Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...
I'm sorry Jim, that's terrible.
Do you have an idea of how long it would take you to do those repairs yourself? Replacing hoses and motor mounts might be things that you can do yourself, while replacing the damping plate is more likely to be something that should be done by a mechanic.
Was the boat hauled during the survey? That level of prop shaft mis-alignment is probably easier to see out of the water than in.
boats that I sail on regularly: Pearson 28-2, Rondar 505, Yankee 30, Blanchard Junior