My friend Jeff writes me: I am in the process of building new masts for my 36' ketch. Immediately prior to removing the old masts, I had my daughter ring the bell mounted on the mizzen that has been with the boat since I've owned her (and I presume since she was built). That bell has now been tucked away safely onboard. Here's my question... I'd been given a very nice ship's bell many years ago and have been keeping it polished and clean in my cellar awaiting a boat. This bell is a more appropriate size for Sugaree, the original being fairly small. I'm already preparing for a name change (to Sugaree) with a repaint and am wondering if I'm pushing things by changing the bell as well. I don't want to push my luck or fortune and don't know if I should change the bell, or if because of the name change, the new bell would be appropriate. I have also thought of mounting the new bell on the mizzen and the old either forward somewhere or down below. Perhaps if I bring the new bell aboard while christening a friend's new baby? Should I change bells?? Jeff I don't know myself. I'm familiar with the routine for renaming a ship but whether Poseidon will take offense at Jeff's actions is unknown to me, so I thought I'd consult the "keepers of the tradition". The floors of the seven are littered with the remains of those who have annoyed "Himself". Any thoughts?