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Search: Posts Made By: wkupersa
Forum: Helms 04-29-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 5,381
Posted By wkupersa
Re: Helms 25 Centerboard restoration

Hi! I made a frame of roughly the shape that it used to have without all the indentations and poured epoxy to fill the gaps left by cleaning out the rust. Then I just put a single layer of...
Forum: Helms 04-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By wkupersa
Re: Helms25 Window Gaskets

I hate to admit it but I sailed all last year with painters tape over the port side port light holes. While the view isn't great, I thought that it was funny that the painters tape actually did a...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 06-17-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 2,078
Posted By wkupersa
Re: Rock Hall gouge?

I was over there earlier this year, first time to Rock Hall, and the driver took us on tour of the area bringing us through a bunch of marinas, to the public docking area, and through town. What a...
Forum: Helms 02-24-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By wkupersa
Re: New Tiller

Actually, I think I am going to go with one of the ones at the link that you pointed out and just plane the butt down so it fits. It is pretty close. Thanks!
Forum: Helms 02-24-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By wkupersa
Re: New Tiller

Thanks for the suggestions. I am trying to stick with wood. As I mentioned, I wasn't able to find any stock tillers with comparable dimensions. (2 1/8 * 2 1/8 * 54" with a 2" rise)

I could try the...
Forum: Helms 02-24-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By wkupersa
New Tiller

Does anyone have any recommendations on where I can get a new tiller for my Helms 25? From what I can see, I am going to have to get it custom made. I couldn't find anything stock with the right...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 01-22-2013
Replies: 286
Views: 12,145
Posted By wkupersa
Re: 2013 5th Annual Sailnet Chesapeake Rondevous- June 8, 2013

Hello,

I'm new to the sailing community and would love to meet some fellow sailors. I've got a Helm's 25 that I am restoring docked "right around the corner" on the Magothy. It's seaworthy but...
Forum: Helms 10-18-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By wkupersa
Re: Helms 24 vs 25???

Paul,

I have a 25 in Arnold, MD if you want to see it at some point.

--Willie
S/V Dhyana
Forum: Helms 10-18-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 5,381
Posted By wkupersa
Re: Helms 25 Centerboard restoration

Hey Wayne!

I didn't weight it. I estimate that the metal was probably about 250lbs or so from the original 300. The epoxy and eglass weighed next to nothing so while it gave it structure, it...
Forum: Helms 10-14-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 5,381
Posted By wkupersa
Re: Helms 25 Centerboard restoration

Well, I finally finished my centerboard restoration. Got the boat back in the water, and took my first sail on it in the last two months.

This is what I started with.
...
Forum: Helms 07-25-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 5,381
Posted By wkupersa
Re: Helms 25 Centerboard restoration

Thanks Wayne! I did see the roller in the top of the trunk. It doesn't look like it is in bad shape, but I still need to actually see how easily it spins. Work continues....

--Willie
Forum: Helms 07-25-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 461
Posted By wkupersa
Work

Spent this evening working on this https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dwKHsfW7zLI/UA9NgIhqoKI/AAAAAAAABd8/Zkh6UoTuwLg/s720/DSCN0600.JPG

Found these...but told not to worry as they don't seem to go...
Forum: Helms 07-22-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 5,381
Posted By wkupersa
Re: Helms 25 Centerboard restoration

Thanks both for the advice! The yard has recommended a welder who is going to come take a look at it.

In the mean time I am entertaining myself scraping the old bottom paint.

--Willie

The...
Forum: Helms 07-20-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 5,381
Posted By wkupersa
Helms 25 Centerboard restoration

Hello all!

I couldn't get back into my slip last weekend and realized that it was because my centerboard had become disconnected from the bracket at the end of the pennant and was hanging down.
...
Forum: Helms 07-20-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,930
Posted By wkupersa
Re: Furling Boom

Thanks Wayne! I'm going to move my centerboard questions to a new thread just to help people who may want to search by subject.
Forum: Helms 07-20-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,930
Posted By wkupersa
Re: Furling Boom

I had promised some photos. Hope these links work!

Here is what I started with

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ofx3Hbj9iFo/UAjWFDOzzOI/AAAAAAAABZ0/ZqFQv-P39y0/s800/DSCN0575.JPG
...
Forum: Helms 07-16-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,930
Posted By wkupersa
Re: Furling Boom

Hi Caleb!

Yes, it is a Helms 25'. It looks like it is partially set up for jiffy reefing with the pulley and a cleat installed. I think I would just need to do a little more work to make it a...
Forum: Helms 07-15-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,930
Posted By wkupersa
Re: Furling Boom

Thank you Wayne for all of the photos! My rig looks like yours when you first purchased it. The tack of my sail actually goes on the the "halyard type clip" that you show empty on your photo.


I...
Forum: Helms 07-10-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,930
Posted By wkupersa
Re: Furling Boom

OK, OK. Photos coming this weekend when I can get out to the boat again. Point taken. Nice Art! :D
Forum: Helms 07-10-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,930
Posted By wkupersa
Furling Boom

Hi all,

I have another question about the boat and would appreciate your experience and expertise.

It has a furling boom....and I have to be very careful or the boom detaches from the mast....
Forum: Helms 06-29-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By wkupersa
Re: Fuse board

Yes, I think you are right. Looking at what is available in push pull switches, there are some that seem to be made for headlights (off-on-on) I bet that is what it is. I think I'm going to replace...
Forum: Helms 06-28-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By wkupersa
Fuse board

Hello,

I was looking at the fuse board on my Helms 25 (trying to get the running lights working in time for the forth of July.)

I thought it would be cool if I could keep the original board...
Forum: Helms 06-27-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By wkupersa
Re: Helms25 Window Gaskets

Early photos of said Helms 25 can be found here. I'll add more photos as I start digging into more projects. So far it has been about cleaning the desk.
...
Forum: Helms 06-25-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By wkupersa
Re: Helms25 Window Gaskets

Welst, the boat has a Greek name written in Greek characters that I don't know how to pronounce. My friend tells me it means hiding or saving as in saving money but it depends on the context. I'm...
Forum: Helms 06-23-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By wkupersa
Re: Helms25 Window Gaskets

Thanks David, That is a coincidence! I'll take a look at the article.

I'll update here when I have some progress to report and let you all know what I did and how it went.
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