We are the proud owners of a 1976 Helms 25! Forgot to get the hull# on Saturday. We bring her home to Tawas,Michigan (Lake Huron) on May 1st.
She has been a freshwater boat on the hard SW of Chicago.
Hull is solid. Comes with a 2006 15hp 4 stroke Honda o.b. that has been used 4-5 times and been stored in doors since 2007. Trailer is in good condition.
The original sails are Excellent!! very crisp and clean with no breaks in any of the stitching. Lots of additional gear and equipment. anchor,chain,lines,fenders,man overboard, life jackets, Roller furling for head sail, spinnaker pole, new porti potty, Screen/cover for pop top, brand new main sail cover,minor leak below two of the cabin windows and water stain along the outer edge of V berth cushion coming from the behind the board at the bow. Crazing at 3 of the deck plates.
winches have been re-conditioned. She a bit dirty, so a power wash and scrub down is firstst on the to-do list. Standing rigging looks to be in good condition. No snagging meat hooks. Unable to check the centerboard thoroughly, but will assume it is also in good condition. Time will tell.
No electronics, batteries or dingy.
Look forward to tapping into the vast knowledge available and offered thru this forum.....
Thanks for your input and Yes, we'll be doing the work ourselves.
Tina and John