Miscellaneous Information of interest to S2 7.9
Links to Other Interesting Web sites :
Class Rules Appendix Plans -
- Official S2 comment about sailng with the BOARD UP
- Cabin Side Windows for S2 Sailboats - From the Technical Files of S2 Yachts
Tip - by Bill Pribe #476 - A tip for installing a winter tarp on your
Spinnaker Pouch - by Dave Grover #138 - Details for using a
companionway mounted Spinnaker launch bag.
Keep Your Cushions Dry
By Rich Stetter # 122
During a rainy regatta cover the center cushions with vinyl matress covers
(twin size). This was used during the second and third days of the 1998
nationals and the cushions never go wet or heavy.
Hold that Rudder Up
By Tim Bosma #477
Directions and Photos
to make the stainless steel rudder hold-up.
Grease Those Bearings
By Doug Slade #542
I put my S2 7.9 in storage last Fall after having the earings packed in the
Spring of '97. After launching my boat in May '98, I took the trailer in to
have the bearings done again. What I found was two bearings that were cracked
from the water inside freezing up over the Winter. The solution : have the
bearings re-packed in the fall before you put your 7.9 away. This should clear
up any problems your trailer may encounter over a harsh winter.
The following article regarding
Lifeline Tautness was written by John Bonds, chairman of US Sailing's
Safety at Sea Committee .
by Doug Slade #542
When #238 Yellow Jacket lost her rig in 1995 a couple of things came to
light. First, the antenna on "YJ" was on top of the mast and when it
went overboard the race committee and crash boat could not hear the call for
assistance because the antenna was underwater. The solution; bring a hand held
or get and extra flexible wand antenna that you can hook into the antenna
fitting on your VHS so you can put it on deck. Second, since the mast pieces
were saved the skipper went ahead and took all the fittings off, but when it
came to the turnbuckles, there was so much grime buid up over the years that
two turnbuckles never came off. The solution; take them apart and clean them
each year or get those white turnbuckle boots at your local marine store and
notch them out at the base so they fit over the deck tang.
The S2 7.9 LOA is 25ft 11in., with a beam of 9ft, and Max Draft of
specifications are listed separate.
Also, David Pierce (#390) has included some
old brochures on his own website.
David Pierce has created a separate website that has some very good Inboard
Diesel information, on the
BMW D7 Marine engine, including owners manuals , & etc. .
Raising the Mast on a S2 7.9 can be done with as few as two people .
It takes some careful set-up, using the halyards to stabilize the mast, the
spinnaker pole & extra blocks for leverage, and a custom mast raising device.
The system is fairly easy to build. Thanks to Dave Grover for the
details and sketchs .
The S2 7.9 is a very competitive racer in many handicap rating classes,
including PHRF & MORC.
The manufacturer (S2 Yachts) has requested that when contacting them
regarding information on the S2 7.9, that we send them a fax at: (616)
394-7473; and address the Fax to : "Sailboat Help" .
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Updated: April 6, 2001