When I bought my first boat here''s what I did;I bought books ,I read and studyed them over and over again. I spoke with many knowladgeable people. I did alot to educate myself.The only time I got screwed was when I trusted a surveyor. And it was a reputable surveyer here in Massachusetts.And that was only because the financer forced me to use one. Mabey if they could be held responsible for their ''work'' things would be different.
I also have a few stories. My boat wasn''t the only one.
If you want your boat surveyed and you live in my neck of the woods, get ahold of me...I''ll do it for free!