Originally Posted by WildJasmine
I have several years of experience repairing and maintaining boats and pretty much know what to look for. If I am only spending 5,000 is it crazy not to get a survey?
Hanging around boats for a few years, even working professionally in yards for those years, you will not pick up a tenth of the knowledge a good surveyor brings to evaluating a boat.
So boat is only $5,000 to purchase, but it can quickly become more expensive as you stumble across the first few $3-5000 upgrades required for to be used safely...next thing you know you have a $18,000 boat and fully appreciate why folks recommend one always hire a surveyor.