I'm Taylor Skidmore, and I recently purchased a Viking dinghy, and I just had a few questions. First of all, though, I should say that I learned how to sail nearly four years ago on a Sunfish, but have not sailed since then. I recently resparked my interest in the activity when I found this boat for sail, however, like I said, I have a few questions about it.
These are the two pictures I have right now, I left my camera at the lake, haha.
It's very similar to a Sunfish, and has two lines, like a Sunfish. One is the halyard, and the other (if I recall correctly) is either the control line or the mainsheet, I can not remember which is which.
The first question is: where is the easiest place to get new sails/lines for it? The sail isn't in terrible shape, but it's definitely not in the best, and I'd like to replace it eventually. And the ropes are in pretty bad shape, but I'm not sure what to buy.
Second: does anyone have any actual information regarding the boat? I can't find anything on the internet, and I was just wondering if there was anything I needed to know beyond what I did for the Sunfish.
Third: Does anyone have any additional advice? I can get the boat going, and I can sail it relatively well, but I'm positive my "technique" is improper in some way or another.
Taylor Skidmore (balt11t)