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    Aeronaut Bella sail boat
    5 Photos ยท 10 Likes ยท 4 Comments
    Boat Length
    32" (81.28 cm)
    Boat Weight
    2.5kg (88 oz)
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG
    I built my Bella many years ago, first sailing boat build. Having built an Aeronaut Diva I was impressed with the kit price and the build method and materials.
    Saffron as she is named was a joy to build, lovely to look at and an absolute joy to sail. She is quick manoeuvrable and being light easily transportable.
    For a novice sailor particularly a great first sailing boat build.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aeronaut Bella sail boat
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    โœง 16 Views ยท 1 Like
    Very much like my Starlet that I built from plans around 50 years ago and sadly no longer have. I gave it away to one of my son's friends when we were downsizing in 1992.โ˜น๏ธ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aeronaut Bella sail boat
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
    โœง 40 Views ยท 1 Like
    Hello JohnF
    You are several steps ahead of me, I have considered modifying her to a Gaff rig. Roycv who posts on here often has a beautiful Bella that he converted to gaff rig some years ago.
    When I get around to it my next boat to gain entry to my harbour will be a beautiful plank on frame 1mtr Nimbus which I built a couple of years ago. I love this particular yacht which lives in my bedroom as it is too big to go anywhere else in the house.
    Regards ChrisG
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aeronaut Bella sail boat
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyB ( Warrant Officer)
    โœง 41 Views ยท 1 Like
    Looks like you made an excellent job of building it, well done. There is a great pleasure in building a boat and then actually seeing it sailing, itโ€™s a pity more people donโ€™t explore this more.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aeronaut Bella sail boat
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง johnf ( Warrant Officer)
    โœง 56 Views ยท 2 Likes
    That's great Chris. The Bella (and its larger sister Bellisima) is a realistic looking and practical sailboat that has proved to be superb to sail on lighter winds. Thereafter a gaff or cutter rig conversion will be relatively easy and an additional challenge.

    I really like auxiliary motorised scale- sail models myself built to plans on fibreglass hulls. I then try to persuade other club members that there is far far more to model sailing than just racing ready-made and plastic DragonForce 65s or One Meters.

    With best wishes. John ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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