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Agree with everything except the survey part. If I paid $300+ for a survey, I'm not handing it over. I'm not sure it is usual for a survey to be provided by the seller. Generally, if you want a survey done on the boat you pay for one yourself................
This is true when the seller is asking a buyer for a copy of their survey. It has value and the seller is not entitled to it for free, particulalrly when they would only care for it if the deal falls through.
On the other hand, if the seller already has one, it isn't a terrible place to start and the seller may want you to see it, if then think it will keep you from doing your own. Of course, you should have your own. A seller may then refuse to give it to you as it will simply become the baseline on which the next surveyor begins to look for discrepancies.
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