What is the Moisture Content of the Wood in your boat
in the Caribbean
I'm not sure if I've picked the right location (where I'll end up the longest), but let say the Caribbean
What I'm thinking.
I'm going to install Maple Hardwood (Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)) strip flooring
for my Sole. If I was installing it in my house I would likely be looking for a moisture content of less than 15%.
Now installing it in a boat
, I'm thinking it should be higher when I install it as that is where it is going to want to get to throughout its installed life.
I believe that solid wood is for the most part dimensionally stable once it has reach 30% MC but I'm wondering what the MC is of established boats.
I just don't know what that is.
Any Idea or comments?