Viking 50 Convertible, my latest project

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The front windows also were a “weak” point; heavy seas caused lots of flex and often that’s where leaks would develop; where the flybridge is mounted to the salon deckhouse. Many an old Jersey built boat has water leaks in the windshield (not just Vikings; Egg Harbors, Pacemakers, Ocean Yachts, Posts, etc.). Salon deckhouses used to be fiberglassed encapsulated wood and they would rot from the inside out. That 50 is beautiful, good luck with it. I was out on the Viking VIP Sea Trials in Palm Beach in January; we made 42 knots also on a 70 enclosed bridge. Beastly. I used to do some work on a good old 35′ Convertible workhorse, love Viking Yachts!

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