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Monday,11 February, 2013
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Hi everyone – I live on a 53ft narrow boat just outside Ely and am having trouble obtaining a decent narrow sofa/sofa bed (maximum 180cm/ 6ft length). I have tried the usual press adds; Canal Boat, Towpath etc but find whats on offer is either boring or expensive (often both!). I am sure I am not the first to go through this process and wondered if anybody out there has some tips? Perhaps caravan suppliers is one option?

Monday,11 February, 2013
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wilsonsupholstery.co.uk specialise in boat furniture.  Not tried them but might be worth a look?

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Tuesday,12 February, 2013
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Or Elite at Tamworth. we have one of their sofa beds, full length by 4 foot wide. Comes apart for ease of access. Depends on what you call cheap though. From memory it was around £600.

 

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20 years hiring, 6 years of shared ownership and a Continuous Cruiser since 2007 but still learning!

Wednesday,13 February, 2013
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We are looking for a settee too.  The ones from Wilsons are very boring and I have tried Elite using email twice and got no reply, which is a shame because I like the look of their leather recliner one.  The firm that made our original settee was great, it was actually 3 chairs you could join together.  Unfortunately they are not around any more.  

So good luck and let us know how you get on.

 

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Tuesday,19 February, 2013
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Hi

 

Take a look at Ikea as they have some sofas that you can assemble, useful for getting on a boat. 

 

Here is a link to one for a 2 seater for £190  http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/cata…..S29885995/  

Sofa bed for £395 http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/cata…..#/50223734

 

Both are self assembly.

 

Ann

 

Wednesday,20 February, 2013
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We bought our narrowboat last december and struggled to find a reasonably priced sofa bed for our unfurnished saloon. We did think about having a dinette fitted but couldn’t afford one. After looking at various dedicated websites we eventually found one at Cargo Homestore. It’s a click clack sofa that comes flat packed and just fitted through the rear doors.

 

It was easy to assemble and comfortable to sit on and use as a bed, plus it was delivered to the towpath for £20. The back simply clicks down to form a 4ft by 6ft bed and the arm rests also click up and down, at various angles – great for the person sleeping on that side as either one can act as a head board. There’s also a bit of room underneath which we use for storage. It was great for £180 and although I doubt it will last for ever it is still in good condition and comfortable 1 year on.

 

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David

 

 

Monday,25 February, 2013
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We bought a sofa bed from Nabru, http://www.nabru.co.uk. Good price as not boat related and good quality. Anything boaty tends to have a premium added which is really annoying.

It comes in bits so is really easy to fit through the doors. We’ve had it nearly 2 years now and is still in really good shape. The sofa bed is really comfortable. I’ve slept on a few before but they tend to be a bit harsh. These are fab!

An excellent buy. Smile

Tuesday,12 March, 2013
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If you search for narrowboat sofas on ebay you come across a company called elegant boat sofabeds 4 u. Now they are really good-nabru are too wide!

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