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post #2 of Old 06-14-2007
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The S2 9.2A is a standard production type 30 sailboat. No better (or worse) than any other standard 30 type boat like Catalina, Islander, Newport, O'day, C&C, Tartan, Saber, etc.

Compare the numbers on them and you will see that they are all basically the same. Fine for coastal cruising, not something I would want to be far offshore in.

Regarding the build quality of S2 I must state that I am not impressed. In 2004 I was looking for a 30 coastal cruiser / racer. I heard good things about the S2 9.2A so I looked at a number of them. They ALL had bad leaks around the chainplates. Of the 5 boats I looked at, they all had rotted bulkheads from the leaks. NONE of the Catalina 30's I looked at had that problem. The S2 is also slow.

Personally I would look for something else.


Barry Lenoble
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY

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