Saving Helen, Sailfish 600 – the restoration of a 50 year old Sailfish.
In January this year, Callum from Benalla contacted the website to say he had a Sailfish that someone might want to restore. I hopped in the car and went for a drive, this is what I found:
I made the decision that the task was beyond my abilities and after chatting with Callum, we decided to put an advert. up in the Classifieds section on the website.
Then Ken Maynard discovered the website, contacted me, contacted Callum and brought Helen back to his place for a full restoration.
Ken realised he would have his hands full getting Gonzo back up to speed, so he recruited his father to do the restore on Helen:
The images above show the state of the restoration of Helen by Ken and his father as at May 2017.
The website has received further photographs showing progress to October 2017. They reveal the sparkling newly varnished deck. What is almost certainly Bruce Scott’s lovely signwriting of the boatname has been retained. An inspection port hole has been cut in the aft deck to allow access to repair the transom.