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Gallery of Owner's Boats and Experiences

We are extremely grateful for the contributions by individuals of information and photos about their boats. The Gallery is now divided into three sections:

General Owners Photos and descriptions of their boats and equipment.
Modifications, DIY Tips, Maintenance etc.
Cruising Experiences etc. - details of voyages, cruises, trips etc.

(All galleries are the owner's (c)opyright and are accredited as such)

  General Owner's Photos


click any of the thumbnail images to see that detailed gallery entry

 

Viking 26 - 'My Precious' - Mark Rothwell


Viking 20 - 'Jemima' - Nigel And Alison Atkey , River Lee


"Mary C" - Viking 26 - John & Cath Naylor , Nottingham


"Happy Hippo 2" - Viking 26 - Paul Nancollas , United Kingdom


Viking 23 "MOONBASE III" - Trevor Mooney , Audlem


“Meander” Viking 20’ broad beam - Captain William and Victoria Borwick ,
Val Wyatt, Wargrave, Thames


Viking 215 'Misty Morning' - Jan & John Bowyer, Norfolk


1992 Viking 26 Narrow Beam Centre Cockpit 'Dreamtime' - Rich & Lou Boittier,
Harlow Mill, River Stort


Viking 24 - "Isis" - Geoff Pilling, Lancaster Canal


Viking 23 'ODD BOD' - Simon Roots, Sawley Marina


Viking 215 'L-Horace' - Stephen Dresch, Wargrave, Thames


Do I miss my Viking 26ft wide beam boat ?' - Joanna and Peter Maskrey


Viking 21 - 'Kuredu' - Dave and Jayne Graham Acle, Barton Marina, Staffs


'Amberley' Viking 20 - Allan Warby- Acle, Norfolk Broads


'Phantom' Viking 23 - Mike Walburn - Cheshire


'Wey of Life' Viking 26 - Philip and Jenny - Kennet and Avon Canal


'Lady J' Viking 24 Wide Beam - Jan Quarrington - Norfolk Broads


'Royal Gwen' Viking 24 - Derek & Jackie Smith - Norfolk Broads


'Done Dreamin' Viking 24 - Michael Moore - Norfolk Broads


'Lazyleas' Viking 24 - Laurie & Angie Lea - Herefordshire


'Yes Dear' Viking 25 Sports Cruiser - Derek Carder - Windosr


'Marinia' Viking 26 Narrow Beam - David Muston - Middlewich, Cheshire


'Adamy' Viking 26 Wide Beam - Fred Webster - Ripon Canal


'Paw Paw' Viking 26 Wide Beam - Jim Rainbird, Little Baddow


'April Love' - Viking 26, centre cockpit - Colin Hankinson - Cheshire


'Chardonnay' - Viking 26, centre cockpit - Mike Fairclough - Oundle, Peterborough


'Theone' - Viking 26, wide beam - Derry Baxter - Hurley, River Thames


'Idler' - Viking 32, centre cockpit - Michael Phillips - River Wey


'Bickley Belle' - Viking 32, centre cockpit - James Dawson - Sawley Marina


'Hot Fuzz' - Viking 32, centre cockpit - Anthony Moth - Bedford


'Lizard of Whilton' - Viking 26, rear cockpit - Colin Pickett - Nantwich, Cheshire


'Asterix' - Viking 26 aft cabin N/B - Philip Grover - River Soar


'Agamennon' - Viking 26 aft cabin N/B - Mark Chellingworth - Chester


'Benson Lady' - Viking 26 aft cabin 2005 - Phil Ray - Benson-on-Thames


'Millie Anne' - Viking 26 narrow beam - Diane & Eddie Eatwell - Twickenham


'Bryanora' - Viking 26 narrow beam - Brian Kurn - River Thames


'No Way' - Viking 26 narrow beam, rear cockpit - David Greatbatch - River Severn


'Amberel' - Viking 26 wide beam, 1994 - Andy Lawrie - River Thames, Chertsey


'Aunt Erika' - Viking 26 wide beam - Dave Saunders - River Great Ouse, Bedford.


'Innisfree ' - Viking 23 - Martyn Gregory - Sittingbourne, Kent


'Rosina P ' - Viking 23 - George & Jeanne Harris - Norfolk


'Beatrice May' - Viking 23 - Barry Crutwell - Norfolk Broads


'Irish Mist 2' - Viking 23 - Karen & Ray Hough - River Lee, Hertfordshire


'Dolly May' - Viking 23 - John Romer- Norfolk


'Adagio' - Viking 23 - Ron Teague - River Lee, Essex


'Harmony II' - Viking 22 - Mark Lane - Windsor


'The Doris Showboat' - Viking 22 - Tony Tizzard - Loch Lomond


'Aranui' - Viking 22 - Greg Maskill - Windsor


'Tardis' Viking 20 - Dave & Sue Ball - Trent Bridge.


'Something Different' Viking 20 - Colin Shearman - Potter Heigham, Norfolk.


Viking 20 - Jon Lovett - Ely


Viking 20 - Chris Barton- Norfolk Broads


Viking 20 - Des Newton - Lancashire


Viking 20 - John & Annette Chapman - Ely


Viking 20 - Ken & Julie Toye - March, Cambridge




  Modifications, DIY, Maintenance, Tips etc.

The information published in this section is provided freely and in good faith for the benefit of other Viking Owners, but you are urged most strongly to follow all safety rules and procedures, especially when dealing with power tools, gas, petrol or electrics which can be extremely dangerous within the confined space of boats.
If you are not sure that you are competent with the necessary tools and materials you are urged to employ the services of a professional. No responsibility can be accepted by the Club or any individual Author for any accidents or claims arising from anyone following any of the projects listed here.

Twin Fuel Tanks on a Viking 26 CC
by Richard Boittier


Traditional Helm Refurbishment
by Colin Hankinson


Viking 23 Narrow Beam - Houdini Hatch Conversion
by Mike Bass


Viking 23 Galley Refurbishment
by Simon Roots


Viking 23 Decorating the Heads
by Steve Taylor


Viking 23 Narrow Beam - Insulation
by Mike Bass


Viking 26WB toilet wash basin
by Jim Rainbird


Cabin Makeover on 'Ice and a Slice' (1996 Viking 24 wide beam)
by Andy Mullins


Cockpit Refurbishment on 'Ice and a Slice' (1996 Viking 24 wide beam)
by Andy Mullins


Tiled galley on 'Ice and a Slice' (1996 Viking 24 wide beam)
by Andy Mullins


Heads & Galley Refurbishment on Viking 26 narrow beam ' Millie Anne'
by Diane & Eddie Eatwell


Fuel Tank Shelf on Viking 26 Aft Cabin ' Blue Skies' by John Haigh


Ruddersafe attachment and another DIY version by Andy Lawrie.


Viking 26 N/B aft cabin, Galley renovation and new Outboard. - by Mark Chellingworth


Viking 26 N/B aft cabin new wash hand basin. - by Mark Chellingworth


Outboard Motor Renovation. - by Mark Chellingworth


Fitting davits to a Viking 26 wide beam, by Andy Lawrie - River Thames, Chertsey


Cockpit Step for a Viking 26 wide beam, by Andy Lawrie - River Thames, Chertsey


shelf for a Viking 26 wide beam, by Andy Lawrie - River Thames, Chertsey


Warp guides for a Viking 26 wide beam, by Andy Lawrie - River Thames, Chertsey


DIY Dinette for a Viking 26 wide beam, by Andy Lawrie - River Thames, Chertsey



 

  Cruising Experiences, Diaries, Logs, Photos etc.


River Lee to the Thames, Grand Union and Regents Canal
by Nigel and Alison Atkey


A Night To Remember - Boating Holiday 2007
by Dave and Sue Greatbatch


Sharpness Docks (Gloucester & Sharpness Canal) & Return 2006
by Dave and Sue Greatbatch


River Chelmer, River Blackwater, and then round the coast and along the River Crouch
by Jim Rainbird


River Thames Cruise
by Jim Rainbird


Strensham Marine to Nafford Lock (River Avon) - by David Greatbatch


Vikings being craned in at Garfton Lock 8thApril 2006
by Michael Pharey


Chertsey to Limehouse
in 'Amberel' - by Andy Lawrie


Autumn 2005. From Chertsey to Godalming on the River Wey
in 'Amberel' - by Andy Lawrie


River Great Ouse, from Bedford to Denver
in 'Aunt Erika'
- by Dave Saunders


A New Season,- Bedford To Barford On Aunt Erika
by Dave Saunders


River Weaver, Chester to Northwich Via the Anderton Lift
in 'Agamemnon'
- by Mark & Sharon Chellingworth


River Thames, down to the River Medway
in 'Amberel' by Andy Lawrie - River Thames, Chertsey


River Thames, from Chertsey to the head of navigation and back,
in 'Amberel' by Andy Lawrie - River Thames, Chertsey


River Thames, from Chertsey to the Rivers Lee & Stort
in 'Amberel' by Andy Lawrie - River Thames, Chertsey


Leicestershire Ring Cruise in 'Taku'
Viking 23 n/b 1991, 15hp Honda, by Roger and Lynne Lainé


Shropshire Union Canal - June 2006 in 'Taku'
Viking 23 n/b 1991, 15hp Honda, by Roger and Lynne Lainé


Thames cruise Chertsey to Marlow
Viking 26 Narrow Beam, rear cockpit - 'Millie Anne', by Diane & Eddie Eatwell