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Old 15-11-2015, 19:47   #1
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S2/sovereign Construction

I just bought a 28' Sovereign center cockpit from 1984 and I am looking for other owners who might be able to share where they are finding their information on these.. (Google is not showing much).

1. One of my projects is replacing the floor in the cabin as it has damage, looks like this has to do with how shallow the forward bilge is (and the fact that there was a broken pipe). There is currently no floorboard access to the forward bilge and I am wondering if this is standard on all Sovereign 28's. Also, I have heard that my boat is "based on the S2 design" but am wondering how much so. Has anyone replaced their floor on a Sovereign? Do S2's lack floorboards as well?

2. The headliner has been removed and the ceiling above the passthrough looks to be weak structurally. The ceiling part I am discussing is directly underneath the cockpit rails. Is this the norm? Should I prioritize fixing it? (Photo coming soon).

3. The main wire connecting from the top of the mast to the rear of the boom has a small pulley and what looks like an inadequate line attaching the two. Is this rigged correctly? If not, how should it be rigged?

I have read this many posts on this website in preparation for buying my boat and want to thank everyone who contributes their knowledge in advance.

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Old 16-11-2015, 05:02   #2
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Re: S2/sovereign Construction

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Anthony.

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Old 16-11-2015, 06:45   #3
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Re: S2/sovereign Construction

Thank you Gord,

So sailboat data for this boat actually has a disclaimer that the information used to put together the record is made from inconsistent information. My opinion is that the majority of data there would be used by someone considering purchasing the boat or who wants to understand its basic properties and not exactly useful for someone who is looking for specific construction information. Even this forum has very little on these boats but I am hoping there is a forum somewhere.
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