Ontario Yachts Viking 33 advice - Page 6 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #51  
Old 04-18-2013
1973 Viking 33
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Rehoboth Ma
Posts: 89
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
SloopDogg is on a distinguished road
Re: Ontario Yachts Viking 33 advice

Hello All,

I'm awakening this thread again! A new season and now it is like a normal old sailboat. I have some cosmetics to do.

Actually I had to spend an afternoon replacing ALL the SS hose clamps I bought from the auto parts store. They were simply rusting and snapping off where the worm drive meets the band... It started happening just weeks after installation. I bought the REALLY expensive ones from defender at the end of the season last year. I'm glad thats done.

Currently I'm making new handrails for the cabin top. I had them both made and just as I started finish sanding one slipped off the table and frakin' broke! There was a knot there and though it seemed solid...No knots are good knots. So, I've got as far as cutting the loops out and still need to route it and shape it and sand it... I thought I would be coating this week but, no dice!

I also bought a new hatch. The old one is a bomar with a broken hinge and missing lock knob and parts are all but impossible to find. The lens looks in pretty good shape though...

I also need to install the auto pilot I bought last year and I got new tack tick wireless wind depth speed instruments.

It looks like I won't have the windlass installed this year... I guess I'll be renting moorings all season...LOL I have a nice Rocna anchor but I'm not real keen on hauling that up by myself. I thought of installing it without a rode locker and handle the line on deck but, I'm basically a single hander with guest/s so, I'm not sure how practical that will be. I know it isn't a good idea to retrieve the anchor on the windlass alone.

All the best,
__________________
Danny
Lolita
1973 Viking 33
South Coast, MA
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #52  
Old 04-18-2013
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,390
Thanks: 63
Thanked 160 Times in 157 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Re: Ontario Yachts Viking 33 advice

Nice to hear from you again, and get the update.. thanks.
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #53  
Old 06-14-2013
Valiente's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 5,491
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Valiente has a spectacular aura about Valiente has a spectacular aura about
Re: Ontario Yachts Viking 33 advice

Hey, guys...I'm the owner of a 1973 Viking 33, hull no. 32. While she's rather appallingly original in some respects (think brown plaid upholstery), I've made several fixes over the years, including a rebuilt Atomic 4, new standing rigging, and a few other fixes.



My blog is mostly about rebuilding my other, steel sailboat for extended cruising, but the Viking is the boat I sail when I can spare the time, and she's a bit of a test bed for stuff I want to do in the larger boat.



Anyone with Viking 33 questions, feel free to drop me a line at my blog, as I rarely post here these days.
__________________
Can't sleep? Read my countdown to voyaging blog @
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #54  
Old 06-14-2013
1973 Viking 33
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Rehoboth Ma
Posts: 89
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
SloopDogg is on a distinguished road
Re: Ontario Yachts Viking 33 advice

Wow What a great Photo!! I think we've emailed once or twice. You're friends with my buddy Dan who sails Ketchup!

Dan has been an invaluable source of advice, inspiration and information!!!

I've finally got around to coating the new handrails and running all the wiring for the new electronics and installed the hatch. Got come polishing in while the handrails are off. What difference a sheen makes!!

By the way, WHAT is that bow fitting??!!
__________________
Danny
Lolita
1973 Viking 33
South Coast, MA
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #55  
Old 07-23-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Toronto
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
fast2tack is on a distinguished road
Re: Ontario Yachts Viking 33 advice

Viking 33/34's were built on the corner of Spears and Woody Place in Oakville Ontario.
I remember touring the manufacturing facility in the early 1970's.
Good looking boats then.....and now.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1983 Ontario 32 by C&C Yachts - For Sale. quartzboat Boat Review and Purchase Forum 9 04-26-2012 08:13 PM
Ontario: Challenger Yachts ~ Challenger 24 7.4 (Canadian Built) DistortedAxis Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum 2 08-01-2011 09:10 AM
Viking Dinghy balt11t SailNet FAQ 7 06-05-2011 08:08 PM
Advice on 27-28ft boat on Lake Ontario NielsV Boat Review and Purchase Forum 32 11-30-2008 09:36 PM
Advice on Moving a Cradle in Ontario, Canada jonb General Discussion (sailing related) 6 03-19-2008 07:20 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:18 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012