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by Mark Enns
Tue Nov 18, 2003 10:20 pm
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: S2 7.9 Emblem
Replies: 6
Views: 5286

I also have a re-painted waterline but I haven't bothered yet to re-do it. It would be nice to have the original S2 7.9 logo painted back on though. I've always thought that I should be able to sand the new waterline stripe thin enough so the old logo shows through. Then you could make a pattern so ...
by Mark Enns
Sat Nov 08, 2003 12:06 pm
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Looking for Lake Erie Boats
Replies: 2
Views: 3064

Looking for Lake Erie Boats

I'd like to get a current list of Lake Erie boats so maybe in the future we could get some one-design classes at local regattas. So far I have the following boats: Greg Fiegelist (hull #?) Vermillion, Ohio (yacht club or marina?) Penny Naber #435 (Cheap Thrills) Monroe, MI (yacht club or marina?) St...
by Mark Enns
Thu Nov 06, 2003 7:49 pm
Forum: Regattas & Events
Topic: 2004 CCR?
Replies: 4
Views: 3721

Thanks for the info John. I hope everyone marks their calendars and plans on attending this event as I'm sure Spike and the members of Sarnia Yacht Club will put on a fantastic regatta!
by Mark Enns
Tue Nov 04, 2003 4:01 pm
Forum: Regattas & Events
Topic: 2004 CCR?
Replies: 4
Views: 3721

2004 CCR?

Just wondering if anyone out there knows if the 2004 CCR venue has been officially selected? I know Sarnia Yacht Club was talked about.
Also any idea at what dates they may be looking at? I know it's early but some of us need our vacation in by the first of the year.
by Mark Enns
Tue Nov 04, 2003 9:10 am
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Fleet #9
Replies: 3
Views: 3605

I would think that the closest fleet would be Fleet #7. They are listed on their website as Lake St. Clair, Michigan and Ontario, though most of the boats are located in the Detroit area. http://www.homestead.com/Fleet7/ I would be interested to know how many boats there are in Western Lake Erie bas...
by Mark Enns
Fri Oct 10, 2003 2:28 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: VC-17 Paint Problems
Replies: 14
Views: 10223

I took Tom Elsen's advice and called the Interlux help line (1-800-468-7589) for some help. They seem to think that my problem is that my Interprotect bottom is too smooth. He says that I need to use some 80 grit sandpaper and basically roughen up the surface a bit so that the paint will have someth...
by Mark Enns
Thu Oct 09, 2003 10:05 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: VC-17 Paint Problems
Replies: 14
Views: 10223

We had some major blistering problems on the boat so 2 years ago we had the bottom peeled, dried and a new epoxy bottom professionally done with Interprotect as a final barrier coat. As far as I know Interprotect is compatible with VC-17 so this shouldn't be our problem.
by Mark Enns
Wed Oct 08, 2003 7:45 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Help! Where can we get a new companionway hatch?
Replies: 2
Views: 2485

By Ron Pool on Thursday, September 12, 2002 - 02:34 pm: I replaced mine 3 years ago. You must fax in a request to S2 at 616-394-7473 and request a quote. They charged me $300. It comes with no holes drilled. They will not talk to you over the phone. Ron Pool This was a posting from the old S2 7.9 fo...
by Mark Enns
Wed Oct 08, 2003 1:35 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: VC-17 Paint Problems
Replies: 14
Views: 10223

VC-17 Paint Problems

I've been using VC-17 paint on my boats for years now with pretty good results but the past 2 or 3 years many boats in our club have had alot of trouble with the paint coming off after a light scrub with a sponge. By the end of the season I've basically got no bottom paint left and the boats a real ...
by Mark Enns
Wed Oct 08, 2003 1:21 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Help! Where can we get a new companionway hatch?
Replies: 2
Views: 2485

You can check out the Fleet 7 Website at http://www.homestead.com/Fleet7/ then click on the link S279triv.pdf. This document from S2 yachts shows the hatches were available at one time for $300 but much of this info is out of date. I'm not sure how much luck you'll have these days getting a response...
by Mark Enns
Thu Aug 28, 2003 1:57 pm
Forum: Regattas & Events
Topic: CCR Final Results
Replies: 3
Views: 3615

They're now available on the S2 7.9 website at

http://www.sailingsource.com/s279/
by Mark Enns
Tue Aug 26, 2003 10:19 pm
Forum: Regattas & Events
Topic: 2003 Class Championship Regatta
Replies: 6
Views: 5131

As Jill said it was a very fun regatta! Great racing (31 boats competing), great weather, great venue (the boaters lounge was incredible!) and great social functions!! Jeff Bonvallet, Leo Loeb, Scott Hornick and everyone else who helped out at M & M Yacht Club should be comended for a fantastic ...
by Mark Enns
Fri Jun 20, 2003 8:30 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Rudder- Has anyone tried Teflon tape on rudder/cheek plates?
Replies: 5
Views: 4553

This looks like a very good idea. The only problem I could see is that two thicknesses of tape you are using will probably be quite a bit thinner than the original nylon washers (I think each of them are .032" or 1/32" thick). With the original rudder heads with the teak blocks I'm sure yo...
by Mark Enns
Sun May 25, 2003 9:50 pm
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Rudders....weights, repairs, et. al.
Replies: 13
Views: 10087

"I have hull # 154 with a rudder weight of 33 lbs stock. I have an 1/3 interest in Hull #115 and Its rudder weighs 53 lbs. Large difference in weights." This was a quote from Ron Pool from "Keel and Rudder weight" posted on the old S2 7.9 Forum at: http://www.boatsit.com/discus/m...
by Mark Enns
Wed Apr 23, 2003 8:14 am
Forum: Rules issues & questions + Official Rules Interpretations
Topic: Weight Certificates?
Replies: 11
Views: 9106

I would contact one of the executive members to see if they have your hull # on file from one of the Class Championship Regattas. If you're lucky they'll have one. One of the problems with the old way of weighing boats is that you never received an actual certificate with your weight. Many of the ol...