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Old 24-08-2018, 21:00   #1
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Twister 28


I am interested in a Twister 28. I am wondering if anyone can tell me more about this yacht, especially owners, or people having sailed one extensively on long trips or offshore. I have heard they are quite seaworthy and fast, and point quite well too for a full keeled yacht. They also look great.

Anyone able to tell me more about its strengths and weaknesses?

I do know about some of them having wooden coach house and possible leakage with age. But is there anything else to watch out for, seeing the boats are quite old?

One of the things that worries me is that the stepped base for the mast is made up of the two posts on each side of the forward door to the V berth. In other words, the mast is not stepped on a post directly underneath that itself is positioned on top of the keel. Is that a weakness in the design?

Lastly, how do they compare to a Vancouver 27 or 28?


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Old 24-08-2018, 23:14   #2
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Re: Twister 28

Ah, Kim Holman design... I cannot remember where I read it, but I remember an owner really singing its praises for seaworthiness, ability to handle a storm well, and remarking that it is faster than the specs would suggest. It does seem quite heavy for its length. Was there one in the Fastnet? Can't recall where I read about one riding out a storm well. IN any case you might try contacting Dick McClary who runs the site, since it is a UK boat I believe.
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Old 25-08-2018, 01:39   #3
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Re: Twister 28

Here's a link to the class association website in the uk

My brother has owned a Twister for many years and cruised extensively.

They are very sea capable yachts that have crossed oceans but can also be raced competitively.

Pm me if you would like his details.
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