The Dream Begins...
We did it. We bought our first sailboat. She's a total project boat that needs a lot of our love. Luckily we're itching to give it!
Technically, she's a 1972 Helms 25 (Hull Number 44). Her stats are as follows:
Draft: 1'8" (keel up) or 6' (keel down)
Displacement: 3,150 lbs
Design: Swing keel cruiser
In reality, the dream began long ago. I was raised a powerboater and have always had the urge to buy my own boat and seek adventure. Fortunately, my wife shares (tolerates) my passion for adventure, the water and boats.
This blog will document the restoration process of our Helms 25 and begin to tell the story of our dream to sail around the world.