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03-29-2012 05:12 PM
belliegirl2
Re: yorktown 33?

Don't have any pictures due to the fact that we sold our boat in 1988, but my dad welded beefy stanchions and bow sprit. You could take a pilon out with it. Good luck.
03-29-2012 12:42 AM
Dani8
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.
12-01-2008 01:39 PM
cyndimarcus 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.
sorry, cannot yet post "links"
10-24-2008 11:23 PM
sww914 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!
10-22-2008 03:00 PM
SLObrett thanks again for the replys
10-22-2008 12:43 PM
belliegirl2 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.
10-21-2008 01:58 PM
Faster 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.
10-21-2008 01:26 PM
SLObrett
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Originally Posted by Gramp34 View Post
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,

Tim
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
10-21-2008 12:54 PM
sailingdog 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.
10-21-2008 11:55 AM
Gramp34 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,

Tim
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