S2 7.9 Class Association

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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 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. Chris Rooke. 901-355-7245. Listed 3-5-14 Y

Also have an S2 7.9 Sunbrella cover on template offered in a Full Sided version or a 6" skirted version.  Separable into 3 sections with #10 zippers, she is workable with the mast up or down.


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

For Sale: Hull #466. 1986. Duel Axle trailer (road worthy NO Brakes), 5 Sails: 2 Mains (1 practice, 1 Very good Condition), 2 Jibs,  110% (storm jib), 155% Mylar-Good Condition, 1 Spinnaker, Whisker pole. Adjustable, 2 12 Volt Fans, Full spin Gear, 2-#20 2- speed ST Harken Winches (new 2013, 2 Lewmar cabin top 2-speed Winchs, Porta Pottie,Honda 4-Stroke 5hp 2007, VHF. Bradenton, Fl. $12,900. Listed 7-23-14 Y Sold 9-24-15

For Sale: Hull #391. 1984. From the vintage after they changed resin and got rid of blistering issues.

This boat was mostly freshwater sailed until the last couple of years and previously converted from inboard to outboard configuration. 


Dual axle trailer, with axles, hubs, bearings, brakes all replaced within past year.  8hp well running and maintained electric start honda 4 stroke with 12amp alternator to recharge batteries. (100 Ah sealed lead acid battery).  Kevlar Main and Mylar Genoa in good shape.  Cruising dacron main, and 135 jib, and spinnaker (I forget the weight) in decent shape.  Cruising dacron genoa in poor shape.

VHF with integrated GPS and DSC Standard Horizon GX1700 (no need to try to wire systems together). Assorted other items. Asking $7,000/OBO  Call for details (FYI I'm on west coast time)  David Kingston.  Santa Cruz, CA  831-454-6191 Listed 8-26-14. y


For Sale: 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. Phone : 864-888-2026 Email: Listed 9-14-14 Y


For Sale: Hull #157 1982 S2 7.9 This is a well maintained ready to sail boat. It comes equipped with a Harkin roller furling, spinnaker and pole, genoa and extra sails. All controls lead back to large cockpit allowing for single handed sailing. Newer shrouds with updated turnbuckles.· 2007 Johnson 4 stroke 15 hp outboard, Low hours, with new lifting bracket. Newer front hatch over v birth, pump out head, duel batteries, new VHF and sail comp electronics. ·Custom inside fold out table. ·Deck has no soft spots, shroud anchors are solid. Easy to sail fast boat, sleeps 4 with comfort. Comes with steel cradle, Vermilion Ohio. Contact: for pics and questions. Listed 11-11-14 Y


For Sale: Hull #152. VHF, sides are maintained with Poli Glow, Dacron Mainsail and 155% head sail with class striping, storm jib, spinnaker with all the rigging and pole, sail cover and tiller cover in Sunbrella, Raymarine Autopilot, depth meter, dual track Lufkin on forestay, 4 step transom ladder that actually goes below the water level for easy outing of the water, Tandem axel Galvanized trailer with new coupler, bearings and brakes, installed head with holding tank and pump out port, 1 12 Volt Fan, Boat has no blisters. New absolutely dry forward hatch, All controls lead back to large cockpit allowing for single handed sailing (In fact it won a lake Michigan single handled race back in her day), new tiller handle, back rail grill, pendulum cooking set up, two deep cycle batteries with dual battery switch, packing gland wrench, fenders and new dock lines. Yanmar Inboard Diesel. Spare rudder assembly. New Garmin GPS. $10,000 No reasonable offer will be refused. Boat is in NJ. Listed 11-12-14 Sold 1-15-15

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For Sale: Hull #505. 1987. Cooper trailer. 2 sets of sails. 8HP Evinrude Yachtwin outboard motor. Self-furling jib. Almost never raced. Canvas cover. Dockage available off E. River Rd. in Grosse Ile, MI. $14,000 Anne Zaragoza. 734-752-4761. Listed 7-27-14 Sold 1-31-15

For sale:  Hull 422, 1985.  New vents, port lights and hatch.  Has full taffrail(stern pulpit), premium cabin cabinets and table.  Lightly used 4 cycle Nissan 5hp long shaft with high thrust prop.   Custom original trailer with electric brakes, new tires and rims.  Wired for ST1000/2000(auto helm itself not included). Sails, all lightly used:  dacron 135% jib on Harken roller furler, dacron main with two reef point sets, 155% mylar genoa(no mylar main), original spinnaker with launch bag.  Also includes older original dacron sails. 4 part daggerboard lift tackle with self-tailing winch.  Cascading back stay adjuster.  Website mast raising system--works well.  Located in Michigan City IN. Listed 4-13-15. Sold 10-12-15

For Sale: Hull 269. Want to race in the S2 7.9 Nationals this year (hosted by Wayzata Yacht Club, MN)? This boat is race-ready, in great shape, and located in Minneapolis.

The hull and deck are solid and dry with no soft spots. 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. Contact Scott at 612.590.4947 or Listed 6-21-15.


For Sale: Hull 32 Complete with all equipment, sails, outboard, and trailer. Boat does need some recore in hull bottom stern area. Mast step solid, ,starboard bulkhead already replaced. Was sailed as is with no problem as I was not aware of the bottom core issue until recently. Looking for quick sale only $5,000.·Boat is in Grand Haven, MI. Listed 6-21-15. Sold 11-7-15

1987 Hull #519, sailed on Lake Michigan. Mercury 5hp motor with internal tank, and dual axle bunk type trailer. Doyle Boston main and genoa, D4 & Stratis, delivered 9/12 and raced mostly in nationals. Quantum main, fusion MX delivered 2/09 and little used. Boston Doyle 105% jib and two spinnakers. One used only in major regattas. Faired hull, centerboard and rudder, VC-17 paint. Ronston calibrated Sea-Lock turn buckles, self tailing Lewmar 30 centerboard winch and self tailing lewmar 30 genoa & spinnaker sheet winches. Custom aluminum adjustable mast crutch. Internal & external cockpit mounted table for cruising. Mast mounted Tack-Tic compass system and Raymarine speedo/depth gauge. Cabin side windows and forward hatch are Lewmar Ocean brand. Pneumatic boom vang, backstay kicker system, Danforth anchor and 150ft of line with chain, companionway spinnaker bag, overhead storage cabinet, SS transom mounted swim ladder, and VHF radio. Well maintained and a fast $19,000. Dan O’Keefe, 616-399-9714., Holland, MI. Listed 9-8-15


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. Call Eric Martin at 541-326-7056. Email Listed 11-9-15.


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 * $12,000 OBO * Located in Shavertown, PA (Near Poconos) Call Allan Valunas 570-262-1438. Email Listed 11-9-15


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/curising 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.  Contact Roger Kuebel, 781-799-4047. Listed 11-10-15