Bits of London


Price: SOLD
Year Built: 1981
Construction: All GRP
Builder: Mouldings by Tylers of Tonbridge. Fitting out by Noel Dilly and present owner.
Sail Number: 6504Y
Mooring: Afloat in Hornet marina, Gosport

BITS is a mark IIA Twister 28. built in late 70's and launched in 1981. She has been widely sailed in North Atlantic and N.Sea. She is capable of short handed sailing (Cape Horn windvane) and has recently benifited from a new engine, stern-gear and headsail. In good order and fully maintained.
The hull is copper-coated and topsides recently painted.

Contact Number: 07973757913
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Rig Details:
Sloop with removable inner forestay (cutter)
Removed fully inspected and serviced 2017

Sail Wardrobe:
North Main (single line reefing) fitted (2017)
Kemps 1.4 overlap furling Genoa. new (2017)
Spinnaket and Blooper
Yankee, storm jib and trysail (separate track on mast).

Betamarine 16hp (new 2016) 70 hours approx.

Fuel Capacity:
tank 30litres and 30 litres in spare cans.

batteries, 3 maintenance free, 2x 94ah, 1x 110ah.
Smart Dolphin battery charger fed through 240vac switchboard.
Switchboards (2) and wiring renewed 2018.
LED nav. lights and some internal lights converted.

Anchors, Chains & Warps:
25lb CQR, SL deck winch and 50 metres cable. 20lb CQR kedge.
Full set of warps and numerous spare cordage.
S/L anchor winch on foredeck

Self Steering:
Cape Horn windvane.
Autohelm 1000

As new 2.5m dinghy and 3.3hp Mariner outboard

Safety Equipment:
Life bouy and new LED light
Deck safety lines
4 man liferaft (needs service)

Instruments & Electronics:
Raymarine A series 6500 chartplotter with European navionics charts
NASA wireless wind, log, depth and multi readout with Garmin GPS connected.
Navtex Marine VHF (with AIS receiver) ,
Handheld VHF, Handheld and main porthole compass. Emergency compass
New Pioneer car type radio and disc player

Accommodation Layout:
Standard 4 berth with twin forward and 2 berths in saloon (convertable to double)
Galley to port with sink, fridge and Taylors oven and twin hob.(Parafin)
LAVAC Toilet, starboard midships with sink and Taylors heater to port.
Full chart table to starboard .
Refrigerated locker.

General Inventory Items:
Cape Horn windvane
Twin spinnaker poles and jockey pole.
Life bouy, LED light and drogue. Rescue sling.
Assorted dressing, courtesy flags and ensign (red)
Clock, barometer and many other embellishments
Collapsible cradle
Full set of warps and spare sheets.

Other Details:
This Classic Holman and Pye design has sailed extensively and competed successfully in Cowes classic races and the 'round the island race' always finishing prominently.
Featured prominently in Yachting Monthly Sept. 2017 MOB article.
She is ready to sail away and fully equipped having been lovingly maintained and sailed by this now elderly sailor. Regretifully it's time for another to enjoy Bit's kindly sailing.
Registered on Part one of British Registry of Shipping. ON 390875