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01-31-2016 09:33 PM
JIvories
Re: S2 9.2A questions

Thanks for reviving this thread RaritanSailor. I've spent the last 2 seasons with a 155 furling genoa which came with
the S2 9.2A. But many times I've felt overpowered, and I've had a problem with the big genny backwinding the mainsail, despite trying different block positions for the genny sheets. Now I'm looking at getting a new genoa made, a 135, easier to handle,
can reef down to 110 with a decent shape (esp with foam at the luff). And better for single-handing than a 155--what a workout...

Then my plan for the following year is to get a cruising or asymmetrical spinn. It can really move you in very light wind, and I have a halyard for it. A friend with an S2 36' swears by his asymm in light wind.

One improvement I'm happy with is the whisker pole I rigged. Makes a huge difference downwind.

I'm interested in any ideas for making the S2 a little faster if anyone has any. I like to club race, and would like to keep up with the pack more!
01-30-2016 07:19 PM
RaritanSailor
Re: S2 9.2A questions

I agree with most of the earlier comments. Move the traveler down some when it gets windy. I have roller furling, but had a new 125 made to replace the 150 Genoa on my 9.2. We sailed "flat" much of the time on Raritan Bay with the genny rolled up to about 125 or 135 anyway. As you roll it up, it loses its shape. My thought: A 125 still has pretty good shape rolled to 110. We'll see.
I'd love to have a drifter of some sort for lazy days.

My next project his summer is to replace the first reef lines with dyneema to reduce friction. With one reef in the main, and the genoa furled part way, you can sail comfortably and balanced in a blow. I agree that the S2 is not especially tippy and is always dry.

If anyone is interested in my 150 genny, let me know.
06-04-2013 01:18 PM
SantaSailor
Re: S2 9.2A questions

Yes, big problems getting under the Shands.
I have been under twice at low tide with the fenders indicating 45 ft. I broke off the VHF antenna on top of the mast hitting the bottom of the Shands Bridge....

I have since added a 14 inch tri-color light on top of the mast so will definitely NOT be going under again.
06-04-2013 01:14 PM
SantaSailor
Re: S2 9.2A questions

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SantaSailor or anyone out there with an S2 9.2.

I'm in the process of having vinyl lettering made for my S2 9.2 A. Problem is, the boat is wrapped, and kind of far away until I sail her home.

I'm wondering if name should go to the left of the backstay plate as it is on this boat, or whether it could go below that plate? Just wondering if I need to squeeze it to the left of that plate, and what size to get.

Any help at all would be appreciated.

Jonathan
I put mine below the plate.
Plenty of room.
04-30-2013 08:32 AM
sailor1949
Re: S2 9.2A questions

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I've owned my 9.2A for 10 years now and have sailed her in 2 knot to 40 knot winds and she handles it well. I use a 100, 135 and 150 head sail hanked on. The 150 is good to 15 knots and the 135 is good to 20. Anything above 20 I use the 100. I have only reefed the main twice in winds 30 gusting to 40. When below 30, if the heel gets too uncomfortable for you, just set the main traveler to windward and dump some air out the top of the sail. I personally think the S2 9.2A is a very stable boat.

Dennis
S/V Mustang
S2 9.2A
Any problems getting your S2 9.2A under the Shands Bridge upriver from Green Cove Springs? I have an S2 9.2C with I believe the same mast height. Thanks.
02-22-2013 12:16 PM
JIvories
Re: S2 9.2A questions

SantaSailor or anyone out there with an S2 9.2.

I'm in the process of having vinyl lettering made for my S2 9.2 A. Problem is, the boat is wrapped, and kind of far away until I sail her home.

I'm wondering if name should go to the left of the backstay plate as it is on this boat, or whether it could go below that plate? Just wondering if I need to squeeze it to the left of that plate, and what size to get.

Any help at all would be appreciated.

Jonathan
01-24-2013 11:04 AM
Faster
Re: S2 9.2A questions

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Originally Posted by JIvories View Post
.......Also wondering about traveler. i like how it's placed aft behind wheel, but is the original
push pin kind awkward ?

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Those old push pin travelers are certainly less convenient and tend to not get properly used.. good news is for something less than a boat buck ($1K) it can be replaced with a good adjustable Harken or similar setup - the bolt spacing should match so as long as you have access below it's easily changeable.

While you're at it you may as well get a decent set of mainsheet blocks too - the whole package will be miles ahead of what you most likely have there now. Of course you could upgrade in stages too to spread the cost.

When it's windy the pushpins are not so bad because you leave each side 'down low' on the traveler and it will self tend... it's in light air where it's the most hassle.
01-24-2013 08:05 AM
JIvories
Re: S2 9.2A questions

thanks everyone, I 'll look into gettin a 100%, as soon as my fiancÚ gets over the sticker shock of the boat itself...

Also wondering about traveler. i like how it's placed aft behind wheel, but is the original
push pin kind awkward ?

The 9.1 sounds like a fun boat, fast.
01-23-2013 08:40 PM
Gary M
Re: S2 9.2A questions

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Originally Posted by JIvories View Post
A follow up to this. I wrote that the boat came with 150 and 110 headsails. But it's a 150 and 135. My question is, does furling a 135 Genoa work as well as a smaller sail like a 100? Should I have a smaller sail ready for weather like that?
I am one of the few who does not care for furling but those that do have them often change out to a smaller head sail, quite often at the dock if they are going out in heavier air, so I would definitely have a 100%. A properly cut 135 should work reasonably well when furled slightly, guess you will just have to try it.
I have an S2 9.1, not the same boat but some similarities. I play the traveller all the time when sailing in gusty conditions which combined with a properly sized head sail keeps the boat "on her feet". I do not think the 9.2 is particularly tender.
01-23-2013 08:19 PM
JIvories
Re: S2 9.2A questions

A follow up to this. I wrote that the boat came with 150 and 110 headsails. But it's a 150 and 135. My question is, does furling a 135 Genoa work as well as a smaller sail like a 100? Should I have a smaller sail ready for weather like that?
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