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I agree with the fool, but you should note that S2's are often described as "nicely carpeted" boats.

They liked to carpet EVERYTHING.
Indeed ... however I wouldn't let the carpeting scare you. If it's a real mess (some of mine was a disaster at 30 years old), it's a big job but totally do-able to replace. Rip carpeting down, clean/sand the fiberglass and then paint. If carpeting is the worst thing on your boat then you're probably in good shape.
 

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How do you like cruising around in your 9.2, Fish? I looked real hard at a 9.2A and wanted to pull the trigger, but the owner's potential new boat failed survey and he held onto the 9.2 for another couple of years.
This is my first cruising sailboat, but overall the 9.2A is working out well for me. Has a reputation for quality, which I have found to be generally true, and people who know boats better than me have told me the fiberglass work on my S2 seems to have been very well done. Love the interior layout, I lived aboard all summer was sad to leave. Sails easy singlehanded, I am able to get the boat to sail straight by itself, just using sails which is something I've never been able to do with another boat. I have met people who have sailed this model from Washington to Alaska, so it's capable enough for me. Somewhat slow and seems a bit tender to me sometimes. Biggest complaint right now is that the bilge is VERY deep, like 4 feet, and the engine sits right over it. Engine oil, fuel spills, tools, paper towels and random crap fall in there are a real pain to get out.

Someday when I get more funds I would like a slightly bigger boat, but for a relatively inexpensive live-aboard or coastal cruiser, I think my boat is awesome.
 
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