Most of our Ontario Yachts Viking 33/34s are in the Great White North. Spring is just around the corner here, and it is time to start sorting through all the projects that we want to get done before it is time to brave the elements to work outside on our boats.
Many Viking 33/34s have spent more months of their life out of the water than in with our shorter sailing season. The majority of Vikings have been sailed in fresh water which makes for more than a few boats that are in pretty good shape for their age.
Was reviewing the fleet inventory at my club the other day and remarked again how my Viking was fast becoming an average boat. Our average sailboat in the fleet is 31 feet long and 10 feet wide. The Viking may be longer, but a lot of those 2.5 extra feet LOA are in overhang that never makes its way into either submersed waterline or interior volume.
That said, it feels particularly good to hop aboard and for a price that a lot less than what a newer 31 foot racer/cruiser would cost to own, leaving more than a few extra dollars available to put into upgrades that make her even more fun to sail.