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Re: S2 9.2c - for liveaboard - thoughts?

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I was referring to the rack it is resting on when it was on the hard.
Around here we call that rack a cradle.
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Re: S2 9.2c - for liveaboard - thoughts?

Blis, that S2 is a much better liveaboard boat than a trimaran, but you are right, storage is at a premium. However, if the previous owners can live on it, you can too. a holding tank is not impossible to add.
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Re: S2 9.2c - for liveaboard - thoughts?

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Around here we call that rack a cradle.
My concern was that the pads are not adjustable, and therefore could not be aligned with any bulkheads. There doesn't appear to be any deflection of the fiberglass, so maybe it is not an issue, but certainly not the preferred way of storage.
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You like the boat, it looks clean, argue about price, give the man a deposit, and get a survey. The price might be high but "condition condition condition" if the boat really is solid and sail-away ready...That's hard to find too.
My thoughts as well. I have two other S2's to check out first (another 9.2c in WA for $19k and an 8.0c for $5500 in Point Roberts), but if neither look good, I'll call the owner and tell'm exactly that. Will give'm a deposit for sale, pending survey and a sea trial. Sure wish I knew how to sail
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My concern was that the pads are not adjustable, and therefore could not be aligned with any bulkheads. There doesn't appear to be any deflection of the fiberglass, so maybe it is not an issue, but certainly not the preferred way of storage.
This was just for the haul-out. It was in the water when I saw it.
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Blis, that S2 is a much better liveaboard boat than a trimaran, but you are right, storage is at a premium. However, if the previous owners can live on it, you can too. a holding tank is not impossible to add.
Still going to look at the Tri this afternoon. Told the owner I suspected it'd be too small for me and to just let me know when she had a bunch of viewings lined up so I'm not wasting her time. She's apparently got about 15 people coming today. wtf.
I REALLY like the deck space of the tri. Most of my stuff can be outside anyway. But that 6' naught headroom is probably a deal breaker for me. We'll see. I don't have the $26k for the S2 in my pocket just yet, but I'm only a few days away if I need it. I hate to break the bank for this. Scary proposition.
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Re: S2 9.2c - for liveaboard - thoughts?

That is a really nice example, and they do look like they would make a nice liveaboard. Not the best looking boat, but they are known for being quite strong. The 11.0 was on the 20 affordable boats to take you anywhere, though he favored the aft cockpit, but the center sure seems to have nice livable space.

I am sure it came with a holding tank originally as it was the law by then, likely under the seat in the sit tub. The shower is one of the real benefits of that layout, as the aft cockpit has a more traditional head, without the separate shower. While that one appears to be very clean, I do think the price is quite high and you should be able to find the 11.0 for that price. Also since it has original upholstery it does not look like there has been much upgrading, except for the improperly installed head and carpet. Might not be too bad if it has very recent rigging and sails.
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That is a really nice example, and they do look like they would make a nice liveaboard. Not the best looking boat, but they are known for being quite strong. The 11.0 was on the 20 affordable boats to take you anywhere, though he favored the aft cockpit, but the center sure seems to have nice livable space.

I am sure it came with a holding tank originally as it was the law by then, likely under the seat in the sit tub. The shower is one of the real benefits of that layout, as the aft cockpit has a more traditional head, without the separate shower. While that one appears to be very clean, I do think the price is quite high and you should be able to find the 11.0 for that price. Also since it has original upholstery it does not look like there has been much upgrading, except for the improperly installed head and carpet. Might not be too bad if it has very recent rigging and sails.
What's wrong with the head? Just the fact that it's piped outboard?

The rigging/sails looked very good, but again, I know very little. Need to take someone who knows these things with me next time.
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Re: S2 9.2c - for liveaboard - thoughts?

That boat has been for sale off & on for quite a while - offer less.
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Re: S2 9.2c - for liveaboard - thoughts?

Better than that tri!

The side benefits of the boat may be worth it(location and slip).
I'd make the sale conditional on slip and see what he says..
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