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The little "moisture meters" marketed for such purposes are fine for giving one an idea of the relative differences in moisture in various locations of a particular hull, but are essentially worthless for determining the absolute water content. In other words, if most of the hull (below the waterline) gives you a fairly tight range of readings and one area (or a few areas) has higher readings that is something about which you should be concerned. However, the "percent moisture" indicted has little or no relationship to the actual amount of moisture in the fiberglass. The little "moisture meters" on the market just can't make that analysis with any reliability across different fiberglass resins, bottom/barrier treatments, etc. Anyone who tells you otherwise registers a pretty high "percent BS" on my patented "BS meter".
Senior Slacker , I'm with you on this one. Anybody who claims he can tell you moisture content of a hull without burning a coupon in a lab test is absolutely full of it ... No matter how fancy his meter his. My article Moisture Meter Mythology
gives a complete explanation of why this is impossible.
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