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    Default Favourite boat yard smells.

    International Pre-kote under coat, good that stuff smells glorious!

    Given the time of year, I have some hatches in undercoat in the conservatory, I love the smell of pre-kote in the mornings!

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    Default Re: Favourite boat yard smells.

    Mine is the smell of the chippy up the road! ...

    (P.S. actually it used to be ... now there isn't a decent chippy within about 800 miles!)
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    Default Re: Favourite boat yard smells.

    Wood being worked, and the liveaboards frying their bacon...

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    Default Re: Favourite boat yard smells.

    Stockholm tar!

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    Default Re: Favourite boat yard smells.

    Varnish

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    Default Re: Favourite boat yard smells.

    Lucky devils. I'm a slave to the deadly cocktails of glassfibre and epoxy hardeners, acetone, gelcoat and Duralac.

    I'm not even sure I've ever smelled Stockholm tar. It's like the vague memory of a near-forgotten story...why was it the first thing I thought of when I read this thread's title?

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    Default Re: Favourite boat yard smells.

    Quote Originally Posted by dancrane View Post
    Lucky devils. I'm a slave to the deadly cocktails of glassfibre and epoxy hardeners, acetone, gelcoat and Duralac.

    I'm not even sure I've ever smelled Stockholm tar. It's like the vague memory of a near-forgotten story...why was it the first thing I thought of when I read this thread's title?
    Brown gardening twine often smells of it! It used to be the prevalent smell in chandlers and fishermen's stores, back when I was a boy.

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    Default Re: Favourite boat yard smells.

    There always is a good hardware smell in chandleries.

    Rope and brooms and a twang of some solvent, and something rubbery but not unwholesome, like a new inflatable dinghy.

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    Default Re: Favourite boat yard smells.

    Varnol.

    NLA but was based on turpentine.

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    Default Re: Favourite boat yard smells.

    Quote Originally Posted by VicS View Post
    Varnol.

    NLA but was based on turpentine.
    Oh yes, proper turpentine is lovely stuff.

    You get a similar smell from pitch pine, I guess that makes sense as turps is distilled from pine resin.

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