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Re: Helms25 Window Gaskets

She looks in great shape. Just needs TLC. Get some bottom paint on her.
When you pull her out (assume on slings), look up inside the centerboard trunk with the centerboard down. There is a guide roller up inside the trunk sort of inline with the winch that keeps the pendent going vertical up to the winch as the keel swings. Sometimes they stop rolling and cut a groove in the roller. its made out of metal. Also look for signs the pendent making a grove in the trunk fiberglass as it comes down from the winch. You need to look up into the trunk with a flashlight to see it. Also you can take some flash pictures so you can study what is up there.
keep the pictures coming.
Rehoboth Bay/Indian River, DE
S/Y KJ, Helms 25
1976 #552
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