Unfortunately, any issues that end up in dispute between Bavaria or their UK distributor Clipper Marine in regard to keels usually end up with the solicitors insisting on a confidentiality agreement being signed to settle, so you will never know……………..

    However, you may want to contact: tim.reynolds@verisonalaw.com He has first hand experience. He is RYA approved. Do a no win no fee deal with him and limit the expenditure to known deliverables. If you have the time do a good google search on the subject matter there is info out there.