Originally Posted by BarryL
If the surveyor finds serious problems with the boat, why would you waste your (and everyone else's) time on a sea trial?
I do them both at the same time myself as it saves me the frustration. Although I agree, I would never make a offer on a boat until I have done my own surveyor like inspection, but its his first boat and first experience doing this. Now is the time he can back out of the deal since survey is done / sea trail, counter get the price it should go for, and if not then decide if 19K is really worth it considering better maintained models are at that price...