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Old 11-28-2009, 08:12 PM   #29
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:34 PM   #30
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Outstanding! Congrats! Cant wait to see!

We go to Bedford every year, might have to come sneak a peak next year.....
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:29 PM   #31
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Al, thanks for the lead.
On Wed we bought a 20' Minuet. We wanted a 22', but have settled on a 20'. We just got home with it tonight.
I will get some pictures up later in the week. It needs some work, but hopefully not a lot I am unaware of.
Congratulations. The work to repair and make it your own is half the fun. Welcome to the Argosy tribe
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:02 AM   #32
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Congrats! Always good to hear of another Minuet owner. We love ours - getting a bunch of stuff done to it this winter to make it even more our own.

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Old 11-30-2009, 08:21 PM   #33
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Well on Sunday I worked on "Diego"..... my wife named it Diego as the original owner were from San Diego.
I had a water leak which I traced to the water inlet pressure regulator. I have removed it and have been researching it online. There is also another part that looks like a relief valve. It has a hose attached which discharges thru the floor onto the ground. It has "Webster No 11" on a tag on the top. I have been unable to identify it.

I have a list of about 20 items we wish to fix or change on Diego. Most are no big deal... broken latches, tambour doors that are sticking etc.
I will be posting some photos and then I should probably start a new tread.
Thanks to everyone. I am sure I will be seeking advice as I work on Diego.
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:33 PM   #34
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:46 PM   #35
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That's a beauty! Congratulations. We bought our 78 6 meter in September and are really enjoying it.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:44 PM   #36
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Congratulations - Diego looks great! If you still want the large bed in front - you can have it in the 6 metre! We fabricated a slide-out lounge that measures 64" X 82" when it is in sleeping mode. Easy to pull out at nite and our bedding rolls up out of the way to support the lounge back - check out our pictures...

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Old 12-01-2009, 04:30 PM   #37
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Geo, that is a great looking unit. Very clean looking and it looks like there is more room. Did you do the work yourself?
How did you construct the bed to slide out?
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:34 PM   #38
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Yes, we did the work ourselves. By reconfiguring the floor plan, we seemed to have opened it up a bit, or at least it feels more open. We took out the goucho along the street side and built a permanent bar/dinette with two folding "leg-o-matics" for seating. This was a simple structure made of 5/8" plywood attached to the side wall and closet wall on one end and the old dinette leg on the other. Covered it with linoleum and used an aluminum edge trim.

We completely removed the front dinette as it was difficult to make up and take down everyday and storage was less than handy. In its place, we built a wood frame over the fresh water tank and attached the goucho framework and slides (including the dropdown door) to create an oversized bed/lounge (with storage underneath) that takes up the entire front 48" (almost to the door) and pulls out an extra 16" for sleeping, making a bed larger than a queen. I attached a 16" piece of 3/8" plywood to the sliders from the goucho. To slide it in, I just pick up the front edge of the plywood which is attached to the frame over the water tank (it lays loose over the sliders) and push with the knees - easy.

We had to special order two chunks of latex foam and have it covered at an upholstry shop -- expensive, but very comfortable. During the day the bedding gets rolled up to the wrap window, the 16" foam cushion flips up to hide it, creating a lounging couch. At night, just pick up the front edge and pull out 16", pull the cushion in place and unroll the bedding. Takes about two minutes to make up or take down.
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