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Old 08-09-2014, 01:38   #1
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Heavenly Twins?

Any one on the forum have experience with this 26/27 foot Catamaran?
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:53   #2
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Re: Heavenly Twins?

Were they not, or one of them anyway, the first multihull to sail around the world or some such epic first?

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I have a HT27 that we sail in the UK.
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Re: Heavenly Twins?

May have been wrong on it being the first, but it was the smallest.

http://www.heavenlytwins.co.uk/master.php

Click on "experiences" on the left side of the page.

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Re: Heavenly Twins?

Hi Coops and Sos

I have no idea regarding records etc. I have read some information on the web regarding this vessel but am looking for comments from people who have sailed or own the marque.

Its an intriguing design internally. Centre (center) cockpit and appears well laid out. Just wanted to know if the space is as it appears and if its a good sailer with a bit of speed.
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Re: Heavenly Twins?

Weave, I have been on a 26 footer that sailed out to Australia. It's 24 years or so since then so I cannot add anything of personal note to your information bank.

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Weave, I have been on a 26 footer that sailed out to Australia. It's 24 years or so since then so I cannot add anything of personal note to your information bank.

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Thanks Coops. Myself as a person that forgets what he did yesterday, Im impressed you remember that you were on one 26 years ago...
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Hi Coops and Sos

I have no idea regarding records etc. I have read some information on the web regarding this vessel but am looking for comments from people who have sailed or own the marque.

Its an intriguing design internally. Centre (center) cockpit and appears well laid out. Just wanted to know if the space is as it appears and if its a good sailer with a bit of speed.
Not sailed the HT26 but the larger Star Twins 34 was the first catamaran I ever sailed.

This place Welcome to the Multihull Centre brokerage page for catamaran yachts down near Plymouth was the HT designer's (Pat Patterson) yard and is still run by his son and daughter and is probably the best place to go for HT info.
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There's a pretty active Facebook group for these here:https://www.facebook.com/groups/HeavenlyTwins/

Should be able to answer all your questions
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There's a pretty active Facebook group for these here:https://www.facebook.com/groups/HeavenlyTwins/

Should be able to answer all your questions
thanks for this. I applied for membership.
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I quite like them.. and nearly bought one but the owner could/would not drop the extra.. they have a tendency to hobby horse but the accommodation is huge.. headroom is not a lot in the saloon but hell.. its only 26ft..
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Re: Heavenly Twins?

Where been you Tonto?

Disappeared into the sunset it seems.............
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Re the headroom - on the later 27' model the cabin roof is raised and the deck dropped slightly to improve headroom. Not full standing but it is only a seating area.
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Re the headroom - on the later 27' model the cabin roof is raised and the deck dropped slightly to improve headroom. Not full standing but it is only a seating area.
Hi Sos
Many thanks for your detailed information as an owner of the 27HT in a PM.
In looking at all the variants, I think that the later 27 models with walk throughs represent a most amazing use of space in such a small craft....

In the smaller Cats I have sailed, I have experienced the 'hobby horse' effect" but I fould a video that seemed excessive....... just start at 4.34 . Seems like he needed to move off the track a few degrees...

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That is a rather strange motion for such calm water . We get that type of effect when going upwind in a F5 with wind over tide which creates the infamous "Solent chop" where we sail. I normally put the engine on and motor sail in these sorts of conditions. The engine at low revs keeps the momentum going otherwise you can come to a stop. Any other point of sail and F5 is when the HT gets going
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