Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Between Florida and the Caribbean
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No problem Keelhaulin.. Unfortunately there are alot of misconceptions about what certain tools (and certain marine technicians) can and can't do. In this line of work I have seen some marine technicians make false assertions using certain meters in order to scare boat owners into getting their business (like running a moisture meter along bottom paint and claiming they have blistering in the hull when it reads "wet"). In this day and age it is very important for boat owners to do their own research online after speaking to a marine technician and getting second opinions and quotes for work. I have seen thousands of dollars wasted on unnecessary work on boats where nothing was wrong with the vessel in the first place. As a boat owner of a 34' catamaran I have seen this myself several times. Even to the point where marine technicians have left business cards on my vessel in the yard asking me to call them because they noticed blistering damage or rigging that needed to be repaired (both times were not the case). So boat owners, be aware of these things. Not all technicians are like this of course, but they do exist.
Capt. J.B., Marine Surveyor