Beds

Alastairdent

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I have a space problem, liveaboard a (small) barge and need to make separate bed space for kids. Currently we are crammed in with them in full-size bunk beds and me in a fold-down futon.

They'd like some floor space, I'd like some space for clothes.
Anyone have any clever ideas for fold-away or suspended beds?
 

TonyMS

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On our present barge, our double bed is about 3ft off the floor, with 2 bed-size shelves under it. This allows space for 27 (9 on each shelf, 9 on the floor under) 18 in by 24 in trays for clothes etc. Also, it means the bed is at window height, so we can look at the ducks when we wake up!

On our previous boat, a narrowboat, we had a pipecot - 2 lengths of 2 in diameter tube running across the boat, with a sleeved piece of canvas stretched between. Folded away to almost nothing, and was reasonably comfortable.

Tony
 

Abigail

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Hi - some friends here on an Ozzie boat have a hinged bed, which can be swung up out of the way with a block and tackle. The flat boarding can be covered with any mattress. It's also a gimbal - ie they can sleep flat even when the boat is heeled.

It's a very /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif aproach.

You don't say where you are but this is in Ipswich.
 

Alastairdent

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I used a pipecot on previous boat as well, made it from a 'cellular' blanket. This gave a bit more stretch than canvas.

I think I'll have to look again at the space, and go along the lines of fold-away beds. Mine in particular may have to shrink to 4ft width.
 
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