Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-09-2013, 18:35   #1
Registered User

Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 60
The Mayan - David Crosby's legendary schooner

I just found this video.

Wow I didn't know the musician David Crosby was a sailor himself. I guess this where the song "Southern Cross" came from.



"For $1,000,000 you can own David Crosby’s 1947 59′ Alden centerboard schooner Mayan, currently lying Santa Barbara. In a recent interview, the current owner said “I started sailing when I was 11, and so I’ve been sailing 54 years. … I wrote many songs on this boat. Down in that main cabin there, I wrote ‘Wooden Ships,’ I wrote ‘Page 43.’ I wrote ‘Carry Me.’ “

As beautiful below as above, and quick on the water, she would be a delight to own and sail, although one knowledgeable source estimates she would take $4000/mo to keep in prime condition."

David Crosby’s Mayan at Never Sea Land
__________________

__________________
watersofdiego is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2013, 20:24   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
roverhi's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kona, Hawaii, Carlsbad, CA
Boat: 1969 Pearson 35 #108 & 1976 Sabre 28
Posts: 6,005
Send a message via Yahoo to roverhi
Re: The Mayan - David Crosby's legendary schooner

David made a circumnavigation in the Mayan IIRC. Through all his financial woes over the years including losing his home, he kept the Mayan and apparently kept her in good condition. He truly loves sailing and that boat. Boat has been for sale for a few years. Seem to remember it was around the time I sailed to Hawaii in 2010 that I first heard she was for sale. Latitude 38 - 'Lectronic Latitude
__________________

__________________
Peter O.
'Ae'a Pearson 35
roverhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2013, 22:04   #3
Senior Cruiser
 
jackdale's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 5,040
Images: 1
Re: The Mayan - David Crosby's legendary schooner

Stephen Stills wrote "Southern Cross"

"Wooden Ships" was written by David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Paul Kantner



Neil Young also sailed



The Way It's Supposed to Be: W.N. Ragland | Yachting Magazine
__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203,204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
jackdale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2013, 23:28   #4
֍֎֍֎֍֎֍֎֍֎

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 13,038
Re: The Mayan - David Crosby's legendary schooner

See the album cover for "CSN" it is shot on the yacht 1976 or 77.

IIRC he also put a 3m$ refit into it not so long ago.
__________________
hellosailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2013, 09:11   #5
Registered User
 
S/V Alchemy's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Toronto
Boat: Custom 41' Steel Pilothouse Cutter
Posts: 4,576
Re: The Mayan - David Crosby's legendary schooner

Well, he's known for deliveries.
__________________
Can't sleep? Read www.alchemy2009.blogspot.com for fast relief. Can't read? Avoid www.volumesofsalt.blogspot.com, because it's just personal reviews of sea books.
S/V Alchemy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2013, 10:01   #6
Registered User
 
sail2wind's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Colorado
Boat: 40 Beneteau CC
Posts: 99
Send a message via ICQ to sail2wind
Re: The Mayan - David Crosby's legendary schooner

the lyrics state "80' of waterline" and "Music" was her name, true, Steven Stills wrote the song, not David Crosby
__________________
sail2wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2013, 10:53   #7
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: St Augustine, FL
Boat: Woods Vardo 34 Cat
Posts: 2,827
Re: The Mayan - David Crosby's legendary schooner

Now's there an old schooner fit for the Tasman!

I'd guess the budget is only off by about a factor of 5 when you figure in periodic refits and nearly annual haul outs.
__________________
Check out my MoJo: Facebook.com/mojomarine1
Boatguy30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2013, 14:11   #8
Registered User
 
Mike Vogdes's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Jersey Shore
Boat: Watkins 29'
Posts: 212
Actually, a yachtworld search shows her for sale for $750,000 now.
__________________
~~~ ><(((((*> ~~~
Mike Vogdes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2013, 14:24   #9
Registered User
 
Snore's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: www.USCGMaster.com
Boat: Tartan 33
Posts: 1,881
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Vogdes View Post
Actually, a yachtworld search shows her for sale for $750,000 now.
WOW, much better......

Will they take a check?
__________________
"Whenever...it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off- then, I account it high time to get to sea..." Ismael ---- NEW website! www.USCGMaster.com
Snore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2013, 14:30   #10
Registered User
 
Khagan1227's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Kansas City, MO
Boat: In the hunt again, unknown
Posts: 1,330
Re: The Mayan - David Crosby's legendary schooner

Quote:
Originally Posted by Snore View Post
WOW, much better......

Will they take a check?
Too late, it's mine, and David is taking me out for a test sail on it, then we get a private concert.
Khagan1227 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-09-2013, 08:25   #11
Registered User
 
Freedom52's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 18
You should track down Capt. Robbie. He had the Mayan while David was in TX prison. I crewed a couple times in SB and liked the boat. David's wife (Linda?) is a lot nicer than he is, or at least more patient. A full time Capt in SB was maintaining the boat with some help when I was there around 1989-90. I can't remember his name but a very nice guy.

BTW, 80' of waterline is fictitious, and Robbie had his own story of the song's creation. I'll never forget a sundown BBQ in the Abacos, with a charcoal grill on the deck, only inches above the teak and Honduran mahogany, passing the rum bottle and Robbie squirting lighter fluid on the grill to cook the fish he expertly speared that day. A true pirate ship at that time, probably around 1986. Even had two Sunfish for harbor races . Good times!
__________________
Freedom52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-09-2013, 08:42   #12
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: PNW
Boat: custom teak ketch 48' Eastwind
Posts: 607
Images: 9
Re: The Mayan - David Crosby's legendary schooner

We put a bunch of frames and planks in the 'Ragland' back in 1979 when Neil had the boat in Ft. Lauderdale.
Then I saw the boat anchored at Half Moon Bay and saw his wife standing on the bow. I motored over in my skiff and asked her if those frames were still holding up. (Green wood) She said they had just replaced them a couple of weeks back. They lasted 10 years.
Neil Young had a recording studio set up inthe freight hold of the Ragland.
Tough life!
__________________
Geoduck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-09-2013, 13:58   #13
Registered User
 
ryon's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Southern California
Posts: 588
Re: The Mayan - David Crosby's legendary schooner

Quote:
Originally Posted by Freedom52 View Post
You should track down Capt. Robbie. He had the Mayan while David was in TX prison. I crewed a couple times in SB and liked the boat. David's wife (Linda?) is a lot nicer than he is, or at least more patient. A full time Capt in SB was maintaining the boat with some help when I was there around 1989-90. I can't remember his name but a very nice guy.
...
Probably Captain Jody, another nice guy, who invited me for a short sail last year. Beautiful schooner! She's docked near the launching ramps, for anyone wanting to see her in Santa Barbara.
__________________
ryon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2015, 23:33   #14
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 2
Re: The Mayan - David Crosby's legendary schooner

Wow, this Google search takes me back...I hung out on that boat when I was 9 yrs old (1983) in Marsh Harbor. I think the Captain helped us sail our boat back to the states when my father was injured. I remember a pretty wild crew!
__________________
MasterKye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2015, 15:43   #15
Sponsoring Vendor
 
Schooner Chandlery's Avatar

Community Sponsor

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: home port Washington DC
Boat: SS Crocker design #131
Posts: 977
Re: The Mayan - David Crosby's legendary schooner

We saw Mayan a couple years ago in Santa Barbara -- she looked great. I wonder if she's still there now.
Schooner Chandlery is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:05.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.