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    5 months ago
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    This an Aeronaut Bella with a gaff rig. 3 channel RC as there is an additional tweek to tighten the fore jib, makes a big boatspeed difference.
    I like the old 40 Mhtz sets with a flick arm for the 3rd. channel and I use this to flatten the jib after a tack.
    I had to fit a bowsprit because of the extra sail, and also move the mast back about half an inch.


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    5 months ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Roy,
    I suppose I am attracted to your Bella because the second model boat I ever built was one and I still think she is one of my best models. I thought at the time, she would look good as a gaff cutter and have often thought about getting another kit and building another, changing the rig, but kits have been listed as 'not currently available' for some time now. I did see one, gaff rigged, at a show, Blackpool? a while ago. Perhaps it was yours? Good luck with her, I can well imagine the improved performance.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    5 months ago by roycv ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello Nerys I have an article written out for publication for MB mag but an earlier one was ignored so have kept it back.

    The conversion is a bit involved the shortened mast is now stepped onto the keel making it even shorter, and moved aft a bit.
    The rest is a bit of arithmetic but the c of e of the sails is much lower and there is a 40% increase in area but the pressure on the sails is lower down so it all evens out.
    Travels on a reach hands off and spins on a 2 1/2 pence piece!
    regards
    Roy
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    5 months ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nicely done and the gaff rig is great.
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    5 months ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank you, for showing us your lovely collection of boats, so nice to see so many sailing craft and a good varied collection at that. I particularly liked your Bella fitted out as a gaff cutter.

    Cheers, Nerys
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