Launch 2006

Launch 2006

Joined: April 17th, 2006, 9:02 pm

May 25th, 2006, 9:06 pm #1

After prolonged delay the Bella Donna gets wet.








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edit comment: These are some of the nicest photos we have of a 45' TF out of the water. Since these photos were taken, BELLA DONNA cruised around the entire length of Lake Huron. In addition, there are some great interior photos, and photos of the owners (Terry and Donna) taken at Algonac, Michigan, in August of 2007, that can be found at the following link. From time to time I edit a cross link like this to bring information threads together, and if you are interested in the 45' TF, try this one and you'll see the value of cross linking! Regards, Paul

Meet Terry and Donna Hart, aboard BELLA DONNA!


Also added, is this photo below, sent in by Terry, showing BELLA DONNA making time!









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May 25th, 2006, 9:37 pm #2

Magnificient! Huge! Awesome! Sweet! Nice job on the bottom paint too!

Great photos Terry!

Ernie Hamilton
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May 25th, 2006, 10:42 pm #3

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May 25th, 2006, 10:43 pm #4






Dick Avery rendering. Nice lines, eh? Some of the best!

Paul
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May 25th, 2006, 10:48 pm #5

Can I have your boat when you're done with it, lol?



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May 26th, 2006, 12:07 pm #6

After this Memorial Day weekend we will have her ship shape and will post some additional photos. Thanks for all the kind comments on the Bella Donna. We have a labor of love with her.

This winter Jefferson Beach Marina, under the management of Skipper Buds (a very bad thing), accomplished in 5 months the equivalent of 3 months work by refinishing all the teak stipping it bare, refinishing with 5 coats of epiphanes. Looks real good. Reworked the gauges on the helm, refurbished the windlass, refurbished the spot light, installed remote windlass switch on helm, replaced all head system hoses, installed new air horn (see in photo) and fixed miscellaneous pumps.

The workmanship is quite good, however, the management of Skipper Buds is poor at project management and the worst thing to happen to a fine marina. About 3 years ago long time owner Al Wagner sold the majority interest to a large real estate developer that proposed a grand plan of condominiums, shopping plaza and semi private marina. Unfortunately, there are not enough millionaire's to fullfill his scheme and is being bested by a more practical development on the adjacent property to the north. So, being developers the new ownership cares not for the marina function. Thus, what was once a great facility is mismanaged, underfunded and in a state of collapse. Like as not, this will be our last year docking at JBM. Too bad, really.

BTW, I have begun scanning my manuals, wiring diagrams, and miscellaneous material. One of these days I will forward these to you, Paul. Perhaps then, you can post them in the reference area.

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May 26th, 2006, 4:18 pm #7

After prolonged delay the Bella Donna gets wet.








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edit comment: These are some of the nicest photos we have of a 45' TF out of the water. Since these photos were taken, BELLA DONNA cruised around the entire length of Lake Huron. In addition, there are some great interior photos, and photos of the owners (Terry and Donna) taken at Algonac, Michigan, in August of 2007, that can be found at the following link. From time to time I edit a cross link like this to bring information threads together, and if you are interested in the 45' TF, try this one and you'll see the value of cross linking! Regards, Paul

Meet Terry and Donna Hart, aboard BELLA DONNA!


Also added, is this photo below, sent in by Terry, showing BELLA DONNA making time!








Looking at that frontal view really shows off the hull lines. That boat was designed to smash waves, and it shows.

Dave
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May 26th, 2006, 5:18 pm #8

Sure do have a pretty one Terry, almost a shame to put it in the water and cover up that hull design!

Ernie
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May 28th, 2006, 6:07 pm #9

After prolonged delay the Bella Donna gets wet.








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edit comment: These are some of the nicest photos we have of a 45' TF out of the water. Since these photos were taken, BELLA DONNA cruised around the entire length of Lake Huron. In addition, there are some great interior photos, and photos of the owners (Terry and Donna) taken at Algonac, Michigan, in August of 2007, that can be found at the following link. From time to time I edit a cross link like this to bring information threads together, and if you are interested in the 45' TF, try this one and you'll see the value of cross linking! Regards, Paul

Meet Terry and Donna Hart, aboard BELLA DONNA!


Also added, is this photo below, sent in by Terry, showing BELLA DONNA making time!








That is a bruiser! Great photos Terry.

Howard.
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February 4th, 2009, 3:27 pm #10

After prolonged delay the Bella Donna gets wet.








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edit comment: These are some of the nicest photos we have of a 45' TF out of the water. Since these photos were taken, BELLA DONNA cruised around the entire length of Lake Huron. In addition, there are some great interior photos, and photos of the owners (Terry and Donna) taken at Algonac, Michigan, in August of 2007, that can be found at the following link. From time to time I edit a cross link like this to bring information threads together, and if you are interested in the 45' TF, try this one and you'll see the value of cross linking! Regards, Paul

Meet Terry and Donna Hart, aboard BELLA DONNA!


Also added, is this photo below, sent in by Terry, showing BELLA DONNA making time!


















Lots of tours were given aboard BELLA DONNA during the worlds largest gathering of Chris Craft Commanders, in Huron, Ohio, August of 2008, where these photos were taken. The Hart's actively campaign this boat, it's been all around Lake Huron, they run it on Lake St Clair and Erie as well. Needless to say, this boat can be out in water that most others would have to run from!

Regards,
Paul
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