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Old 08-03-2012, 12:40   #1
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Looking for some info/opinions from those of you with personal experience sailing on a heavenly twins 27 or 26. Was it able to go to windward? Did you find that it was primarily a motosailer? Tacking? We are seriously considering a 27 as our new family boat, but as we previously cruised engineless on a monohull are concerned about the sailability (I think I just made that word up) of this vessel .
Also looking for info on any HT's in the US as potential contacts. Did anyone follow the story of Terrapin and know the details of Matthew Wilson selling her on eBay?

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DmmBruce has one on the other forum. That is the forum of which I will not speak of for it is forbidden here to do so there fore I will only refer to that forum as that of which I may not speak.
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DmmBruce has one on the other forum. That is the forum of which I will not speak of for it is forbidden here to do so there fore I will only refer to that forum as that of which I may not speak.
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Re: Heavenly twins

Hi, Sunfish, and welcome to the forum. Here's a link to some threads on Heavenly Twins in the archives...

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Thank you and dankeschon. I'll check out the archives too.
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Mike -- username dmmbruce --has a Heavenly Twins 26. While he does belong to this forum

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he is much more active on THE multihulls forum -- multihulls 4 us dot com

You might want to try to touch base with him.

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Looking for some info/opinions from those of you with personal experience sailing on a heavenly twins 27 or 26. Was it able to go to windward? Did you find that it was primarily a motosailer? Tacking? We are seriously considering a 27 as our new family boat, but as we previously cruised engineless on a monohull are concerned about the sailability (I think I just made that word up) of this vessel .
Also looking for info on any HT's in the US as potential contacts. Did anyone follow the story of Terrapin and know the details of Matthew Wilson selling her on eBay?

TIA!
Hello Sunfish75. Yes I have a Heavenly Twins 26ft. I like her very much as a good safe, reliable cat. She sails fine. I use my engine very little, such as 10 gallons per year, or less. Almost all the sailing I do seems to be to windward for some reason and she copes with it fine. Certainly the better monohulls and newer cats point higher. But she does better than the quite reasonable mono that I had before her!

HT's are good sea boats in that they will cope easily with almost anything. Some have been round the world. However, they hobby horse much more than modern cats. This keeps them dry on deck but slow. I rarely top 7 knots, but I do tow a dinghy which doesn't help. Also they do slam quite a lot. They were designed to with a central nacelle/wave breaker that touches down into the water. But you soon get used to it and don't usually notice it.

As a family boat she would be good, if you have the right size of family of course. I know of several HT's that have done big distances with family and pets on board.

I personally would strongly recommend that you get one that has a good cover over the central cockpit. Whether solid (as mine is) or the more usual soft type. It makes sailing MUCH more comfortable and pleasant. Plus, you have an extra 'room' when moored.

You could contact the HT association at http://www.htowoa.co.uk/news.php or contact their USA branch directly. I'm sorry but I don't have that address but the representative there is called Robert Blood and I'm sure you could find him via the Association.

I hope that helps.

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Look like neat big little boats! Kantor liked them as I recall. His review said it is incredibly built. VERY strong large beds for a 26. Sails ok except to windward its fair. The one downside he said is the engine location hard to maintain and gets drowned? Ornate not a big deal or if its been overcome should be a fun boat!
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Mike -- username dmmbruce --has a Heavenly Twins 26. While he does belong to this forum

Cruisers & Sailing Forums - View Profile: dmmbruce

he is much more active on THE multihulls forum -- multihulls 4 us dot com

You might want to try to touch base with him.

Marshall

Thanks Marshall,

I didn't know I had achieved such notoriety!

Yes, as you say, I tend to spend more time on the Multihulls4us side as I had not found much of what I had wanted and expected here. Strange really.

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DmmBruce is viewing this thread now. Lurker.

Edit: He beat me to the punch by a minute.
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