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Old 04-04-2008, 09:43   #16
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You can rent a thermal imaging camera for 75$ a day here:

Atlas Inspection Technologies - Infrared Camera Rentals

probably many more places too.

So a dry boat, a heater, take a few pictures and you are in business.



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Old 04-04-2008, 10:36   #17
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I'm going to stick with if it's floats it's all good!

I'll check out Gord's links when I get a second. Hopefully what answer if these things work when the boat's been out of the water for some time/frozen etc.

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Old 04-04-2008, 15:15   #18
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For what it's worth, I agree that a single arbitrary measurement on any given day with a moisture meter on any boat hull is not very useful. I have painted/repaired numerous boats in the SE U.S.. If I suspect a wet hull (not uncommon in FL), I find it best to take a series of measurements over time (weeks or months) on the same spots on the hull and keep accurates records. This has usually given me enough informtion to make a comfortable decision on when/if the hull is dry enough to work.
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:22   #19
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Link to pics on thermo

Follow this link to view thermo images of the technology in question. Todd & Associates Infrared Inspections I think there is more to surveying besides buying the technology.


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