Took a little ride to madison, Wisconsin last sunday in search of a fleet or lonesome boat...who's owner I could chat with. I found niether, but did find a used scot...# 5185 (I think...had no pen). This was at a dealer, sitting on a trailor in his used sailboat section; more looking like a sailboat graveyard. Price is listed at 9 Grand...listed as a 1998 boat. Quite frankly, it looks a bit of a mess: Mast laying accross the boat, lines tangled about, bow splattered by bugs (looks like my camper after a trip back from Wyoming), rudder laying in bottom, sails, I think, bagged under the deck, generally in a VERY unkempt condition...just not an attractive buy as it stands. I "thumped" around a bit, but am unsure of where to check the balsa core...any help? I did not notice any obvious defects in the gelcoat and finish, but could not really get at it. Thinking of trying to find someone more knowledgable than me (shouldn't take long!!!!) do do a survey for me. Any suggestions as to where I could locate such an individual in the Madison Wisconsin area? Just me or is the asking price a bit high (taking into account it IS at a dealer)? Any assistance would be appreciated, thanks.