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Re: Flicka Friends Winter 2012 issue uploaded to Yahoo Flicka 20 site.

Nick D
 

WOW! THANK YOU!

--- In Flicka20@..., "flickafriends" <tom@...> wrote:

The latest issue of Flicka Friends has been uploaded to the Files Section in the Flicka Friends Folder. This is an 18 page photo gallery issue.

The newsletter shows Flickas in Washington, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, California, Minnesota, Baja California Sur, the South Pacific and the Bahamas.

They include Nor'Star and Pacific Seacraft Flickas, as well as Flicka built from plans.

This file is smaller than the one that will be on the Flicka20.com site. The higher quality issue on the Flicka20.com could not be uploaded to the Yahoo Flicka 20 Site. That file has been e-mailed to Gus to put on the Flicka 20 Homepage.


Re: Flicka Friends Winter 2012 issue uploaded to Yahoo Flicka 20 site.

Clint Lewis
 

Very happy to hear Flicka Friends is to continue. I really enjoyed the photo spread and hope the Flicka tribe will help keep this going. I'm heading back to MOTU at the end of the year and will endeavor to get better pictures and a story. Lew s/v MOTU hull 20

--- In Flicka20@..., "flickafriends" <tom@...> wrote:

The latest issue of Flicka Friends has been uploaded to the Files Section in the Flicka Friends Folder. This is an 18 page photo gallery issue.

The newsletter shows Flickas in Washington, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, California, Minnesota, Baja California Sur, the South Pacific and the Bahamas.

They include Nor'Star and Pacific Seacraft Flickas, as well as Flicka built from plans.

This file is smaller than the one that will be on the Flicka20.com site. The higher quality issue on the Flicka20.com could not be uploaded to the Yahoo Flicka 20 Site. That file has been e-mailed to Gus to put on the Flicka 20 Homepage.


Sleeping Comfort

Nick D
 

The mention of memory foam cushions in the boat for sale reminded me of another improvement we made that we really appreciated. We think even the best foam cushions are stiff and unyielding considering they are laying on a flat hard surface. We would wake up feeling stiff.

So we took a chance and about the Froli Sleep System. It made a unbelievable difference. Check out frolisleepsystems.com for a further explanation. We don't have any personal gain from it except to know we helped someone wake up feeling better. We only did the v berth and really just needed half a kit. We plan to sleep about 10 nights per summer, but this year fell short, but we get good use of it. Check it out. Nick


A Boat for sale

billcartwright46
 

Ran across this add in cruising Forum and it was posted yesterday so still good. see below for the wantttabes to get your boat.
bill
 
Pacific Seacraft Flicka

This boat has had a complete make over,top to bottom.
Hull and deck,4 coats Imron
Hull,3 coats epoxy then anti-fouled.
New batteries,complete new wiring,new 5" memory foam cushions all round.
sound deck and gr8 sails,new dodger,new Tohatsu 9.8 4stroke ,wind gen,solar
boat has to much gear to list and it all stays with the boat,,,,
Boat has completed a round Atlantic run,you can get aboard now and take off
again the way she sits.......
$15000:00,,,,,Firm.............
serious inquiries please call 401-6623019,if i can't be reached it means i have
moved south to the Bahamas and can only be reached by email .
 
You will have to go to Cruising Forum to email him.


Re: Teak Trim

billcartwright46
 

I make all my own trim. The one above the windows is easy to make but the one on the hull is a sort of rub rail an it is expensive and a pain because it is a compound bend. It bends out and up and Teak does not like that. To Install it will require 1/4" holes drilled thru the hull and inside using a washer and nut. Yea you will need to bed it in something that is waterproof and not leak. The little ones up on the cabin are just put in with screws, no big deal. I found new handrails on E-Bay for 53 each so that was not to bad, still have to make up a lot for the PSC that I have. Today I am working on Canvas and just finished the cockpit cushions and tonight will make a cover for the front hatch. All that is left to do is finish the canvas, run the motor before I put it into the water and a few odd and ends plus register it here in Texas. The mast is ready for the riggers and it will go quick as everything is done except some swedging (sp) and that is it. Has taken a year to finish and I still have the autopilot to buy along with a watermaker. Water in the Carribean can go for as much as a dollar a gallon so it is cheaper to make your own and sell it to those less lucky.
Good luck on your boat!
have a good one,
bill
 

From: greg
To: Flicka20@...
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 1:35 PM
Subject: [Flicka20] Teak Trim
 
Hey Gang,
Is there a good location to find the teak eyebrow trim for the cabin top and to find the teak strip that runs down the freeboard area, as I see on some boats? And...after I find it, is there good info on the best way to install?

Thanks,
Greg
s/v Janus
154


Re: Teak Trim

Ginger Clark
 


I like H & L Marine Woodwork in Rancho Dominguez (which is Compton) in southern California.
323-636-1718. (can't find my business card from them so I picked up the phone number on the (notoriously unreliable) internet.)

Anyway, I'm very fortunate to live nearby so I can drive over with my requests. So far, they've made some teak drop boards for me and a cover for a storage area that Ceasar helped me figure out how to make a pattern for. 
I don't know if their prices are reasonable but they've been helpful to me. I think they have a catalog.

Hope that's helpful. I'll be interested in hearing people's replies about how to install that teak strip down the freeboard area.
Ginger Clark
#199


On Nov 14, 2012, at 11:35 AM, greg wrote:

 

Hey Gang,
Is there a good location to find the teak eyebrow trim for the cabin top and to find the teak strip that runs down the freeboard area, as I see on some boats? And...after I find it, is there good info on the best way to install?

Thanks,
Greg
s/v Janus
154



Teak Trim

Greg Bama Breeze
 

Hey Gang,
Is there a good location to find the teak eyebrow trim for the cabin top and to find the teak strip that runs down the freeboard area, as I see on some boats? And...after I find it, is there good info on the best way to install?

Thanks,
Greg
s/v Janus
154


Re: Flicka Hey!

Cody McCarter
 

Hey all,

Don't click that link. It's a virus that's also taken over another Yahoo group I follow. Just thought I'd warn everyone.

-Cody



On Nov 13, 2012, at 16:28, Robert Collier <rhcmkc1@...> wrote:

 

hey here is that article http://msnbc.msn.com-in9.us/jobs/


Re: Flicka full circle

Johnny D <rustypumpkin69@...>
 

Glad to read you have power back out there.. it was getting ugly. Until retirement in 2 years my cruising will have to be restricted to a week here and a few days there so my range is limited till then.  The Bay and fire island looks very interesting on the map and what I sometimes do is Ferry over to LI and check out the visual of the waters from shore .. If I do I'll let you know would hope to come see your Flicka ! 
 
John & Maria
From: Nick D To: Flicka20@...
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2012 9:05 PM
Subject: [Flicka20] Re: Flicka full circle
 
Don't forget the Great South Bay! There's a Flicka down here too. The bay is delightful and will be a very interesting adventure after Sandy. Nick


--- In mailto:Flicka20%40yahoogroups.com, "jack" wrote:
>
> After 2 years of searching and several years with larger/faster sailboats I've come my senses and decided to come back to the Flicka. I had owned and sailed (Paradox)and now found it was the boat that gave me the sailing experiences I remember and enjoyed the most with both my boat and the others in and around Long Island sound who also sail them. I am sorry I was not able to join the gathering in Northport to honor Bob this Summer but hope to see the rendezvous continue. Last weekend I finalized the purchase of a wonderful 1983 Flicka,'Etoile', which is now in Maryland for the winter. At this point let me say 'Good luck' to to the many others who also wanted her.
>
> I look forward to this Summer again cruising the Long Island Sound and Block island sound waters in one of the finest and most comfortable sailboats made.
>
> John & Maria
>


Re: Flicka full circle

Nick D
 

Don't forget the Great South Bay! There's a Flicka down here too. The bay is delightful and will be a very interesting adventure after Sandy. Nick

--- In Flicka20@..., "jack" <johnnydory2003@...> wrote:

After 2 years of searching and several years with larger/faster sailboats I've come my senses and decided to come back to the Flicka. I had owned and sailed (Paradox)and now found it was the boat that gave me the sailing experiences I remember and enjoyed the most with both my boat and the others in and around Long Island sound who also sail them. I am sorry I was not able to join the gathering in Northport to honor Bob this Summer but hope to see the rendezvous continue. Last weekend I finalized the purchase of a wonderful 1983 Flicka,'Etoile', which is now in Maryland for the winter. At this point let me say 'Good luck' to to the many others who also wanted her.

I look forward to this Summer again cruising the Long Island Sound and Block island sound waters in one of the finest and most comfortable sailboats made.

John & Maria


Re: Hurricane Sandy

Nick D
 

Ivan, My opinion is that the chocks are primarily to protect the boat, not the lines. As far as protecting the lines, they are equivalent to a dull knife. I did some research and learned that heat inside the chafing gear can be the enemy. However, my practice is to let the lines over the toe rail with a higher board like a 2x4 on the deck, with chafing gear. I trap the chafing tube with a snubber so it stays in pace between the loop and the snubber. (I don't like tying a knot as it weakens the line) I also have a back up line with no strain usually tied elsewhere that the deck cleats so if there is a failure of the primary system, a second system that has not seen any strain can take over for the rest of the storm. I learned these tricks with one of my older boats that had to ride out big storms in a confined place. Another trick if your at a dock is to use thin, 3/8 3 strand nylon as long as possible as spring lines and have them carry most of the load. They are very stretchy so easier on the cleats on the boat and dock. Nick

--- In Flicka20@..., Thomas Phipps <tjphipps@...> wrote:

The Thursday before Sandy, I moved Black Pearl to Piermont on the Hudson River from City Island, planning on doing some river sailing next year.  She was hauled on Friday.  I don't know yet what the height of the surge was at this location, but it sent many boats up on shore, into houses, crashed on the rocks, you name it.  Black Pearl was in her cradle which was propped up on blocks.  My guess is that the surge was less than 5 feet as she would have been floating with more.  She came through with no problems.  Despite all of the visiting boats landing at the marina from elsewhere, none hit her on their way in.  I feel pretty lucky to be looking forward to a year of river sailing.

Tom

#372




________________________________
From: Ivan Kadar <ivankadar@...>
To: "Flicka20@..." <Flicka20@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2012 11:36 PM
Subject: Re: [Flicka20] Re: Hurricane Sandy


 
Not to recommend it, but because of time constraints, or bad organization, I left Sans Souci on her mooring in Oyster's Bay West Harbor, quite a way in the water, about a 5 minutes ride with the Zodiac. She was also there for the Athena winter-storm which followed Sandy.

For Sandy I changed my normal mooring pattern which is to thread the mooring lines  through the front roller. I just had the two mooring lines/loops connected to the two front cleats after being jammed in the gunwale protecting bronze hardware (don't know the exact terminology) which came with the boat, mounted on the teak close to the bow. I used rubber chafe protectors. I also removed the ails and the boom.

Sans Souci survived without any damage (both storms). However the rubber chafe protectors wore through, and there are signs of melting on the rope. I am not going to use rubber chafe protectors in the future.
The boat is out of the water as of today, and tomorrow I will work on folding the mast. Ivan, Sans Souci on the Long Island Sound.



________________________________
From: Nick D <sailvela@...>
To: Flicka20@...
Sent: Friday, November 9, 2012 8:18 PM
Subject: [Flicka20] Re: Hurricane Sandy


 
We are located in Amityville NY. The surge and high tide arrived together. The surge was 2ft higher than the Irene surge, which was 1 ft higher than most ever seen here (and a good 5ft higher than a normal high tide). It's a good question about being safer on land or in the water. I could not ever stay at my slip for a storm like this because we'd be sideways to the worst weather and the dock and pilings are too close to leave enough slack in the docklines to handle the surge. I could move to a temporary place in the docks but once the surge is in, there's no second chance to make adjustments and you don't know what other boats and docks are going to do. Nick

40°39'33" N
73°25'26" W

BTW, just got our power back so just able to properly respond.

--- In Flicka20@..., Tom Beall <sbwye@> wrote:

Nick, where is your Flicka located?
Mine is in Lewes DE and lucky for me, the eye of Sandy landed further north than expected so boats at the Marina did not float even though the land is only about a foot high in elevation.
Tom




________________________________
From: Nick D <sailvela@>
To: Flicka20@...
Sent: Sunday, November 4, 2012 12:37 PM
Subject: [Flicka20] Re: Hurricane Sandy


 
Just getting back online. Our Flicka is OK. Our home is OK but no power. Lot's of people worse off in my neighborhood with many people with 2 to 6 ft of water in their homes including my parents and a brother. It just came to the edge of our driveway.
Many boat yards are wrecked but ours is a little higher. Our boat actually floated with its trailer but stayed in place. Very big motorboats to each side floated but then leaned on other boats just leaving us a little tilted on our trailer, which I fixed today.
Boats at our club were in disarray. Yesterday we rescued 2 boats that floated across the river to a marsh with their trailers. The club house had 4ft inside . The garage collapsed on our 15 ft chase boat. I tied the committee boat (22 ft Stiegercraft) on long lines between the docks and it made it no problem considered 80 mph winds and at least 3 ft waves on the nose.

Hope everyone else is ok.
Nick

--- In Flicka20@..., Thomas Phipps <tjphipps@> wrote:



I hauled on Friday which was planned before the storm developed.  After Irene when he was in the water, I'm convinced that land is best place for her though there's guessing what extreme winds can do..

Tom Phipps

#372



________________________________
From: Nick D <sailvela@>
To: Flicka20@...
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2012 7:39 PM
Subject: [Flicka20] Hurricane Sandy


 
I just hauled today to get ready for Sandy. Insurance pays half for a named storm so $200 out of pocket is a safe bet against a ruined boat, even if I have insurance. I could use a paint job but not that way. Anyone else dealing with Sandy?




Re: Caraway sold

pmcinerney69
 

--- In Flicka20@..., "angusbeare2002" <gus@...> wrote:

hi everyone

Having removed Caraway from the for sale list I was still getting regular enquiries about her and eventually sold her a few weeks back to a guy who plans keep her in Poole harbour and eventually sail around Britain in his retirement.

It was a bittersweet feeling. Sadness at her loss but relief that I no longer have the burden of costs and maintenance that I'm finding such a struggle with an 8 month old baby to attend to. Overall she's been a fantastic boat and a fantastic experience for myself and my partner. We will miss her.

I'm not sure if he's joined the group yet but Daniel Sweeney is the new owner and has already planned to move her into the shed and get to work on making her ready for the spring.

I shall be helping him rig her at some point and helping him on his way to Poole.

I will continue to manage the web site and blog about my next adventures when I find the time.

The plan is to either build, buy or have built a smaller/lighter camp cruiser that I can keep at home or in a trailer/dingy park. I'm looking at all sorts of possibilities and enjoying the research.
It will be nice to have something with very shallow draft so I can easily explore all the amazing estuaries in this area.

Maybe I'll get another keel boat in the future when priorities have changed.

cheers
Gus
Hi Gus, I hope you can persuade Dan Sweeney to join this board. I keep my Flicka in New Jersey but my son sails near Poole. I often think I should sail across the Atlantic and give it to him as I'm getting pretty old.
nial


Caraway sold

Angus Beare
 

hi everyone

Having removed Caraway from the for sale list I was still getting regular enquiries about her and eventually sold her a few weeks back to a guy who plans keep her in Poole harbour and eventually sail around Britain in his retirement.

It was a bittersweet feeling. Sadness at her loss but relief that I no longer have the burden of costs and maintenance that I'm finding such a struggle with an 8 month old baby to attend to. Overall she's been a fantastic boat and a fantastic experience for myself and my partner. We will miss her.

I'm not sure if he's joined the group yet but Daniel Sweeney is the new owner and has already planned to move her into the shed and get to work on making her ready for the spring.

I shall be helping him rig her at some point and helping him on his way to Poole.

I will continue to manage the web site and blog about my next adventures when I find the time.

The plan is to either build, buy or have built a smaller/lighter camp cruiser that I can keep at home or in a trailer/dingy park. I'm looking at all sorts of possibilities and enjoying the research.
It will be nice to have something with very shallow draft so I can easily explore all the amazing estuaries in this area.

Maybe I'll get another keel boat in the future when priorities have changed.

cheers
Gus


Re: Hurricane Sandy

tjphipps
 

The Thursday before Sandy, I moved Black Pearl to Piermont on the Hudson River from City Island, planning on doing some river sailing next year.  She was hauled on Friday.  I don't know yet what the height of the surge was at this location, but it sent many boats up on shore, into houses, crashed on the rocks, you name it.  Black Pearl was in her cradle which was propped up on blocks.  My guess is that the surge was less than 5 feet as she would have been floating with more.  She came through with no problems.  Despite all of the visiting boats landing at the marina from elsewhere, none hit her on their way in.  I feel pretty lucky to be looking forward to a year of river sailing.

Tom
#372


From: Ivan Kadar
To: "Flicka20@..."
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2012 11:36 PM
Subject: Re: [Flicka20] Re: Hurricane Sandy

 
Not to recommend it, but because of time constraints, or bad organization, I left Sans Souci on her mooring in Oyster's Bay West Harbor, quite a way in the water, about a 5 minutes ride with the Zodiac. She was also there for the Athena winter-storm which followed Sandy.
For Sandy I changed my normal mooring pattern which is to thread the mooring lines  through the front roller. I just had the two mooring lines/loops connected to the two front cleats after being jammed in the gunwale protecting bronze hardware (don't know the exact terminology) which came with the boat, mounted on the teak close to the bow. I used rubber chafe protectors. I also removed the ails and the boom.
Sans Souci survived without any damage (both storms). However the rubber chafe protectors wore through, and there are signs of melting on the rope. I am not going to use rubber chafe protectors in the future.
The boat is out of the water as of today, and tomorrow I will work on folding the mast. Ivan, Sans Souci on the Long Island Sound.


From: Nick D To: Flicka20@...
Sent: Friday, November 9, 2012 8:18 PM
Subject: [Flicka20] Re: Hurricane Sandy

 
We are located in Amityville NY. The surge and high tide arrived together. The surge was 2ft higher than the Irene surge, which was 1 ft higher than most ever seen here (and a good 5ft higher than a normal high tide). It's a good question about being safer on land or in the water. I could not ever stay at my slip for a storm like this because we'd be sideways to the worst weather and the dock and pilings are too close to leave enough slack in the docklines to handle the surge. I could move to a temporary place in the docks but once the surge is in, there's no second chance to make adjustments and you don't know what other boats and docks are going to do. Nick

40°39'33" N
73°25'26" W

BTW, just got our power back so just able to properly respond.

--- In Flicka20@..., Tom Beall wrote:
>
> Nick, where is your Flicka located?
> Mine is in Lewes DE and lucky for me, the eye of Sandy landed further north than expected so boats at the Marina did not float even though the land is only about a foot high in elevation.
> Tom
>
>
>
>
> >________________________________
> > From: Nick D
> >To: Flicka20@...
> >Sent: Sunday, November 4, 2012 12:37 PM
> >Subject: [Flicka20] Re: Hurricane Sandy
> >
> >
> > 
> >Just getting back online. Our Flicka is OK. Our home is OK but no power. Lot's of people worse off in my neighborhood with many people with 2 to 6 ft of water in their homes including my parents and a brother. It just came to the edge of our driveway.
> >Many boat yards are wrecked but ours is a little higher. Our boat actually floated with its trailer but stayed in place. Very big motorboats to each side floated but then leaned on other boats just leaving us a little tilted on our trailer, which I fixed today.
> >Boats at our club were in disarray. Yesterday we rescued 2 boats that floated across the river to a marsh with their trailers. The club house had 4ft inside . The garage collapsed on our 15 ft chase boat. I tied the committee boat (22 ft Stiegercraft) on long lines between the docks and it made it no problem considered 80 mph winds and at least 3 ft waves on the nose.
> >
> >Hope everyone else is ok.
> >Nick
> >
> >--- In Flicka20@..., Thomas Phipps wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I hauled on Friday which was planned before the storm developed.  After Irene when he was in the water, I'm convinced that land is best place for her though there's guessing what extreme winds can do..
> >>
> >> Tom Phipps
> >>
> >> #372
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> ________________________________
> >> From: Nick D
> >> To: Flicka20@...
> >> Sent: Friday, October 26, 2012 7:39 PM
> >> Subject: [Flicka20] Hurricane Sandy
> >>
> >>
> >>  
> >> I just hauled today to get ready for Sandy. Insurance pays half for a named storm so $200 out of pocket is a safe bet against a ruined boat, even if I have insurance. I could use a paint job but not that way. Anyone else dealing with Sandy?
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>






Flicka full circle

jack <johnnydory2003@...>
 

After 2 years of searching and several years with larger/faster sailboats I've come my senses and decided to come back to the Flicka. I had owned and sailed (Paradox)and now found it was the boat that gave me the sailing experiences I remember and enjoyed the most with both my boat and the others in and around Long Island sound who also sail them. I am sorry I was not able to join the gathering in Northport to honor Bob this Summer but hope to see the rendezvous continue. Last weekend I finalized the purchase of a wonderful 1983 Flicka,'Etoile', which is now in Maryland for the winter. At this point let me say 'Good luck' to to the many others who also wanted her.

I look forward to this Summer again cruising the Long Island Sound and Block island sound waters in one of the finest and most comfortable sailboats made.

John & Maria


Re: Excellent site, we are looking for information on a few of them.

eric3750@...
 

Darr,
  Ferro Boat Company hull number FRW 100011173 is floating in a marina near me.  She has a green hull,  is gaff rigged & may be the first Flicka Ferro produced. I don't have any photos now but can shoot a few & forward if you like.
                                                      Eric


From: "Darr"
To: Flicka20@...
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2012 8:48:13 AM
Subject: [Flicka20] Excellent site, we are looking for information on a few of them.

 

I always admired Bruce Binghams Flicka design since I first saw the line drawings in his book Ferro-Cement Design Techniques and Application back in the 80's.

In 2003 I purchased the manufacturing equipment, rights and formula for Fer-A-Lite from Platt Monfort, with that I received a large number of photos of boats that were in the process of construction and/or completed and their appears to be at least 5 if not 6 Flicka hulls that were built from the material and or his other product Wire-Plank.

We reached out to as many as I could find that had builders names, but as with any database that was 30+ years old, I was unable to reach any of them.

Recently I was contacted by one of your members that had purchased a boat made with the material, and it was not one of the ones that I had pictures of.

So that being said, I am wondering if any of the others are on this site.

3 were being built by home builders, and 2 or 3 appear to be built by a company called Ferro Boats.

We are trying to tidy up the database, if anyone knows of any of them would you please reach out and let us know their status.


Excellent site, we are looking for information on a few of them.

Darr
 

I always admired Bruce Binghams Flicka design since I first saw the line drawings in his book Ferro-Cement Design Techniques and Application back in the 80's.

In 2003 I purchased the manufacturing equipment, rights and formula for Fer-A-Lite from Platt Monfort, with that I received a large number of photos of boats that were in the process of construction and/or completed and their appears to be at least 5 if not 6 Flicka hulls that were built from the material and or his other product Wire-Plank.

We reached out to as many as I could find that had builders names, but as with any database that was 30+ years old, I was unable to reach any of them.

Recently I was contacted by one of your members that had purchased a boat made with the material, and it was not one of the ones that I had pictures of.

So that being said, I am wondering if any of the others are on this site.

3 were being built by home builders, and 2 or 3 appear to be built by a company called Ferro Boats.

We are trying to tidy up the database, if anyone knows of any of them would you please reach out and let us know their status.


Re: Hurricane Sandy

Ivan Kadar
 

Not to recommend it, but because of time constraints, or bad organization, I left Sans Souci on her mooring in Oyster's Bay West Harbor, quite a way in the water, about a 5 minutes ride with the Zodiac. She was also there for the Athena winter-storm which followed Sandy.
For Sandy I changed my normal mooring pattern which is to thread the mooring lines  through the front roller. I just had the two mooring lines/loops connected to the two front cleats after being jammed in the gunwale protecting bronze hardware (don't know the exact terminology) which came with the boat, mounted on the teak close to the bow. I used rubber chafe protectors. I also removed the ails and the boom.
Sans Souci survived without any damage (both storms). However the rubber chafe protectors wore through, and there are signs of melting on the rope. I am not going to use rubber chafe protectors in the future.
The boat is out of the water as of today, and tomorrow I will work on folding the mast. Ivan, Sans Souci on the Long Island Sound.


From: Nick D To: Flicka20@...
Sent: Friday, November 9, 2012 8:18 PM
Subject: [Flicka20] Re: Hurricane Sandy

 
We are located in Amityville NY. The surge and high tide arrived together. The surge was 2ft higher than the Irene surge, which was 1 ft higher than most ever seen here (and a good 5ft higher than a normal high tide). It's a good question about being safer on land or in the water. I could not ever stay at my slip for a storm like this because we'd be sideways to the worst weather and the dock and pilings are too close to leave enough slack in the docklines to handle the surge. I could move to a temporary place in the docks but once the surge is in, there's no second chance to make adjustments and you don't know what other boats and docks are going to do. Nick

40°39'33" N
73°25'26" W

BTW, just got our power back so just able to properly respond.

--- In Flicka20@..., Tom Beall wrote:
>
> Nick, where is your Flicka located?
> Mine is in Lewes DE and lucky for me, the eye of Sandy landed further north than expected so boats at the Marina did not float even though the land is only about a foot high in elevation.
> Tom
>
>
>
>
> >________________________________
> > From: Nick D
> >To: Flicka20@...
> >Sent: Sunday, November 4, 2012 12:37 PM
> >Subject: [Flicka20] Re: Hurricane Sandy
> >
> >
> > 
> >Just getting back online. Our Flicka is OK. Our home is OK but no power. Lot's of people worse off in my neighborhood with many people with 2 to 6 ft of water in their homes including my parents and a brother. It just came to the edge of our driveway.
> >Many boat yards are wrecked but ours is a little higher. Our boat actually floated with its trailer but stayed in place. Very big motorboats to each side floated but then leaned on other boats just leaving us a little tilted on our trailer, which I fixed today.
> >Boats at our club were in disarray. Yesterday we rescued 2 boats that floated across the river to a marsh with their trailers. The club house had 4ft inside . The garage collapsed on our 15 ft chase boat. I tied the committee boat (22 ft Stiegercraft) on long lines between the docks and it made it no problem considered 80 mph winds and at least 3 ft waves on the nose.
> >
> >Hope everyone else is ok.
> >Nick
> >
> >--- In Flicka20@..., Thomas Phipps wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I hauled on Friday which was planned before the storm developed.  After Irene when he was in the water, I'm convinced that land is best place for her though there's guessing what extreme winds can do..
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> >> Tom Phipps
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> >> #372
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> >> ________________________________
> >> From: Nick D
> >> To: Flicka20@...
> >> Sent: Friday, October 26, 2012 7:39 PM
> >> Subject: [Flicka20] Hurricane Sandy
> >>
> >>
> >>  
> >> I just hauled today to get ready for Sandy. Insurance pays half for a named storm so $200 out of pocket is a safe bet against a ruined boat, even if I have insurance. I could use a paint job but not that way. Anyone else dealing with Sandy?
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Flicka Friends Winter 2012 issue uploaded to Yahoo Flicka 20 site.

flickafriends <tom@...>
 

The latest issue of Flicka Friends has been uploaded to the Files Section in the Flicka Friends Folder. This is an 18 page photo gallery issue.

The newsletter shows Flickas in Washington, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, California, Minnesota, Baja California Sur, the South Pacific and the Bahamas.

They include Nor'Star and Pacific Seacraft Flickas, as well as Flicka built from plans.

This file is smaller than the one that will be on the Flicka20.com site. The higher quality issue on the Flicka20.com could not be uploaded to the Yahoo Flicka 20 Site. That file has been e-mailed to Gus to put on the Flicka 20 Homepage.


Boca Ciega Yacht Club Information

flickafriends <tom@...>
 

Bruce Bingham forwarded some information
from the yacht club. You can find the
file in the Files section of this web
site...

BCYC Brochure PDF.pdf

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