You have a problem, I had a few things like that, and just said when my time line to fix the problems were. IE the fire extinguisher, flares etc were done soon after buying, new bottom paint, again when it was pulled, I had new paint after survey was done.
THere were a few otherthings, as in the headliner was falling down, ok, so it took 18 months or so to finish....they sent me notes every 3-4 months or so, I then said what was done etc. The only thing left, is teh cutlass bearing was slighty loose, and even the surveyer said he had to list it, but if it was his boat, he would worry about it the next haul out, being as the motor is only goin 2000-2500 rpms or so. If it would have been a 10K rpm deep vee ocean racer, another story.
SOmething is not right here, they are being a bit to strict!