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I am a 9.1 owner that happens to also be a pretty well established web developer. I think reinventing the class association along with some coordinated events would not be out of the realm of possibility if enough people wanted to get involved. 

www.s291.com was last updated on April 19, 2007. I would have to imagine there are a lot of active 9.1s out there, so here are my questions to you...

Is it worth re-organizing a class association and at the bare minimum a new website for owners?

Does anyone know the current domain owner?

 

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Scott still has his s291 at Muskegon Yacht Club and posts once in a long while here (I don't remember his ID).  There's a thread in the Sailing Anarchy Forum titled 'West Michigan Thread', post on that thread that you want Scott to get in touch with you.  I'm sure you'll be successful.  

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Thanks for your help on this. I'll reach out to Scott here in the next week and give an update here. On our little neck of the woods on Lake Erie, there are at least three 9.1s actively racing. Not sure off how many, but there are  a few up in Lake St. Clair and Lake Huron and over in Lake Michingan. I am sure there are quite a few scattered around the country too.

I agree that loosing this content in the future would really suck for any of us still trucking our 9.1s around the race course, I also think the racing and social aspects are important. These are god-damned good boats, so I am really focused on getting the boats together on a more regulat basis. Several years back when there was a class at Bay View YC OD, we had a blast and I think a more renewed and organized effort would invite some fun events.

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It should go without saying that having an active class web page 

helps to bolster the resale value of your boats . . 

It's well worth 15 or 20 minutes a month of your time to keep the page active. 

And it's kinda fun too !!

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On 12/23/2018 at 12:59 PM, Jubblies said:

Thanks for your help on this. I'll reach out to Scott here in the next week and give an update here. On our little neck of the woods on Lake Erie, there are at least three 9.1s actively racing. Not sure off how many, but there are  a few up in Lake St. Clair and Lake Huron and over in Lake Michingan. I am sure there are quite a few scattered around the country too.

I agree that loosing this content in the future would really suck for any of us still trucking our 9.1s around the race course, I also think the racing and social aspects are important. These are god-damned good boats, so I am really focused on getting the boats together on a more regulat basis. Several years back when there was a class at Bay View YC OD, we had a blast and I think a more renewed and organized effort would invite some fun events.

Just sent you a private message here on SA. Give me a call to chat more.

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1 hour ago, Joelark81 said:

Where do you sail out of, we have two 9.1s that actively race out of North Cape Yacht Club and I think that someone just bought one at Monroe Boat Club to race.

I am part of Scoop out of PCYC. I'm sure we know each other

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Not sure if it helps but we have 4 of them at Davis Island in Tampa and they race in our Thursday nights, a couple do the other regatta's on the bay. 

Privateer, Dr. Bligh (formerly LeGal), Meltemi, and Bay Wolf. Bay Wolf went through a rehab but has not been active much lately.

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Just an update here. I had a great and at length (3 hours) conversation with Scott last night. We agreed to go forward with redesigning the site. I think we both came to the same conclusion on some pretty important things...

  1. Surveyors and insurance companies tend to frown on a 30-40 year old boat that has no documentation or rescource for repairing and maintaining the boats. As a result, having an updated and active digest of this adds resale value to the boats.
  2. The site still sees traffic which means a lot of content is still relavent to current and new owners.
  3. Based on the volume of emails, phone calls, and on the dock conversations Scott has had over recent years, there is a pretty strong indication that there is still a lot of actvity around our boats.

With that being said, our focus is going to be

  1. Use a platform that is somewhat future proof. I think Wordpress will be best for this, but that is more technical stuff that most don't even want to know about! Having it on a platform that is more modern will make updating a lot easier.
  2. There is a wealth of information about the boat in the old forums. We want to try to migrate this into more organized digest or library.
  3. When the time comes, we are going to be looking for some point people to take on the role as points of contact for the given regions where there are still clusters of boats, ie Lake Michigan, Lake Erie, Tampa, etc.. rather than class officers.
  4. We are going to attempt to use the database to track down where all the boats are. Obvioulsy some of this will be outdated, but it's a strat.
  5. Last but not least, we are going to move all the socail dialog off the site and pass it over into other social media channels. This make sense for trying to organize events, handling questions, and general chit chat.

We'll keep you all up to date here as we get more progress.

 

Cheers!

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Jubblies,

I just happened upon this thread and am glad to see the old site is being saved and curated for further use.  It has been quite helpful with the restoration  of my 9.1 that I bought in August 2017 (replaced two rods, some of the shroud fittings on the mast, replaced mast step, recored deck around chainstays and port side of cockpit, just to name a few). 

I'd be happy to help in any way I can.  My 9.1 has a wheel fitted to it, which might be of interest to anyone looking to emphasize the cruiser aspect of racer/cruiser, and I have loads of photos from the mast step and deck repair (I did the deck from underneath to preserve all the non-skid).

 

Best,

Andy

Lanakila  USA 61192

Jackson Park Yacht Club, Chicago, IL

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On 12/27/2018 at 11:15 AM, Jubblies said:

Just an update here. I had a great and at length (3 hours) conversation with Scott last night. We agreed to go forward with redesigning the site. I think we both came to the same conclusion on some pretty important things...

  1. Surveyors and insurance companies tend to frown on a 30-40 year old boat that has no documentation or rescource for repairing and maintaining the boats. As a result, having an updated and active digest of this adds resale value to the boats.
  2. The site still sees traffic which means a lot of content is still relavent to current and new owners.
  3. Based on the volume of emails, phone calls, and on the dock conversations Scott has had over recent years, there is a pretty strong indication that there is still a lot of actvity around our boats.

With that being said, our focus is going to be

  1. Use a platform that is somewhat future proof. I think Wordpress will be best for this, but that is more technical stuff that most don't even want to know about! Having it on a platform that is more modern will make updating a lot easier.
  2. There is a wealth of information about the boat in the old forums. We want to try to migrate this into more organized digest or library.
  3. When the time comes, we are going to be looking for some point people to take on the role as points of contact for the given regions where there are still clusters of boats, ie Lake Michigan, Lake Erie, Tampa, etc.. rather than class officers.
  4. We are going to attempt to use the database to track down where all the boats are. Obvioulsy some of this will be outdated, but it's a strat.
  5. Last but not least, we are going to move all the socail dialog off the site and pass it over into other social media channels. This make sense for trying to organize events, handling questions, and general chit chat.

We'll keep you all up to date here as we get more progress.

 

Cheers!

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10 minutes ago, trinitrona323 said:

Ack.  What's the story with the no keel?

I was hoping they dug a hole for it.  I do think they built a couple of k/cb versions so maybe no problem at all.  

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Calling all S2 9.1. Boats-  and  9.2s , 7.9s. 6.7s. 

An S2 One Last Time International Regatta is confirmed for August 14-16th at South Shore Yacht Club in Milwaukee Wisconsin. 

We have several S2 9.1s interested. 

Several S2 9.2 boats have expressed interest (JAM race) If we have at least 5 boats. 

If we have 5 -S2 7.9s and 5 S2 6.7 boats we would have a section for them. 

Other S2 boats are welcome to attend even if not racing. Join us for the fun and comradery. 

It will be held in conjunction with a Catalina 30 regatta and SSYC annual corn roast on Saturday night which is a great time and a band for live music. 

NOR will be coming out around first week of February. 

If you would like to attend please send Cyndi McKesson Maehl an email at S2regatta2020@ygmail.com with  your name, e-mail address, name of boat , type of S2 and contact phone number and location.    

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We sail out of north cape yacht club on lake erie with one other as joe lark said earlier. There's also another at the marina that dosen't race any more (still has the morc wave on the main so she pry hasn't raced in some time). My dads boat odyssey, Paul Hickman's splash dance, and the third boat Scat are all in LaSalle mi. Would love to see the class start to do more one design racing

A few years back we had a class at the bayview onedesign regatta and it was a blast!

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bump - did the website get completed? Have a friend looking for a boat and imo the 9.1 is a good choice rather than the sport boats he keeps looking at. We are all getting older & should have something civilized. 25 years ago I crewed many times on a 10.3 and thought was well built and well handled (except for big dw breeze with the spin).   Thanks. 

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2 hours ago, sailman said:

How do you find she does on WL courses?

Depends on the race...on the Hudson current either is my friend or my foe. DW with the current I have an advantage. When DW against a strong current I sail greater distance while boats like the j24 wavelength 24 and J30 can square their poles back and sail a more direct route. But as long as I’m killing them upwind I can deal with it. When it’s a real ww/law course against good competition it’s all about the wind strength. You know the 9.1 sweet spot is 9-12. Before a sport boat can plane and a bigger heavier boat can get rolling in breeze. My assay is huge compared to my sym spinnakers. Sail area in lighter winds is a plus and Pat C (Uk sails Chicago) designs some pretty good assay sails. I’m fine up until 160ish degrees off the wind maybe a few. MOre degrees if its blowing.  CAnt sail deeper than that 

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On 3/12/2021 at 1:43 PM, d'ranger said:

bump - did the website get completed? Have a friend looking for a boat and imo the 9.1 is a good choice rather than the sport boats he keeps looking at. We are all getting older & should have something civilized. 25 years ago I crewed many times on a 10.3 and thought was well built and well handled (except for big dw breeze with the spin).   Thanks. 

Yea, Since I first started this thread a lot of things have gotten in the way. I still have building an updated website for the boat, hopefully things will settle down enough to where I have the bandwidth for it.

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On 1/28/2020 at 12:43 AM, kwf937 said:

We sail out of north cape yacht club on lake erie with one other as joe lark said earlier. There's also another at the marina that dosen't race any more (still has the morc wave on the main so she pry hasn't raced in some time). My dads boat odyssey, Paul Hickman's splash dance, and the third boat Scat are all in LaSalle mi. Would love to see the class start to do more one design racing

A few years back we had a class at the bayview onedesign regatta and it was a blast!

We have 3 at SSC now. I talked to Paul this weekend and I'm trying to get all you guys rounded up for a one design / level 132 start at the PCYC Snow Flurries this year. Get it on your calendars! 

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On 3/14/2021 at 12:11 PM, Jubblies said:

Any chance I could talk you into making some full resolution scans?

Yeah, I just need to find where I put it!  I’m pretty sure I know where it is!  

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On 3/14/2021 at 12:11 PM, Jubblies said:

Any chance I could talk you into making some full resolution scans?

More to come!  This is a jpg file.  Can send you a PDF in higher resolution.

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