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S2 8.0C
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Description: S2 8.0C
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sun July 19, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The 8.0 is a fair sailor,although her rudder leaves a litte to be desired.I have been sailing her for about three years now and enjoy her immensly.
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sun July 19, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

The 8.0 is a fair sailor,although her rudder leaves a litte to be desired.I have been sailing her for about three years now and enjoy her immensly, though Her omc saildrive leaves a lot to be desired. She is more cruiser than racer and is managable even by novice sailers.We were fortunate enough to get a set of manuals with her, and although their not great the get me enough.
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Review Date: Mon December 4, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The 8.0C (Center Cockpit) is a very unique boat. Typically, the center cockpit design is only found on high dollar 36 ft + boats. In looking at many boats in the 25 to 30ft range, I found that this 26 ft compares to 30 ft boats for room and amenities below. For those sailors with wives and/or families that strongly prefer comforts such as standing headroom, full galley, enclosed head and separate large aft berth,(hey I like that stuff too!) the 8.0C can be an ideal choice. But, you don't get something for nothing and this holds true for the 8.0C. The 8.0C is a compromise between comfort below, and sailing performance topside. There is a great deal of freeboard with the 8.0C which affects sailing performance and characteristics. I liken it to a comfortable customized van as opposed to a tight handling sportscar. Topside hardware is basic, but is of high quality and good workmanship. However, there are no storage lockers/compartments topside which is most inconvenient. Again, you don't get something for nothing. If you are looking for a shoal draft, centerboard boat with inboard motor (Atomic 4 or diesel), wheel steering, enclosed head and room below that compares to that of a 30 ft boat, then the 8.0C is a good choice.
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tidewater5
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Registered: February 2008
Posts: 1
Review Date: Tue June 10, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Well built, ease of launch/retreive, comfortable, dry
Cons: Not pretty, lots of windage

I have hull no.5. My previous boat was a Catalina 22 and wanted to do more extensive cruising. The S2 is shoal draft, far superior to the Catalina, full standing headroom, interior accomodations for two couples, solid comfortable motion especially reaching. Dry cockpit with terrific visibility. No problem making 6 knots, even in light breeze. A boat my wife and I both love. Being trailerable we can sail the Chesapeake, or Florida, the islands, Lake Michigan and Huron, anywhere there's a ramp with waist deep water. Why doesn't someone make boats like this agin?
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