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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".
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