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I found a simple way to deal with styrofoam onboard. I just put it in a litre jar, add a spoonful or two of laquer thinner and put the lid on. The foam dissolves, and after six months of use ,the jar is half full of gooey plastic. Occasionally I have to add more thinner. If I leave the lid off for a few days, the thinner evaporates, leaving a hard lump of styrene plastic, which can be easily disposed of. Gasoline also works , but is slightly slower.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"