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S2 11.0
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4 2864 Sat May 14, 2011
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Description: S2 11.0
Keywords: S2 11.0
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Tue June 24, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Pedestal with large wheel steering, Great pointing ability upwind,when runnig shes very confident and responsive,the Main is overpowered so I reef down to first at around 20kts, second at around 28kts.
Shes fast, strong, stiff, solid and roomy. The main ports are good size for light and visability but I am going to replace with a thicker grade lexon and fasteners. I upgraded to a 2.0 harken furler. The 1.5 was not enough. Handles steep seas well and fairly dry. Windage also good and heaves to well.
I like the saildrive but I needed to incapsulate the entire housing with marine tex epoxy to defeat any electrolesis. Now the zinc last twice as long. Must watch the blisters though and patch every other year.
I am very happy with the boat. Take her anywhere.



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Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon March 23, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Boat sails well. It has a roomy interior and is very well built.
The more boats I look at the more I like my S2. I would highly recomend this boat.


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janespony
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Registered: April 2000
Review Date: Fri February 23, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Stability, build quality, roominess,
Cons: carpeted ceiling

I have owned my S2 11A for 7 years. I have spent some time with this boat in bringing the systems up to date. The original build quality is evident anytime you work on the boat. The Gel Coat is awsome. It waxes up every year like a new boat. The value is tremendous for this size boat. A good sturdy Good Old Boat. The boat is not slow but not particularly fast. It sails well on all points of sail. I have sailed in extreme weather and found her to be stable and mannerly. I have had to repair blisters once in this period. It was a manageable situation. I love the saildrive. I thought It would worry me. The boat stays dry and the prop is lower in the water so it stays clear of much of the stuff that would snag another. I choose to pull the boat every year for the oil change. I suppose I could pump it out but have never tried to. Great Boat for a very reasonable price.
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Sailonguy
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Registered: May 2011
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 10
Review Date: Sat May 14, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Good solid boat
Cons:

Acquired the not yet a year ago. Despite a some years of neglect by the previous owner, the boat is still very solid. I believe the Fiberglass to be hand laid. Gel coat hull at 31 years of age still polished and shines like new. Deck gelcoat worn thin in a few spots but not enough to warrant deck paint. I had these areas repaired. Survey came back with the cored deck still solid, and through deck repairs to date have shown the balsa core still dry and sound. As with any wood cored fiberglass boat, any penetrations through the core must be sealed and maintained. Minimal small spider cracking is evident at two locations, significantly less than other boats of this vintage I saw. A few small blisters on her underside but not extensive enough to warrant repairs.

The keel is molded with the hull, so no keel boats to worry about. Other boats of this age I found with corroded keel bolts and some even with visible cracks in the bottom paint at the keel to hull interface.This can't happen with this boat, unless you really hit something hard or ground her in a dropping tide maybe, I don't plan to try that out. Also the mast is keel stepped, results in a solid design, transferring the loads directly to the keel. However, the down side is if you have to remove and replace the mast its a much more difficult task.

The original volvo penta diesel (MD17) runs well, starts easily, and drives the boat but many of this model and vintage appear have been replaced, Re-building seems infeasible because only basic parts for this engine are still available from Volvo. Interior is roomy. Lots of teak on the interior
and cabinetry shows good workmanship. The galley layout is very functional and the cooler is huge.

Regarding sailing characteristics, lacking an extensive basis for comparison, I believe the previous review to be valid, they are a cruising boat, not fast racing design. But they are not slow either.

This is a well made boat. Get a survey done if you are looking at one.
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