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marsaw92 04-07-2004 01:18 PM

Helms 27
Is there anyone with knowledge of or experience with a Helms 27? I am considering purchasing a 1981 model w/hanked-on headsails, OMC saildrive, and tiller steering.

Jeff_H 04-07-2004 06:21 PM

Helms 27
Unless the boat is a near give away, the OMC saildrive should be the deal killer as you can no longer get many of the critical parts.


aflanigan 04-08-2004 10:57 AM

Helms 27
Join the Helms email list for your best bet to talk to Helms 27 owners. I know one mentioned retrofitting his boat with an OB since the OMC did not work; if you''re comfortable doing that kind of modification and the boat is otherwise what you want, it may not be the "deal killer" Jeff suggests.

Allen Flanigan

tomsmyth 05-12-2004 12:20 PM

Helms 27
I won a 1982 Helms. In the past 10 years of ownership, no porblems and sails well. Above average workmanship and well balanced.

Outboard version and considering your omc situation you might consider hanging an ob off the transom.

I have seen several 27''s and 30''s and they all looked pretty good for their age.

Good luck!

drsutton 10-25-2013 10:43 AM

Re: Helms 27
can someone please direct me to the Helms 27 email list? Thanks.

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