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New Owner - Alope
27th August 2018
12:24 pm
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Robert Plunkett
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My wife (Jen) and I have finally become owners of a twister, we have purchased Alope (1969 composite) from Brian and Melanie Anderson who have done a grand job of restoring her over the last 10 years. 

Alope is moored in the gareloch at the moment and we are taking every opportunity to enjoy the remains of the season before lifting her out in October.

We have already a list of maintenance and upgrades for her during the winter as everyone does.

I feel that I will be asking plenty advice from members over the coming months.

Cheers

Robert & Jen 

27th August 2018
8:33 pm
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Philip & Cathie Collcutt
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Welcome to the world of Twisters.  You will indeed find a lot of experience to tap into among members.  Our boat, Sea Miste, is a 1970 composite based in Cornwall and we have owned her for 25 years.  She has had two big refits in our ownership, the most recent over the past four years.  They are wonderful boats and we hope you have a great deal pleasure from Alope.

 

best wishes, Cathie and Philip

27th August 2018
8:42 pm
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David Hopkins
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As a relatively new owner myself may I say congratulations. I'm sure you're as pleased with your yacht as I am with mine. 

Regards

Dave

27th August 2018
9:04 pm
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Stephen Moorey
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Hi Robert & Jen,

Congratulations and welcome to the Twister Forum. Recently lots of new owners and new posts. Great to see.

Best Wishes.

Stephen

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29th August 2018
11:12 am
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Robert Plunkett
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Thanks for the welcome, folks.

It’s our first yacht, big decision, so it’s great to have this association as a help.

Robert & Jen 

1st September 2018
10:17 pm
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John Tetlow
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Welcome Robert.

9th September 2018
6:56 pm
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Calum Kelly
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Welcome to the world of Twisters!

I am just round the corner from you and am refurbishing Twister Shandie. Much work to be done (having a stroke didn,t help) but if I can give any advice will be happy to. I have so far replaced engine and totally rebuilt cockpit from ground up (nearly finished..photos to follow). I am in Holy Loch so any questions please ask.

Calum

10th September 2018
8:45 am
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Robert Plunkett
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Calum,

Just so happened I was round at the Holy Loch Marina at the weekend, noticed Shandie in the shed when we were in using the facilities. Alope was sitting in between all the big Inverkip fleet of cruising 40ft’ers.

Looking fed to your photos.

Cheers

Robert.

10th September 2018
4:19 pm
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Calum Kelly
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Robert,

 

Tis a small world...Shandie looks terrible at the moment but hopefully have completed stage one of the refurb by the spring! I bought her Jan last year and have sailed her a bit...very pleased! When I snapped the tiller, put my knee through the cockpit sole and foot through the cockpit side I decided she had better come out and start the rebuild! I knew the work would need done when I bought her.....Just not so soon! However am recovering from a stroke at the moment but will be full steam ahead in the winter!

Have you much to do or are you the lucky owner of a refurbished one?  (mind you there is always stuff to be done!)

Good luck and congratulations on your purchase of a cracking boat!

 

Calum

10th September 2018
5:24 pm
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Stephen Moorey
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Hi All,

Glad your on the mend Calum.  Think you've hit the nail on the head about always having something to do.  My tiller did not break nor did my foot go through the cockpit, but for a small boat they take some maintaining.  Ive had Helix for 15 months, Ive done a lot of work to her as her cockpit and coamins had been ripped out and she had no windows, nor any electrics,   But its the list of jobs that you know you cant get done without sacrificing sailing.  Ive not even been in the V Berth Yet. 

 

Best Wishes

Stephen 

Helix

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