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Epoxy Barrier Coat over Gel Coat?

I have read that in order for an older hull to dry out sufficiently you must remove the gel coat and let it dry out before applying an epoxy barrier coat and that it will not dry out without removing the gel coat. I also read of people putting an epoxy barrier coat over the gel coat. My questions are: Do you have to remove the gel coat in order for a wet hull to dry out? Is it acceptable to place an epoxy barrier coat over a dry hull? In my case my HR 35 is under a shed and will be there for 4-5 years during it's restoration. The hull has moisture. Will it be sufficiently dry after 4-5 years without removing the gel coat? Anybody with THE ANSWER? Thanks.
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