Remaking the Bella Mente

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by idkfa, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. idkfa
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    idkfa Senior Member

  2. daiquiri
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    daiquiri Engineering and Design

    Very interesting reading. I have especially appreciated the first part, in which various boat handling problems were identified and analysed. Thanks.
  3. Paul B

    Paul B Previous Member

    That isn't the end of the story. Bella went through another iteration before the last Transpac. New rig, new keel bulb, transom extension, etc. She won the race and was donated.

  4. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Still carries those scary looking BLACK liferaft canisters.
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