1978 Helms 30 designed by John Holmes
Mojo and her Equipment
Lead Keel, Opening Ports, Internal
halyards, Coaming Compartments,
Yanmar YSB-12 Diesel
Layout includes: One quarter berth, two salon berths, and two V-berths;
gimbaled stove; galley sink and pump, enclosed head with marine head,
sink, pump; hanging locker.
Sail Handling Gear
hoist 155% LP, radial
#2 Genoa full
5.0 oz Dacron
Storm Jib partial
7.0 oz Dacron
Tri-Radial MGW=1.8xJ SL=0.95 x SQRT(I2
+ J2) 3.0 oz Ripstop
Crosscut 5.0 oz Dacron
1 Full Batten
3 Partial Battens
Two Sets of Reef
Halyards (all stored on mast-mounted halyard
Main - 3/8 T-900
Port Genoa - 7/16 XLS
Stbd Genoa - 7/16 XLS
Spinnaker - 7/16 XLS
(main topping - 5/16)
(2) Merriman Holbrook #40 aluminum 2-speed
(2) Lewmar #25 aluminum 2-speed
(1) Lewmar #16 aluminum 2-speed
(1) Lewmar #16 aluminum
(1) Barient #10 aluminum
Only Lewmar is still in businesss.
Lewmar bought Barient and Barlow a
while back. It's too bad, Barient winches were "top Drawer."
Basic maintenance kits for Barient winches are readily available.
Merriman went out of business a long time ago. Some parts
are still available in the secondary market, but it's getting harder.
6:1 using Harken Carbo Blocks
on boom with Sail Speed Fiddle on traveler.
4 foot Nicro 1-1/4" Travler
Boomkicker solid vang with
5:1 Schaeffer #5 tackle
Cunningham Tackle - 5:1
3-1/2" diameter Forespar Pole with XP
4 foot of 1 inch Mast Track with
Spring-Pin SS Car
Mast-mounted Sheet Stopper
Pole Foreguy Block at Stem Head.
Foreguy remote to cockpit
Pole Lift Block at spreader height.
Pole Lift remote to cockpit.
(4) Merriman-Holbrook P-3 Snatch
Block with Trunion Snap Shackle
(2) 2-1/2" Nicro Blocks with Snap
(2) 2-1/2" Nicro Turning Blocks
(Barber-hauler), lines and Blocks
Used primarily for in-hauling jibs
and spinnaker stabilization
VHF FM Radio/Hailer with
mast-top Larsen 5/8 wave SS antenna
SR Mariner Analog Knotmeter (through
SR Mariner DDM-1 Digital Depth
Sounder (internally mounted 'ducer)
SR Mariner KT-5 Analog Knotmeter with
custom homebrew circuitry (through hull 'ducer)
SR Mariner Analog Apparent Wind Angle
Northstar 550 GPS Chartplotter with
Sunnto Bulkhead Tactical Compass
Ritchie Hand Bearing Compass
(2) pr Binoculars
Simrad Tillerpilot - Cockpit mounted,
Dwyer hand held Wind Gauge
13-lb Danforth with 4 feet of chain
and 150 ft 3/8" three-strand nylon
22-lb Danforth with 6 feet chain and
150 ft 1/2" three-strand nylon
5 Inch Foredeck Cowl Vent above
forepeak locker on starboard side. Alternate close-off deck plate.
Can store anchor line in forepeak and
run rode through cowl vent to the
Starboard and Port Opening Ports in
Forward and Aft facing vents above
transom. Exhaust blower.
Electric Rule 1500
GPH in bilge with
automatic float switch.
16 GPM cockpit-mounted Rule 148
Portable Thirsty Mate
136 hand pump
All through-hull fittings except
above waterline scuppers were replaced with
flush-mount bronze types
Engine Coolant Intake, Galley Sink
Drain, Head Outlet (on Y-valve to
holding tank), Head Sink
Drain, Head Water Inlet.
Fitted with Groco bronze seacocks and valves.
Prop - Martec Eliptec Mk
II bronze 15x9x1 Left
fabricated on 1.5"
Bearings changed for new post
diameter and custom
rudder/tiller head fabricated.
Packing - Gore
proven dripless and
There is only one retail dealer in the U.S.A. for
small quantities of the woven "rope-style" packing.
What the major chains carry is not the same thing.
OE original replaced with 18 gallon
plastic Tempo tank. Added a 15 GPH Racor filter to augment the
Two lead-acid (liquid) batteries with
Horseshoe Buoy with large ACR
automatic Strobe, line, drogue chute, and
12V Corded and Rechargable Spotlights
Electric Interior Fan
Cockpit Folding Table
5-Step Ladder - Fittings on port side
cockpit topsides near cockpit
Windscoop (home made)
Awning (cheesy tarp) with telescoping
10" Radar corner reflector
Tapered wooden plugs to roughly match
Two First Aid Kits
Minor injury kit
(band aids etc) for everyday use, periodically
More serious kit
kept closed in readiness for real need
Several throw-away flashlights for
individual crew use
Two 6V latern-battery flashlights
Hardware and Spares kits (pins, winch
parts, fuses, hardware,
electrical fittings . . .)
Hand tools, including cord for
tethers during underwater work
Harnesses and tethers (as well as PFDs)
Brownie's Third Lung 12V Hooka
compressor, hose and regulator, as well as free-diving gear.
Boat Fenders and line with float
revised 04-10-2011 by dbz.