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S2 7.9

What's the helm like? I crew a Niagra 26 the helm just dead.

Want something similar to SJ24 I raced years ago, helm was dreamy easy to find the groove.

S2 7.9, what it like?
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Re: S2 7.9

I don't know anything, but from https://www.practical-sailor.com/rev....9-1234-1.html

> Owners report that her one bad habit is to wipe out in heavy puffs when beating.
> Five people, the heavier the better, is de rigueur for heavy air racing.
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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.

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