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by Southern Gales
Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: What is your preferred tiller design?
Replies: 9
Views: 3447

Re: What is your preferred tiller design?

Thanks Tom. The ace race boat down here has a 43" straight tiller. Even though I like the look and feel of a curved tiller, I will go with the straight thanks to your comment regarding auto pilot. I plan to do a lot of single handing while not racing. Can you PM me the tiller maker's contact in...
by Southern Gales
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: What is your preferred tiller design?
Replies: 9
Views: 3447

Re: What is your preferred tiller design?

Great, What kind of tiller extension do you curved tiller sailors go with?
by Southern Gales
Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Registering as an Antique Vessel
Replies: 3
Views: 3452

Re: Registering as an Antique Vessel

Just spoke with FLDOT. The surveyor is not necessary, which contradicts what they told me at the DMV. If you would like more information, add to this string.
by Southern Gales
Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: What is your preferred tiller design?
Replies: 9
Views: 3447

Re: What is your preferred tiller design?

Thanks for the feedback AJ. I'm still 50/50 on which design to go with. My current delaminated tiller measured 52.5". Anyone know what the shortened measurement is? I'm thinking of going with shortened and curved as a compromise. The only issue there would be the tiller extension would not lay ...
by Southern Gales
Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: What is your preferred tiller design?
Replies: 9
Views: 3447

What is your preferred tiller design?

I've seen some beautiful work on tiller modifications through this site. My current tiller has delaminated and I'm looking for a practical & class legal replacement. Have any issues come up with curved or shortened tillers with respect to use or class rules? The S2 I've sailed on has a shortened...
by Southern Gales
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Pic of the Week
Topic: View from the bedroom
Replies: 0
Views: 3292

View from the bedroom

I wish I could keep her parked out front for more than a weekend. What a sight to open the blinds and see this. Perhaps I should name her Morning Glory. :P
by Southern Gales
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Registering as an Antique Vessel
Replies: 3
Views: 3452

Registering as an Antique Vessel

I am in the process of registering Hull# 416 as an antique vessel and need a surveyor to verify 3 things, according to the state of Florida. They are: 1) Powered by its original type power plant (Mine never had an IB motor) 2) Used for non-commercial purposes 3) Vessel must be at least 30 years old ...
by Southern Gales
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Regattas & Events
Topic: Winter Scheduling - Regatta Participation
Replies: 13
Views: 6310

Re: Winter Scheduling - Regatta Participation

I know of 4 boats along the west coast of Pinellas county and I am trying to get them back into OD racing. I bought the S279 on the hopes to participate in more OD instead of PHRF racing. I plan to support the beautiful S279 class in Florida for years to come. I live just north of Clearwater and wil...
by Southern Gales
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Regattas & Events
Topic: St Pete NOODS February 13-15 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 3541

Re: St Pete NOODS February 13-15 2015

My #416 will not be ready. Hoping to have her splashed in time for Sarasota. I hope this isn't a dying class. :shock:
by Southern Gales
Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: possible new regatta for s2 7.9
Replies: 0
Views: 2661

possible new regatta for s2 7.9

I have found 4 s2s in my area who appear willing to participate in this year's Dunedin cup. 4+ boats constitutes our own start. This year's event is a week instead of a weekend. We could mold the race days how our class sees fit. Is there any interest in Florida or better yet out of state in partici...
by Southern Gales
Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: vessel length with bow pulpit and kicker
Replies: 2
Views: 1299

Re: vessel length with bow pulpit and kicker

How do I delete my posts that no one replies to? I don't want to clutter the forum. Thank you.
by Southern Gales
Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Regattas & Events
Topic: St Pete NOODS February 13-15 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 3541

Re: St Pete NOODS February 13-15 2015

Good to hear John. I was hoping to see more action on this post. I will be racing on the Ensigns for two of the three days, was hoping to get on an S2. I'm trying to rustle up a few S2's along the Pinellas county coast to build a local fleet. Tomorrow I pick up hull #416. :D
by Southern Gales
Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: vessel length with bow pulpit and kicker
Replies: 2
Views: 1299

vessel length with bow pulpit and kicker

Has anyone taped their true overall length from bow pulpit to end of motor? I need to calculate the wet slip overhang.
Thanks.
by Southern Gales
Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Mast Storage Horizontal on Boat
Replies: 6
Views: 3206

Re: Mast Storage Horizontal on Boat

Thanks Drew. I would appreciate the photos and dimensions! I'll PM you my email.
by Southern Gales
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Mast Storage Horizontal on Boat
Replies: 6
Views: 3206

Re: Mast Storage Horizontal on Boat

Thanks Uphill. Here's what I have. It looks like your design will work on this hull as well. It also looks like you had a different support mounted to your boat in the photo you shared during my post about trailer weight. Is it the same support, just a different angle?