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Re: Boat odor
Most of the 'stink' that develops inside boats (and houses, etc.) is probably from putrefying human exfoliated (skin, etc.) cells; this includes the airborne dead and decaying cells that get stuck on/in AC coils and condensate pans, shower sumps ... and bilge, etc. etc. surfaces. These 'putrenes' also supply microorganisms with their 'nutrients' and the microorganisms also eventually putrefy at the end of their lifecycle.
Hygiene - an occasional cleaning/soaking with mildly caustic detergents will remedy and control the problem instead of using compounds that only temporarily 'mask' and 'perfume' the underlying problem.