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Old 06-03-2016, 14:15   #16
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Old 06-03-2016, 16:07   #17
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If boat has been on the lakes since 75 rigging will be fine. Have hull and deck check for moister. Price seems a steal if it is as good as it's pictures. See you at Put In Bay.


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Old 06-03-2016, 16:14   #18
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Sailor Doug,

Thanks for the input. I hope to see the boat tomorrow. The main reason he is selling, is the $3500 marina fee. He bought an older racing boat and does not wish to pay for 2 slips any more. I don't know anything about sailing. But I am certain I can figure it out. I'm fairly intelligent and a quick study.

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Old 06-03-2016, 17:09   #19
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Going back through the emails with the owner, he said the interior just needs cosmetic work. I will find out tomorrow. Viewing the boat at 2 pm. Will take some pictures to post. Inside and out.

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Old 06-03-2016, 18:20   #20
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According to the S2 Yachts page, only 40 boats were produced in 1975. The S2 8.0. Is this good or bad news?

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Old 06-03-2016, 18:55   #21
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Forgot to post the link.

http://fleet7.homestead.com/files/S2info.pdf
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Old 06-03-2016, 21:50   #22
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According to the S2 Yachts page, only 40 boats were produced in 1975. The S2 8.0. Is this good or bad news?

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I don't think it's either. S2s were built with hand laid glass. Areas I'd suggest looking at are chain plates, deck rot as all or most at least have a cored deck. The big lexan windows could be an issue with leaks as well. In my opinion the S2 is a nice boat. Would I want to take it across oceans? No. I know of several that went to the Caribbean and there are a couple out crossing oceans. Like any old boat prior owner maintenance is key to overall condition. I think it's a great boat to learn on but then I'm biased.

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Old 06-03-2016, 22:46   #23
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The link doesn't work for me so I'm not 100% sure which S2 it is. If it is an 8.0 I think you'll find it has a solid hull. If it is a 7.9 it has a balsa cored hull and should be looked at VERY carefully.
From a previous post...
Solid fiberglass: 11.0, 9.2, 8.6, 8.5, 8.0, 7.3, 6.0, 6.8, 27 - 2911 boats total.
Cored: 10.3, 9.1, 7.9, 6.9, 6.7, 5.5, 22 - 1142 boats total.
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Old 07-03-2016, 00:12   #24
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The link doesn't work for me so I'm not 100% sure which S2 it is. If it is an 8.0 I think you'll find it has a solid hull. If it is a 7.9 it has a balsa cored hull and should be looked at VERY carefully.
From a previous post...
Solid fiberglass: 11.0, 9.2, 8.6, 8.5, 8.0, 7.3, 6.0, 6.8, 27 - 2911 boats total.
Cored: 10.3, 9.1, 7.9, 6.9, 6.7, 5.5, 22 - 1142 boats total.

I am pretty sure this is an 8.0a we are talking about. I've seen several 8.0b and non had the slanted window. Ive attached a photo from the ad.

I agree the one design boats are something to be cautious with the cored hull.

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http://fleet7.homestead.com/files/S2info.pdf

Says all S2 yachts were made with a solid fg hull and a balsa cored deck. The 8.0 meter A was in production 1975 only and produced 40 boats. The 8.0 meter B was in production from 1976-1983 with 426 boats produced.

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Thanks Sailcruiser. I don't plan to cross oceans in this boat. Just for Lake Erie. Why are you biased to these boats? They seem sturdy to me, but I don't know anything about sailboats. It's 4600 pounds of displacement with a 4 ft draft. Probably would not win many races. But, that is not what I am after. I just want something safe and relaxing.

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Thanks Sailcruiser. I don't plan to cross oceans in this boat. Just for Lake Erie. Why are you biased to these boats? They seem sturdy to me, but I don't know anything about sailboats. It's 4600 pounds of displacement with a 4 ft draft. Probably would not win many races. But, that is not what I am after. I just want something safe and relaxing.

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I'm biased because I own an 11.0a. 😉
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Fair enough. Lol.

Well, he sold it before I got a chance to look. That is life, I guess.

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Fair enough. Lol.

Well, he sold it before I got a chance to look. That is life, I guess.

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Bummer sorry to hear that. There are a lot of good starter boats out there. I'd also look at a Pearson or Bristol 24 if you see one. Very forgiving for the lakes.
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Sailcruiser,

Funny, you should mention that. I am currently looking at a Pearson 24 and 26. However, both are far away and I don't own a trailer for either. If I had my choice, I mwould get the 26. Appears to need nothing. I just bought my bass boat so I have just over half of the asking price of $1200 currently. I will post links to both. The 24 has an asking price of $700 but comes with a 15 hp outboard. Not as many pictures but has had the same owner for 22 years. The 15 hp outboard would come in handy as some of the lakes by me have a 15 hp limitation. Both would suit my needs. While the 26 is in far better condition, I may get the 24 just so I can learn about the systems as well as the sailing.

1973 pearson 26'sailboat

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The first link is the 26. Worth looking at.

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