S2 7.9 Class Association

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1983 - $12,000, Hull 240, S2 7.9 Sailboat. Used for day sailing and cruising. With Honda 9.9HP, 4 strokes, electric start, hydraulic lift, shop manual. Viking tandem trailer with 300 miles. Older sails, 2 Mainsails, 2 105% Jibs, Mylar 135% Genoa, 155% Genoa. Bow & stern rails w/lifelines. SS Transom Mounted Swim Ladder. Upgrades: Lewmar Ocean 40 hatch w/screen. 4 Lewmar opening portlights w/screens. 2 SS solar vents. New Harken Headstay Foil. Aluminum hatch tracks. Newmar 30A ST Winch for raising keel. Removable Forespar SS Nova lift for outboard. Hall Spars Quick Vang Model A-8. New AGM 27 Battery. Spinnaker Pole with accessories to put up & lower the mast. 2 Burners Alcohol Stove. Marine Head. 4 8”x22” fenders. Fortress 15lb Al anchor. Galvanized 33lb claw anchor. KVH Quadro 2 Electronics, not installed (in box). Cockpit Table. Boat located in Moraine State Park, Portersville, PA. George Fodor, 412-835-2791. Listed 4-22-17

Hull 254- Asking $12,000 or best offer. 6 HP Evinrude 2 stroke LS w/3 gallon fuel tank. Tandem Trailer w/Jack & Winch. All standing rigging, including new Tuff Luff, replaced within the last 4 years. 2 Mainsails. 105% Jib. 135% Genoa. 3-155% Genoas. Harken Traveler w/Windward Sheeting Car. 4 Winches w/4 handles. Tack Tick Electronics. Handheld Garmin GPS. Tiller w/Cover. Bow & Stern Rails w/Lifelines. SS Transom Mounted Swim Ladder. Cockpit Table. 12v Electrical System. Top Loading Ice Box. Fresh Water System. Marine Head. Danforth Anchor w/75’ rode & 6’ chain. Located in Minneapolis, MN area. Contact Hooper Yachts: Listed 3-21-17

1982 Hull106 S2 7.9 For sale $12,800. Substantially refurbished with Doyle Kevlar main and genoa, Tohatsu long shaft 6 HP 4-stroke, rug removed, new hardware and instruments, interlux perfection spars and deck. Listed 2-21-17. Sold 3-7-16.

1982  S2 7.9 Hull-60, in excellent Condition. Located in SC - $10,900. Major overhaul in 2013 with new Standing (incl turn buckles) and Running Riggings, Backstay kicker, boom kicker, new CB 4:1 pulley system, CB pulled out and faired, bottom with 4 barrier and 2 VC offshore coats, new front hatch and new tracks for companionway hatch, and all teak refinished. Sails include 1 set of new Racing Kevlar/Tape drive UK sails (used 10 times), 1 mylar cruising and 1 older Doyle laminate main w/135 genoa, 2 older spins. Tandem axle trailer in highway ready w/ new tires. Motor is 6 HP tohatsu 4 stroke, used sparingly. Boat located in Travelers Rest, SC. Listed 12-27-16. Sold 2-17-17

1985 – Hull 430.  S2 7.9 Grand Slam, Royal trailer, Mariner 5 hp motor, XL shaft.  $13,500. Fresh water boat, very good condition.  Won two regattas last year.  Extensive sail inventory: North 3DL main and genoa (2 years old) crunchy Evolution main (used one season for racing) two spinnakers, older Doyle main, three older Doyle genoas, an older Doyle 110.  Raymarine wind instruments / depth and speed gauge, CD radio and speakers.  New Harken headfoil.  Rarely-used cushions are in excellent condition.  Running rigging and standing rigging replaced, circa 2010.   One season on racing bottom.  Free to purchaser, an extra outboard, 1983 Evinrude 8, XXL shaft. Falls Church, Virginia.  Listed 12-17-16. Sold 3-18-17

1982 Hull 140 S2 7.9 Sailboat, trailer and outboard.  Indianapolis Indiana - Great freshwater boat, 2007 Quantum Sails, Main, Jib #3, Genoa #1, and custom Spinnaker.  Another sail set also included along with other miscellaneous sails.  Trailer is a 2001 Loadmaster rated for 7,500 pounds with brakes, five new tires and service October 2014.  Outboard is 8 HP electric start Tohatsu, serviced every winter.  Data Marine depth and knot meters.  Spinnaker rigging, pole, and all lines.  Boat is ready to sail away for $10,000. Listed 12-20-16. Sold 2-21-17

Looking to buy and S2 7.9 in the New England area. Roy Briscoe 603 312-1756 -------12-12-16

1984 S2 7.9 Hull #397 located in Tulsa Oklahoma $13,500.  I have owned the boat since 1994.  Boat has always been dry sailed from a hoist.  This is a fresh water boat that I traveled extensively to many NOOD regattas from 1995 thru 2002, club raced regularly since then.  Hull is finished annually with Poly Glow, looks like new.  Tandem trailer recently rewired, new bearings all around, electric brakes on both axels, new bunks.  Mariner 5 HP outboard, 4 stroke with remote tank.  I added an electric winch to keel lift system several years ago.  This has proved to be wonderful addition for cruising and a nice treat for the crew after a hard day of racing.  The boat is in excellent condition.  The deck and hull are rock solid, no soft spots.  The mast and boom have been stripped of the original white paint and polished to a high finish.  All racing gear is aboard and operable.  Extensive older sail inventory that needs upgrading for top class racing.  However boat is very competitive with local J22 and J24 fleets.  The cushions and interior are in good shape.  The rudder has been rebuilt and rudder head reinforced. Listed 10-1-16. Sold 12-4-16.

Hull 216.  Interprotect bottom.  New epoxy rudder.  New electric panel – set up for 2 batteries (I only use 1).  Galley has the overhead cupboard, water, grey-water tank.  Opening ports in cabin sides, new hatch in v-berth.  Interior in excellent condition

No leaks!!!.  Good trailer with newer tires and spare..  8HP evinrude extra long shaft serviced last year runs perfect.  Backstay kicker and spectra backstay (still have original pinch style backstay).  Boomkicker.  2 sets spin sheets, 2 sets jib sheets, running rigging all good some is upgraded to no-stretch line.  Sails: Mylar main 5yrs in excellent condition, Older dacron main, Mylar 155 is good, Older mylar 155, Older dacron 155

Mylar Jib (105%) 5yrs old used 3-4 times, Brand new spinnaker never been out of the bag!, 2 older spinnakers I use to club race in good condition, Older dacron jib, 140% cruising genoa, Dazy staysail.  Boat is clean and in the water ready to sail. Asking $13500.  Listed 9-4-16 Sold 9-16-16

1994 Hull 533 S2 7.9 Sailboat, trailer, and outboard $ 20,500.00  Nashville, TN. Boat is in Very Good condition, it is dry. Tandem axle trailer completely rebuilt, new hubs, bearings, tires, bunks, all bolts, new electric brakes on one axle, over $2,000 spent. All sails Doyle/Boston very little use,  2 155 Composite Genoas, 100 jib, main, 2 spinnakers, Yamaha 4 hp 2 stroke outboard with remote tank. Bottom of boat was just soda blasted, and painted with VC underwater Epoxy, keel repaired, all work professionally done at Unbridled Sailing in Louisville. Have receipts for the work described above. Complete set of running rigging, all spinnaker gear, including tweaks, cockpit bag, pole etc... The Boat is ready to sail. Listed 8-18-16 Sold 1-13-17

1982 S2 7.9 (26') Hull #16. Located in Scituate, MA. KVH Sailcomp Digital Compass (mast mounted). Garmin GPS 441. VHF Radio. New Battery. (6) sails - All Good Condition (Dacron Main and 155% Genoa were new 2 years ago $4,000 cost). 4:1 Lifting for daggerboard. Interior cushions. Porta Potty. Yamaha 4hp outboard. Tandem Axle Galvanized Trailer. Hawk has been used in Scituate, MA for 3 months each year and has always been very competitive in a fleet of larger boats. PHRF NE rating is 168 racing 177 cruising. She only draws about 1' with the board up. This boat can be floated onto her trailer by one person and it only takes one person to put the mast up and down. No need to keep this boat at a boat yard - just drive it home to your yard. There are some soft spots mainly on the deck that show that they had been repaired before. It does not seem to compromise the boat structurally. It was this way when I bought the boat 6 years ago and it does not seem to be any worse. This is a great value because others are selling in the mid teens. She is in the water now. Each year we have been able to get second place for seasonal trophies in a 10 boat class. $4,000. Listed 7-21-16. Sold 12-6-16

Main Sail- Kevlar 4th Dimension Doyle. Gold color / Black Strings. At 10 years old, it is about 8" short in the hoist due to shrinkage. Not used for last 4 years. A little soft in the luff and foot but otherwise in very clean fine condition. One small 4 inch tear repaired in folding area in the loose foot. Always rolled, never folded.  $100 and pay the shipping. Contact Doug Frye, Listed 3-21-17

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

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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

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. Listed 4-30-16. Sold 8-22-16

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 (70k miles) 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

1983- Hull 189. S2 7.9 Sailboat, trailer and outboard $ 9,300.00  Louisville, Ky. Good condition. Four Winns tandem axle trailer with new bearings and 3 year old new tires with less than 50 miles. Sails:Doyle/Boston Kevlar sails,  include 155 Genoa, 100 jib, main. North Sails spinnaker. Engine Nissan 5 hp 2 stroke outboard with remote tank. Accessories: spinnaker pole and tweakers, stereo/cd radio and speakers, factory  storage cabinet,  port-a-potie, new Navman knot meter/transducer-one year old. Rigging: Replaced all standing rigging when boat was purchased 6 years ago.  Added backstay flicker 3 years ago which can be adjust from either side of cockpit. Out haul replaced. Some running rigging replaced. Updated to Garhauer 4 to 1 purchase retractable keel blocks. Tuffluff foil – one year  old (1/2 season).. Hull:Boat was spray painted three years ago using Interlux Perfection  paint ( hull and topside) and cabin top/cockpit was paint with Kiwi Grip (nonskid).  Bottom of boat has Interlux 2000 barrier coat and VC17/SR21 Teflon antifouling paint. Cushions:Cushions are original and in good to fair condition. Boat won its racing fleet and one regatta last year and has placed second at Nashville’s Equalizer Regatta. If interested, call Mike Parrino 502 930 1801. Price Updated 2-15-17