Originally Posted by Olddave
I've been there and done that. They are only going to show you what they want to. You need to get in there with an experienced eye and have a good look.
Arrange a time with the broker for him to show up with his cell phone
and a video calling app (face time, whatapp, Skype).
Have him give you a live video tour of the boat and you can tell him to show you all the bulkheads and anything else you want to see. It's cheap
and easy. If the broker refuses, assume there is a problem but a lot harder to hide stuff if you are directing the video.