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    Thank you for that link Twister Ken. This is all forming part of my research into my eventual return to yachtin

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    Thank you! Sounds like I should investigate further

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    Pretty, easily short handed, bombproof, hold their value, excellent sea going characteristics,

    flexible..... as a day boat or for crossing oceans.

    Owners have a real love affair with their boats.

    Two young women recently took their Twister and went to the Arctic, down to the Azores and across the pond and back.
    Last edited by Scotty_Tradewind; 27-09-09 at 23:52.
    You never get to where you want to go if you only travel on sunny days.

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    I'm not sure if Twister Owners are born eccentric or become eccentric but all the Twister Owners I know are completely loopy. Have you looked at buying a Beneteau or something more sensible?

    Cheers, Brian.

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    Isnt the rustler 31 just a bigger twister? Same designer??
    Rob
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    Quote Originally Posted by flobbergob View Post
    I'm not sure if Twister Owners are born eccentric or become eccentric but all the Twister Owners I know are completely loopy. Have you looked at buying a Beneteau or something more sensible?

    Cheers, Brian.
    Loopy some of us maybe, but does being sensible mean buying Beneteau????

    The last time I had a scrap against one in a F5, he had to stop so often to reef, that after 10 miles we were nearly half an hour ahead!

    They make good floating caravans though for anything up to a F4 if that's what your needs are and twice as much space in a Bav'32 than we have.

    There are many boats sporned from boats like the folkboat and probably most of them except perhaps the Rustler 36 suffer from less space down below compared to modern AWBs but this is a sacrifice we accept as we gain brilliant seakeeping quailities.

    I've chartered a Bav' 32 from 'Love Sailing' out of Brighton some years back, for a weekends staff party. For that it was great, although the rolling and slamming and tendency to round up in any small gust was fairly concerning. Oh, and don't buy a new one unless like cars, you want to have a massive depreciation in just a few years.
    Last edited by Scotty_Tradewind; 28-09-09 at 00:20.
    You never get to where you want to go if you only travel on sunny days.

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    All boats are a compromise and the Twister is no exception. The real question is finding out where the compromises have been made with this or that particular design.

    From the outside (in other words from some one who has sailed one but is not a Twister owner.)

    Twisters are great boats with a good reputation. They sail well, but with their weight and waterline length they are not as fast as some boats. This doesn't mean that they are slow - but a modern racing yacht of the same length is going to be faster. I know that some Twister owners will immediately jump in and say how they have beaten lots of boats in force 5's etc etc, but that's not the point...

    They don't tack on a sixpence - the steering is predictable but rather slower in response than a fin keeled boat. I quite like the feel - but it takes some getting used to. The do steer backwards (just) - but nowhere near as easily as many fin keeled designs. They track through the water nicely and they are considered very pleasant to sail by most who have tried them.

    The full shape and weight means that their motion through the water is reassuringly steady. You can get the occasional wave slap against the bow, but usually they are much quieter than more modern lightweight and fat stern wide bottomed boats.

    The major compromise on boats of this design is the internal volume. You won't get an aft cabin with separate heads etc etc. The interior is cozy rather than spacious. This isn't necessarily a bad thing - but it doesn't make them appealing to some families.

    Twisters are of the older generation of boats that will need some maintenance and gear replacing as you own them (but what boat doesn't!)
    Wishing things away is not effective.

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    I think that's a very fair summing up.

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    They are also unfeasibly expensive with most being up at 16-20k which is alot of money for that sort of boat, when other folkboat derivatives are around 10-12k. I have an elizabethan 29 which apart from a counter stern and a fraction less beam seems to be the same boat but nearly half the price.

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    It was called a Twister because thats what it did to the racing regs at the time and consequently did well until other boats caught up.In it's day it was a fast boat but would be hopeless speedwise nowadays in comparison with a modern 28.

    Depends what you want the boat for. Singlehanding - yes , go for it. Family cruising - unless your wife was a girl guide and still likes camping then the answer is no.

    The price of second hand boats confirms the boats reputation

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