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04-09-2013 03:44 PM
Rhys05
Re: S2 7.9

Well, just to close out this thread: A couple pictures of our boat sitting at our slip at our sailing club! (And before anyone asks, yes, I did attach springlines to get her nose off of the dock!)



01-18-2013 03:01 PM
Rhys05
Re: S2 7.9

Probably need three more posts here, would be my guess. I can't seem to PM at sail79! Eh well, I got your message. Thanks!
01-18-2013 02:53 PM
ajoliver
Re: S2 7.9

Hey B -
Sailnet won't let me PM you, so I did it on the 7.9 class assoc site.
01-18-2013 01:41 PM
Rhys05
Re: S2 7.9

Got another on to go look at! We're really excited about this one. Its an inboard with the BMW, so I'm a little leery of that, but otherwise she looks great.
01-11-2013 10:17 AM
Rhys05
Re: S2 7.9

Going to go look at a boat tomorrow in Sandusky! Any last minute advice as to what to look for when inspecting this boat?
01-09-2013 11:28 AM
ajoliver
Re: S2 7.9

Cannot help on the inboard/outboard weight distribution issue - for info on that I would go to the class association web site.
And . . .
"should I be concerned about spiderweb cracking like this in the deck?"
Well, yes. My 7.9 had water intrusion in that whole area - from that turning block, to the genoa track, to the winch and down to the stanchion - on both sides of the boat. There are ways to check. Look from down inside the boat. Are there signs of water coming in? Press down pretty hard with your finger around the cracks from the top. Does it compress? If it does, you've got bad core. Use a moisture meter, and get a survey. Also check carefully around the mast step. Mine had water there too.
That being noted, it should not necessarily be a deal breaker. I did the repairs myself. If you hire it done, it will be expensive.
I'd also note that the boat was sailable with those defects. I kept sailing and waited for winter & indoor storage to do the work on it.
01-08-2013 08:14 PM
ShoalFinder
Re: S2 7.9

Maybe others will chime in about which side the motor should be on. For me, it's on the wrong side half the time. Coming in and out of port, I guess it makes sense to have it on the port side if you are right handed so you can control the throttle and tiller at the same time with your right hand. I don't see why you couldn't learn it the other way around. Obviously left handed people adapt to much worse.
01-08-2013 04:15 PM
Rhys05
Re: S2 7.9

Oh, and should I be concerned about spiderweb cracking like this in the deck?

01-08-2013 04:13 PM
Rhys05
Re: S2 7.9

Yeah, that's kind of the impression I've got too, most of the pictures of 7.9s (and other sailboats with outboards) have it on the port side, but the one I'm contemplating currently has it mounted on the starboard side. Do you (or anyone..) think that this is something I should be concerned about? Perhaps there is more weight on the starboard side due to the head and battery being on that side, and so the engine should ideally be on the port side to counterbalance it? Am I overthinking this?

Thanks!
01-08-2013 04:09 PM
Gary M
Re: S2 7.9

I think that basically all outboards are mounted on the Port side of the transom, maybe because most Sailors are right handed ?

I would stay with convention,
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