Bits of London


Price: £17,500
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 rigged for short handed sailing (Cape Horn windvane) and has recently benefitted from a new engine, sterngear and headsail. In good order and fully maintained, the hull is coppercoated and topsides recently painted.

Contact Number: 07973757913
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Rig Details:
Sloop with removable inner forestay (cutter)

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

Betamarine 16hp (new 2016) 70 hours approx.

Fuel Capacity:
tank 25litres 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.

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, HH 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 .

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

Other Details:
This Classic Holman and Pye design (1963) has sailed extensivly and competed successfully in Cowes classic races and round the island always finishing prominently. Featured prominently in Yachting Monthly Sept. 2017 article. She is ready to sail away and fully equiped 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