Originally Posted by Brewgyver
Actually, the simpler moisture meters that cabinet makers use are no good on a boat, unless you can get to bare wood. You have to push the pin-point probes into the wood. There ARE moisture detectors that don't use pins, but they are much more expensive (starting at $2K)
Not true. The most popular moisture meter for boats is the Electrophysics CT-33
Here is a link explaining its use. Understanding the Moisture Meter / Electrophysics CT-33 Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at pbase.com
Here is the link to Electrophysics. Electrophysics Pinless Moisture Meters
It sells for $199. I own one and they are easy to use and reliable.