Well I was going to say look at the Berkeley marina lien sales, but alas that was last week. They have lien sales every 6 months or so. You can also drive by the marinas
and check for boats for sale
on the various bulletin boards and even ask the harbormasters if they know of any cheap
boats. Odds are most do. many boats may be too neglected.
Then there are the free wood boats, just search online for free wood boat. Not that I would wish that on anyone.
Napa Marina, may have a boat or two too for sale, never hurts to ask about cheap
boats. They are out there. Just need to do some footwork.