The Tramex Skipper 5, the updated Skipper Plus, is an instant, precise, dual-depth, analog, non-destructive Marine moisture meter which detects excess moisture hidden in GRP boat hulls, decks and coach roofs including sandwich or cored structures.
The Dual Depth feature of the Skipper 5 makes it possible to determine where the moisture is located within GRP composites. The shallow-depth readings, up to 10mm (⅜”), and deep-depth readings, up to 30mm (1¼"), can be used to compare surface moisture and core moisture and eliminate the influence of the substrate when testing coverings
Moisture readings can be visualized with the Tramex Meters App and turned into moisture maps, reports and charts for sharing. Bluetooth connectivity to mobile devices also helps to GeoTag test results, create, save and share photos.
The Skipper 5 moisture meter is the new and improved version of the well-established and trusted Skipper Plus - SMP - moisture meter, which has been a favourite amongst moisture professionals for many years.
GRP composites and hardwoods are non-conducting materials, nevertheless their electrical properties change with increasing moisture content. The Skipper 5 determines moisture content by applying a high-audio frequency signal between a pair of soft rubber electrodes on the instrument base. A third electrode provides genuine shallow range measurements on a smaller footprint. Capacitive coupling between the electrodes and the sample allows impedance to be determined. This is interpreted as a moisture value and displayed on a large, clear moving coil meter. Additionally, meter readings may be sent instantly to a Tramex App on Android and iOS mobile devices by Bluetooth
Effective osmosis treatment requires the complete removal of the hygroscopic solutes that are responsible for absorbing and retaining moisture and forming osmotic cells in GRP composites. Featuring both deep and shallow modes the Skipper 5 is the ideal instrument for locating moisture associated with these solutes to help ensure successful treatment. Marine timbers also suffer from excessive moisture which causes blistering and loss of paints and varnishes. Trapped moisture encourages fungal growth and black fungal staining. The Skipper 5 enables quick surveying over moisture over large areas, will read through paints, varnishes and sheathing such as Cascover without causing damage and may be used to find and trace leaks above and below decks.
|Size:||6.3" x 3.5" x 1.5" (160mm x 85mm x 38mm)|
|Power:||2 x AALR6 ALKALINE (included)|
|Depth of penetration:|
|Shallow signal:||up to ⅜” (10mm)|
|Deep signal:||up to 1¼" (30mm)|
|Wood Moisture Content:||5 to 30%|
|Reference scale for building materials:||0 to 100|
The Slide Protectors are used to protect both freshly painted surfaces and the meter electrodes.