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I was very nervous about using smoke pellets and Wooden boats, We put the smoke pellet on a saucer firmly in the back hatch, lit the touch paper and whammed on the hatch. the ones we had only burnt for 30 secs (although it seemed longer than that to me) and the smoke streamed out past the hatch seal in a very satisfactorily way, so we then did the front hatch with nary a whisper of smoke anywhere. Yes it did smell but 24 hours without the hatchcover soon sorted that
The ash was carefully still on the saucer when we had finished, so we could carefully remove it intact and I don’t remember any mess only the smell

PS I did have a bucket of water ready just in case