Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Highland , MI
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Considering Purchasing a Helms 30
I happened upon a Helms 30 for sale and I'm intrigued. I'm a former Tartan30 owner, and have sailed a variety of other boats in the size range.
Questions for anyone:
This boat is fairly narrow (9'2" beam) compared to the Tartan (etc), where do you notice it? What do you like about the boat, what don't you? Sail area is close to the other 30's with a somewhat shorter boom but a little taller main.
No Genoa lead cars or tracks, looks like blocks on the toerail. How does it point? Has anyone mounted a track inside the lifelines?
Does anyone still race? I'm not racing like I used to, but I do still like an occasional race. Any tricks for rigging or sail type or design?
This boat is cheap enough that I can justify some goodies so, any suggestions for cabin or deck layout improvement?