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Hello ... Just got into a 35' Yorktown that seems very nice but getting conflicting stories from the web ... any Yorktown owners out there?
 

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Another Yorktown 35 owner

Hi, yes I own a Yorktown 35 as well. Bought it in really rough shape and am "improving her" while she sits on the hard in VA to bring it down to PR in November. We can take the conversation off the board if you wish.
 

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I bought the :) Invictus a 35' Yorktown center cockpit sloop December 2009. She went through four months of renovations. All systems inspected, new rigging, blocks, lines, hylards, hull, mast & deck paint, bottom painting, power distribution panels and electrical lines, plumbing in the galley and head, VHS radios, cockpit navagation station before we were able to sail her and once we did, it was simply an amazing sail. People around the Marina have told us how wonderful she looks on the water, "not like any other Yorktown they've ever seen". She's nice and roomy inside. Of course, there is still work to be done but we're taking it a bit slower and enjoying the water. :)
 

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I bought the :) Invictus a 35' Yorktown center cockpit sloop December 2009. She went through four months of renovations. All systems inspected, new rigging, blocks, lines, hylards, hull, mast & deck paint, bottom painting, power distribution panels and electrical lines, plumbing in the galley and head, VHS radios, cockpit navagation station before we were able to sail her and once we did, it was simply an amazing sail. People around the Marina have told us how wonderful she looks on the water, "not like any other Yorktown they've ever seen". She's nice and roomy inside. Of course, there is still work to be done but we're taking it a bit slower and enjoying the water. :)

:confused: no PICs :(
 

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Have a quick question ... I know these were primarily kit boats so the specs will vary but Daybreak has a 12' beam and a 6 foot keel and I'm trying to get an approximate weight on her for a transport company ... any ideas/educated guesses?
 

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Thanks for the info, I'm sure mine is similar ... How're the "improvements" coming. Mine is stalled right now as the motor seems to enjoy breaking connecting rod bolts (Penta MD11C) .. working on a replacement but wish I'd been smart and just repowered her in the first place... Cheers! :hammer
 

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Hello all Yorktown Owners. I just purchased a 39' center cockpit built in 79-80. I have been busy on it and am making some progress, and trying to get some day sailing in when I can. The Boat was formally owned by people who took reasonably good care of it. I have replaced most of the electronics, and upgraded to a intigrated system That is quite an improvement over the old. The sails are good, Roller furling jib with about 110 jib, and a new Head Sail. I converted the head to an electric one, and am currently redoing the shower compartment. The boat is powered by a Lehman 4 cylinder 50hp deisel.
I had the boat pulled out and worked on the bottom replacing/adding thru hull transducers.
I really like the boat, but need to get out more to learn it's capabilities. This is my first Sail Boat, and I have limited experience, took ASA sailing in mid 80's. I try to get experienced crew to go out with me, and have been lucky so far.
For a 30yo boat I think she's in very good shape. There are some systems that don't work as advertised, but most of those I have tracked down to short cuts, or failure to do a complete job by previous owners. The boat is a Mexico Vet. and I think very seaworthy and dry.
I have the original owners manual and the boat was one that was originally built at the factory, not a kit boat.
I am looking to chatting with other Yorktown owners, and answer any questions if I can about the boat
 

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Congrats on your Yorktown!! It's a fun boat and due to its age, generally requires upgrades and renewed maintenance. Keep a Maintenance Log because you won't remember what you did on her in a year:laugher

Takes lots of before and after pictures to add to your Log. Madame Invictus is a great sail and I enjoy her tremendously!! What part of the world are you?
 

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Thanks for the comments.
My Goal is to get her ready for extended cruizing. I'm not sure how other Yorktowns are equipped, but mine has a refer/seperate freezer/and an icemaker. I'm in process of getting a watermaker installed, I think I can do most of it, but I have to pull her out once again to install a seperate raw water pickup (The Watermaker manufacture strongly recomends this). All lines are led to the cockpit, and could probably be singlehanded, but I have to find someone to go out with me, docking then trying to jump out of the boat with the center cockpit is a bit too much for this old guy.
The boat is a cruizer, only sleeps 4 freindly people. One deviation from the original layout, the setee was removed/converted to a navststion. If I was designing her, I might do things a bit differently, but all in all, it's layout is pretty good with more than ample storage room.
To answer your question, I dropped my Anchor in Calif. In the Delta east of San Francisco/Oakland.
 

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Thanks for the comments.
My Goal is to get her ready for extended cruizing. I'm not sure how other Yorktowns are equipped, but mine has a refer/seperate freezer/and an icemaker. I'm in process of getting a watermaker installed, I think I can do most of it, but I have to pull her out once again to install a seperate raw water pickup (The Watermaker manufacture strongly recomends this). All lines are led to the cockpit, and could probably be singlehanded, but I have to find someone to go out with me, docking then trying to jump out of the boat with the center cockpit is a bit too much for this old guy.
The boat is a cruizer, only sleeps 4 freindly people. One deviation from the original layout, the setee was removed/converted to a navststion. If I was designing her, I might do things a bit differently, but all in all, it's layout is pretty good with more than ample storage room.
To answer your question, I dropped my Anchor in Calif. In the Delta east of San Francisco/Oakland.
The interior layout of the Invictus is fore cabin sleeps one, main cabin sleeps 2 comfortably and the Captain's Quarters sleeps two comfortably. This past week-end, I did an oil change, fuel filter change, air filter cleaning, fuel pump switch fabrication and bleeding of the fuel lines for a perfect result, the gentle purring of a Perkines 4-107 engine. Taking her out tonight for a harbor cruise.

I'm in the process of redesigning the galley. I've put so much work into her since I've owned her without logging, really, really bad mistake, so now I'm keeping an active Maintenance Log. Let me know if there is anything I can help with and I'll do so gladly!
 

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hi guys. i recently acquired a y39 aft cockpit bare hull unfinished kit. fitting out for cruising and would live to chat with other owners about your boats. and happy to buy a copy of the owners manual to have as a reference.
too new to the forum for pm's. reach me directly at [email protected]
good luck with your boats
 

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Let me start out by saying, "Boy am I glad I found you folks."

My SO (significant other) and I bought a Yorktown 33 from Boat Angel on ebay. Paid about $0.21/pound for her. As you can imagine she was in rough shape. I think of her as a pound puppy, a pig-in -a-poke, a rescue boat, a project boat, or a pipe-dream. Not really sure which fits best. First thing we did was find a used ebay Perkins 4108 and traded the old 4107 block for some installation labor. That made her $0.43/pound. A month later we had the installation, alternator, stater, wireharness, engine cut-off, etc fixed. New mainsail, new boom (selden single line reefing), new carpeting, bilge pump, Engine water plumbing to hot water heater, and a few small toys. I think we're at $1/pound. Still a pretty good deal.

Well, maybe. When it rains very hard (we're in Seattle) the hull to deck joint leaks. I think this is a common problem with Hank's boats. It's not terrible, but it's enough to wet the new v-berth mattress my SO made, so it's unacceptable. The water comes in in two places where the bolts attach the deck to the hull. Does anyone have experience with fixing this?

We have a dream to head out the straight of Juan de Fuca and turn left in about a year and a half. I'm not certain that this is the boat we'll take, but I've grown so fond of her. We're still deciding whether or not to make her safe and sell for a profit :laugher or try to make her blue water worthy. Any thoughts?
 

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i was under the impression all models had the hull deck joint glassed, as my 39 is. the leaks are probably coming from the covering/rub rail that was screwed over the seam to hide it. a bit of work to remove and rebed...assuming the po used 5200 or the like. accessing all the nuts will be tough. ive soaked a leaky area with soapy water, turned a shop vac around and had someone on the inside to see which fastener is blowing bubbles. just an idea...good luck
 

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Hi Guys,
We have a Yorktown 33 and are having it surveyed tomorrow. Hoping for a good outcome but we have some issues.

The hull deck seam has a couple of leaks
The windows/port lights leaks

There are no electronics on the boat
and the lazarette lids are crazy, if you have a Yorktown, I would love it if you posted pictures of how you have finished her and how you have dealt with the lazzarette issues.

I have redone the upholstery for the settee and for the V birth have yet to do the the quarter birth. Repainted the bilge and cut new carpet for the floor and painted that as well.

We also have an issue with the companion way hatch.
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we have a yorktown 33 and we are having issues with the stanchions, could you post a picture of what you have please?
 

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I bought the :) Invictus a 35' Yorktown center cockpit sloop December 2009. She went through four months of renovations. All systems inspected, new rigging, blocks, lines, hylards, hull, mast & deck paint, bottom painting, power distribution panels and electrical lines, plumbing in the galley and head, VHS radios, cockpit navagation station before we were able to sail her and once we did, it was simply an amazing sail. People around the Marina have told us how wonderful she looks on the water, "not like any other Yorktown they've ever seen". She's nice and roomy inside. Of course, there is still work to be done but we're taking it a bit slower and enjoying the water. :)
Question
The controls. Throttle & gears which is on the left side ? Gas or gears
 
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