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post #20 of Old 02-14-2003
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Balsa cored hulls - old boats

While I was in a waiting room recently I picked up an older SAIL magazine (2002/2001?) and read an article about moisture meters - their various designs, uses and limitations. As an illustration of their limitations, the author discussed a boat whose wet core had been repaired by extensive drilling/drying/filling followed by a clean bill of health from a moisture meter test. When the yard went to re-install a fixture in the hull prior to launching, water immediately began leaking from the hole that they drilled...
Might be worth looking through the library to find...
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