Originally Posted by northoceanbeach
I could spend all my money on surveys!
I feel your pain. I'm wrestling with the same issues. I purchased this month. I'm going to have it hauled, self survey, and self bottom paint before I move it to home waters. My Progressive agent didn't mention a survey. Boat US requires one.
I simply can't afford the slip fees, hauling, painting, AND survey right now. Hell, I can't really afford the insurance quotes I'm receiving either. Once my sailing dingy sells, I'll be better positioned. Until then, it's a shoestring budget.
Good luck. I've visited the San Juan Islands via ferry. I would love to sail those waters. Be safe and have fun.