Entry - 2021 Restore an Old Sailboat Contest

June 25, 2021 by nealhrv59_32775
Summer Sailstice 2021
Entry Details
Originally named s/v Rasputin II she was built in Darwin Australia in 1973. She was a ketch, launched i. 1974. She was custom built. In the 1980’sshe wad in the Mediterranean, and in the late 1980’’s in Denmark. She spent a decade in the US Virgin Islands, before coming to Beaufort NC in the more d 1990’s. There she sat on the hard, in used for 17 years. Since she is a custom built, she is a “one of a kind”

In 2011 I bought her and reconstructed her. Interior and out. I returned her to the water 5/28/2017. This was a massive project. The hull had holes in it, the rudder was useless. All interior systems an navigation equipment replaced. New rigging.... I can go on for days

Since returning to the water she participated in the summer Sailtice in 2019 and 2021. She has now in excess of 4,000 nm under her keel since splash in 2017. Including one off shore passage of 620 nm and spent the winter of 2019-2020 in the Bahamas

She was renamed s/v Harvest Moon in 2017 after the Native American tradition of celebrating the fruits of their efforts after harvesting their crops.

Neal Harvey
s/v Harvest Moon