Originally Posted by Rhys05
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.