S2 7.9 Class Association


S2 Rudder Repair 
When I owned ser#46, I repaired, refinished, and in the process, upgraded the rudder to resist wear. I'm about to start the same process with several rudders at once. If you would like to have a better appearing and functioning rudder in time for the coming season, and live within range of the Twin Cities, email or call me for a quote. (The Rudder Doctor) 612-924-0824

For sale: Hard to find toe rails for S2 7.9's. Contact Chuck at

Good used rudder for sale: email Frank at

S2 7.9 Hall Spars carbon fiber spinnaker pole. Chris Balliet.

For Sale: New set of rudder cheek plates for S2 7.9. Made from 1/4" thick 6061 T6 aluminum, hardcoat type 3 black anodized. $250.00 for the set. Free shipping to current class members. email

Sails, Equipment, Parts

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Looking To Buy

Looking to buy a S2 7.9 with trailer
617 510 1889 (cell)     3-4-13

Dick Hoffman. Des Moines, IA.


Wanted, used dodger from a 7.9 for my new (to me) #210.  Call Steve 505-280-9099 or 9-10-13

Very interested in a S2 7.9. Live in Annapolis area. David Hagler. 443-994-0237

1986 Hull #  494, freshwater only sailed and dry sailed in last 8 years on hoist, otherwise trailer stored.  Deck and sides are maintained with Poli Glow.  Underbody is VC 17.  2 year old North 3DL Mainsail, 1994 ish Dacron Mainsail & 2 mylar  155% Headsails (one North & one Danger Sails), two spinnakers,  sail cover and tiller cover in Sunbrella and lazy jacks, Upgraded to larger Lewmar Self Tailing winch for raising keel, etc., Boom Kicker, Serious purchase for cascading backstay system with mast head kicker led forward to either side of the cockpit, Aramid Halyards,  large up-graded Spin lock rope clutches,  5 hp Mariner, Raymarine Autopilot, Harken Roller furler, Snorkle for headsails's UV protection, 120 volt electrical system with outlets, Built in Battery charger, Solar Vent ,  Beautiful original cushions and newish everyday cushions,  Custom 4 step transom ladder that actually goes below the water level for easy outing of the water, and finally  a Raymarine Bidata (Knotmeter and Depth meter) and a VHF.    Tandem Galvanized, 4 bunk trailer with guide-ons included.  She is located  in Southwest Tennessee on Pickwick Lake on the Tennessee River about 100 miles east of Memphis, Tn.    Asking $14,900, reasonable offer workable. Listed 3-5-14 Sold 1-18-16

Looking for used spinnaker and #3. Adrian Cain. 7-23-14

Hull #403.Boat is in great condition.1 new Mylar mainsail. 1 new Mylar 155% genoa. 1 Mylar 150% genoa. 1 Mylar 110 %  jib. 1 Dacron Mainsail. 1 Dacron 155% genoa. 1 Dacron 130% jib. 2 Spinnakers. 1 Nissan 4 cycles 6HP outboard less than 40 hours. 1 dual axle trailer. Boat is on Lake Keowee in South Carolina. Asking price is $14,000. Listed 9-14-14 Sold 3-28-16

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Hull 269: This S2 7.9 is both race-ready and perfect for a cruise.  The boat is in great shape, with the hull and deck being solid and dry with no soft spots, and a very new set of racing sails. Freshwater sailed boat only. New racing sail inventory (saved for regattas): 1 year old Doyle Stratis Mainsail, new Doyle Stratis Genoa (155), new Doyle Crosscut Jib (105). Secondary racing sail inventory (club racing): Doyle D4 Main, Doyle D4 Genoa. Large cruising Dacron inventory. Multiple spinnakers. Most lines are recently replaced: new main halyard, new jib sheets, new ultra-lightweight Dyneema spinnaker sheets. New boom vang rigging to cockpit. Spectra lightweight backstay. Standing rigging less than 10 years old. Dagger board was fully redone 2 years ago and runs / lifts very easily. Rudder redone last year. Hull is solid with no through-hulls. Fresh coat VC17 bottom paint. Original speedo and depth sounder. Original cushions in good shape. Double-axle trailer with surge brakes - recently refinished. Original Nissan 8hp outboard motor – runs well. Located in Minneapolis, MN. Asking $16,500 OBO. Listed 6-21-15. Sold 3-8-16

Hull #168 This is a nice S2 7.9.  New standing and running rigging.  Epoxy bottom.  Quantum kevlar main and number one. Sobstad number three. Numerous older sales.  Suzuki outboard. Easy Loader trailer.  Located Medford, Oregon. $10,000. Listed 11-9-15. Sold 3-21-16

1982-Hull #90-Sloop Rigged Performance One Design Sailboat * Very Clean Condition * Yanmar 1GM Diesel * Martec Brass Two Blade Folding Prop * NEW Stainless Mast Step & Re-Core * NEW Mast Wiring * NEW Porta Potty * Tandem Axle Trailer with NEW Bearings * NEW Wiring & Lights * REGISTRATION & TITLES FOR BOTH. Additional Specs: Draft 1'2" to 5' w/Lifting Keel * Group 24 Battery * Standard Horizon Quest VHF * Port/Starboard Compasses * Data Marine Knot/Log Meter * Yamaha Digital Depth Sounder * Signet SL254 Wind Speed/Direction (Rebuilt/Calibrated) * Autohelm 1000 Auto Pilot * NEW Harkin Mark III Roller Furling * NEW Quantum 155 Genoa * Additional "North" Sails: Two Main, Two Genoa, One Jib, One Spinnaker * Lewmar Winches: Three Standard & One Self Tail * Harkin Lazy Jack System * Boomkicker * Extra Blocks & Hardware * PRICE REDUCED TO $9,995” OBO...AS IS.. * Located in Shavertown, PA (Near Poconos) Call Allan Valunas 570-262-1438. Due to Scams, phone calls are preffered. Email Listed 11-9-15

Hull #279. "Dawn Patrol" New Doyle Boston racing main. New Doyle Boston #1 racing genoa. New Doyle Boston #3 racing jib. New Schurr .75 oz spinnaker. New Tohatsu four stroke. Newer galvanized dual axle trailer with surge brakes. Laminate practice racing main and jib in fair condition. Dacron racing main in good condition. 1.5 oz spinnaker in good condition. Cruising sails, including Harken roller furling head stay. Dacron main, jib, genoa, and others. Tiller pilot, speed puck, 12v battery, spin pole, and a whole pile of other gear. Bottom clean, sanded, and dry sailed. Interior carpet removed. Race ready! Daytona Beach, FL. $19,000. Bill 321-698-9600. Listed 2-16-16.


Looking for sails from competitive association racers who are interested in selling a set of their good used racing sails.  I am particularly interested in Doyle sails, poly flex, kevlar, stratus etc. Pat Colbert. 3-11-16

Wanted:  Trailer for S2 7.9, preferably near Holland, MI but will consider anywhere.  Contact Ed Johnson egjohnson@gmaildotcom 3-11-16


Hull #228 The boat is in very good condition and in above average shape for its age.  A motor is not included.  I currently have one available if needed.   Boat was splashed for two months fall of 2015 after sitting on trailer for two years.  It was immediately competitive with the top boat in our local fleet.  Finishing overlapped with first, each time raced.  Recent exam of boat has discovered some moisture in the hull core.  This is in an area below the water line, in the center 3rd area of the hull.  We have tested by removing core samples and professionally filling the holes.  Extent of area was confirmed with moister meter.  Structural integrity of the boat is not compromised, just a known issue that might someday need addressing.  Boat is priced accordingly.  

Fusion stereo with cockpit and cabin speakers.  IPOD ready, control pod in cockpit. Melges Backstay whipper and dyneema backstay.  12 to 1 purchase with Harken Carbo Blocks. Upgraded Self tailing keel/cabin top winch - Lewmar 30 S-speed ST. Upgraded Self tailing primary winches - Lewmar #40 ST. New Sta-Set Keel Lift line. Mast stripped and painted winter of 2015/2016, sprayed with two part epoxy, new Harken exit block. Stanchions removed, holes over drilled, filled with epoxy and remounted, with 3M 4200. Mast step upgraded with new internal structure to allow for proper mast tuning. Replaced front hatch - Bomar 900. Dyneema lifelines with cushions. Upgraded Stern Rail. Simrad LCD Speed, depth, distance, and temp.  Includes all manuals. Doyle Kevlar Main. Doyle Kevlar Class Genoa X (2). Shore Mylar/Kevlar Blade with battens. Shore class 155 Genoa. Shore light #1 class genoa. Banks Spinnaker. Boston Spinnaker. North Sails launch turtle. Boston Sails launch turtle. Layline companion way launch bag. Three winch handles. Warp Speed Spinnaker Sheets - light air sheets and set of Excel sheets. Upgraded custom Harken Twing Cleats. Galvanized trailer - upgrades include upgraded coupler, serviced brakes, newer tires, and spare, replaced winch. Anchor, chain and line. Dock lines and bumpers. Porta Potti. Marine Battery. Shore power, with breaker, cockpit connector, and three receptacles in cabin. Standing rigging replaced 4/23/2010 - Tuffluff in good condition, not many hours on new rigging boat sat for almost three years unused. Rudder reinforced with carbon - tiller refinished with two coats West/Six coats varnish. New stainless steel motor bracket. All running rigging in great shape, either new or removed last year, cleaned and reinstalled. Asking $7500 OBO. Located in Louisville, KY - 502-291-6328 Listed 4-30-16


Hull #311, 1984, “Maniac”.  Extensive restoration in 2004 including: repair of moisture in deck core, topsides and deck painted with Awlgrip (see reflection of crew in photos for sense of how glossy topsides still are), most deck hardware replaced, including four new Harken self-tailing winches, Spinlock clutches, Harken traveler, front hatch, glassing over all through hulls except depth sounder, custom-made extra thick cushions (still in excellent condition).  In 2009 bottom was professionally redone for racing, with complete removal of all old paint, epoxy barrier coat applied, and Baltoplate sanded to 600 grit.  Critical non-skid areas recently refreshed with Kiwi-Grip. 
Sails: main and genoa from Doyle Boston in 2014; one good spin; backup spin still OK; #3 worn but no tears; Doyle stack-pack main for cruising; various other back-up/cruising sails.
Gear: Raymarine Autohelm; solar panel; full height stern pulpit; transom mounted swim ladder; solar vent (2014); Porti-Potti; mast stepping rig; SailComp (although I have never tried to use so I can’t attest to condition); depth sounder; Life Sling; anchor and rode; all running rigging for racing.
Motor: your choice of 2014 Mercury 4HP (four cycle with neutral and forward) which has never had ethanol, or 8.8HP Honda that came with boat when I got it.  Both have long shafts.
Mast and Standing Rigging:  my understanding is that the mast was replaced around 1994 and is the “new” version.  I have not replaced any standing rigging, but all appears to be in good condition.
Trailer is 1990 Cooper, dual axle, bunk style.  Tires replaced in 2010 and have less than 1,500 miles on them.  Bearings redone this year, and hydraulic surge brake actuator replaced this year also.  Ready to go anywhere. $14,500.  Beverly, MA. Listed 11-10-15 Sold 4-30-16

Hull #179. Perfect racer package, 2000 Ford Excursion (70kmiles) and S2 Grand Slam 7.9   $24,000 Sailboat is in great shape very hard, dry, and light. You will have to add corrector weights for class competitions. Upgrades: 3 new Lewmar 30 ST, New rudder by phil, New hatch with tracks, New lifelines, New 150 genoa and main Sobstad, New Raymarine wireless instruments, Center board template and faired, SS Centerboard shives, Bottom sanded to 600, New running rigging complete, Mast up/down rig, Practice  sails 1 main, 2 150’s 1 class jib 2 spinnakers (one reaching, one down wind), Trailer rebuilt 2 yrs ago,All through hull hardware reset last year when winches were installed. Boat is currently in the water at Forest City YC, Cleveland Ohio.  (Individually Boat $15,000, Truck $9,000) Listed 4-30-16. Sold 5-7-16