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The boat uses a fiberglass skin over wood core, which is fairly typical marine construction. What happens with this style of construction over time is that water will eventually get into the wood core, causing the wood to rot out. When I do pre-purchase inspections for my customers (and what professional marine surveyors also do) is use a tool called a protimiter to check the boats frame work. A protimiter is a very fancy moisture meter that an read the level of moisture in the wood underneath of the fiberglass skin without having to drill holes. What we do is use the protimiter to check the moisture levels in the transom, stringers, engine supports, decking, and especially around windows. When we do the inspections we also do reports for the customer. What we do here is take a bunch of pictures of the boat from various angles, and then we write in what the moisture levels were reading with the protimiter in all of the areas that we scanned.
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