While searching for my C34 late in 2011, think you'll find lots of boats for not lots of money, much closer to home. One can find a pretty nice coastal cruiser in the $20-30k range, IMO. Even teens. Find one that has had some semblance of care, that maybe someone has to sell due to health or financial reasons. Not one that was used, abused and left for dead.
What are you looking for in a boat?
1988 Catalina 34-La Vie Dansante
San Diego Yacht Club