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Same thing essentially happened to us. First surveyor said to drop it like a hot potato, second came in and placed meter on the gelcoat INSIDE, where there was no paint, and it showed no moisture. We questioned the first surveyor''s call because he also said that he could find no delamination anywhere. If the cored hull on our boat had been as wet as he said, winter freezes should have torn the laminates apart all over. Of course we let the seller know how very concerned we were about the high moisture readings...
There are also stories out there about boats dropping in price by $10,000 or more because of ''blisters'' all over the bottom when they get hauled for survey. The blisters turn out to be in the paint, but not in the gelcoat... Caveat emptor & Carpe diem!
 
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