Can you trust a survey??
Excellent advice. Perhaps the most important single source of pre-survey information for me was asking questions on the specific sailnet list of owners of the same mfg/model. At the survey I was armed with their experiences too and provided guidance to the surveyor. I also realized that not everything gets written down so I carried a portable tape recorder and did an informal Q&A with the surveyor...I''m still using that tape to remind me of things...most minor.