My surveyor took extensive meter readings on Mirage with a Tramex moisture meter. Temperatures appear to have varied from 20 degrees to 35. I have no reason to believe that he was anything but professional and find it hard to believe that he made up all those readings.
The Can You Trust Them article cites somewhat contradictory findings:
“Frozen water. We ran two different tests to determine whether the meters could detect frozen water. In the first, we compared a sample of .135″ laminate and wet paper frozen. No meter gave a reading differing from laminate...
A friend of mine is considering purchasing a Catalina 42 on the hard in Hull, MA.
The surveyor says he “can't test the fiberglass if it's frozen”. (I assume he means test for moisture content.)
I've never heard of that. Mirage was tested when it was 20 degrees. No problem.
Has anyone run into...
The problem with those
is that they are too hard to attach and detach. So when you haul down your flags you’ll curse a blue streak getting them off and hate putting them back on next time.
That's why I switched to the clips I showed. The loop goes through the flag grommet and tightened...
I don’t care for those kind of clips. Instead I use these to clip pennants to flag halyards. They’re amazingly strong.
That way the pennants are removable when leaving the boat.
Swallows and Amazons. The first in a series of novels written by the English author, Arthur Ransome, about boys and girls learning to sail and camp. Read as a small boy, they were the beginning.
“Swallows and Amazon’s forever!”