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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Favourite boat yard smells.

    varnish does it for me, but even a nice waft of epoxy hits the spot.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Favourite boat yard smells.

    Try steaming oak. I think the smell is tannin, wonderful stuff.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Favourite boat yard smells.

    Funny how odours which mayn't necessarily be good, can awaken a pleasing familiarity to which the mind allocates a very welcome association.

    Decades smelling low tide at Chichester...saltings and seaweed and all the lowland agriculture close by...

    ...and, if I'm honest, a certain sewage element, probably from Apuldram.

    But now, the same smell in the same sort of environment, is to my mind bracing and agreeable, at least until I realise what it is.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Favourite boat yard smells.

    Rubbing down varnish and freshly sanded teak. Hot, cut/drilled/sawn acacia is fantastic I’d never come across it until I had the current boat.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Favourite boat yard smells.

    Has to be freshly sawn or milled teak. Yummy!! Need a car air freshener that smells of teak
    Electrical & heating engineer, Diesel remaps, Custom panels
    Southwold & Ipswich Yards

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Favourite boat yard smells.

    I'm with you on that. Wonderful aroma.
    Quote Originally Posted by matthewriches View Post
    Has to be freshly sawn or milled teak.

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Favourite boat yard smells.

    Quote Originally Posted by matthewriches View Post
    Has to be freshly sawn or milled teak. Yummy!! Need a car air freshener that smells of teak
    I have an old Honda CRV mk1 as my boat prep car so save any other car getting covered with antifoul, I loaded it up with a few sheets of ply and a whole load of off cuts of 2x4 from some building work we are doing in our business, left it in their for a week and it is the best pine air freshener I have ever had...

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Favourite boat yard smells.

    Been making up a few signs today for the yard.... mmmmmm..... mahogany being milled....... yummy

    The paint soon took the smell away though

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    Electrical & heating engineer, Diesel remaps, Custom panels
    Southwold & Ipswich Yards

  9. #19
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    Jul 2007
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    Cambridge
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    Default Re: Favourite boat yard smells.

    Fertan. We have a steel boat so I'm very familiar with this stuff. Smells like lovely thick treacle to me.

  10. #20
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    Default Re: Favourite boat yard smells.

    Sawing decent ply. I was bought up with boats being built from ply and it sparkes the nostrils. Still get it cutting panels for the current boat. Heap of nostalgia.

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