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Shaun Norris
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19th February 2022 - 5:05 pm
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New member of forum and new owner of Langalena, built in 1968. Interior is in considerable need of refurbishment and I’m looking to do so in a way that is sympathetic to the original design where possible. Would like to start by getting a better idea of what the original layout / cabinetry etc was like from the factory in the 1960s? Any suggestions? 

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David Hopkins
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19th February 2022 - 6:51 pm
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3d CAD with standard interior.

 

You will need some sort of CAD software to view it. I built it using rhino and there is a free viewer for iPad/iPhone or you can download a demo version of the Mac/pc software with a time limit on usage.  It's pretty accurate but lacks a few details that I never got round to finishing. 

 

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Stephen Moorey
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19th February 2022 - 9:10 pm
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Hi Shaun,

Good to see you on here and congratulations on your new boat Langalena.   She looks a lovely boat.  Im afraid I dont have any  images of original fittings or layout but I think in the technical archive there maybe some Twister broachers tucked away somewhere.  ill have a peep.   Look forward to seeing some pics of your work in progress.  

Stephen

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Under memorabilia there are a couple of articles that may be useful.  a good one on forerunner with double bunk 

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John Tetlow
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19th February 2022 - 11:56 pm
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I have a set of plans for the Twister which include the interior fit-out, and I think Peter Mulville bought a set for the Association a few years ago. They show the layout adopted by Uphams.  Other builders and home-builders didn't always follow Holman's design.

You can also get ideas from looking at For Sale particulars which usually have plenty of photos of Twister interiors.

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Shaun Norris
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20th February 2022 - 9:06 am
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Looks great - many thanks! 

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Peter Mulville
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20th February 2022 - 6:47 pm
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Hi

Yes…there was a definitive plan for the wooden Twisters. However, Owners could and did change. For a glass hulled Twister the glassed in bulkheads define most positions in the saloon. For home completed hulls builders changed details. The key visual details that seem to be changed are the lockers in the saloon above the berths. Then there is galley to port or starboard. Mine is port…better for cooking when hove to on starboard tack. Ditto for heads. The more standard solution was the other way round. 

All Twisters are different and some are more different than others. 

A Tyler layout is in the Technical Archive. Tyler Drawings is the heading. The Facebook site has good photos of Green Jacket which look to me to be  along the lines of the Uphams standard. .

I will post more interior views on the Gallery in due course…this has come up several times recently. 

peter

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Philip Collcutt
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30th March 2022 - 9:16 pm
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Peter,

I think I have a photocopy of the 1960s? Uphams brochure with photographs.  I’ll dig it out and send it to you for the association’s archives and also see if it is good enough to upload here.

Philip Collcutt

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Philip Collcutt
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5th April 2022 - 2:52 pm
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Twister1.pdfTwister2.pdfTwister3.pdf

These are photocopies I inherited with Sea Miste but they show the familiar Twister interior of the sixties and early seventies.  The engine controls are above the chart table.  Sea Miste still has her B&G grey bricks and chrome clock and barometer.  There may have been some customising as I believe they were built to order.  My photocopies are an amalgam as the cover shows a glass boat and the interior photos are of a composite.  Note the beautifully cut No2 genoa.  Kim's business interests included sail making.

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