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S2 7.0
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Description: S2 7.0
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
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Review Date: Wed September 16, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The S2 7.0 is a full rigged cruising sloop. I have been saing hull number 94, a shoal keel, built in 1976 around the Lake Erie Islands since 1985. The boat is roomy and well built, with an 8' beam and 5'6" of headroom. It is a great 2 person boat. The v berth can accomodate 2 kids or 2 intimate adults. The cockpit is very roomy.

The boat is very strong and has handled plenty of Lake Erie weather with no problems in the rigging or helm. She runs off the wind well but is sluggish going to weather, probably a result of the shoal draft keel with no centerboard.

The hull developed blisters in 1990. I had the blisters drilled, dried her out indoors over the winter under a tarp with a dehumidifer. In spring, the drilled holes were filled and a three coat VC tar applied, the three coats of bottom paint. There have been no problems since.

There has been a few slight glazing cracks in the gelcoat on deck, around the stanchions and by the cockpit hatches. Perhaps the most irritating problem has been leakage through the cabin windows. Interior fairing strips have been tightened and re-tightened, the windows have been caulked repeatedly and they still leak. The only thing that has helped is vinyl tape on the outside which at best looks tacky. I have also noticed, just this season some dampness which appears to be wicking down the carpeted pillar reinforcing the deckplate for the starboard side rigging.

Overall, this boat has given our family of four many, many days of great sailing, gotten us through weather we probably had no business being in, and been a comfortable cruiser for sails of a week or more. In the speed -vs- comfort equation, she definately is much stronger on the comfort side.
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Review Date: Sat July 22, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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We purchased our 7 meter new in 1977 and still have her. She is a stable boat, excellent for a family. She will take some weather. I have been out in Lake Michigan in 12 foot seas and broached while carrying a 140 Genoa. Her self righting qualities proved excellent. The rigging and hardware are high quality. She is a dry boat(higher freeboard does have a good side).
We had the problem with some pox and repaired it with VC tar. It felt like a larger and quieter boat after that. The balsa cored deck is a bit of a problem. We had some rot in the deck around the chain plates, and where I installed the vents. The areas around any holes in a balsa cored deck must be completely sealed. We have enjoyed a dry cabin, with no condensation problems. We have some crazing across the cabin at the hatch. The windows leaked and we had the problem solved by cutting them in half and making two windows on each side. This was done by an S2 factory employee. There have been no leaks since. We have had our boat for 23 years now and plan to keep it indefinitely. Although not a race boat, she will keep your family safe and is a great cruiser. I would enjoy hearing from any other 7.0 meter owners. We have toured the factory in Holland when they were still in production and were thouroughly impressed, with the many of the same feelings of confidence as we found out at Pacific Seacraft.
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