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Old 02-25-2016, 07:27 PM   #1
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Where to buy furniture for trawlers?

Any thoughts of any online stores specializing in marine furniture? I have a 32 Island Gypsy and I have torn out the very uncomfortable sofa in the salon in hopes of finding a hide a bed sofa and some sort of table to replace the stock table that I tore out of my boat. Just took up too much room.

I have to order NEW and make sure it's a piece that I can assemble so it will fit in the aft door which is quite narrow.

Wondering if anyone has some good ideas?
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:30 PM   #2
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Stores specializing in condo furniture or European furniture which tends to be smaller.
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:36 PM   #3
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We have a Flexsteel sofa in our boat that we are pretty sure is for RVs. Pretty sure it's real leather. We are looking to get it refinished. It's a very comfortable piece of furniture, just showing a bit of age.

http://www.flexsteel.com/for-recreation/marine


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Old 02-25-2016, 08:54 PM   #4
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Wondering if anyone has some good ideas
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Any thoughts of any online stores specializing in marine furniture? I have a 32 Island Gypsy and I have torn out the very uncomfortable sofa in the salon in hopes of finding a hide a bed sofa and some sort of table to replace the stock table that I tore out of my boat. Just took up too much room.

I have to order NEW and make sure it's a piece that I can assemble so it will fit in the aft door which is quite narrow.

Wondering if anyone has some good ideas?
Thanks
Ikea?
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Old 02-26-2016, 01:32 AM   #6
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Wifey B: You can't hide forever.....

Actually they do some smaller items or design to the size you want. Might have something. I don't know. Place freaks me out. I'm not a Scandinavian type girl I guess. Blonde and blue eyes apparently isn't enough.

Look also at furniture designed and sold for NY apartments. Crate and Barrel has some.
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Many on line RV places will offer what is called zero clearence items.

This means a recliner or a couch can be an inch from a wall, and still operate.

Many also offer tables that can change height or unfold.

Here is one with a display in FL.

http://www.glastop.com/rv-furniture-detail.asp?id=218
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We have 2 chairs in the salon from Ikea. They replaced 2 Lazy Boy recliners for 20% of the cost and are more comfortable.

Also check our the big RV dealers as FF mentioned. We had a custom couch built when we had the Mainship.
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We have 2 chairs in the salon from Ikea. They replaced 2 Lazy Boy recliners for 20% of the cost and are more comfortable.

Also check our the big RV dealers as FF mentioned. We had a custom couch built when we had the Mainship.
Must be a KK42 thing. I've got the same "Poang" chair that Larry has. Fallen asleep many evenings in it.

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Many on line RV places will offer what is called zero clearence items.

This means a recliner or a couch can be an inch from a wall, and still operate.

Many also offer tables that can change height or unfold.

Here is one with a display in FL.

Villa Lift Euro Recliner, Glastop Inc.
Great suggestion! Two years ago we has glastop make us a sofa and 2 barrel chairs for the boat. Plenty of storage under cushions, quality fabrics from Sunbrella and easy installation once inside the salon through our narrow doorway.
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and easy installation once inside the salon through our narrow doorway.

The RV items suffer from the same space restrictions , so lots of stuff can be taken apart to get it aboard.
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RV is usually cheaper and more selection. However, we re upholster the old. Maybe change the style comfort. Big cheap we did it ourselves.
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Island gypsy do u still have the sofa u removed ??
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Also consider there are furniture movers that specialize in dismantling furniture for moving it into tight accommodations. Adds expense, of course, but could be useful if you find a piece you like that won't otherwise fit through the door.
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I have to order NEW and make sure it's a piece that I can assemble so it will fit in the aft door which is quite narrow.

Our boat came with a Flexsteel sofabed; mattress pulled out to make a queen sized bed... but then that took up the whole saloon. Anyway, the back was removable, so it was fairly easy to move it out the door when we sold it.

A jackknife model would have taken up less space, but I suspect they're not dismantle-able... and we didn't have space in that alcove for a full-length model anyway.

FWIW, I replaced the sofabed with rocker/recliner Laz-Y-Boy chairs of the electric variety (infinite adjustment, but then requires power). These do recline to become almost bed-flat... but I also learned that "zero clearance" is sometimes more of a marketing term than a physical specification. OTOH, they work fine for normal circumstances, and if we really need to recline one fully, it's not difficult to temporarily pull it out slightly further from the bulkhead first. The chairs were delivered with backs not yet assembled... and the store guys put everything together once on board.

It happens I also wanted recliners because the sofabed made opening the engine hatch on that side a really major chore: shift the 200 lb (?) sofa, store it somewhere/somehow, etc. I usually needed help to do that, whereas with the separate recliners and I can it all myself.

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Guess you can count us in the Ikea group. I never really had much interest in their stuff but we wanted to replace the sofa in our salon. Turned out that Ikea had an L-shaped sofa that had storage under one side and a pull out that converted the whole thing into a queen-sized bed. And all for $600. Once assembled, it fit into the space like it had been made for it. I'm now a believer. Could be something for you to consider.
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I've been on a quest to find something comfortable to sit on in my Prairie 36. I have just about 24" from the outside bulkhead to the engine room hatch. Just not enough for any mass-produced product I've ever seen. What's worse is the bulkhead ("wall") is slightly inclined so the base is wider than where the back of the couch would be.

I spent a fortune having an "expert" upholsterer create new cushions taking all this into consideration. It was a massive waste of money. They look great, but are still uncomfortable. Turns out he was an expert at antique furniture, not comfy furniture!
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Ome of our absolute requirements for our boats is no builtin furniture. We both have back problems and we use recliners on the boat. Currently we have Ekorne Stressless recliners on board. Love them.
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