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Boat buying plan

I'm advising a new boat owner on how to finesse a boat he wants to buy.
It is a Morgan 32 and seems to be in excellent shape although old.
It is current in a winter slip in CT so hear is my plan.
1. Make offer
2. Have surveyor survey boat in water and do sea trial.
3. Do quick haul out and have surveyor do hull and winterize seacocks
4. Do bottom paint
5. Put back in water for winter slippage
6. Move boat to cheaper dock in summer.

The two glitches in the plan is will the surveyor charge extra for two trips.
How bad of an idea is it to bottom paint in the spring rather than in the winter?
Will the weather hold so we can get this all done.
An advantage is that we can get started as early as we want in the spring.
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