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LUNA, a Bolger-designed Chebacco, was constructed by Jerome McIlvanie of Yakima, Washington between 1996 and 2001. The boat is 19’ 6” long and has a beam of 7’ 9”. After being sailed just once – from the launch ramp to the marina at the 2001 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival – she was sold and stored under a tarp in a field for the next 19 years. Between 2020 and 2023, Michael Bogoger, Doug Follet, Tim Lemon, and Andy Schmidt helped remove rot, rebuild the cockpit, sew cushions and tents, re-rig, and install a new rudder. In July 2023, the work was finally complete and owner Bruce Bateau and his wife, Kate, officially relaunched her in Anacortes, Washington. LUNA’s home port is along the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon, but sails to points north in the Salish Sea each summer. Find out more about Luna at www.TerrapinTales.WordPress.Com