officers and Petty Officers closest to the mid ship. Enlisted closest to the bow and stern. It must have been a fun ride in bad weather.
I found it's best to habituate and then it doesn't matter. You just don't want to sleep where there's a lot of pitching and you're at the far end (Some of the small boats I was on as a kid we'd go hang out on the master bed when cruising because the waves would pith the bow up and throw us a few inches up off the bed).
Is it better to sleep foreandaft or athwartship?
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