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Maiden voyage of Grundgetta

Posted 08-08-2010 at 11:17 AM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)

We took our maiden voyage this weekend (2 hour drive away) to the Potomac River and it was great! She pulled beautifully and we got there, setup and only had 1 issue with the AS.

We had dinner with my parents in the AS while we were there:


The only issue we found was when we hooked up to water, we had a leak under the camper. We tracked it down to the drain valve underneath...
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Only a few wrap-up items left on the list

Posted 07-05-2010 at 04:14 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)

Polish the tanks, make a light for the hallway... wash the behemoth. Maybe hit it with the cyclo again for the year.



Above shows the TV cabinet and the rest of the curtains done. We used dried sticks found in the woods near our house for the rods (cedar). They are coated in polyurethane after stripping any bark left on. The curtains have magnets at the base that stick to metal...
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A set of curtains put in and some other stuff done

Posted 06-26-2010 at 09:46 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)

First off, we got one set of curtains sewn together last night and put them in today. We are using eyelets and nylon rope for the "curtain rod" on this one and the wrap around front end. The rest will have branches painted to match the wall color as the "rods". At the bottom of the curtains, we tried something different to hold them to the walls instead of tracks. We sewed magnets into the bottoms of the curtains and mounted metal strips under the screen frames so they stick...
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We got the flooring done today

Posted 06-24-2010 at 02:02 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)

We got the flooring done today and had to stop early due to the 100 degree weather so here are a few picts...

Bathroom - The toilet is just sitting in there currently. We need to get an extension for the water line before mounting:


The front and under the table area:
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Dining table and cabinet doors done

Posted 06-19-2010 at 10:37 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)

We finally got all of the cabinet doors polyurethaned. We got all but 4 installed and ran out of hinges so off to Home Depot for more. Here are some pictures of them so far:





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