NAME : “MAYALINDA”
MODEL : Cape Cod Knockabout, Lake George Fin Keel Version
YEAR BUILT : 1935
LOA : 18′
Beam : 6′
Draft : 3′ 0”
Displacement : 1500# (including 900 # lead ballast keel)
Builder : Cape Cod Shipbuilding Company
Designer : Charles S. Gurney
Location : Sarasota, Florida
“MAYALINDA” is a classic 1935 wooden sailboat that has undergone a recent (completed Fall, 2023) full restoration including a complete new centerline, new laminated white oak frames, new garboards, new deck planks and canvas deck. She is all bronze fastened and includes all original antique bronze hardware. Other than the garboards, all of the planking is original. The garboards came from another Cape Cod Knockabout of the same vintage that was acquired for parts during the restoration. The original transom was used in the restoration but with a white oak veneer laminated on the surface.
The tiller, coaming and seating is original and all have received 10 coats of varnish. The original spars have received 12 coats of varnish. During the restoration, all of the bronze hardware was cleaned and stripped of paint that had built up over the years and then polished for a uniform finish that is now being allowed to weather to develop a rich patina.
She come with 2 sets of sails. The tandem trailer has 4 new tires, 4 new hubs and bearings and new led lights and is included.
The boat has a Florida title and registration and the trailer is registered in Florida.
Although most of the Knockabouts built by Cape Cod Shipbuilding Company were centerboard boats, there were a small number built (records are sketchy and the exact number is uncertain) for Halls Boats in Lake George, New York. Halls sold them to the Lake George boating community and a one-design fleet held races on the lake for many years. It is believed that there are only 4 or 5 of these classics remaining.