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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-11-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,401
Posted By philo13
Keep us updated on your results. I've got...

Keep us updated on your results.

I've got the same boat (Helms25) with the same issue - water where it doesn't belong over the ballast in the keel. The PO cut a hole big enough to put a bilge...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By philo13
Any thoughts/criticisms on my repair idea?

I've got a Helms 25 with a fixed shoal keel and a steel plate swing keel.

PROBLEM:

Keel trunk immediately surrounding/supporting the swing keel pivot pin is delaminating and soft on both sides....
Forum: Helms   06-04-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,049
Posted By philo13
David- Your pic looks like a Texas Chainsaw...

David-

Your pic looks like a Texas Chainsaw massacre victim. Actually It reminds me of my brothers Boston Whaler - supposed to be foam filled and able to float when cut in half.

I took abunch...
Forum: Helms   06-01-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,049
Posted By philo13
trouble in paradise

Had to haul out my boat last monday. The family had been out saturday sailing and swimming off the boat - not much wind, but fun.

Monday (Memorial day) I went to the boat for a solo sail in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-11-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
Posted By philo13
Why Teak?

Other then the "traditional" thing, why is most or all of the wood work on sailing boats usually teak?
Forum: Helms   05-07-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 5,945
Posted By philo13
My sink drains to a gollon jug. The sink drain...

My sink drains to a gollon jug. The sink drain hose on the "T" is just doubled over and tied off. I plan to do away with it. As for the bronze or copper "T" I can't even see it under multiple...
Forum: Helms   05-07-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 5,945
Posted By philo13
Thanks for the welcome. for this year, at least...

Thanks for the welcome. for this year, at least throught the familiarization phase, the boat will stay at Monroe reservoir south of Bloomington, IN.

I've been reading Kevin's blog, and it looks...
Forum: Helms   05-05-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 5,945
Posted By philo13
Add me to the list. I just bought the 1979 25...

Add me to the list. I just bought the 1979 25 that had been listed in the Indy Craigslist.

Hull Number 620 - December 1979

The rod connecting the tiller to the obm is only for use when under...
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