Isn't that sort of an adjustment? I wouldn't pick over the fridge, but if they repaired the bow pulpit that was money you didn't have to put out and more money that they did.
Yes. I only mentioned it as an example of what a prior poster had said: You don't survey until after an agreed price.
The reason there was an adjustment was that the broker and seller had pointed out what they knew of the boat and everything they knew was wrong. My offer was based on that information. The bow pulpit had not be noticed by anyone until during the survey, hence we agreed on an adjustment in the form of a repair.
It was interesting that it was me, not the surveyor, who noticed that the pulpit was out of whack. Sighting down from on centerline it seemed bent. The surveyor looked and said "sure is". The broker looked and said "damn, you're right".
Broker said the marina shop guys could straighten it out. The shop guys said it got wacked 2 years prior and they had already worked on it, that was as good as they could get it. Broker was good. He didn't argue, just ordered a new pulpit. Catalina sold them a replacement for around $700 and it cost another $500 to have it installed.