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Old 07-06-2010, 14:32   #1
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42' Edel Helios

Any owners or charterers experience, comments, etc - on layout, sailing capabilities, etc?
Noticed dagger boards + tiller with slightly outboard helm seat on one photo I saw.
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Old 14-06-2010, 18:03   #2
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It has a small cockpit, if that is important to you
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Old 14-06-2010, 18:05   #3
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If I had the cash I'd be all over it. I was really pleasd to see a cruising cat with tiller steering!!
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Old 14-06-2010, 18:21   #4
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This the one? Ex-charter boat.

2004 EDEL CATAMARANS HELIOS 42 DS Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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Thanks

thanks for the feedback gang
x - yeah, it could use a better cockpit layout
S - tiller would be cool - as prior Cat experiences give very little if any feel thru wheel
D - yeah, I've looked at the listing which triggered my thread - why do so many european / french carib YW listings have so few photos.... usually less than 1/2 doz? Just something that seems common for too many brokers operating in those areas.
5 photos total is this case including what appears to be a stock mfg photo of the guy holding the tiller gazing out.
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edel 42.1

The NEW 42
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Old 15-06-2010, 18:51   #7
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f - saw that today on their site - "on screen" it looks interesting & slick with wheel or tiller

The 38 current model looks interesting too especially the sharp bows

Also saw another YW posting with a few more pics although the net effect was not much better
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On the one we "test drove" after the 2004 boat show">Annapolis Boat Show:
  • Tillers give more feel, but the seat will quickly tire you as you are forced to sit at a 45* angle to the bow, plus it's exposed
  • Side decks are not very roomy and have a significant curve resulting in unsecure footing all the way out to the bow
  • Main halyard is on the mast, so reefing is done outside
  • Berths are snug - both good and bad!
  • Boat is fairly quick (but not as fast as our Maine Cat)
  • Maintenance on rubber bow bumpers?

Fair Winds,
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Re: 42' Edel Helios

This pdf contains a comparitive test including the Helios 42;
http://www.adn-lelievre.com/medias/p...ateaux_623.pdf

attention!the test also includes a mono!

retrieved from this site;
index

Although the pdf is in French you can copy the text into your gmail/hotmail or whatever other webbrowser and translate it.

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