Re: S2 7.9
sailingfool: Thanks for the anecdote, it does seem that the 6.9 was designed as a slightly smaller version of the 7.9, so I very much appreciate your insight. You are correct about the "busting through the waves" comment, what I really meant and should have said is "has a decent ride in moderate wave action" (i.e. not being bounced around TOO much). I think that you are correct and everyone has pretty much confirmed my thoughts and on paper analysis of this boat, so this is definitely what I'm going to be looking for! So if anyone knows of one (or more..) for sale in the Great Lakes region (other than the ones on Yachtworld and Sailboatlistings, I already know about those!) I'd sure like to hear about them.
Thanks, and if anyone else has insight and/or stories related to the 7.9, I'm not in any way opposed to having my decision re-enforced even more strongly!