Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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Moisture meters are finnicky things. We had our boat surveyed before purchase. The surveyor said the hull was wet all over the place. He also found no delamination. We figured that if it was as wet as he claimed, the water should have frozen and caused delamination in the severe freezes we''d had that winter. We went to get another opinion. The second surveyor placed his meter inside the hull, where there was no paint. It showed no moisture. We''ve had the boat seven seasons now, and have come across a couple of spots that we''ve been suspicious about which are definitely wet and which finally, are starting to delaminate. We''ll see how big they are this fall when I''ll be routing them out (from the inside) and repairing them. Water is insidious, but if you want a really dry boat, you''ll have to trailer it to Arizona and leave it parked behind the house.