I grew up sailing on my daddy's Helm's 25 (it was a Catalina
22 extended by three feet). Helms was a family
company located in Irmo, SC and built boats throughout the 70's before closing doors in the 80's. We knew the family
well through the Columbia
Sailing Club. The 27 was a fine boat, a "big boat", by Lake Murray standards, back in the day. John Helms may still live in Columbia
, you may be able to find him through Google
or perhaps facebook. He is happy to depart information about their line and offer any advice necessary. I'll PM you if I can find any of Johnny's contact information. If you contact him first, tell him that Greg Handal says "hello".