Re: 1973 Grampian 26' -- Opinions & Questions
Most insurance companies want a survey. If I'm buying a boat I WANT a survey. As far as hauling the boat for inspection/survey, that is usually the buyer's responsibility to have done and pay for, but...everything is negotiable. If the seller is real anxious to sell, you can try to make that part of the sale, that he pays for hauling but don't be surprised if you are turned down.
I hear what you are saying about inboard vs. outboard but having an inboard is Far better than having an outboard especially if you are under power and in choppy water.
If I had to choose between just those 2, hands down on the Seafarer even with the higher price.