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Too Small for a Surveyor ??

I live near the New Hampshire seacoast and have acquired a 1973 20 foot Paceship P20 trailered daysailer. It is a very simple, open boat. I know it needs some work, but I'm not qualified in a couple areas to evaluate its exact needs.

Specifically, I think the cockpit sole has some wet-core issues and the standing rigging is also suspect.

The question is whether surveyors would scoff at a job like this? I would trailer the boat to him/her, and look for maybe 2 hours of paid time for an assessment (moisture meter) on the hull, deck and standing rigging only and strategies for repairing same. I am capable of making repair assessments on the rest of the boat. My overall goal is to determine:
- whether it is worth fixing
- what needs fixing
- whether I can DIY or should hire it out.

I tried taking the boat to a yard, and wasn't comfortable with their obvious interest in selling me their repair services. So I'm willing to pay for the straight dope.

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