Re: I Think I Found The Right Boat
For what it's worth--
We bought our 1981 26' Seafarer with an inboard diesel last August for $6,300 and did not have a survey. (Though it was on the hard at the time of purchase.) You can educate yourself quite a bit on what and how to inspect. Based on what you wrote above, I would do my own inspection over paying and trusting someone with doubtful qualifications.