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Old 11-04-2013, 17:40   #1
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Moisture meter

Wish my surveyor used one of these but he didn't.

I have a few spots that I suspect have an issue but would like to verify with moisture meter.

I would like to buy one but don't think Its worth having on 31ft boat all the times. Leaning on the saying "If you need it once rent it, if you need it twice buy it". I'm hoping I only need it once but who knows. Cruisers carry these very often?

Anyone in Seattle have access to one I could bribe with beer and rum?


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Old 11-04-2013, 19:15   #2
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Wish my surveyor used one of these but he didn't.

I have a few spots that I suspect have an issue but would like to verify with moisture meter....-Jared
Jared, suspicious because of?

Did you try the hammer thing?

Before you buy, see this from Mainesail - its priceless.

Understanding the Moisture Meter / Electrophysics CT-33 Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at pbase.com
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Old 11-04-2013, 19:49   #3
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Anytime, man. You around this weekend?
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Best money I ever spent !!I have ruled out several boats that would have been future project boats had it not been for this forum and Compass Marine THANKS
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I bought an Electrophysics unit. Be careful using on deck. Much of my deck can read wet from outside. The reading is skewed by fillers, non-skid etc. I took down the headliners and narrowed the wet area to about 30% of what the deck readings suggested. When I dug in (from inside) I followed the wet into the dry and found the inside measurements to be correct. Saved me a lot of time and worry.
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Anytime, man. You around this weekend?
yeah, man. I've got the rig down so I'll be there the next couple weekends until I get everything done.

you still in canal boatyard doing the refit?
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yeah, man. I've got the rig down so I'll be there the next couple weekends until I get everything done.

you still in canal boatyard doing the refit?



Sure, pop by or PM me and we'll get some readings.
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Hay Minaret, did you ever find out about the possibilty of where to get Japan Dryer ?? Just wonderd, I know ya have been super busy !
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Hay Minaret, did you ever find out about the possibilty of where to get Japan Dryer ?? Just wonderd, I know ya have been super busy !


It's super easy to find, Home Depot carries it. Order it here if you like.




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