· 69' Coronado 25
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the smell is probably the plastic vinyl degrading, I have a West Marine foul weather jacket that is over 20 years old (19 years in a closet in the garage), now that I am sailing again I pulled it out and it was smelly. I washed it by hand in Dawn dish soap then washed it as per instructions and now it still stinks BUT not as bad. If I did this process a few times MAYBE the smell would be gone.