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    Upgrade from Merit 22 to S2 7.9, worth it?

    S2 7.9 does all of that.
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    Any S2 owners out there?!

    I'm JEALOUS !! Presently own a S2 7.9 which is a great boat. Would like something larger but the 9.1 is a bit much for us to handle due to physical limitations. Aging is not for sissies.
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    Upgrade from Merit 22 to S2 7.9, worth it?

    I own a 7.9 and really love the boat. It does everything really well including cruising for two plus our golden retriever. I have seen the ad for the Alaska boat and I would run, not walk away. It has looked as it does for literally years. I'd bet serious money there's lots of soggy balsa coring and with Alaska's freeze and thaw cycles there will be some serious issues. S2 also built a 6.9 and 6.7. Both dagger board boats. One, the 6.9 has some cruising amenities while the 6.7 more of a day sailor with a huge cockpit. The 6.7 rates 195 in PHRF which is good for a 22 foot boat. Somewhat faster than your Merit 22. A well maintained S2 is a rock solid boat. Availability might be an issue for you. Good luck !!
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    Trying To Move A Boat - Canada to US

    Andrews Trucking These folks really do know how to get your boat moved. Canadian dollars are cheap !
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    Gary W Mull

    Here's an ad for "Frosty Morn" for sale in Ontario, Canada. $19,500 Cdn or about $13,700 USD. Nice looking boat.
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    Urgent ideas needed for bow/rode lead question

    I second the stout stainless U bolt through the bow of the boat. Similar to those you see on powerboats being winched onto a trailer. Very strong point in the boat and and no chafing.
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    Favourite Boat pic?

    I would love to but have a serious shortage of crew and a dog who has recently undergone surgery so needs care. Perhaps next year. We sail out of Cedar Island Yacht Club on the north shore about 20 miles from you folks. Hope you have a great regatta and can keep it growing. Good luck !!
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    J22 PHRF

    Thank you all !!
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    J22 PHRF

    Hello. Considering a J22 for PHRF racing in a fleet with ratings ranging from 168 to about 200. Can the J22 be competitive in this group ? Thanks.
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    Favourite Boat pic?

    S2 7.9 after a Wednesday night race. West end of Lake Erie.
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    Tanzer 25 Opinions or Knowledge

    Thank you all.
  12. Anyone out there have any knowledge of the Tanzer 25 ? Looks like a nice design and reasonably quick with a PHRF of 180. Built in late 80's. French design. Thanks !!
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    Old Gori Folding Prop - Any Good?

    My understanding is that the rubber 'bushing' is to absorb the shock to the drive gears when shifting gears. My power boat Volvo out drive has a very similar feature. Not related to corrosion.
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    Kirby 30

    Hard to tell but that rig looks taller than stock. Given the not-so-hot light air performance it would seem likely. Have always like Kirby boats. The K25 and K30 are underrated boats I think.