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    Any suggestions on how to easily make the bed in the 4788 guest stateroom? We have lots of guests aboard and I want the bedding to look nice. I've tried a couple of things but nothing really works well.

    #2
    Here's what I do (in order):

    1. Take off my shoes. This prevents dirt shoe prints on sheets and pillowcases.

    2. Throw fitted sheet on top on mattress. Rotate it six times until the corners are in the right spot.

    3. Climb on the bed facing aft, and tuck the fitted sheets under the mattress.

    4. Bonk head on wall. Mutter mild profanities.

    5. Turn around, facing bow, and tuck in the remaining corners of the fitted sheet.

    6. Throw top sheet on bed. Get back on bed and carefully tuck top sheet under the rear of the mattress.

    7. Important Step. Bonk head on wall and curse loudly. Use Grade-A profanities only!

    8. Attempt to tuck sides of sheet in along the port wall. Crinkle/crumple the sheet as needed.

    9. Throw quilt or blanket over sheets. Get on bed and tuck under the rear of the mattress.

    10. Bonk head hard enough to take you out of an NFL football game. Stagger into companionway screaming new and inventive swearwords.

    11. Stub toe on lip of the midships head doorway. Pound walls with both fists.

    12. Grab a beer, sit down and try to figure out who to blame for this fiasco.

    13. Slowly walk back down to the doorway of the VIP stateroom, throw pillows on bed and pull the door closed.

    I hope this works for you as well as it does for me!

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      #3
      Love your technique Rob. Howabout getting the admiral to do it?? She'd be a little smaller than you, and smarter too so she wouldn't bang her head.

      Or even get the guests to do it as their contribution to the boating trip prep....... Works for me......

      Cheers
      John H
      Brisbane QLD Aust
      "Harbor-nating"

      2000 - 4788/Cummins 370's

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        #4
        Personally, I like the rodeo method. All steps are pretty much the same as Robster, but when tucking in, you grab the foot or head of the mattress and pull it up like a steers head, drop the fitted corner or sheet over it and let it flop back down. Once you get all four corners on, you dismount, and reach under the mattress and pull on the sheet to firmly set the tuck under the mattress.

        If anything, Bayliner has taught me many things, one thing in particular is to appreciate a walk-a-round bed.
        Patrick and Patti
        4588 Pilothouse 1991
        12ft Endeavor RIB 2013
        M/V "Paloma"
        MMSI # 338142921

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          #5
          OMG! I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. I was trolling through as we are seriously looking to convert to the liveaboard lifestyle and are considering tne , 4788 and 5288. We curently have a 2651 that we have spent many long weekends on in the gulf of Mexico.. if you are familiar with the express cruisers, they have minimal quarters if you can even call qit that . Just related to this post in a big (small) way. Had to call the admiral and read it to her...... we both had tears rolling. ..... THANKS.

          Rob

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            #6
            lol funny stuff. i was thinking 2 sleeping bags zipped together and 2 pillows. they can kick it straight all night long lol

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              #7
              My wife is sewing corner pockets on the upper sides of the bed sheet and comforter . We plan on using the pockets as a means to take a short pole to force them into the corners of the bed compartment. She says with a little training I will have the technique down pat. GW

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                #8
                1. Fold bottom sheet.

                2. fold top sheet.

                3. fold comforter.

                4. place them on bare mattress.

                5. put pillow cases on pillows

                6. place pillows beside sheets.

                7. close door.

                8. get beer.

                I don't own a massive yacht, as I'm just a poor boy. but I wouldn't waste my time putting sheets on the bed for the guests.. it's their problem . They want to come on board my expensive boat, they can figure it out themselves. But what I'd tell them is, I don't want the sheets to smell musty or moldy, so I only put them out for my guests when they are here
                Crash Override
                1989 Bayliner 2455
                Ford 351W (5.8l) OMC Cobra
                Mods: Custom pulpit, 8 million candle power of LED lighting, Lowrance Hook 5, Uniden UM380BK VHF w/8' Whip, Custom 3,000lb cable drive winch w/150 cable+rode, Sound system, upgraded sleeping quarters.

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                  #9
                  "Papa Charlie" post=545075 wrote:
                  Personally, I like the rodeo method. All steps are pretty much the same as Robster, but when tucking in, you grab the foot or head of the mattress and pull it up like a steers head, drop the fitted corner or sheet over it and let it flop back down. Once you get all four corners on, you dismount, and reach under the mattress and pull on the sheet to firmly set the tuck under the mattress.

                  If anything, Bayliner has taught me many things, one thing in particular is to appreciate a walk-a-round bed.
                  +1 on all points.
                  Alan Teed
                  MOONDANCE
                  '94 4788
                  Gig Harbor, WA
                  Previously:
                  2006 Hylas 49' blowboat
                  Bayliner 2855
                  1977 Cal 34' blowboat
                  1981 Hunter 33' blowboat
                  Experience: Sail 50 years, Motor 15 years. 2 Transats, 1 Baltimore-Virgin Islands, 6 Months cruising Caribbean, 3.5 years cruising Med.

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                    #10
                    Best answer yet!
                    Tom and Jana
                    Wanting to buy a 4788
                    Camano Island, WA

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                      #11
                      Good stuff. I let my wife take care of the re-make. It gives her the understanding that guest are a premium of consideration and invitations should be weighed.

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                        #12
                        After the last couple of cruises with guests and having to change the sheets multiple times, the Admiral is considering telling guests to bring sleeping bags! :woohoo:
                        Lee
                        2007 Meridian 490
                        2007 Meridian 368
                        1996 2855 Cierra
                        1978 Caribbean 26'
                        Oceanside, CA

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