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It's only a whole new ball game IF she can be put in good working order for the difference between purchase price and the same boats fair market value in good working order. Otherwise...it is just a parts salvage.
A survey can help tell you what it will cost to refurb the boat as necessary.

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Yorktown boats were mostly sold as kits, and even then didn't have a great reputation compared to other kit boats.

Read the thread Yorktown info - Cruisers & Sailing Forums for some first-hand accounts.

Absolutely get a surveyor to go through it if you're interested. A real survey will include hauling the boat (at your expense).

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Be aware that some user finished boats have better quality than most builders can achieve, but these are fairly rare and far and few between. I saw a user-finished Southern Cross that was amazing, but the person who did the interior was a master cabinet maker IIRC. Not typically the case.

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Yorktown boats were mostly sold as kits, and even then didn't have a great reputation compared to other kit boats.

Read the thread Yorktown info - Cruisers & Sailing Forums for some first-hand accounts.

Absolutely get a surveyor to go through it if you're interested. A real survey will include hauling the boat (at your expense).

Good luck,

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wow. thanks for the link. you put so much work into boats, i wouldnt want to waste my time on something thats faulty from the begining.

perhaps i'll go with my original plan of finding an old catalina 27 or 30

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Deals that look "too good to be true" usually are... I'd be suspicious of such a deal. While you may consider it a lot of boat for the money, its also at least as big a potential headache for the money.

As you've noted for similar money you can get a viable decent smaller boat.

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Yorktown boats were kit built boats designed by a man named Hank McQuen (not sure on spelling). There boat building yard was in wilmington california.

The boats themselves varied from boat to boat as some were finished by the buyer. Myself and my dad built a center cockpit 35. And in fact I grew up on the sailboat.

I have sailed on several and they are not fast. Most of them could run into a barge and keep on sailing, as they were pretty tough boats. They sailed well and comfortable, but not fast.

Good luck, and don't forget a survey.
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I was in the Morro Bay Harbor Patrol office today, this seller has flyers posted there that say he started out at 20K and he said he had a survey for 27K. That's different than what he said on Craigslist, but if it were big enough I'd want to buy it for 5-7k anyway. I'm shopping for a family of 3, so never fear SLOBrett, it's a bit too small for us to cruise long distance on. Good luck!
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If you look up Hank McCune on wikipidia and scroll down to the "links" to Olympia/yorktown links.
You will find some information from the Yard Foreman of the boatyard. I found this site helpful with information from the people who built them, and the people who own them.
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Re: yorktown 33?

Hey Yorktowners, looking for stanchion solutions, please post pictures of what you have done with your Yorktown. Any pictures would be great.
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