- 1 Introduction
- 2 Request an Account?
- 3 What's New on the Wiki
- 4 The Westerly Companies
- 5 Westerly Classes
- 6 Maintenance, Repair and Upgrades
- 7 Westerly Brochures
- 8 Westerly Pricelists
- 9 Westerly Manuals
- 10 Yard Numbers, Sail Numbers, Hull Numbers, Official Number (ON), Small Ships Register (SSR) Number and Registered Tonnage
- 11 Buying and Selling a Westerly?
- 12 Racing a Westerly
- 13 Useful Resources
Welcome to the Westerly Wiki sponsored by the Westerly Owners Association. Our aim is to make the Westerly Wiki the prime source of technical information about Westerly Yachts. The Wiki is continuously under construction so you will find many empty pages and as this is a Wiki you are invited to help to fill them. The Wiki is an open (public) resource and anyone may contribute material or correct existing entries (see Guidance for Contributors below). However you do need to register your email address (using real names please) and log in to contribute - anonymous access is not supported.
Request an Account?
You don't need an account to view the Wiki. Just browse through it like any other website. If you would like to edit or add to the Wiki you will need an account.
To request an account please email the sysops at email@example.com
Tell us the user name you would like to use and state briefly your interest/connection with Westerly yachts. We will create the account and email you back with your password. This is a manual process because our automated account creation option was repeatedly used in spamming attacks.
What's New on the Wiki
March 2019 Blisters on a Rudder
March 2019 Bi-fold doors on Pageant Bi-fold doors on Pageant
March 2019 Corsair Linear Drive AutoPilot Corsair_Maintenance_and_Repair#Linear_Drive_Autopilot
February 2019 Centaur Rudder Bearings Centaur Rudder bearings
January 2019 How much antifoul do you need Antifoul Quantities
November 2018 Fitting a Wind Generator on a Mizzen Mast Fitting a Wind Generator on a Solway
November 2018 Removing Keel son a Berwick Removing Keels on a Berwick
November 2018 Re-bedding keels article by Mike Crummy (now with pictures). Work done on a Renown but generally applicable Talk:Re bedding Keels
November 2018 What Varnish Did Westerly use Varnish
October 2018 Solway Rudder Bearing Replacement Replacing Solway Rudder Bearing
October 2018 Discus/W33 Updates and more pictures Rudder Bearing Replacement
August 2018 Electric boat Conversion Electric Boat
April 2018 W33 Screen Replacement W33 Screen Replacement
April 2018 Whitlock cable steering on Discus or W33 Steering_Quadrant,_conduit_and_cable_replacement
March 2018 Cheap Exhaust Manifold DV10/20 Exhaust Elbow
January 2018 3D printing 3D Printing - Various Parts
January 2016 Griffon repairs / cutless bearing / Chain plate repair. 
January 2016 Westerly Yahoo Group contribution on removing Fulmar Fuel Tank Fulmar_Maintenance_and_Repair
January 2016 Make your Hatch slide easily without messy black grease Hatch Slides
The Westerly Companies
Around the start of 1963 Commander Denys Rayner, an established yacht designer (see Before Westerly), was approached by Hilary Scott, a man of some means, to design a GRP yacht to be built by a new company he wanted set up. Rayner designed the Westerly™ - a 22ft yacht similar in some respects to a wooden yacht he had designed earlier; the boat was subsequently renamed the Westerly 22™. After some discussion, Rayner became MD of the new company, whilst Scott and a solicitor called Michael Hurd became its non-executive directors. That company, founded in March 1963, was called "Westerly Marine Construction Ltd"™, the first of several companies to own the Westerly brand name, and usually referred to as just "Westerly" see A Brief Corporate History of Westerly Over the decades that Westerly in it's various incarnations dominated the UK leisure yachting industry they employed the best designers of the day including John Butler, Ian Proctor , Jack Laurent Giles, Chris Hawkins, Mike Pocock, Ed Dubois, and Ron Holland; and from beginning to end, Westerly established and maintained a reputation for their excellent GRP layup and strength of build.
Read a comprehensive history of the company here: A Brief Corporate History of Westerly
Pictures and Stories about life and times at Westerly Marine Construction Ltd here Westerly Yard "Scrapbook"
F - Fin Keel
B - Bilge or Twin Fin
L - Lifting Keel
T - Triple Keel
Original Westerly Brochures for many classes can be found here:Westerly Brochures
General boat maintenance topics-
Headlining, Varnish, Deck Paint, Hatch Slides.....
Westerly produced many brochures during the time they were in business. On this Wiki you will find most of the brochures Westerly have ever made but, very likely, not all. The good news is that there is at least one brochure for every model ever build.
Sometimes a model (for example the Chieftan) had different brochures that on first view look similar. The only difference could be as small as another printing date. To make this Wiki as complete as possible these brochures have also been uploaded. If you have a brochure or an advertisement that is not on this Wiki please send it to us. We will make it available on the Wiki.
Here you find the price lists of the past. If you have a price list that is not on this WIKI please sent it to use. We will make it available on the Wiki.
PDF copies of the original Westerly handbooks.
Yard Numbers, Sail Numbers, Hull Numbers, Official Number (ON), Small Ships Register (SSR) Number and Registered Tonnage
Buying and Selling a Westerly?
The best maintained Westerlys are sailed by members of The Westerly Owners Association:
File:CENTAUR PURCHASE ADVICE.pdf Paul Shave's Article Buying a Centaur. The most comprehensive and informed discussion of what to look for!
Some information about handicaps.
- Westerly's Today.Join The Westerly Owners Association here: and become a member of the Westerly Owners Association fleet.
- Westerly Owners' Association Facebook Page
- The Westerly Story Get a copy of "The Westerly Story" here
Guidance for Contributors
This is an open Wiki so anyone can contribute. Please open an account and log in using your real name. The basic syntax is simple so with a little reading through the Help under Navigation and/or the FAQ link below any one can enter material and edit text. For more complex layout editing some knowledge of a language such as HTML will help or you can email the Sysops and leave a request for support at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributors should endeavour to review the best available information on a topic and submit a digest of that information to the Wiki. Prime sources of information will include personal experience (preferred), magazines, the WOA Web site and discussion groups such as WOA and Yahoo. Material should not be lifted verbatim rather a digested version should be presented in the Wiki. There are generally several alternative approaches or opinions about any task and Wiki contributors should endeavour to identify these alternatives and provide hooks (follow on pages) to the alternatives. Even if the information is not available to the original contributor someone else can later add that information. Reprints of chatty Practical Boat Owner type articles are not recommended because this is not Wiki style. The "How I did it" article which is suitable for a magazine is generally just one view and the Wiki needs to recognise alternates. You should also add a Resources section where applicable providing links to suppliers web sites and a References section listing sources of material used in the compilation of the section.
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