Re: Is a marine survey really worth it for an inexpensive boat?
It a risk an reward answer, if you can justify the risk of not having a survey then save the money and purchase Don Casey's book. My first 27" Keel boat was only 3500.00 it was sound with a strong outboard and good sails. I did all the rigging checks myself and took the risk of no survey. Did I find issues after I owned the boat..you bet, but I could live with them or fix them myself.
My new boat was to much of an investment and I wouldn't have thought of not getting a survey, well worth every dollar. Thanks Rob Eberle out of New Bern NC.