Re: Trying another tack... Looking for the right boat near Vancouver, BC.
Somewhat happy ending, I'll post more details later, the seller made good on the problems, with a fair resolution all around, he refunded a portion of the sale, (3k) based on the issues, it was what he had saved by living aboard. We both got less than we expected and both learned a lot. He is also unhappy with the surveyor, without me saying anything about the surveyor he told me what the surveyor told him, and feels that he is now unlikely to trust a surveyor in future.
Considering the most recent finding of damaged deck caused by the delaminated mast beam fixed with Robertson screws, I'm not sure exactly what the surveyor did do properly.