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It's my birthday soon and we need a vacuum cleaner for our narrowboat. I'm thinking small but it has to work properly, like a Dyson. Bin capacity not important and would prefer mains rather than rechargeable. Any ideas?
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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2017, 04:46:34 PM »
Depending on storage, you need a small ball or the smallest cylinder.

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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 05:52:15 PM »
Usually I recommend a DC04 or 07 or 14, but since its a boat this won't really work too well.
I think the DC50 will be a good choice, Small, Mains operated, Easy to maneuver etc

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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2017, 06:02:37 PM »
Do you prefer upright or cylinder machines?

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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2017, 10:34:37 PM »
I prefer a cylinder machine - I like to get down on my hands and knees!
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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2017, 10:59:09 PM »
It's my birthday soon and we need a vacuum cleaner for our narrowboat. I'm thinking small but it has to work properly, like a Dyson. Bin capacity not important and would prefer mains rather than rechargeable. Any ideas?

I think it would be good to discuss what floor types you have??
Carpets would benefit from a Turbo/Turbine head and likewise hard floors are better with combi or parquet floor tools.
Depending on what you come back with may change my suggestion.

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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2017, 11:16:53 PM »
Floor is mostly wood, but there's a rug which shows all the dirt. But I usually use a crevice tool on everything.
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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2017, 11:25:38 PM »
Floor is mostly wood, but there's a rug which shows all the dirt. But I usually use a crevice tool on everything.

I would go for a DC05 unless you want a newer fancier model. a DC05 has good suction and is of a reasonable size.

DC22 and DC26 are the newer smaller models.

Hope this helps.
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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2017, 11:36:20 PM »
Well, that's interesting! DC05 is our home machine. I'm looking for something smaller for the boat. I'll have a look at the other two you mention.
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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2017, 12:05:16 AM »
Well, that's interesting! DC05 is our home machine. I'm looking for something smaller for the boat. I'll have a look at the other two you mention.
See if you could try a DC50 somehow?
Borrow a friends for a few mins if they have one?
I think the DC50 would be best for a boat personally.
But of course its the owners decision depending on whats reccomended.

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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2017, 02:46:15 AM »
Hi,

I own a DC26 and a DC50. The DC26 is a mini cylinder vacuum with good suction (slightly less than your DC05 but still close enough with an approx 50 AW difference. The DC26 is very lightweight ans is so small it's roughly the same size as an A4 paper! It features a flatout head which is great for getting under the lowest of furniture.

The DC50 is a pretty good mini upright which is also lightweight. Very good performance from this machine despite the low suction due to the clever design of the active base plate, for example.

Any questions please feel free to ask ;)
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2017, 09:55:50 AM »
As Parwaz mentioned, the DC26 is a good shout.

If you like the look and style of the DC26, you could also look at the DC39 or the DC47 which are newer 'ball' models of a similar size.

All three of these models have the similar hose and wand set up. If, for storage reasons, you wanted something that wraps around itself the DC22 would be a good shout - this can come with either a low reach head on the allergy and multi floor models or a turbine head on the animal models.

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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2017, 10:21:44 AM »
As already mentioned above the Dc50 is a nice little dyson as the handle retracts into the body like the Dc24 so storage on a narrowboat would be easier than the hose on a cylinder.

Hope you find what your looking for.

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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2017, 04:05:20 PM »
I just remembered- You could also look at the DC49 which is basically a DC26 but with a ball, a carbon fibre turbine head, a digital motor which is VERY quiet and still has great suction :) These aren't that popular TBH and have been discontinued I believe.

As MrDyson mentioned, the DC39 is amazing. We have one at home; the DC39 animal. It's quiet, the triggerhead does a great job at picking up and grooms carpets quite good. The brushbar can be controlled by the handle to be switched off for hard floors and delicate surfaces. The suction is very powerful, a bit more than your DC05 and it doesn't get stuck in doorways thanks to it's clever swivel steering hose and ball design. It's an improvement over the DC05 in most ways, I would recommend it. A bit large but it's worth it
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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2017, 08:31:12 PM »
If you only have 1 rug, I would go for a handheld of some kind, perhaps one with a motorised brush for the rug.

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