Also, I'm not available to inspect the boat myself, so I'm going to have to rely on others. I thought about a survey, but from this thread, I might not be buying much assurance of the condition.
Did you mention the location of the boat, I missed it. There is a thread where SailNet Members have volunteered to do drive by boat visits. If you are going to pursue this it would be better to start your own thread so you don't get accused of hijacking this thread.