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    New S2 6.7 Owner - Lifting Keel Maintenance

    JDE, When you pull the keel out will you please take a whole bunch of photos showing what the keel and the inside of the trunk look like?
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    New S2 6.7 Owner - Lifting Keel Maintenance

    Clayt, I was looking for the 6.9 since the accommodations seem to be a little better for the pocket-cruising I hope to do some day. In the end I found a 6.7 first. On the plus side it has no port lights, which means no port light leaks. I was able to rent a mooring ball for a price that is...
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    New S2 6.7 Owner - Lifting Keel Maintenance

    JDE, On my boat there is at least one turn of cable around the winch when the keel is all the way down. After I have the keel down and have sailed for some time it takes a little bit more effort to get it to 'pop' out of the fully down position. I think the keel rests in a V-shaped section at...
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    New S2 6.7 Owner - Lifting Keel Maintenance

    Thank you for the response, felbz. That sounds like a serious adventure replacing the wire rope sheave! You advice is appreciated. I will try to change the grease and inspect the sheave.
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    New S2 6.7 Owner - Lifting Keel Maintenance

    Thanks for the response, henke. I will be sure to replace the cable. It seems like some sort of back up line or at least a messenger line to help jury rig a keel lift would be a good idea as well. Do you think the bracket or whatever attaches the cable to the keel would ever need to be...
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    New S2 6.7 Owner - Lifting Keel Maintenance

    Hi FDL, Thank you for the response. I will take your advice and post in the 'Ask All Sailers' area. From what I understand the lifting keels on the S2s are somewhat unique. I thought it would be best to try to find some other S2 6.7 or 6.9 owners first. Thank you for the advice on the cored...
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    New S2 6.7 Owner - Lifting Keel Maintenance

    Hello, I recently became the new owner of a 1980 S2 6.7. I hope someone here might be able to point me to some recommended maintenance procedures. The manual I have found online and the information that came with the boat does not say much about how to keep the systems unique to this boat...