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I am purchasing a 1990 22 classic next week what should i

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I am purchasing a 1990 22 classic next week what should i look for as far as
the boats structure etc
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?

In regards ***** ***** boats structure what a marine surveyor does (and what I do when doing inspections) is check the boats hull with a tool called a protimiter. A protmiter is a fancy word for what is a fairly expensive moisture meter that will read the content of water in the wood core beneath the fiberglass skin without having to make holes. 20% and under is a solid dry boat. 20 to 40% will usually still float and be fairly safe. Any more than that and you are looking at a hull that's not really seaworthy.

That is the proper way to do it. What other questions did you have on this?

Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Hello, just checking in. I see that no rating has been put through yet so I wanted to make sure I got all of your questions answered. If there was anything else on the issue feel free to ask.
Thank you,