I just had a CAL 35 surveyed by a marine outfit in Annapolis, MD. I was there with him and I think he did an outstanding job. We were there for a little more than 3 hours. Although it was raining he spent at least an hour sounding the deck. He payed close attention to any area that was repaired and I was very pleased with his professionalism. It''s just like everything else, there are good and bad people doing jobs that you depend on their judgement to make a decision. Sorry to hear that you may have gotten a bad one. At least now you''ll be an expert at repairing dry-rot. With what you learned from this experience you can better determine next time if you think you''re getting ripped off.
Fair winds to ya,