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Expensive Moisture Meter vs. Cheap one and comparing
Hi All -
Sent this message to Maine Sail but wondering what y'all think too.
Maine Sail has an old article plus lots of discussion about the CT-33 moisture meter. We have two spots where the barrier coat delaminated from the hull and we have raw fiberglass (after sanding). I'm debating spending the money on a good moisture meter, or getting something like the Ryobi and shooting like 20 spots on the hull to see what it reads, and then shooting the two wet spots and comparing (and then putting tarps over the areas with a dehumidifier to try to dry them out and shooting them again). Any thoughts on these two processes? I also can't shoot from inside the hull to these two spots as there are multiple layers of floor and bilge. On the plus side, the boat was out of the water for the Winter (however, we hadn't sanded these spots down to fiberglass before the Winter). Just trying to figure out the best way to see when the spots are dry enough to epoxy and barrier coat again.. but still be able to get my boat in the water in the next 30 days. Would appreciate any thoughts!
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