Viking 11 got lifted out of the water on Monday 26th of may 1300 for the start of new engine installation and refit. We have had a good week and achieved allot, Both old MTU are out of boat and so is generator, we have degreasedand washed engine room and started detailing, old MTU wiring has been removed, and engine room will soon be painted with Awlgrip 2000 ready for new engine mountings, rudders and shafts have been removed, and all bearings will be replaced. We have sanded transom and starboard side of vessel ready for repaint. I have regular crew Peter Mcgray helping me, as well as Brett Alty from Mistress
Well I have a bit of news, and to be honest after 25 years af being a sport and game fishing boat Captain I was thinking about a change, But I can’t do it, I love it to much. I have recently come out of Hospital, sorting out some health issues, and very happy to say all is good, and that I am feeling very motivated. I have decided to repower the mighty Viking 11 with new engines and give her a big birthday. Told you I was feeling Motivated, and set my goals for another 10 years at least in the industry. The re-power will not only give the Viking 11 a new lease on life, but myself included.
I have decided on Cummings QSM11 Engines at 600hp which should give her a 25kt cruise, and a much better fuel burn with the common rail engineering. It is all starting after the Sanctuary Cove Boat show.
I am going to document the whole programe on my Blog so keep in tune Their will be plenty to lean for those thinking about a re-power. I will also be letting you all know why have decided on certain products.