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Hull Dimensions
Dimensions GRP Twisters Wooden Twisters
LOA 28’ 3” 27’ 8”
LWL 21’ 6” 21’ 0”
Beam 8’ 1” 8’ 1”
Draft 5’ 0” 5’ 3”
Displacement 9968lbs 9856lbs
Ballast 4628lbs 4032lbs

Sailplans and rigs

GRP and Composite Twister Sailplan Dwg No 59

The original sailplan was drawing No 4/59. Modifications to this were at the request of Uphams who sometimes carried them out before informing Holman and Pye. Some yachts therefore had modified sailplans earlier than the date of the drawing!

The MkII sailplan was originally drawn for Silver Twister. The mast height was increased by 1’ 0” and moved aft by 6” (This was Dwg 11/59)

This rig was thought by Jack Holman of Uphams, to overcanvas the boat so he modified it himself in 1967. A number of Twisters were built before H & P prepared the MkIIa sailplan incorporating these ideas in August 1971. This drawing No 18/59 shows 1’ 0” off the mast and a shorter mainsail foot.

Sailplan Dimensions
Using RORC ‘p’ ‘b’ Area Mainsail ‘I’ ‘J’ Area Foretriangle
Original Sailplan
Dwg No 4/59
28.75 12.50 179.00 34.00 10.50 178.00
MkII Sailplan
Dwg No 11/59
28.58 11.71 167.00 35.00 11.00 192.00
MkIIa Sailplan
Dwg No 18/59
28.50 11.00 157.00 34.00 11.10 189.00
MED RIG*
Dwg 12/59
30.75 13.00 200.00 36.00 10.50 189.00