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TWISTER 28
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Hyde Sails Direct

Hull Type:  Long keel w/trans. hung rudder Rig Type:  Masthead Sloop
LOA:  28.25' / 8.61m LWL:  21.50' / 6.55m
Beam:  8.08' / 2.46m Listed SA:  348 ft2 / 32.33 m2
Draft (max.)  5.00' / 1.52m Draft (min.)  
Displacement:  9968 lbs./ 4521 kgs. Ballast:  4628 lbs. / 2099 kgs.
Sail Area/Disp.1:  12.06 Bal./Disp.:  46.43% Disp./Len.:  447.76
Designer:  Kim Holman
Builder:  Uphams/Tyler (UK)
Construction:  FG or Wood Bal. type:  
First Built:  1964 Last Built:  1983 # Built:  200
RIG AND SAIL PARTICULARS  KEY
I(IG):  34.00' / 10.36m J:  11.00' / 3.35m
P:  30.00' / 9.14m E:  10.75' / 3.28m
PY:   EY:  
ISP:   SPL/TPS:  
SA(Fore.):  187.00 ft2 / 17.37 m2 SA(Main):  161.25 ft2 / 14.98 m2
Sail Area (100% fore+main triangles):   348.25 ft2 / 32.35 m2
Sail Area/Disp.2:  12.07 Est. Forestay Length.:  35.74' / 10.89m
BUILDERS (past & present)
More about & boats built by:   Tyler Boat Co. Ltd. (UK)
More about & boats built by:   Upham (UK) (J. W. and A. Upham Ltd.)
DESIGNER
More about & boats designed by:   Kim Holman
NOTES
First available in wood, then with FG hulls with wood coachroof and deck. By 1970, an all glass version was available. It is thought that the glass boats were molded by Tyler Boat Co. Ltd. and finished and fitted out by other yards.
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