wish we had an active Helia Forum, which I'm probably about to find out we do, which would make it worth it anyway...I just mean I always love to hear anything Helia from my Brothers and Sisters, but the posts are mostly around 5 years old and the boats are still out here and new people need to know stuff all the time...
anyway, if you're serious, please put up even a partial list of what you have so far to look into more particularly, even if you already made your decision, because it could help someone, and me and others may add to it.
I'll give a hint, your list should include something about
the escape hatch
....uh....for public safety
I need to say it needs to be complete frame updated, and then its a non-issue, but until fully fixed its a potential off the chart catastrophe, nuf said but if you don't know you must look it up--and by the way can we please all acknowledge loudly and often that on this website
was a prominent one of several people instrumental in helping FP make the wise decision to recall
the hatches-this Cruisers Forum post-er SAVED LIVES brothers and sisters--don't know ya but love ya man
so hatch--if not frame replaced seller will do, period, not costly
is the bowsprit
condition ALL ac units in serious detail
collect in pockets where hulls join center section
how hard to get mainsail
does it have screecher..cuz you want one (why bowsprit
55's are worth it and are almost unkillable horses, accept higher hours if needed (to me, trust others if they disagree though, didn't take a giant poll)
oh and if it seems like I'm putting her down:
1 vote for best boat
for the money
on the planet, if anything more so now they are not new, for many reasons. Not that there aren't awesome alternatives, and soon there will be used in the many subsequent models that copied her...
Good luck on your adventure