Hello all, I am a new poster, and hopefully a Sea Ray owner very soon. I am looking at the 40' sedan bridge model, ideally 2000 - 2002 model year, with diesel engines. After doing a fair amount of online research, I have a few questions that I hope someone can help with: 1. How much of a problem is the balsa core moisture/rot issue? Is this a widespread issue? Are certain years or configurations more susceptible? Is there something I can look for while searching that I should steer clear from? 2. How much does a comprehensive survey that would detect hull issues like balsa moisture/rot, as well as a comprehensive review of the engines, drives and auxiliary systems typically cost? 3. Am I crazy to be considering a boat that may be 14-16 years old as my first big boat purchase? 4. Am I crazy to think that we can do some casual fishing and diving from the open area at the stern? 5. Can I comfortably carry a small dinghy/tender on the standard swim shelf? Any recommendations in regards to a good dinghy (carry at least 4 adults) and a compatible mounting system? Thanks in advance!