Tramex Skipper 5 Moisture Meter

Tramex Skipper 5 Moisture Meter measures moisture in GRP boat hulls, decks, and coach roofs.

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Tramex Skipper 5 Moisture Meter will detect excess moisture non-destructively through paint and coatings on wood up to a depth of 1.25″. Excess moisture in the hull surface of wooden or glass-reinforced plastic boats causes failure of protective laminates and damage to structure. The Skipper 5 enables early detection of moisture that can cause costly coating failures and structural damage, as well as checking stripped or peeled sections of hull prior to re-coating, and identifying areas of osmosis before blisters appear or identifying wet cores in sandwich or cored structures.

The Tramex Skipper 5 has three ranges of non-destructive sensitivity for hard wood, shallow depth, and GRP. Deep signal penetration of up to 1 1/4″ (30mm) in wood and G.R.P. Shallow depth scale has a field penetration of up to 0.4 inches (10mm).

This unit offers a wide range of readings of 5 – 30% on Wood Scale and 0 – 100 comparative reference scale for GRP.

Tramex’ Skipper 5 has three measuring ranges designed for testing different materials used in small vessel construction.

Skipper Plus Moisture Meter includes the following features:

  • Identifies areas of osmosis in GRP hulls before blisters appear
  • Confirms whether wooden boats are dry enough for painting or varnishing
  • Trace deck and bulkhead leaks
  • Large, clear display
  • Hold function enables recording of readings
  • High-Moisture audio alarm
  • Soft rubber electrodes for direct-surface contact without scratching or marring paint
  • Battery operated (battery included)
  • Automatic power-off when not in use
Weight2 lbs
Dimensions9 × 5 × 3 in

The Tramex Skipper 5 comes with:

  • Carrying Case
  • Extension Handle (optional)
  • One Year Warranty against defects in parts and workmanship

Click here to download the Tramex Skipper 5 Datasheet

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