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Vintage Viking Fan Club!

Discussion in 'Viking Yacht' started by PaulVato, Jun 2, 2008.

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  1. sheraton

    sheraton Member

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    Hey guys, you can sign me up to. I am under contract to purchase a 1986 41'. This will be my 4th boat, have owned a Colonial, Post,and a Egg Harbor all Jersry boats. This will be my first Viking so advice would be helpful.
  2. Tashmoo1

    Tashmoo1 New Member

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    We run a 1985 35' Viking Express with Cats and a tower. Love the boat, we make about 10-12 canyon trips each season plus a lot of local runs. She's comfortable and reasonably economical. Handles well for her size.
  3. sbu22

    sbu22 New Member

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    Checking in again to see if there's any following building up. As to parts - my '76 43 DC seems to me to be built of pretty garden variety components that are reasonably easy to find. If you're looking for, say, the attachments to replace the flybridge venturi (as I am/was) you're probably going to have to have it fabricated. There are limits.

    My 43 is just a tough, classically good looking, and nicely designed boat. Old school, not a lot of frills, still does her advertised 27k top end (while consuming fuel at DC-3 quantities), and is way tougher than her skipper.
  4. Binkleyboat

    Binkleyboat New Member

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    Hey sbu,
    I just stumbled across this forum. It's about the only one I can find that is Viking related.
    Anyway, I have just become a 43dcmy owner and thought I would reach out and see if there is any interest in staying in contact in order to share information. My boat has the original ships papers, I've actually seen them but I can't find them now. Everything is upside down as the admiral and I go thru the boat a sort out 36 years of "fluff".
    Post or reach out to me via PM if it's available. I'm new to the site.

    Bob
  5. VY43DC78

    VY43DC78 New Member

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    Hi,
    I got my 78 43dcmy last year. I am looking to find how the Viking Serpent on the bow was originally appointed.. It looks like it was gold leaf but it is painted blue now. Looking for options to "restore" it to a better state or colr scheme.
  6. sheraton

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    I just painted mine , I have a 86 41 sportfish. I made the serpent green, kept the V black, the tongue red and the fin on the top gold. I haven't put it on the boat yet but looks good on the wall of my shop. Pat
  7. VY43DC78

    VY43DC78 New Member

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    That sounds very sharp. Do you have a picture you could post.
    My first thought was more sedate: the black V with a green\blue Serpent..
  8. sheraton

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    I'll try not to good at it, have to ask my kids for help!!
  9. loral123

    loral123 New Member

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    Just agreed to buy an 86 48' Viking - project. Mostly original, very excited and scared.
  10. C team

    C team Senior Member

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    Congrats and best of luck. What kind of power does she have, 892's?
  11. sheraton

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    Send me your cell phone number and I'll text you a picture, alot easeier. Pat
  12. VY43DC78

    VY43DC78 New Member

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    I don't think they approve of that. I will tell you I called Viking and they were very responsive. Viking Painted them based on the buyer's request. The original owner of my boat asked for gold leaf. Some were all black. Some had a Black V with a Blue or Burgundy serpent. When I got the boat they had many coats of a dark Blue over the Gold. One is completed with Black and a lighter blue. I will post it.
  13. sheraton

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    I should have thought about the cell number thing a little better, it's just so common. I put the Serpent on just before i went in the water, it looks good.
  14. gabrielson

    gabrielson New Member

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    Have owned our 1976 Viking for a little over three years. Most of that time spent in a complete interior refit and work on the hull. Lots of pictures. She is the best boat we have ever owned!
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2017
  15. sheraton

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    Nice boat, doesn't look much different then my 1986, 41'
  16. gabrielson

    gabrielson New Member

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    The hull and exterior is the same. The inside is not as planned out as the 41.
  17. gabrielson

    gabrielson New Member

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    I can't seem to add a picture to show you.
  18. sheraton

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    So I am not the only one that can't figure that out too!!
  19. gabrielson

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    I think there are restrictions on file size.
  20. gabrielson

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