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Old 03-11-2013, 03:24   #16
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Re: Helm Station

Hi Gordon,

How is your trip going?

Do you have a blog? Where are you? What have you done and what is next?


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Old 05-11-2013, 00:40   #17
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Re: Helm Station

Hi Daniel,
We have just returned home after traveling just over 4000nm, and have left the boat in Marmaris Turkey at the Albatross Marina. You can see Lou's blogs on MHS Catamarans | Yachts | Multihulls Blog - Multihull Solutions | Multihull Solutions. This is a snapshot of our adventure, Lou has quite a following on her Facebook page, suggest you do a friend request and keep up with the latest. We plan to return May next year to continue our journey back out of the Med to eventually cross the Atlantic end of the year so next year is a biggie!
The He'lia 44 is an amazing boat, a huge step up from the Orana, we are very happy and at the end of the first seven months of full live aboard only minor warranty issues, a big improvement on build quality and finish. The boat performs as well or better as the Orana and for live aboard very comfortable.
Cheers Gordon.

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Old 12-08-2014, 18:00   #18
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Re: Helm Station

Originally Posted by Cotemar View Post
I would move the three Garmin instruments from the Instrument control panel to the winch bulkhead,
because you can only see them when sitting.

1) Better visibility for Captain when standing
2) Winch person can see instruments also
3) Will be able to see instruments from cockpit and lower table
I had my Garmins shimmed up so they're at a nice angle. I wouldn't want them at the winch bulkhead as I change the settings now and then and one of them helps with self-tacking. I really like where they are with the shims.
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Old 23-09-2014, 10:18   #19
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Helia 44 Helm Station

Here are a few pictures of the Helia 44 Helm gages shimmed up on an angle using white starboard.

Itís a nice solution to the flat mounted hard to view gages.

You may want to do the same with the Engine gages on the left side of the wheel.

You can see how hard it is to view the factory gages mounting in last picture.
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Old 03-10-2014, 17:16   #20
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Re: Helm Station

I very much agree with the need or a hard top - more than a canvas bimini - but even further I plan to build a hard dodger. With Sides fabricated out of FGlass. And Windows on top, sides, routed power, wipers, lights, PV, etc,. ie. more protection from driving spray and winds in a heavy sea. You're reasons for protection are all very solid. I would say a Must for anyone on an Ocean Passage. (Not necessary for looping around the BVI's though...)
So.. question: anyone know a good FG fabricator for hard dodgers in the general Caribbean area?

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