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Forum: Helms   05-28-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 320
Posted By Wayne25
Helms 25 shroud and stay sizes

I think I asked this before, but never got an answer. Every spring when I set up my mast and tension the shrouds and stays I wonder if they were replaced with the same size as original. They are all...
Forum: Helms   05-28-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,454
Posted By Wayne25
Re: Helms 24 vs 25???

Sounds great. Thanks for sharing. I've heard the same comments from other 24 owners.
Wayne
Forum: Helms   02-13-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,454
Posted By Wayne25
Re: Helms 24 vs 25???

Old post, but still interested. Which did you buy? Tell us about it.
Forum: Helms   04-08-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,940
Posted By Wayne25
Re: Helms25 Window Gaskets

Good luck. The PO on my boat had replaced the clear plastic with tinted safety glass. It's bedded with a marine clear silicone. Its about the only place on the boat i would allow silicone to be used...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-20-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 4,950
Posted By Wayne25
Re: Delmarva Circumnavigation

You don't have to anchor out in the Harbor of Refuge. You can sail into Lewes through the Roosevelt Inlet (Very nice inlet) and dock in town. All the city docks and marina buildings were new a couple...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-17-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By Wayne25
Re: Helms 27

At the top of the page click resources, then forums (Msg brds), and scroll down to the Helms board. The Helms 25 seems to be the most popular with the 24 and 27 not far behind. I'm sure some 27...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-06-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 4,950
Posted By Wayne25
Re: Delmarva Circumnavigation

My home port is Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay and inlet. Just a note that the old 35' high bridge at Indian River Inlet was taken down last year. It now has a new 45' high bridge. I don't know...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-26-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,660
Posted By Wayne25
Re: Favorite Boat Shoe???

I'm on my third pair of Sperry Kingfisher ASV's. They have a narrow width at the arch which really supports my arch and that along with the ASV saves my aching feet. Also very sure footed on deck.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-01-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,951
Posted By Wayne25
Re: New West Marine Lifejacket?

That is not what you see when your in the water and they are deployed. The floatation tube is usually a bright color.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-04-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By Wayne25
Re: Sailboat lift

I use mooring whips on my Helms 25. They work great for me. They are the stationary type, so I tie the stern whip bent into the dock so my rigging doesn't hit during docking.
Forum: Helms   04-16-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By Wayne25
Re: A few questions and intro

Her is an interesting site for you.
Contact Me (http://boats_4.tripod.com/id3.html)
Forum: Helms   04-16-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By Wayne25
Re: A few questions and intro

Welcome to the board Tiffany.
Here's some info you might like.
History of Helms Yachts | The Dream Begins: From Sailboat Restoration to Family Cruising...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,779
Posted By Wayne25
Re: Mildew in the Cabin

Bounce dryer sheets in storage compartments and under the cushions.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-04-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 3,037
Posted By Wayne25
Re: Sail Cut & Shape

Thanks for all the great input.
I'm trying to get a better shape and no wrinkles.

Probably about 8 knots in this shot,~ 50 degree to wind.

This rig has a mast claw and halyard crimp in the SS...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-04-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 3,037
Posted By Wayne25
Sail Cut & Shape

Need your opinion. What is good and not so good about this sail shape/cut?

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w103/ewayneh/PA100008.jpg
Forum: Helms   02-25-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By Wayne25
Re: New Tiller

I think West Marine has one that will work in their catalog. I wouldn't mind one with a little more upward offset. Remember they price match and will ship free to a store near you.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-12-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 9,657
Posted By Wayne25
Re: Shoal-draft pocket cruiser recommendations?

Add a Helms 25 to your list. There is an owners forum here on Sailnet.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w103/ewayneh/DSC00053.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w103/ewayneh/DSC00048.jpg
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-07-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Wayne25
Re: methods of recovering a morgan 25 1967

Get some inflatable rollers
http://www.praktek.com/
Jack boat to slide them underneath. Use sling around the whole boat so you don't pull an eye out. Pull with tractor or dozer. Keep people away...
Forum: Helms   12-05-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Posted By Wayne25
Re: I'm still arm wrestling with Jack Helms and he's still winning.

Nice job David! Put some Tef-Gel on those threads so they don't react with the SS/Alum ( I know you know that, but for the benefit of others).
Did you have your spreader tips covered with those...
Forum: Helms   12-02-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By Wayne25
Re: Introduction and Question

Bob:
If your trailer is good and you can pick up a 9.9 HP long shaft for under $1,500, I think you can get your money back when it comes time to move up in size, if you decide you need bigger. We...
Forum: Helms   12-02-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By Wayne25
Re: Introduction and Question

Helms 25's have a balsa cored deck and solid fiberglass hull. When you checkit out make sure there are no soft spot on deck. The centerboard is steel. Make sure it isn't a hunk of rust. If the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-14-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 2,843
Posted By Wayne25
Re: Boo TowBoatUS! They don't connect their own DSC

I don't think Towboat would answer your DSC call directly even if they had the GPS and VHF wired correctly. They would wait for the USCG to answer the DSC distress call, then wait for instructions if...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-14-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 5,952
Posted By Wayne25
Re: Give me a break: Techniques for Heaving-To

Kevin:
I heave to at the end of the day when its time to drop the outboard to motor into the slip. It provides a stable platform to go forward on deck to drop the jib. At that point my wife controls...
Forum: Helms   10-23-2012
Replies: 2
  Did It
Views: 844
Posted By Wayne25
Re: Did It

Welcome to the Helms board!
We need pictures.
Maybe you can help out Deltaten with his thread about comparing the 24.
Keep us updated.
Forum: Helms   10-20-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,454
Posted By Wayne25
Re: Helms 24 vs 25???

Paul - The Helms 25 has a 5'-1" head room if you do not have the Pop-up model.
I would recommend that it's time to take a look and sail both boats to find out which you like best. The specs are one...
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