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Allan Beswick
51 Posts
11th January 2023 - 10:07 pm

Reading an article in PBO about modern classics I found I was getting slightly irritated partly because they had the first build in 1964 but mainly because they insist on calling it Twister 28.

Can we get rid of the 28, had Mr Holman wanted to call it that he would have built the first one to be 28ft long which it isn’t. I haven’t asked the lady but I’m sure ToM will be happy to be a year younger



David Hopkins
189 Posts
12th January 2023 - 6:53 pm

just replying to add a big thumbs up. 

I started a topic on this a while ago as I'm a bit tired of it too! 

John MacMullen and Ann Musgrave
191 Posts
13th January 2023 - 7:10 pm

100% agree. Total redundancy of terminology in keeping with the current irritating fashion of adding extra unnecessary words everywhere.

Happy Twistering


Peter Mulville
250 Posts
14th January 2023 - 6:40 pm

If anybody can scan and email the offending article I’d be very grateful. I’d then write to the editor.

I’d just generally note that it’s about every 5 years that a magazine does a similar article. There will soon be one on which anchor is best. That’s why I don’t buy the magazines any longer. They just cycle content or, to fill the pages, have articles about Polynesia. 

David Hopkins
189 Posts
15th January 2023 - 9:35 am

Polynesia! is that a design philosophy? Combine lodging and hanging knees?


I'll get my coat.

Allan Beswick
51 Posts
15th January 2023 - 7:43 pm

Peter it is in the current issue of PBO and article about why GRP boats are being welcomed as Classic’s

I had to chuckle as the comment about yachting magazines took me back some years.  I used to get PBO each month and then an elder of Twisterdom said “ is that the magazine where they take two baked been cans and a piece of string to make a radio”. Well I dropped my subscription immediately.  But I do check back occasionally just to see if there is a development in string.

Peter Mulville
250 Posts
3rd March 2023 - 9:46 am

Kim Holman replied to an article in Yachting Monthly. In part he said:

I confess to resenting my Twister being sold as the Tyler 28. Although it is small, it is still a design I am proud of.

I think this makes clear that a Twister is a Twister and the 28 superfluous. 

Full article in the Archives under Press.

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