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  1. GPS

    Just hand held. Don't have a chart plotter
  2. GPS

    Need to replace my old GPS Need advice on a simple unit that is easy to use, while short handed sailing. Mark locations, distance to mark, etc. What have you had good luck with?
  3. Dave Noble, real nice work. I have several on my wall.
  4. S2 7.9

    My boat has the stern rail. I modified the rail so the center section opens up, closed off with a piece of height tech line.Had access to a custom fab shop, for many years. Years ago I welded on a half round, where the lifeline hooks to. Same height as the non stern rail. Without the stern rail I wouldn't have a place to hook my BBQ grill. Along with racing, an overnight, every once in a while, with friends, can be fun, in Florida. For us it is truly a duel purpose boat.
  5. S2 7.9

    We raced Ruger, MH/Fixed keel in 2000, at KWRW. I sailed #496, in one design trim. IIRC we got 12 spm in PHRF. Not nearly enough as Ruger was way faster than we were.
  6. S2 7.9

    I have the 6HP extra long shaft. I believe it's made for sailboats. Motor stays in the water, even in waves. Motors great.
  7. S2 7.9

    Had mine for 19 years. Been sailing on 7.9's since 1982. Since most of my sailing, year round, is double handed and beer can racing in PHRF, I just converted to roller furling. Had Doyle/Boston build me a 135% jib, love it. Makes life so much easier for the wife and myself, as we sail weekly. Only question the boss asks is why we didn't do this sooner.
  8. Maria

    I spent a lot of time in the late nineties on P.R. There were areas that were like a war zone, back then. Can't imagine what it's going to be like now. Better send in the troops.
  9. Irma

    Coconut Grove got hit hard. Large sail boat in the parking lot of sailing club. Email said bottom floor is destroyed
  10. Irma

    Talked with someone, last night. at the YC who has inside knowledge of the new GOES satellite. He said we, public and news media, are only seeing 10% of what it can do. Can't wait to see at least 50%.
  11. Irma

    This will be my tenth hurricane. I moved to central east Fl. because the chance of storms was less. This will be the forth since I have been here, if we get this one. Miami has one since Ieft nota has some very good advise, some of his don'ts, I learned the hard way.
  12. Irma

    I'm not convinced that the Fl. West Coast is off the hook on this one.
  13. Irma

    I have metal panels. Had them in Miami for Andrew also. Quite heavy but worth the effort. It's very hot today 95 and very humid. The 7.9 goes on the trailer Thursday AM and then inside. After that it's help at the YC. Had our annual ladies regatta planned for this weekend. Don't think it will happen.
  14. Irma

    Putting up some shutters today. To hot to do many at onetime. I vote we move hurricane season to Jan.
  15. I have an outboard. However, as I get older and do less one design the inboard might be nice. I've had mine for 19 years and just converted to roller furling, which is great for double handed sailing Go the S2 7.9 web site. Hundreds of post there. Just do a search for the answer to ant question you have.