Lots of info on this site regarding buying a boat. A little mining will help. As to surveyor, check for one in the area the boat is located and plan to be there when the survey is conducted. Survey once you make your offer. Make the offer contingent upon a satisfactory survey that the boat is in good condition. Lots of unknowns like sails, rigging, motor, Satisfactory sea trial. Before you make an offer, go visit the boat, spend time crawling into every nook and cranny and make your own list of concerns first. Read Don Casey's book on evaluating boats. Don't be afraid of a low ball. You still have a trailer issue and a towing vehicle, you will need a larger pick-up in order to make the pull. A full size vehicle won't cut it. Hope this helps. At least it will likely draw more comments.