Originally Posted by BarryL
Yes and No. Yes the cost of a survey is small (tiny) potatoes compared to the cost of owning a boat. But no, you should not survey every boat that looks interesting. Certainly don't listen to a broker who say "make and offer and see what happens." You should only survey a boat that you truly truly want to own.
I totally agree with you, of course you should not survey every boat that looks interesting. Nor should you make an offer on a boat that looks interesting.
You should only make an offer on boat and survey it if you truly intend to buy it (assuming nothing major comes up in the survey).
That's why we have surveys.