Helios Aweigh

Sailing in the Salish Sea of Washington and British Columbia

21 July 2018 | North Harbor Diesel
13 July 2018 | Des Moines Marina
10 June 2018 | North Tacoma
29 July 2016 | Turtle Bay, Inner Broken Islands group, Barkley Sound, British Columbia
04 January 2016 | Wollochet Bay outstation
12 October 2015 | TYC Wollochet Outstation
26 March 2015 | Tacoma
09 August 2014 | Pender Harbour
30 June 2014 | TYC Wollochet Outstation
22 June 2014 | Tacoma
16 June 2014 | Public dock Gig Harbor
11 June 2014 | Tacoma & Bainbridge Island
11 June 2014 | Breakwater Marina
20 April 2014 | TYC Wollochet Outstation
08 April 2014 | Poulsbo
07 April 2014 | Poulsbo, WA
29 March 2014 | Tacoma, WA

Back in the Water

29 March 2014 | Tacoma, WA
Bruce - Cloudy 50'
Helios went back in the water after spending a month at Citadel Marine here in Tacoma. I had the waterline raised, when two full coats of Cukote bottom paint were applied along with an 18" belly band third coat, and prop speed for the saildrives and propellers. The reason for the whole month was all the rain in March, enough to set a new record, not leaving many days to paint. The previous Cukote paint had lasted for 4 years with no hard growth, good bottom paint and cold water. I also had a couple of areas with spider cracks from pulling the hull deck out of the mold flexing, fixed, and 2 new thru hulls put in for raw water cooling to the engines. The reason for the haul out was to repair the starboard rub rail which was cracked last December by a Winter Vashon race participant backing into Helios. The insurance paid for the haul out and replacing the rub rail. I would recommend Citadel Marine to anyone in the area. They have experts for each area a boater might need, and are nice people to work with. Helios is now ready for spring and summer sailing, and is moored back at Breakwater.
Vessel Name: Helios
Vessel Make/Model: 2008 Manta MkIV 42' catamaran
Hailing Port: Tacoma, WA
Crew: Bruce & Linda Kilen
About: We were born and raised in the State of Washington, and worked in the banking field. Bruce bought his first sailboat in the early 80's and is currently sailing his 4th. He has a 50 ton Captain's License. They met in 1997, married in 1999. They had Helios built as their retirement boat.
Extra: We sail in Washington and British Columbia. In a couple of years we will sail to Alaska and continue to explore British Columbia north of Vancouver Island www.heliosaweigh.com (our website)
Helios's Photos - Main
4 Photos
Created 14 June 2018
Wollochet Outstation
2 Photos
Created 17 January 2016
At Citadel Marine in Tacoma for bottom paint and repairs.
7 Photos
Created 26 June 2014
Paxton (grandson) & Vern with Grandpa in Poulsbo
5 Photos
Created 26 June 2014
Sailing Rally from TYC to Wollochet Outstation
2 Photos
Created 21 June 2014