RE: Need recommendations for a surveyor around Clearwater, Fl
" plus a diligent look at the quality of construction."
Really hard to quantify. Steel is EZ , wood is EZ , but GRP is very hard to survey with out actually removing a chunk of hull and sending it to a good lab.
How it was laid up , how it was post cured , (if needed) the quality & quantity of resin and glass , the amount of entrained air , weather secondary bonding was properly carried out , and the accuracy of the the laminate can not be quantified by simply looking.
A lab is the only way!
Of course sometimes the layup is so low tech that it simply uses thickness for stiffness , then a tuning fork can find air pockets.