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Old 17-06-2010, 22:21   #31
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I agree with talking to the Harbormaster and letting it become his or her problem. Its not right to have a foul smelling boat that makes life miserable for the surrounding berthers.
I would hate to be surrounded by foul smelling birthers.
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Old 18-06-2010, 19:25   #32
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Harbor patrol high pressure sprayed it down, so its a lot better now. l guess it was sea lions. Didn't know they could make it smell that bad.
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Old 18-06-2010, 21:52   #33
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I flew to fiji to prepare my mates boat(60ft glass cutter)for delivery back to kiwi,it being tied up for 4months(in 30 odd deg.)She looked pretty good,a few spiders & what have u.Down below i opened the frige(bluddy closed)MY GOD!!!!!!! the pong,some body had left some i dont no what it was but it could walk now;looked like something out of the alliens Alot of scrubbing and disinfectent finnally got rid of IT.Did i tell u about the cockroashes.......
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Old 28-06-2010, 20:31   #34
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You want a pong, the second Grampian I bought had been abandoned by the owner for about 4 years when the marina listed it for sail to get the storage out of it. When we went aboard with the surveyor, he opened up the ice box and we found 4 year old eggs.

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Old 28-06-2010, 21:48   #35
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Ok, since we're sharing bad smell stories, I used to have a 36' sport fish that I chartered out. A group took it over to the Bahamas for a 2 week trip and dropped it back at the marina in West Palm Beach. The charter party neglected to tell me the head had stopped up for the last 2-3 days of the trip. Then coming back to FL it got rough in the Gulf Stream and a couple of the guys got sea sick which they added to the mix.

I was traveling and couldn't get back to the back for almost a month, mid summer in south Florida, the boat closed up the whole time, cooking. The cleanup was not fun.
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Old 28-06-2010, 22:00   #36
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Probably not a good idea... (could not find a smiley of a puking man, surprising for a cruisers forum).

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Old 29-06-2010, 00:08   #37
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My mate, Big Al had an aluminum skiff with a day cabin and a Mink moved aboard, eating anythink mildly organic like oilskins, hoseline, rope etc.

Mink are part of the polecat family and have the nastiest habit of lifting their tail and dumping on vertical surfaces like trees, but in this case, all up the walls.

The stench was all pervading and took Al weeks and weeks to trap and dispose of the little bugger, and shortly after, another moved in. (Prob the mate of the first)
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I was walking down the dock to the boat one day and smelled an aweful stench. I was feeling pretty sorry for the poor schmuck who had to deal with it. When I opened the hatch I found out I was the poor schmuck. The portapotty had leaked and had run all over leaving this gel I had to clean. Mid August on the Chesapeake can really cook the stuff.

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Old 30-06-2010, 08:59   #39
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My mate, Big Al had an aluminum skiff with a day cabin and a Mink moved aboard, eating anythink mildly organic like oilskins, hoseline, rope etc.

Mink are part of the polecat family and have the nastiest habit of lifting their tail and dumping on vertical surfaces like trees, but in this case, all up the walls.

The stench was all pervading and took Al weeks and weeks to trap and dispose of the little bugger, and shortly after, another moved in. (Prob the mate of the first)
I can't imagine! Have trapped a few that were eating the chickens years ago and it was hard to get near them...In a boat, ...probably a heck of a "deal' for sombody....And to think, if maddam so and so only knew what she was wearing around her neck..Mink stink!
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Worst I've smelled wasn't on a boat. When our high school's home-ec teacher quit a few years ago, I took over her class for the last 6 weeks of the year. Wondering the whole time why the kids flatly refused to use one of the lab stations (kitchens) on cooking days, complaining about "a smell". Sure enough, get close to it, started to smell pretty bad. After last final exam was over, started pulling things out of cabinets to try to find the source. I know I'm getting closer when the smell takes on the unmistakable reek of Death. Finally, all the way in the back of the very bottom cabinet I find: A chicken breast, carefully pounded flat and spread out on the shelf! No idea why it didn't grow mold, just sort of turned to jelly that had to be scraped off. Took over half an hour because I had to keep crawling out for fresh air.
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another live aboard with a dog boat anchored near me, he never takes his big dog to shore and it craps all over the deck and (I assume) the cabin. When the wind blew from his direction the smell was awful. My dog is trained to the "poop deck" too but I keep it clean, she's getting to the "direct deposit" method pretty well.
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my dog holds it till I let her either jump in the bay or take her to the grass lol
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