Search found 96 matches

by Southern Gales
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: What to look for on a used s2 7.9
Replies: 11
Views: 4302

Re: 1985 was it a non good year for manufacturing

Thank you Uphill, that's a big help. I came across one of your earlier posts that also mentioned to look for the following: " Boat is dry where it needs to be (mast step, chain plates, gudgeons or is that pintails..." I found a folded pocket knife works as a good hammer to test for delam. ...
by Southern Gales
Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: What to look for on a used s2 7.9
Replies: 11
Views: 4302

What to look for on a used s2 7.9

Hello, I will be taking a look at an S279 for sale and noticed there are no 1985's listed in the PHRF down here. Not a big deal but wanted to do some additional homework. I understand epoxy resin was used on #358 and older, which is a plus. Are there any concerns with production in 1985? From what I...
by Southern Gales
Fri May 23, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: 7.9 for sale on Craigs list
Replies: 5
Views: 3341

Re: 7.9 for sale on Craigs list

Looks like a reasonable price... new mast and rigging in 2009, sweet. I'm I little leery of the old hull number. Love that sail inventory and mast raising rig! Thanks for keeping an eye out. There would have to be some negotiation regarding the distance/transport if we ever got that far. I just sold...
by Southern Gales
Fri May 23, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Portlight configuration confusion
Replies: 2
Views: 2026

Re: Portlight configuration confusion

Thank you Jeff, Interesting how that forward portlight is optional. I wonder if it was optional throughout the entire production period. I will post another question regarding performance & fabrication issues of the 7.9's with respect to the year built. Yes, I can't wait to make the jump to 7.9'...
by Southern Gales
Fri May 23, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Portlight configuration confusion
Replies: 2
Views: 2026

Portlight configuration confusion

I'm in the market for a 7.9 and noticed there are a lot of 8.0s for sale out there that are claiming to be 7.9's. I'm guessing each model has it's own portlight configuration and just need a little verification... Do all of the 79s have the same two fixed/ one open (located forward) per side configu...
by Southern Gales
Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Easy Rudder Pull Down
Replies: 12
Views: 6114

Re: Easy Rudder Pull Down

How can we view the Gif? The original post attachment is no longer linked. Even though it's over ten years old, it would be nice to view it. :?: