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Old 29-04-2011, 19:29   #1
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Anyone Have an S2 ?

My husband and I just purchased a 77 S2 8.0 B Sloop and are very happy. We haven't put her in the water yet but are curious how many other S2 people there are?
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... how many other S2 people there are?
LOTS! (426 - 8.0 meter B)
See page 2
Here ➥ http://fleet7.homestead.com/files/S2info.pdf

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Old 30-04-2011, 16:02   #3
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Cool! Very excited and can't wait to get her in the water!
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Old 30-04-2011, 17:20   #4
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Re: Anyone have an S2?

Many years ago a friend of mine had an S2 6.8. We had a blast with that boat. I'm kicking round the idea of buying one now since my large boat will be on the hard for some time under refit. I figure it would be nice to be able to go sailing after a hard days work in the bilge or engine space.

I've got a lead on one now, Just waiting to hear back from the fellow.


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Old 30-04-2011, 17:42   #5
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Re: Anyone have an S2?

Various documents pertaining to S2 (a GREAT resource) - Lot's of info'
documents
http :// web.mac . com/overholtzer/impliedconsent/Documents.html

Including the Owner’s Manual for the 8.0
http://web.mac.com/overholtzer/impli...s%20Manual.pdf
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Old 04-05-2011, 17:31   #7
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Ya his site is great! I found it when I originally found the boat because at that time I was not at all familiar with S2s
I have yet to see another at all of the marinas we have looked st
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Ya his site is great! I found it when I originally found the boat because at that time I was not at all familiar with S2s
I have yet to see another at all of the marinas we have looked st
Keep looking they're out there. Looks like there were 426 made. That a pretty good production run for a sailboat.

S2 8.0 B Sailboat details on sailboatdata.com
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Ya we are wondering out of that number how many are still out there on the water and not rotting in a back yard
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We raced a S2 7.9 for close to 10 yrs. The boat is still on the water here in Chattanooga, TN and winning races! Great boat.
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Re: Anyone have an S2?

we still sail a 7.3 with OMC Saildrive engine in Ohio. enjoy it very much. We have a "hinge" plate to sway the mast up, how does the 8.0 deal with mast raising?
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Old 26-05-2011, 21:03   #12
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The previous owner has a wooden contraption built that he stepped the mast with himself but we are having the Marina help us do it the first time and going from there
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I've a S2 9.2C (center cockpit). Vintage 1978. It's in great shape considering the age but I've put a lot of sweat equity into her. The final big job is one I don't know how to begin, which is to re-wire the entire 12v system. Anyone have thoughts to share please?
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Hi, I haven't tackled this yet. I will offer that I have come to like my book "Boat Owners Mechanical and Electrical Manual" by Nigel Calder. This book is filled with information - starts with electrical. I usually go here first for anything, and it tells me enough background to formulate a plan of attack - or a plan of research.
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Old 27-12-2012, 19:45   #15
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Re: Anyone Have an S2 ?

I have a 1980 S28.0B that I am bringing back to life. She sat floating for three years not being cared for. Inside seems to be in great shape other than needs new cushions made. Top side, the deck may have a soft spot, not sure yet. Bottom is getting new barrier coat and paint, OMC Saildrive needs impeller and gas tank cleaned before tiring to start, fingers crossed. If the OMC needs major repair, I'm changing to electric Saildrive power.
I really like the lay out of the S2, with just updating the interior cushions with ultra leather and ultra suede, (vinyl & micro fiber) she will look more modern.
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