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I would like to hear from s2 Owners. I have found a 9.2 sloop and from a preliminary viewing looks in good shape and the price is right? Not a lot of them around, but the ones that are around, seem to be in good condition. Please give the the " good, bad and ugly " before I pay for a surveyor.

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Not an owner, but have been impressed by the relative good condition of s2''s that I''ve seen. They seem to stand up well to usage that would make other boats shabby quite quickly. I''ve seen several different models and was impressed by the small amount of spider cracks, crazing, or even dings in the decks & cabins of boats that were certainly old enough (8-12 yrs) to have their share. They seem to have been built matter-of-factly, using things that work.
Some of them have reputations for being pretty quick, too.
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I also am not an owner but I have spent quite a bit of time on 9.2''s and other S2''s. I always think of these boats as being mediocre in a non perjorative sense of the word. By that I mean they are not all that well built but there much poorer constructed boats out there. The 9.2''s don''t sail all that well but there are far worse sailing boats out there. Of the two versions the 9.2 A (aft cockpit appears to sail better and appears to offer a more comfortable motion than the 9.2 C).

My experience with S2''s is somewhat different than Paul''s. S2''s seem to have a disproportionately large number of deck core problems. I can''t recall being on a 9.2 that didn''t have some. They tend to have mast step and supporting structure problems. They tend to have problems with water getting to the chainplate attachment point and rotting out the bulkhead particularly on the upper shroud which is more concealed from view and drying out. Although these boats have dropped dramatically in price to sales prices somewhere in the high teens and low 20K range, S2''s tend to be overpriced in my view. You will want a very thorough survey on a 9.2.

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The only S2 that I ever thought could get out of it''s own way was the 10.3. But the build issues that Jeff mentioned earlier also apply to that boat as well. They also seem to be a bit overpriced as well.

In that range, I have always thought the better buy would be a Peterson 34. I sailed on both the 10.3 and the P34 in the early 80''s and the Peterson just seemed more responsive and willing to handle a wide variety of conditions. The P34 was also one of the first production boats to use an advanced composite construction. I don''t know if that is a good or bad thing, but it did make for a stiff, light boat.
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Actually the S2 6.9, 7.9 and 9.1 which were G&S designs were pretty fast boats.

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Hi Jeff, Read your message. If you regard the S2 as a mediocre boat, what boat in that era/ class/ and price range do you recommend and why? What do you regard as worse and better? Just want to learn more from more knowledgable people! thanks, mono
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Hi Jeff, Read your message. If you regard the S2 as a mediocre boat, what boat in that era/ class/ and price range do you recommend and why? What do you regard as worse and better? Just want to learn more from more knowledgable people! thanks, mono
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Hi Jeff, Read your message. If you regard the S2 as a mediocre boat, what boat in that era/ class/ and price range do you recommend and why? What do you regard as worse and better? Just want to learn more from more knowledgable people! thanks, mono
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