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Introduction

One of the classic and beautiful Laurent Giles Westerly designs. Initially launched as a bridge-deck version of the W 33's in order to fit a double berth in the aft cabin they also released an aft cabin version. Literally a true blue water cruiser and made famous by the Reverend Bob Shepton (see pictures of icy Westerlys on Bob's web site here)who took (and still takes) "Dodo's Delight" to the furthest North of any yacht.

See also W33

Discus Statistics

Designer: Laurent Giles More Westerly pictures can be found on the Westerly Owners Web site
Keel: Fin / Twin
Cockpit: Centre & Aft with Bridge Deck
LOA (feet): 33' 3"
LWL (feet): 28' 5"
Beam (feet): 11' 2"
Draft (feet): 5' 5" / 4' 4"
Displacement (lb): 15,100
Ballast (lb): 6,157
Berths: 7
Heads: 1
Rig: Sloop / Ketch (Not with Bridge Deck)
Fuel (litres)): 160
Main (sq. feet): Sloop 243, Ketch 186 + mizzen 69,
No. 1 Genoa (sq. feet): Sloop 451, Ketch 380,
No 1 Jib (sq. feet): Sloop 284, Ketch 255
Sail ID: DS
Water (litres)): 200
Built: 1980 - 1984
Number Built: Approx 300 combined

Bilge Keel length: 76.5", inside width 79" min, outside keel width 95" max

Keel width at leading edge 89.4", keel width at leading edge 85.0"

Westerly Discus Brochure here: Westerly Brochures

The Westerly Owners Association Definitive Guides

The Westerly 33 and Discus can be found on the Westerly Owners Association website here

Discus Maintenance and Repair

Cutless Bearing Replacement Discus and W33

Discus Logo

Rudder Bearing Replacement

Steering Console

Discus Upgrades and Enhancements

Discus Other Topics

References

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