Originally Posted by jorgenl
A lot of folks here seem to be overly worried about being out the cost of a survey.
A survey is $20-25/ft which is less than $1K for a 40' boat. Haul out is added to that of course.
Welcome to the world of boat ownership.
$1K is only a boat buck. - better get used to spending some money.
And down this road we go again. I agree, relative to the costs of boating that $1000 isn't all the money in the world. But it is exactly this attitude, "it's only $1000" that fuels the crazy way the boating world works.
The lack of upfront disclosure leads to many buyers wasting time and money on boats they would walk away from if the truth was disclosed upfront.
Just tell me up front that the engine isn't going to pass a compression test and let me decide if i still want to spend that $1000.