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Old 09-02-2016, 10:51   #31
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Re: Yorktown Sailboats

Thinking of buying a 1978 33.5 Yorktown sailboat. Is there a way to tell if it was a kit or factory made ?
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Old 09-02-2016, 14:26   #32
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short answer is no. some, but not many kits where fitted out better than factory, most as good and some very poorly. "factory built" doesnt mean much with this brand. proper survey will tell all...
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:23   #33
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I came to this site requesting information on how to fix a leaking keel on my Yorktown (39' cabin model). I already had the delamination "patched" once and now we're leaking again! I hope "dandkg" is still out there because I would like the number of the man he recommended here in L.A. I also live across the street from where my boat was built (Wilmington, CA). Or if anyone else knows of someone who can do the resin emulsion on my keel let me know.
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:28   #34
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if you search this and other threads youll find my solution to the problem. its not too difficult a job depending on the source of the leak. hardest part will be hauling and drying out. pm if you have more questions...
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:42   #35
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Thanks. Yeah, that's the problem. After patching the delamination I was advised to try and "pour" epoxy into the keel pocket until it was full. Problem was I'm a live aboard and had to drop her back into the water immediately. Pouring acetone into the pocket and letting it dry properly would probably require a month's stay in an expensive yard. That's why I'm looking for the gentleman dandkg used. Perhaps he has a better way to handle it?
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:52   #36
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i remember talking to them a while back about another issue and im almost certain they hauled for this job. the beauty of acetone in this case is its volatility. its pretty easy to warm the keel from the outside and actively drive the moisture/fumes out and the warm glass/concrete will ultimately help the goo penetrate deeper into the void. maybe a week in the yard if your organized. i really dont see how to do the job correctly with boat in the water.
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Re: Yorktown Sailboats

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...the beauty of acetone in this case is its volatility. its pretty easy to warm the keel from the outside and actively drive the moisture/fumes out and the warm glass/concrete will ultimately help the goo penetrate deeper into the void....
Sounds like you are building a bomb.
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