Bespoke Mattress

When we had our narrowboat we replaced the mattress  and were very happy with it even after it had a lot of use.

So when we needed a mattress for Steel Away, we had no hesitation in going back to the same supplier.   Our mattress needed to be “bespoke” in that it is vey slighty shaped at the foot end.

We contacted The Edwardian Bedding Co., at Mexborough, South Yorkshire, sent them a dimensioned plan and once again, they performed admirably.   We wanted a fully sprung pocket spring mattress which was to be of different density on each “half”- firm on one half and medium on the other.   No problem  they said and they even suggested that they could do the opposite on the reverse side so that we could turn the mattress regularly and still have the same comfort level on each half.   We ordered the mattress and top it all, they delivered the mattress 7 working days after we placed the order!

Needless to say, If you are in the market for a mattress for your boat, we thoroughly recommend The Edwardian Bedding Co.


Here is a link to their website   Don’t be put off by the basic website.  Their service more than makes up for that.

We have no connection with this business and make this recommendation purely as a result of the service we have received from them on two occasions.

Gas Fuse – chandlery vs retailer

I can recall numerous occasions in my boating past where I have compared prices for products between chandlers store and a “normal” retail outlet.   Invariably, the retail outlet were offering a better price.

I’ve just had the same experience again.   We have propane gas on board (which is only used for cooking) and I wanted a Gas Fuse which is an additional security measure as fas as the gas system is concerned.  Here it is:gas-fuse

I duly did my search on line and found only two suppliers in the UK.   One was a chandler who was selling at £49.99 and the other was an online store who’s description was “everything you need to help you cook great food in the great outdoors”.   They were selling at £30.01. did read that right….60% more at expensive at the chandlery!

You can guess where I bought mine from and thank goodness for the internet…and for the record, the goods arrived within 3 days of ordering!