Scuppers - are you stating that your 27 does not have a compression post - ie, you have a deck stepped mast with a tabernacle? wow - that sounds very strange? are u sure you have an S2 27 Performance Cruiser? Maybe someone modified the design?
Sorry about my lack of clarity! My boat does have a compression post, to which the dining table attaches in the salon. The mast is deck stepped with a mast shoe on the deck plate. It all appears to be original. Since the '85s and '86s are keel stepped, I was simply wondering if S2 changed the design for the '87s. Check out the second and fourth pictures down on the following website, which had hull #85 for sale. The setup looks just like my boat.
S2 27 sailboat for sale
(BTW, I am 100% certain that my boat is an S2 27 Performance Cruiser
-- some 8.0B owners seem to think they have 27s)
When I get a chance, I'll snap some pics and post them on the new Yahoo site. Thanks for setting that up!