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Re: Working with sellers who refuse a pending survey contract

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Originally Posted by JimMcGee View Post

It was my first boat, and I was fresh out of sailing school with just enough knowledge to be dangerous. I remember her as an encyclopedia of boat maintenance knowledge. I learned a LOT that day.

That said my expectation going through the boat with a surveyor was that they would know more than I do and I would learn a thing or three.
It could be argued that the quality of surveyors has not been reduced but that your knowledge has increased sufficiently that most surveyors could not be expected to know more than you.

I'm not saying this is the case but it might be possible that your increased knowledge and experience is part of the perceived difference from 20 years ago.

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It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
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