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Yeah, you know, when I bought my Catalina 30, for 11k, I was tempted to forgo the survey, as the boat had obviously been maintained, but the owner did not speak much english, and i used the survey as an opportunity to have the guy familiarize me with the issues.
It was a cheap 400 bucks, in retrospect.
With anything over 20k, I would not hesistate. not for an instant.
Also, the mechanic on the engine makes a lot of sense, as well. Think of the big ticket items: a new diesel would kill you.