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Re: Recommend for trailer sailer with a real head?
Very close to the #1 reason I chose to go for an S2 7.9: 5 feet of draft with the keel down, 18 inches of draft with the keel up!
I spend much of my time beating down the S2 7.9 fleet and trying to catch the last 1 or 2 that always out sail me... Typically I can't recommend a keel/centerboard, but on the S2 7.9 it works, and that's very right, launching it is WAY easier, plus more room down below.
I bought what I did, because it was very difficult to find a 7.9 for even double what I paid for the Capri 25. Plus the C25 is pretty unknown around our parts, and I wanted something that would allow me to play tag with the 7.9s.
My point was, and is... launching a 4 foot draft can be done, and is... it just takes more planning.
"Rum Line" a 1982, S2 7.9 - Production boat limit tester, blue-water bucket owner, with wine taste on a beer budget.