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Russ Fender (Admin)
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Registered: 03-2002

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Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 - 09:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Gelcoat "Touch up" information for S2 products. S2 Factory Information

Mini-Craft is a gelcoat matching service that offers matched gelcoat from factory original colors in small and large quantities. The smaller the batch, the shorter the shelf life of gelcoat. Mini-Craft has created a niche business filling the demand for small quantities of gelcoat by actually making small batches "made to order." Mini-craft has on file matches to most of S2's PRIMARY gelcoat colors. They have assigned their own color numbers to our gelcoats for "ordering by number." Following is the most popular of our colors, and the general applications in which they were used.

S2's gelcoat

color name applications color #
Ermine White Offwhite gel we have used since day one 766 WT 118
on S2 boats, Tiaras, Pursuits. S2 manu- factured Slickcrafts used this color white from 1984 until 1990 model year when arctic white became standard, and ermine was optional (from 84-90). 766 WO 114 Arctic White "White white" standard on 1990 model year Slickcrafts, all Tiara Sportboats (sterndrive boats) and S2 7.9 sailboats manufactured since 1990.
Laguna Sand 766 DT 405 "Beige-tan" gelcoat often used in conjunction with darker Khaki gelcoat in two-tone color schemes, 1986 and earlier boats. Sungleam "Very pale yellow;" use ceased around 766 WT 504 1984 Khaki Dark tan gelcoat. No match on file Pearl Grey, Light grey gelcoat used as optional Grey Mist color on all S2's from 1982 - 1988 766 ET 407 Matches for colors not on file are available for a fee. Mini Craft will require a chip the size of a nickel in order to generate a match. Mini Craft can be reached at (941) 688-6591, (800) 282-8244, or fax (941) 683-9247, or E-mail at: MINICRAFT@WORLDNET.ATT.NET

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Scott Corder (Pastcommodore)

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Posted on Monday, April 09, 2001 - 11:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Members performing repairs that are looking for GelCoat that matches the original finish should contact:

Lakeland, FL

Mini-Craft manufactured all the gel coat used by S2/Tiara in the construction of sailboats, and continues to provide gel coat for boats currently built by Tiara.

My experience with them was very positive. They were very knowledgable about S2 Yachts and they clearly have a very professional, customer-focused service attitude. The link below takes you directly to their page that assists owners of S2/Tiara boats.

Class members should note that two different colors were used on 9.1 Meters:
The "sand" color is called "Laguna Sand" and is identified by the number: 766DT405-G
The "white" is called "Ermine White" and is identified by the number: 766WT118

My boatyard strongly suggests refrigerating unused gel-coat to better preserve it during storage.

Scott Corder
Past Commodore

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