Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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Moisture in fiberglass
Jeff is quite right about moisture meters being tricky to interpret. According to one surveyor, our boat had a sopping wet (cored) hull. Since he couldn''t find any delamination in the hull (and it had been a really cold winter, so if the hull core was so wet, it should have delaminated like a frost heave in Vermont) we went for another opinion. The second surveyor tested the hull from the inside - where there was no bottom paint or awlgripped topsides - and found no moisture to speak of.
We got a great boat that needed some work (surveyors always find something!)- but not too much for us to handle.