Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Mexico, USA (Heron, Elephant Butte lakes); Arizona (Lake Pleasant)
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Re: Buying A Boat, Need Some Help
Two approaches I've heard of for reducing the cost of a survey:
(1) learning enough to "pre-survey" boats on your own and eliminate clunkers so you only pay for a survey on a boat that in which you have high confidence;
(2) asking whether the surveyor might consider stopping the survey and reducing the fee if a big deal-breaker surfaces very early during the survey.