Thanks for sharing your perspective on this. I, too, even as a relative newbie to this realm was stunned that he was not more conversant about the spar corrosion issue. When I meet with him, I'll probe a bit deeper... about the spar issue and the missing logs.
Marc, over the past year, as I've been reacquainting myself with the online aviation community, I've read a lot your posts in the canard forums and I was hoping that you would reply to this post. (As a matter of fact, a few months back, I was considering another aircraft and I had entered your contact info into my phone for a possible PB exam. I'm happy to read your 2-cents.)
Yes indeed, I expected him to be a bit more cognizant about the wing issues especially.
Now, thinking back on the conversation I had with the owner, when I pressed him a bit further on the spar corrosion... he told me that he was sure corrosion wasn't a problem on this aircraft. He told me that someone had "run a bore scope down there." I really didn't know what to think about his reply, (because I have no idea what sort of methodology would be employed to reveal the presence or absence of spar cap corrosion) so I just went into listening mode.
And my questions begin to multiply as well. Stay tuned.