V Berth Modification

Discussion in 'Modifications/Customizations' started by Loneranger, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. Loneranger

    Loneranger Active Member

    May 2, 2008
    Knoxville TN
    2000 SeaRay Sundancer 270
    7.4l Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    Has anyone modified their V berth to enlarge it? I am talking about something other than a better thicker mattress or topper. My plan is to remove the back rests and then finish the area that is uncovered. Also I plan to have a mattress made that will create an overhang of about 4 inches beyond the current edge of the mattress support. I looked at moving the bulkhead but it would require way to much modification to make it worth while. I saw one comment in an old thread where someone reported removing the back rests but no real elaboration.

    Thanks.
     
  2. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member

    939
    Jul 9, 2015
    Middle River, MD
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500s
  3. Ruff Life

    Ruff Life Member

    106
    Sep 20, 2011
    Wisconsin
    1991 350/370 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4
    When we had our 2000 widebeam 270 we removed the bolsters and I wrapped the glassed in mounting ledge with thin foam and a complimentary color of vinyl. We also added about 4 inches of memory foam. The thickness is limited by the cabinet that opens over the v-berth. It greatly expanded the sleeping area and was well worth it as we did not use the v-berth as a dinette space as the boat had the separate dinette area. I don't know if I have any pics but will look for some.
     
  4. Loneranger

    Loneranger Active Member

    May 2, 2008
    Knoxville TN
    2000 SeaRay Sundancer 270
    7.4l Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    Awesome. I was planning on trying this but now I know I will not be traveling into unknown waters. How did you attach the foam and vinyl wrap? I would love to see pictures.

    I also never use it as a dinette space. For me it is never converted from the sleeping arrangement. I actually prefer to sleep in the stern berth since it is longer but my wife does not like the amount of enclosure in the stern berth.
     
  5. Loneranger

    Loneranger Active Member

    May 2, 2008
    Knoxville TN
    2000 SeaRay Sundancer 270
    7.4l Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
  6. JeffMac

    JeffMac New Member

    22
    Nov 6, 2018
    Seattle, WA
    320 Sundancer, 2004, twin v-drives
    350 Mag 300 hp inboard
    Any pics of the final product? I am getting ready to do this now
     
  7. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    You may fare better here as the OP was here recently, Loneranger was last seen: Oct 31, 2018, but it may not be as quick as you want. Might try sending him a private message.

    MM
     
  8. Loneranger

    Loneranger Active Member

    May 2, 2008
    Knoxville TN
    2000 SeaRay Sundancer 270
    7.4l Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    I have not started yet. This maybe a plan after winterizing. I could find no pictures or any more detailed information than what is in this thread.
     
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  9. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    That was quick. He posted a question in another thread but that poster had not been here in years. LOL

    MM
     

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