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Designed by Andrew Wolstenholme and built by Demon Yachts, 'Kitty' (Kite no. 5) is a gaff, sloop-rigged centre-boarder with a light and airy two-berth cabin, a generous cockpit, light carbon spars and an overall weight that allows her to be trailed comfortably behind a family car. She was built in 2017, and launched in the Spring of 2018. She has CopperCoat anti-fouling.
'Kitty' has a sloop-rigged, deck-stepped mast with lightweight, white-painted, carbon-fibre spars for ease of rigging, and a varnished spruce bowsprit. Clever design means that the mast can be easily raised and lowered by a single adult. Standing rigging is Dyneema, as is the jib halyard.
The main and gaff halyards are Maffoili Swiftcord, as are the jib and main sheets.
Mahogany varnished coamings around the cockpit offer protection and make a large and spacious, sit-in cockpit. Teak hand-rails on the coach-roof and a moulded-in, easy-to-clean non-slip finish help crew to feel safe and secure.
Four large cockpit lockers include dedicated outboard motor stowage that complies with boat safety scheme regulations. 'Kitty' has a Torqueedo 1013c electric outboard motor with a 913 wH battery, new in 2019, and this is fitted with a remote power lead and throttle control, meaning that the battery can be left in the storage locker even when in use.
'Kitty' is equipped with a Fortress anchor with 6mm stainless steel chain and 8mm Octoplait nylon warp. There’s a self-draining well up at the bow for anchor stowage, mooring lines etc, and an outboard well at the aft end with hull infill, petrol storage and lid, suitable for outboards up to 6hp. 'Kitty' has a ladder fixed to the aft end of the cockpit to assist man-overboard recovery.
The twin-bunk cabin has a light grey finish with teak trim, giving an airy but traditional feel. Good lighting and ventilation are provided by two oval side portholes, and two front portlights.
The boat incorporates lockers for plate and cutlery stowage under the bridge-deck, plus ample storage space for personal and essential equipment. There is a single burner cooker with fiddle which uses Coleman-type canisters in a stainless steel holder This can easily be removed for access or returning to the original layout.
The rudder is an NACA-sectioned, balanced, lifting rudder with an ash and mahogany tiller. The internal, lead-ballasted centreboard is raised and lowered via a differential winch and easily operated from the cockpit.
'Kitty' is built to comply with Design Category ‘C- Inshore’ which means that she is theoretically capable of handling winds of up to Force 6 and significant waves of up to 2 metres in height, in coastal waters, estuaries, large bays, and lakes.
'Kitty' has a galvanised single axle road trailer which has only covered approximately 500 miles. It is fitted with a brake-flushing kit and includes a wheel-clamp for security.
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