Originally Posted by Ocean Girl
I love the Telstar but was also concerned about the pounding of the sidewalks.
If you are looking at the newer Telestar 28 you need not be worried about pounding as there are nets between the main hull
and the amas. The punding is on the solid wing Telestar 26s.
The Telestar 28 has a centerboard
vs. a daggerboard (pros and cons to either). It also has a unique folding design that does not increase the LOA
or put the sides of the amas in the water. It does not have a head with a door on it and there is not a lot of room for storage
on it (or any tri for that matter).
It did seem to me that if one were really doing a lot of lowering and raising of the mast
that the Telestar's mast
raising system would save a lot of anxiety and tension.
I prefer the F27 with the aft cabin (I'm small enough to sleep there). The head seems more usable and more private. Of course, you do have to get out of the cabin, walk across the cockpit
and thru the cabin if you need to pee in the middle of the night.
Finally, the Telestar 28 is not being made anymore and prices seem to be all over the place. That may help you when you are buying
but it might hurt you when you are selling. F-boats are more of a commodity and price seems to be closely related to age, salt
vs. fresh water, sail inventory, and electronics
. There is a sick F-27
that was rebuilt by Randy Smyth and Granger. It's on Yachtworld.
I wish I could spend $100K on oa boat. Have fun.