Designed: Sam S. Crocker 1930
Builder: G.F. Lawson, Dorchester MA
Launched: 1931
Major Re-rigging and Repower: 1937-1939
Major Rebuild: 2006-2009

LOD: 54'; LWL: 46'; LOA (including spars): 68';
Beam: 14' 11"; Draft: 6'4"
Rig: Original Gaff-fore and Gunter-mainsail Schooner, re-rig to change Gunter to Bermuda-mainsail 1939.
Construction: original fir on steam-bent oak; rebuild mahogany on laminated mahogany;

Mahdee started life with jaunts between her summer cruising grounds of the Maine coast and her winter home of Long Island Sound. Though we don't know much of how she spent the 1940's and 1950's we do know that she underwent a name change (to Privateer) and later cruised through the Caribbean and made it to the west coast where she spent many happy years sailing the Pacific in the 1960's and 1970's. With two TransPac races under her (portly) belt, she retired to houseboat status in San Diego in the early 1980's where a family of 8 lived aboard her and sailed her about the bay until we purchased her in 2006. After her much needed rebuild, we live aboard and cruise with her. We hope for many years to come.

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Photo 2010 Great San Francisco Schooner Race (copyright John Swain 2010)

Motoring North along the California coast 2010 (copyright Cris Kennedy 2010)

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