One of our jobs this week is to work on a Westerly Griffon - designed with the intention of replacing the famous Westerly Centaur - this Griffon is well travelled completing a circumnavigation of Britain.
It is prudent to remove the keels to inspect the studs and hull lamination for any damage.
When we did this many of the studs on this Griffon were bent, one had sheered and the hull lamination needed substantial reinforcement.
Therefore new laminate will be bonded into the hull with extra bulkhead strengtheners (while we are there we will close some unwanted thru hull fittings). The keels have come into the workshop and will be stripped to bare and a new series of epoxy primer coatings applied and then re-fit the keels with new studs to ensure peace of mind for the owners.