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Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » F - Boats starting with 'F' » Flicka

 
Flicka (pacific seacraft)
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Description: Flicka (pacific seacraft)
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Review Date: Wed July 31, 2002 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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With hundreds sailing, I am not sure why there is no Flicka review here already (July 2002). I assume it's because all the owners are out on the water. The old saying, "The most fun boat is the one you sail most often." is true for me; by this measure I find the Flicka20 my "Most Fun Boat." in 40 years of sailing.

There are already scores of reviews written on the Flicka20, which have been home-built and manufactured by Pacific Seacraft and others. An internet search will reveal many web sites proving how devoted Flicka owners are to their vessels. I'll add my two cents here for good measure:

It's a brilliant little boat, over-built, and fun to sail in light air or right up to your particular fear level. A Flicka is a great singlehander, very comfortable for two on a trip - three (or four, just) for a daysail. Small does not mean cramped (for two) or unseaworthy. The V-berth a fine for two adults, the non-pressure alky stove will cook food and boil water, there's headroom for sub-6-footers and storage for anyone determined enough to sail around Lake Superior or the globe.

The Flicka seems tied to a "too slow" and "too heavy" reputation, probably originating from reviews prepared by authors without a lot of time in the boat. While not a speed demon (they're only 24' LOA), I've GPS clocked 7mph+ on jib alone in a good blow - and regularly make 5.5 mph to 6.5 mph on daylight runs in modest air. I accept 100+ mile daily runs from cruisers logs without question - in spite of some reviewers skepticism about this. Heavy is another word for "feels like a 40-footer when you eyes are closed." A Flicka moves easily through chop with nary a bang or crash - just that poosch-poosch sound that goes with a wineglass shape and a lot of keel. Flicka track straight and balance easily.

Storage and tankage is modest but can be modified to suit any minimalist couples needs, short of making room for a trans-Pacific diesel or outboard attempt. They have been built (or modified) as sloops, cutters, gaff rigs, junks and at least one yawl (Burl Ives).

The Flicka is one of the smallest, best boats ever built - suitable for lakes, onshore or offshore in the opinions of most owners. And they make people smile. Thanks again, Bruce Bingham.

To learn more about the Flicka20 see the Flicka homepage at: http://www.coslink.net/personal/flic...age/index.html
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Review Date: Sun January 6, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
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Registered: February 2006
Review Date: Mon September 19, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $28,000.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sails Great! Very comfy for 2. Easy to sail. Easy to own. Lower annual costs. Very high quality construction.
Cons: Hard on your ego if you believe bigger is better.

I downsized from a 30ft Pearson Wanderer and we are far more comfortable sailing the Flicka. Small sails mean easy handling. Sails amazingly fast. Points a few degrees lower, but well if trimmed properly. Sails nicely in light air on a clean bottom, great in heavy air, a snap to reef. Motors easily at 5kts. Can sail over 6 kts although sounds impossible but it does on a close reach. Beautiful interior with enclosed head. No leaks thanks to Pacific Seacraft. I race cruisers and dinghies, and win, and find the Flicka to be completely satisfying to own and sail, cruise overnight.
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Registered: February 2006
Review Date: Mon September 19, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $28,000.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sails Great! Very comfy for 2. Easy to sail. Easy to own. Lower annual costs. Very high quality construction.
Cons: Hard on your ego if you believe bigger is better.

I downsized from a 30ft Pearson Wanderer and we are far more comfortable sailing the Flicka. Small sails mean easy handling. Sails amazingly fast. Points a few degrees lower, but well if trimmed properly. Sails nicely in light air on a clean bottom, great in heavy air, a snap to reef. Motors easily at 5kts. Can sail over 6 kts although sounds impossible but it does on a close reach. Beautiful interior with enclosed head. No leaks thanks to Pacific Seacraft. I race cruisers and dinghies, and win, and find the Flicka to be completely satisfying to own and sail, cruise overnight.
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