Free boat for me - lots of questions
A boat survey is similar to a home inspection. The surveyor goes thru the boat stem to stern and points out any problems and gives you a detailed report. I would guess that it would cost you under $200 and, in my opinion, is the best money you can spend. You don''t want to acquire the boat and find out that it has a massive blister problem or structural damage. Check out either (or both): www.marinesurvey.org or namsurveyors.org / Both shud have a surveyor in your area that you can call.