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1983 Helms 27 for sale $8,500.00
Located in Urbanna Va
Contact fardog@msn.com if you are interested

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 Fin keel - Masthead sloop 
LOA: 26'10"
LWL: 21'7"
Beam: 9'8"
Draft: 4'3"
Displacement: 6,200 lbs
Ballast: 2,400 lbs
Sail area: 347 sqft
Mast height above waterline: 38'6
Designed by: Stuart G. Windley
Built by: Jack A. Helms Co

Please email fardog@msn.com with:
  • Comments
  • Questions
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Displacement to LWL: 275

High 300 high (Heavy Cruisier) / Medium 200 / Low 100  


LWL to Beam: 2.23

High 3.0 / Medium 2.7 / Low 2.3


Hull Speed: 6.23

This is the maximum speed of a displacement hull.


Motion Comfort: 19.99

Range 5 to 60+  The higher the number the more comfort in a sea.


Capsize Ratio: 2.11

A value less than 2 is considered relatively good; the boat should be relatively safe in bad conditions. The higher the number above 2 the more vulnerable the boat. 


S/A to Displacement: 16.45

A number less than 13 probably indicates that the boat is a motorsailer. High performance boats would be around 18 or higher.

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