Originally Posted by sailingfool
I have found the best surveyors seem to book about three weeks out, among the rest you can find some good surveyors who book in a week or so. My opinion, get the best only, and expect to pay twice the rate as "good' alternatives, money very well spent.
Very well. Thanks for the input, sailingfool.
For this I'll be relying on a friend of mine who has been in boating since about forever. His father was into boating before him. He knows several good surveyors, incl. one he says is called "the buyer's surveyor." Apparently a man sellers hate to see coming
. Surveys everything from dinghys to freighters, the world over. Since the boat is about three hours away, drive time, he told me he'd poll a couple of them for recommendations in that area.