"THE DREAMBOAT", WITH A SAN FRANCISCO BAY LOCATION.
Origami has always been stored mast-up on its trailer with a dehumidifier in the cabin. Clean hull, immaculately maintained, no bottom paint, ready to go sailing in San Francisco Bay. "Origami" is kept stored on her trailer in a dry storage area at Alameda Marina. A few feet away from a owner operated boat lift in this prime sailing location
You will love to be in a prime dry storage area (including power, water, and showers). You can have quick access to the glamour part of the Bay, blast up the City Front to the Golden Gate then lay back for a speedy sail though Raccoon strait and in the lee of Tiburon and Angel Island for casual sailors. On daysails, we typically sail noon-3 pm. In that time, we can pop under the Golden Gate, scud past StFYC, graze Alcatraz, and have a late lunch at Sam's Dock in Tiberon or a mooring at Angle Island. For a long weekend venture up to Lake Tahoe only 4 hours away by car.
Origami has been featured in numerous Latitude 38 articles, in the Feb 2013 issue of Sailing World for its 2012 NOOD regatta victory, and the Jul/Aug 2004 issue of Small Craft Advisory
Call Gary Helms 510 865-2511
• Sail Inventory
2009 North 3DL main ($3685), in good condition
2011 North 3DL jib ($2315) in excellent condition, with window and Tafetta laminate on
2013 North 3DL screecher ($3010) in excellent condition, with window and Tafetta
laminate on both sides
2002 Calvert Airex spinnaker in good condition (not used from 2005 to 2015)
• All-up Weight
In 2009, Origami was digitally weighed in full racing configuration by the official J/105 measurer: 2,336 lb. You will not find a lighter, faster Corsair 24.
• Here are $13,000 of upgrades that make it a better racing and cruising boat:
$700, Added Harken blocks and spectra lines:
8:1 mainsheet (standard is 5:1, which loads up the cam too much for quick release in a puff)
3:1 traveler (standard is 2:1, for the same reason)
Added 8:1 mainsail cunningham adjustable from either tramp (to flatten the main in a puff)
Added 5:1 jib cunningham adjustable from cockpit (to flatten the jib in a puff)
$760, 2010 Schaefer class-legal Tuff Luff for jib, with system to bungy jib to the deck, with quick release from the cockpit (more aerodynamic, and no hanks to snag on the spinnaker when gybing).
$1500, All Spectra and Dyneema halyards; 2:1 main halyard upgrade; all mast clutch teeth resized for the smaller diameter line. All spectra sheets (by Argo Yacht Rigging @$90/hr). These reduce stretch and so keep sails flat in high winds, and reduce weight aloft.
$600, Replaced the standard 2 spinnaker and 2 screech blocks with 4 Harken auto-ratchet spin blocks, and 2 Harken auto-ratchet blocks. This reduces reliance on the winches.
$950, 2013 Synthetic Colligo Marine class-legal composite shrouds and forestay. This yielded 22-lb weight loss, is much easier for trailering and mast raising, and produces less wear on sails.
$2000, Replaced standard 12°swept tubular spreaders with class-legal 20°swept-bar Ballenger spreaders. Upgraded stainless cable diamond stays to Dyform stays. The stronger spreader and stays prevent mast inversion and builds in mast pre-bend for better performance to windward.
$1200, 2014 New main trampolines with integrated hiking straps, from Sunrise Nets. Adds safety and security.
Rudder, Tiller, and Daggerboard
$2370, 2010 Farrier class-legal F-22 dagger rudder with padded Hobie storage sleeve. The standard rudder suffered electrolysis from stainless against alum parts, was poorly built, and had an inferior blade, gudgeons and pintles.
$500, 2014 10' carbon one-piece tiller extension. Lighter and stronger than aluminum, and won't collapse or bend like telescoping extensions.
$600, 2010, Daggerboard and the hull-daggerboard case join were professionally fared to minimize drag, and Teflon shims added to the head of the board. This increases the boatspeed, and prevents the board from banging around when fully immersed or getting stuck in the case when raising or lowering it.
Outboard and Trailer
$1300, 2007 Tohatsu 6hp long-shaft outboard. Weighs the same as a 5 hp, but provides more power when motoring into chop and current.
$600, In 2013, the Pacific Trailer was fully serviced, with new tires and repacked bearings. A reliable trailer is essential for towing to all the great destinations. Unlike ours, trailers used for salt water ramp launching suffer from corrosion.
Safety and Cruising Items
$600 in purchases:
6lb anchor, 10’ of chain, and 100’ feet of nylon line
Lifesling 2 with mounting system on the aft cockpit sole
Davis hand-hold/swim step mounted at transom
Custom Tempurpedic snap-on cushions for skipper’s position
• Not Included in Sale, but Available for the Indicated Prices
$350 Tacktic Microcompass to detect lifts and headers, solar powered, detachable from cabin hatch mount, visible from the cockpit and windward ama, excellent condition
$200 each ($400 for both) Dual Velocitek Speedpucks, that mount on the aft side of the forward akas, so boatspeed can be seen by the entire crew at all times, good condition
• Origami Race Victories
2006 ThreeBridge Fiasco, First overall among 250 entries 2005 Corsair 24 Summer Solstice
2004 Corsair 24 West Coast Cup
2004 TransTahoe, multihull class
2005 TransTahoe, Corsair class
2008 TransTahoe, Corsair class
2010 TransTahoe, Corsair class
(missing other TransTahoe’s)
2008 SSS Corinthian Race, Doublehanded overall 2010 SSS Corinthian Race, Doublehanded overall 2011 SSS Corinthian Race, Doublehanded multihull 2007 Jazz Cup, multihull class
2010 NOOD Regatta and Corsair 24 West coast championship
2011 NOOD Regatta and Corsair 24 West coast championship 2012 NOOD Regatta and Corsair 24 West coast championship 2007 YRA Party Circuit Multihull class
2007 YRA Summer Solstice Regatta
2008 YRA Second Half Opener 2008 YRA Season Closer
The F-24 Mk II is a compact, easily trailerable, folding trimaran that is ideal for cruising and level racing. With its roomy cabin and optional cruising amenities, the F-24 also becomes a highly mobile pocket cruiser. But it's the amazing performance - with 20-knots plus speed capability - that sets the F-24 apart. The F-24 is a tough, lightweight sport boat that is exceptionally fast, responsive and safe to sail. In recognition of its versatility and broad-based appeal, the F-24 won the "Performance Multihull" title in Sailing World's 1996 Boat of the Year competition. The F-24 has a surprisingly large and roomy cabin. The large pop-top companionway hatch can be rigged with a weather enclosure fitted with either windows or screens. The F-24 converts easily into an overnight family cruiser. An optional galley module that includes a sink, stove, water tank and pump provides basic amenities, and there's also space for a portable head. When daysailing or racing, these units can be removed easily to save space and reduce weight. The two single settees in the cabin and a V-berth forward sleep four in comfort. The mast is easily raised or lowered by one person using the trailer winch or one of the jib sheet winches. The flexible sail plan gives the F-24 all-round performance in a wide range of conditions and is easy to handle. It sports a fully-battened, square-top mainsail, which places more sail area aloft to take best advantage of light air. The working jib may be either hank-on or roller furled. The F-24 employs a single, carbon-reinforced daggerboard situated in the main hull. This is an efficient foil of uniform section that minimizes drag while enhancing lift, boat speed and overall performance.
Helms Yacht Sales
314 Tideway Blvd.
Alameda, CA 94501