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Old 04-10-2011, 08:21   #16
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Re: Stinking Engine Room

Anybody with a real boat loves the smell of diesel and worships Rudolf "The good German" Diesel. We have special rooms on our boats with dedicated air supply and ventilation for our beloved engines. We visit the room regularly to stroke, nurture, and oil our darlings.
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:37   #17
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Re: Stinking Engine Room

I've tried many chemicals to take care of boat smells. I found "Simple Green" Simple Green works great. I buy the gallon jugs. I used it in my bilge and engine room after I accidentaly (more like stupid) drained 40 gallons of diesel into the starboard engine room. Cuts right through diesel, grease, and other nasties found hiding in the far reaches. It leaves a pleasant odor as well.
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I don't know about that. I burned up an electric motor once and the stench and smoke nearly drove me off the boat...

Copper wire, voltage, lots of amps , salt air and a short? Never heard of that on a boat before.
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Copper wire, voltage, lots of amps , salt air and a short? Never heard of that on a boat before.

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Old 04-10-2011, 11:20   #20
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Hi

Thanks for the advice.

I am going to start with the simple green option. I know it sounds lazy, but you have to start somewhere.... :P

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Hi

The engine room stinks, when I bought the boat I took it for a service and ask the shipyard to clean it but 100USD later and still stinks.....
How can I get rid off the smell?

Will paint cover the smell??

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Yank the engine, tanks and assorted bits n pieces. Scrub the hell out of the bilge area and repaint with epoxy paint. Bilgekote is a good one. Reinstall all the bits n pieces, making sure they don't leak. That should solve your problem.
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Re: Stinking Engine Room

I know all about the magic smoke - mother nature liberated almost all of it from our boat last week. The fridge and TV are about the only thing still containing smoke, so I guess we are back in college now...

Minus the smokes, of course

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