Re: Angry at my surveyor....
Yeah, that's true about how would the insurance companies define offshore, but it's still an improvement on the word cruising. I could see cruising being defined as a half not out in the bay, where I would define cruising as anything overnight away from your home port.
Hopefully offshore can be easily defined from his home port of Anacortes as anything outside the Strait of Juan de Fuca, i.e. the Pacific Ocean. Inshore is Puget Sound, the Strait of Georgia up to Port Hardy.
I honestly don't know how any older boats could ever pass. Look around at your local marina. Anything over 10-20 years old, which is alot of them, they don't look like they would pass to me. Especially when you read the list of things the surveyor put, what boat doesn't have a list like that, and I'll bet you, and many people that take the time to post here, well, that tells me you care, you want to learn, I want to learn, so I'll bet you've got a really nice boat in great shape.