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In need of a surveyor
The surveyor I''ve used 3 times now in the Chesapeake area spends at least 6 hours going over the boat on the hard and 2-3 hours on the sea trial and at the dock. He produces a printed report of 20 to 30 pages. He does his research on the particular boat (type/manufacturer/value relative to recently sold boats, etc.) both before and after the survey. He''s been in the business for many years and keeps himself current with "continuing education" seminars, training, etc.
Although there is no real certification for surveyors, he''s a member of several associations and organiztions (SAMS ABYC).
Try to get one who does all of the above. Be there when he does the survey!!