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Old 03-29-2007, 03:04 PM   #1
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I have just finished reading Peggy Hall's book GET RID OF BOAT ODORS. Wish I'd read this long ago as she is SO knowledgeable about the subject AND an absolute whizz on marine heads - the selection, installation and maintanance. Her book covers the control of odors eminating from all aspects of marine sanitation (holding tanks, hoses, heads units, etc.,) as well as all other odors that can cause discomfort on a boat. It is a GREAT read and a very good reference book to keep on the boat.

We had a horrible odor on the boat that we could not trace for years. Turned out to be feedback from the holding tank breather hose. A one-way breathing filter had been installed the wrong way round and after switching it round correctly the boat again smelled like a rose.

Anyone else have odors in the boat that you just can't put an end to?

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Only my deck shoes which steadily get so bad I eventually have to dunk them in Napisan or similar to kill the little creatures causing the smellies.

But give them another month in any hot climate and they go back to being almost embarrassing.

Sues tried to sneak them off in a rubbish bag more than once - but I do like em.............

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@Swagman

Believe me, the boat smelled much worse than your shoes that everyone at your marina has been telling me about.

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Old 04-23-2007, 08:42 PM   #4
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Swag, I feel your pain. Some of us sailors are better off barefoot!
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