Hello, I have a Viking (Sunfish clone) from the early 1970s, in need of a new sail. Will an aftermarket Sunfish sail work on a Viking? If so, what modifications are required, if any? If not, are there sources for a Viking replacement sail?
The Viking and Sunfish are virtually identical. You can use a Sunfish sail on a Viking without an issue. A very good source for replacement sails is Intensity Sails. Their practice race sail is inexpensive but well made.
The Viking's deck drain plug is rubber--set in nylon--and located on the port side. The mast-step collar is stainless steel, made by Schaeffer (+), and about five inches across. The halyard block is a very rugged Wilcox-Crittenden. The solid aluminum cleat is marked "Marinium".
The gudgeon is a very different design.
The splash guard is attached by slotted screws. The bridle has its eye-straps somewhat angled and more narrowly spaced.
All nice quality improvements except for the aluminum trim, which is much less robust.