Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Portland, OR
Thanked 56 Times in 55 Posts
Rep Power: 20
Re: S2 7.9
I sailed, racing and cruising, a Niagara 26 for ten years. Best friend owned an S2 7.9 during the same period.
Both fast and fun boats, but the S2 had less interior amenities and a bit more speed.
Our N-26 had 'two finger' steering most all the time. One of the best handling boats I have ever owned. Period.
Unless you find one of the very rare S2's with a fixed keel, the two designs are quite different when hard pressed.
Also: hull on the Niagara is solid layup, and the S2 is cored. Get a thorough hull survey on any "Grand Slam" S2 model that you want to buy.
1988 Olson 34, by Ericson Yachts.
Sail # 28400
Betamarine 25 (new 2018)
RCYC, Portland, Oregon
Last edited by olson34; 05-17-2019 at 10:05 AM.