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Old 22-08-2011, 12:54   #1
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Yorktown 39

Anyone out there know how i would distinguish between a yorktown 39, yorktown 39a and yorktown 39c?

i need to order some new sails and the 39c specs have different enough sail specs that i either need to determine if i have a 39c or get to measuring.

i searched the old web archives and found useful info on a lot of things but nothing about sails or identifying 39, 39a or 39c.

any ideas?

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Old 05-09-2011, 20:16   #2
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Re: Yorktown 39

hey steve...
ive been unable to find much info at all about these boats, except the 39s where intended to use a catalina 30 rig. dont know if thats even true. ive got a bare hull 39 aft cockpit im starting to put back together, if you could steer me towards an owners group or build blog id appreciate it. thanks, rob
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yeah, i have a bunch of info thou, as far as know, there is no owners forum. I will PM u some links when i get to the office tomorrow.

congrats on the boat.

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Re: Yorktown 39

lmmc.com: The Best Search Links on the Net

click on the month / year at the top where you see activity which will show you the web archives for the old yorktown site.

you can find the sail plans at Sailrite Sailplan Database

the original (sole) sail makers were lee sails and they still have the specs on file.

the local guy (to me in san fran) is:

Mr. Shawn PASSERI
Lee Sails
2021 Alaska Packer PL. #13
Alameda, CA 94501
U. S. A.

tel: 707-386-2490
email: leesailscal@yahoo.com

he has been really helpful and fast to respond (not to mention 1/3rd of the price of other sail makers.
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Re: Yorktown 39

hank mckune(yorktown yachts) didnt change his rigs much. the 39a was built in the1960s. the 39 and 39c are center cockpit models built after 1970. good luck with finding sails--you may have to measure and search by measurements.
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Re: Yorktown 39

G'Day Steve,

IMO it is ALWAYS better to measure your own boat than to depend on any "standard" rig measurements. This is all the more true for older boats, and boats that were never a big production run, and more true yet for boats that were often "owner finished off".

This is especially true of mainsails, but a poorly fitting genoa is an ugly thing too!

Good luck anyway.

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Re: Yorktown 39

great advice. thanks!

i was more or less at that point as nobody has the yankee / stay specs for my cutter rig.

it makes me sad to look at sails this dilapidated, but in the interest of accurate measurements, i dont have much choice but to unroll them and measure.

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