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Old 07-08-2008, 12:29 PM   #1
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Boatdoc's Argosy poised and ready.

Hi everyone;
After almost two years of work, my Argosy is finally ready! I'm posting some pics along with a description.

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My wife waiting for me to hook up

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Partial view of wraparound sofa with drawers

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View from the rear (Note: curtains made by my wife)

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We decided to try our own hand at sewing sofa cushions for our wraparound sofa. I think they came out very well. Under the sofa, note the storage drawers retained by SS detent locks.

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Complete new kitchen cabinet with three burner SS stove top. We have reused the original 1973 pea green double sink since it was in excellent condition. Under the counter top, installed was a grey water tank, water distribution manifold, furnace, and plenty of storage space.

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Double bed includes custom ordered 32" x 74" mattresses. 11" thick with SS coated springs and special pillow tops. Bed covers were made by my wife Kay.

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Small wall mounted lamp should provide plenty of light. In addition, infrared ceiling light for night use. Stenciling, decorating, as well as painting of the interior was done by my wife.

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Bathroom's tub was restored and re-coated. Shower curtain and decorations, courtesy of my wife Kay.

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Bathroom sink sports a new cabinet and SS sink.

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SS bumper storage box will house the necessary items to maintain trailer's utilities. Please note, that all of the trailer lighting (aside of 110V) is LED inside and out.

If more information is needed or anyone is interested in details, please let me know. Thank you "Boatdoc"

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Old 07-08-2008, 12:44 PM   #2
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Great Job, Looks great....

Hope to see it in person one day.

Take that thing on the road...

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Old 07-08-2008, 12:56 PM   #3
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Looks very nice...congratulations on a job well done, and finished!
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:06 PM   #4
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Well done, enjoy your success.
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:07 PM   #5
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What a great job you two have done. Thanks for the pic's
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:08 PM   #6
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:19 PM   #7
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Ahhh! Just as much care finishing 'er off as went into all the structural and mechanicals. Honey of a job! Where y'all travelin' next?

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Old 07-08-2008, 02:27 PM   #8
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I've been following this project since before you started on the frame. The frame, by the way, was a work of art. The rest of the restoration followed in like fashion. Congrats on a great job.

Can I be just a little envious now.....!!???
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:33 PM   #9
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Very nice work! You both have done an excellent job. Reward yourself with a nice long relaxing trip. My Aunt just finished the curtains for my trailer but I have had too many things come up to get it finished. I just finished cutting down 20 trees at the house over the weekend - need to take care of domestic stuff before I can play in the trailer.
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:10 PM   #10
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You should hook up and pull it to Saratoga Springs this weekend for the VINTAGE TRAILER JAM!!! and show it off!
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:24 PM   #11
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It really does look great Boatdoc. I especially love your craftsmanship on the front lounge area. You deserve a nice long vacation in your new trailer.

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Old 07-08-2008, 03:37 PM   #12
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The mega coats of varnish really show off the Okoume grain. Like the seafoam green and the wraparound is quite nice.

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Looks like the lower outside Red has a little USMC influence going on there.

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Old 07-08-2008, 03:40 PM   #13
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Very very nice. Can't wait to see pics of it on the road!
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:40 PM   #14
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Beautiful job!

What did you mean by "infrared ceiling light"?

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