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

A waxing weekend

11 June 2014 | Breakwater Marina
Bruce - 70* no wind
Linda and I decided that the weather was providing us with an opportunity we couldn't pass up. We were down on Helios Saturday morning, and gave her a good wash. Then while Linda used cleaner/wax on the cabin top and blinds, I waxed and buffed the cockpit. The next step was me using the cleaner/wax on the starboard side of the deck, while Linda waxed the cabin top and blinds, and then I moved to the port side and she followed me with wax on the starboard side, and we both waxed the port side. On Sunday after a good night's sleep thanks to some advil, we enlisted the help of grandson, Paxton, and did the outside of both hulls. I had from the toe rail to rub rail, Linda rub rail to halfway to the waterline, while the young flexible Paxton got the bottom portion. It was a long weekend but we are ready for summer. The only area left is the stern under the dinghy and the steps, which will get done at some anchorage.
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