(I never kept a log or many pics when renovating anything before - now I wish I had on a couple of projects - so I'm trying to do that with this one and see how it comes out.)

Finished pulling up all old carpet and cheesy linoleum rolled flooring - not even the cushy stuff...

I used auto carpet and upholstery cleaner on my barrel chairs when I removed them to get at the floor. Seemed to make a noticable difference.

(Salvaged parts of a prior post restored from a local editor)

Speaking of brightening, tomorrow, I am going to try to get the white FRP done around the dinette seat bases. That'll help the old girl some.  It's not claustrophobic - plenty of light from outside, but it can benefit from any whites thrown in there to help with the "wood".

Also, got the genset serviced - one of those "This shouldn't take long - change two plugs, the air filter, and the oil and oil filter" - Wrong - first thing - the drain plug turns out to be a female 1/2" plug - and a 1/2" ratchet was not going to get it out anyway.  I had to go back home and get my 1/2" breaker bar to get the rascal out.  Then, one spark plug was finger tip loose, the other torqued to 30 or 40 it seemed... Next the oil filter - off to the parts store to get one of those claw oil filter bottom grabbers to get it off.  How bad can the air filter be? - pull the cover off - AhHa  - no air filter at all...Geez...  New oil filter on, plug back in, filled the genset with Rotella Straight 30-W  - she fired right up and purred like a kitten...

I am going to spray the inside of the Gen compartment with heavy duty undercoating to help quiet it down.  Then maybe come back with more sound deadening material if I have to, but it really isn't too bad right now - according to Pete Townsend...

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