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Old 03-12-2012, 02:39 PM
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he he.....i got the panel out yesterday to make a house front with the bay window and door i bought at nec, drew them out,almost cut 2 windows and a door out..then i had a stare...as you do.......and thought about the van/boat idea.........love the caravans BAMBI and JOSEPH...JUST WHAT I HAD IN MIND......i can still make a boat with the other panels i have...i love barges but i also like those big square boats with the large bay windows........think i will stick to caravan at present with decking.........missed out on the big window at the end but i quite like this set up,spose i could move the bathroom where the lounge is..makes sense for trips there in the night instead of walking miles down the van..also make a small shower to save space..or would it......:
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this is the kind of boat i had in mind....maybe not!
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:03 PM
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......just had another stare.......bathroom would look better by bedroom,put lounge on the end with big window....now why did'nt i think of that in the first place.......decisions,decisions...........(cos i had narrow boat on the brain at first me thinks.....blonde moment....sshhh!.......DOH!).my folks had a caravan,da put a glass door inside to cut off the kitchen from lounge...very cosy!
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:40 PM
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Do Both Su ...............I just can't make up my mind!!
Great design, Love your drawings and ideas!! Have fun!!

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Old 03-12-2012, 03:58 PM
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It would be incredibly cramped in narrowboat layout. If you want it 'authentic' you lose about 10 feet for the well deck and the counter on the stern. You could get it down to about 8 by losing the well deck, but that'd be a shame because your little people wouldn't be able to sit out front with a glass of wine at the end of the day

29 ft narrowboats do exist, but you'd be looking at a fold out bed, 3 kitchen units and a bathroom the same size opposite it. This one's a bit longer at 34 feet, but it'll give you an idea.

Caravan has less outside space, so might work better
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:29 PM
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.......wondering whether the bookcase back panel would be big enough to make a caravan or boat .....made a few doodles....its 29'' long,could do with being a bit longer but i think it would look ok...borrowed the furniture from the jwrens to get an idea of layout...may need to make the kitchen from balsa wood,the units could do with being a bit smaller.....need 2 walls for bathroom and bedroom....thought the height of 9'' would do ok for an ott or resin of 6'' and maybe 8'' depth.....trying to get as much out f the panel as i can..would have a drop down front......(watched that GEORGE fellow the other day with his 'small spaces' programme...and then you have PATTY'S lovely caravans.........i want one too..!)
Hi Sue, LOVE your drawings and the way you've 'practised' with the space - so cool I've also been watching George every week, what a fab programme, and his caravan at the end was amazing! I would go with a modern static caravan as it seems to lend itself to your plans perfectly. Either, of course, would be fantastic in your creative hands Best wishes, Karen xx
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:35 PM
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Def a static caravan would be my vote as we love ours! You can have great fun with that and even make a nice decked area outside. There was one on Ebay a while ago but its the only one I've ever seen so it would be lovely to see a proper kitted out one!
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:38 PM
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The caravan wins Su.........................Lets go and get on with it!!

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Old 03-12-2012, 06:13 PM
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...thanx for the info folks..........looking forward to working with balsa like our PATTY,i have no room for running wild with sheets of wood and power tools and shedlike things......one day..........so i thought it being a bit easier to use i'd try it.........will have to doodle it again..and have a look at some ultra modern ones on images.......
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:17 PM
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I think a static caravan too as there is more space in them. A narrow boat wouldn't give you enough room for what you want to put in it.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:20 PM
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...thanx for the info folks..........looking forward to working with balsa like our PATTY,i have no room for running wild with sheets of wood and power tools and shedlike things......one day..........so i thought it being a bit easier to use i'd try it.........will have to doodle it again..and have a look at some ultra modern ones on images.......
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