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Re: Sampaguita sails away...

Michael
 

Is there a rule that you have to leave the forum?

Michael La Guardia



On Feb 9, 2013, at 5:06 PM, "Rusty" <rustyinafrica@...> wrote:

 

Hello friends,

I wanted to let everyone know that on Thursday, Feb 7th, I sold Sampaguita, my beloved Flicka of 9 years. It was an emotional decision, and one that took years to decide, but I have been coming to this point for a long time. The boat and moorage was just too expensive for how much I was actually using the it (since I no longer lived aboard,) so it was time to let it go to someone who will hopefully take better care of it, and love it as much as I did. There was no shortage of tears watching that boat sail away!

I have been immensely proud to have been a part of the Flicka20 group here. This forum was one of the reasons I originally decided to purchase a Flicka. There is so much knowledge, experience, generosity, dedication, and kindness on this forum that I thought that if a boat design draws that kind of quality of people...it must be an amazing boat! I was certainly not disappointed, both in the boat, and in all of you. Thank you for letting me be a part of something truly special. I consider the years I owned and lived aboard my Flicka to be some of the best years of my life. You helped by being a part of that.

Fair winds and following seas!

Rusty Knorr formerly on "Sampaguita"

PS: The new owner's name is Josh Wheeler, and although he is not currently on the forum here, I hope he takes part in the future. He can be reached at wheelersf@... Send him some love!


inboard installation...

aaron
 

Are PSC Flickas designed to have inboards and some don't because original buyers opted out? On Flickas that just have outboards, can you install inboards?


Sampaguita sails away...

Rusty <rustyinafrica@...>
 

Hello friends,

I wanted to let everyone know that on Thursday, Feb 7th, I sold Sampaguita, my beloved Flicka of 9 years. It was an emotional decision, and one that took years to decide, but I have been coming to this point for a long time. The boat and moorage was just too expensive for how much I was actually using the it (since I no longer lived aboard,) so it was time to let it go to someone who will hopefully take better care of it, and love it as much as I did. There was no shortage of tears watching that boat sail away!

I have been immensely proud to have been a part of the Flicka20 group here. This forum was one of the reasons I originally decided to purchase a Flicka. There is so much knowledge, experience, generosity, dedication, and kindness on this forum that I thought that if a boat design draws that kind of quality of people...it must be an amazing boat! I was certainly not disappointed, both in the boat, and in all of you. Thank you for letting me be a part of something truly special. I consider the years I owned and lived aboard my Flicka to be some of the best years of my life. You helped by being a part of that.

Fair winds and following seas!

Rusty Knorr formerly on "Sampaguita"

PS: The new owner's name is Josh Wheeler, and although he is not currently on the forum here, I hope he takes part in the future. He can be reached at wheelersf@... Send him some love!


Re: Flicka Varua Yes Mike she's alive and well,

manzano1957
 

 

Hi guys,

I purchased my first Flicka last year in Middle River MD. Her hull had been repainted so she had no name. I named her Wren. She is a Ferro Cement 1974 Flica manufactured by Ryan Marine, with wooden superstructure, gaff  cutter rigged, with Yanmar inboard.. No life lines to dirty her up. She is one salty looking gal and a real head turner. Hull speed surpassed any Flicka that I know of. There was no way one could tell that she is FC because her hull is so flawlessly smooth.

I am a land locked desert rat living in far south west Texas. I purchased Wren quite by accident on e-bay for a ridiculously low price. I didn't think that I had a chance but won the bid because of the misconception regarding the integrity of ferro cement. Without a doubt Wren is as sound as they come, I can attest to that by the many groundings that I encounters including two channel marker strikes one to port the other to starboard during my 90 day voyage down and across the ICW single handing her without an autopilot from MD to Rockport TX. All of my sailing experience had been lake sailing with no experience charting and navigating blue water and all that it presents Thank goodness for Boat US. The voyage was an answer to my bucket list and an adventure that will last in memory the remainder of my days. I gunk holed most of the trip, but almost every marina that I put into for fuel and resupply I was made offers to buy her and in fact did sell her the day after I arrived at the marina in Rockport. The new owner intended to continue the dream and single hand sail her to Belize, so I sold her for what I paid for her because Wren was more then a boat to me as she is to her new owner.

I now have a 1976 Nor Star Flicka with trailer that I purchased as a project. Having lived aboard Wren for three months I became very familiar with her construction and now working on my fiber glass hull Flicka with Marconi rigging, I would rather have Wren, except for the fact that I couldn't get insurance on her because she is Ferro Cement hull. Go figure!

Good luck with Varua.

Kevin


 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2013 7:55 PM
Subject: [Flicka20] Re: Flicka Varua Yes Mike she's alive and well,

 



--- In Flicka20@..., "mike45@..." wrote:
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> Does anyone know what happened to the ferrocement Flicka named Varua listed in the flickabase as free to a Flicka person? It is listed as being owned by Stephen R. Layton and located in Oxford Maryland, but there is no contact information or date.
> Thanks in advance for any info available,
> Mike
>
>Hello. Mike my name is Chris I picked the "Varua" up in a back yard in Cleveland Ohio just two block's from my house She is completely apart and I have just finished restoring the teak and mahogany. this spring I will restore the frame's and bulkhead's PER.Bruce Bingham's Print's that I recived with her. as far as I know the "Varua" is the only Ferro-cement hull with wooden super-structure and cabin out there. Another plus is she's gaff rigged. I will post pic's for the next artical of Flicka 20 and more as she come's along. if anyone has photo's from her past please post them on the site. Thank's Chris.


Re: Flicka Varua Yes Mike she's alive and well,

dilworthchristopher@ymail.com
 

--- In Flicka20@..., "mike45@..." wrote:

Does anyone know what happened to the ferrocement Flicka named Varua listed in the flickabase as free to a Flicka person? It is listed as being owned by Stephen R. Layton and located in Oxford Maryland, but there is no contact information or date.
Thanks in advance for any info available,
Mike

Hello. Mike my name is Chris I picked the "Varua" up in a back yard in Cleveland Ohio just two block's from my house She is completely apart and I have just finished restoring the teak and mahogany. this spring I will restore the frame's and bulkhead's PER.Bruce Bingham's Print's that I recived with her. as far as I know the "Varua" is the only Ferro-cement hull with wooden super-structure and cabin out there. Another plus is she's gaff rigged. I will post pic's for the next artical of Flicka 20 and more as she come's along. if anyone has photo's from her past please post them on the site. Thank's Chris.


Flicka Varua

mike45@bellsouth.net
 

Does anyone know what happened to the ferrocement Flicka named Varua listed in the flickabase as free to a Flicka person? It is listed as being owned by Stephen R. Layton and located in Oxford Maryland, but there is no contact information or date.
Thanks in advance for any info available,
Mike


Re: Flicka Friends Issue # 49 - January 2013 - Vol. 15, No. 1

billcartwright46
 

Very well put together! Nice pics as well. I am almost ready to put my boat in the water, when I do I will send some pics!

From: flickafriends
To: Flicka20@...
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 6:43 PM
Subject: [Flicka20] Flicka Friends Issue # 49 - January 2013 - Vol. 15, No. 1
 
The most recent issue of Flicka Friends was just uploaded into the files section in the Flicka Friends directory. This is another "photo gallery" issue that contains images of Flickas. There are 19 images on 12 pages. Another copy was sent earlier today to Gus Beare for the Flicka 20 Home Page. The file size is 2.9 MB.

The next issue of Flicka Friends will be published in March. This is the 50th issue of Flicka Friends and it may reach 50 pages. Four articles have already been placed in the newsletter and more have been promised.

There will be articles from a variety of cruising grounds, about an engine upgrade, and an interview with Bruce Bingham.

It will be one of the best issues of Flicka Friends and certainly the largest.


Flicka Friends Issue # 49 - January 2013 - Vol. 15, No. 1

flickafriends <tom@...>
 

The most recent issue of Flicka Friends was just uploaded into the files section in the Flicka Friends directory. This is another "photo gallery" issue that contains images of Flickas. There are 19 images on 12 pages. Another copy was sent earlier today to Gus Beare for the Flicka 20 Home Page. The file size is 2.9 MB.

The next issue of Flicka Friends will be published in March. This is the 50th issue of Flicka Friends and it may reach 50 pages. Four articles have already been placed in the newsletter and more have been promised.

There will be articles from a variety of cruising grounds, about an engine upgrade, and an interview with Bruce Bingham.

It will be one of the best issues of Flicka Friends and certainly the largest.


Flicka For Sale

billcartwright46
 


 
 
There is a 1993 Flicka for sale on ebay with only one bid on it so far. 1GM 10 motor, looks pretty good! Might be a good deal for some one. take a look. It is called a pacific seacraft 23 but it is a flicka.
 
bill


Re: New boat build

Robert Collier
 


Way to go, Rusty!!!  I know the feeling, the "rush" of adrenalin when it first settles in the water---it takes a second or two to realize that "it's floating!," level, didn't list and didn 't flop over and sink! Congratulations!!!
Bob (Red Rascal)

--- On Mon, 1/21/13, Rusty wrote:

From: Rusty
Subject: [Flicka20] New boat build
To: Flicka20@...
Date: Monday, January 21, 2013, 12:17 PM

 


Hello friends,

I just wanted to share with you a new boat that I just completed. It's called a "West Mersea Duck Punt" and I have a blog about the build with some video of the maiden voyage at www.ridingonadonkey.blogspot.com
It's a heck of a lot smaller than my Flicka, but what a blast to sail! Take a look, I hope you enjoy it!

Rusty Knorr on Flicka20 "Sampaguita" and now on "The Donkey" as well!


Re: New boat build

Charles Dewell
 

Very cool!

On Jan 21, 2013, at 12:17 PM, "Rusty" <rustyinafrica@...> wrote:



Hello friends,

I just wanted to share with you a new boat that I just completed. It's called a "West Mersea Duck Punt" and I have a blog about the build with some video of the maiden voyage at www.ridingonadonkey.blogspot.com
It's a heck of a lot smaller than my Flicka, but what a blast to sail! Take a look, I hope you enjoy it!

Rusty Knorr on Flicka20 "Sampaguita" and now on "The Donkey" as well!



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New boat build

Rusty <rustyinafrica@...>
 

Hello friends,

I just wanted to share with you a new boat that I just completed. It's called a "West Mersea Duck Punt" and I have a blog about the build with some video of the maiden voyage at www.ridingonadonkey.blogspot.com
It's a heck of a lot smaller than my Flicka, but what a blast to sail! Take a look, I hope you enjoy it!

Rusty Knorr on Flicka20 "Sampaguita" and now on "The Donkey" as well!


Re: FL Sailing

Charles Dewell
 

Soundsike fun!

On Jan 20, 2013, at 4:56 PM, "ousleyfrank" <fousley@...> wrote:

Deb and I returned from our FL sailing trip. It was the first time we had sailed our Flicka. We were based out of Laishley Marina in Punta Gorda. We had it in the water 21 days and sailed for 18 of them. 326 according to the GPS. We also spent 18 days aboard. They boat was everything I expected and more.We even made 2 legs out in the Gulf. The furthest south we got was Fort Meyer Beach. We learned quite a bit about the Flicka and it instilled confidence in abilities. We upgraded our experience level from rank beginners to "Naive Novices". It was a great experience and we are planning our next adventure for next winter. The goal is to go to the Keys and Dry Tortugas. Hopefully we can get some sailing this summer in Lake MI.



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FL Sailing

ousleyfrank <fousley@...>
 

Deb and I returned from our FL sailing trip. It was the first time we had sailed our Flicka. We were based out of Laishley Marina in Punta Gorda. We had it in the water 21 days and sailed for 18 of them. 326 according to the GPS. We also spent 18 days aboard. They boat was everything I expected and more.We even made 2 legs out in the Gulf. The furthest south we got was Fort Meyer Beach. We learned quite a bit about the Flicka and it instilled confidence in abilities. We upgraded our experience level from rank beginners to "Naive Novices". It was a great experience and we are planning our next adventure for next winter. The goal is to go to the Keys and Dry Tortugas. Hopefully we can get some sailing this summer in Lake MI.


Re: Mysterious drain

Nick D
 

In my older boats that had wet bilges I always poured a few generous drops of Pine Sol to keep them fresh. My Flicka has a dry stuffing box so the bilge is "like new" which is a ridiculous luxury. Nick

--- In Flicka20@..., wrote:

Daryl
Both of my Flicka ice boxes drain to the bildge. A good choice in my opinion.
Kevin
----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Cartwright
To: Flicka20@...
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Flicka20] Re: Mysterious drain




Daryl,

The purpose of the two valves was to isolate the sink and icebox when underway and open them when at anchorage or at the dock. That was the original design. To put in a vaccum break would require the drains to be extended up to the bottom of the deck (no pump,not a solution)as heeled over with the rails in water could get the water to back up in the sink and ice box as it stands.
I plan on running the icebox drain to the bilge sump so the water can be pumped out by the bilge pump. I plan on running a new hose to the sink drain and putting an extra valve under the sink so it is accessable from the cabinet door below the sink.
The icebox doesn't put out much water (about a gallon per loading) and it would sweeten the bilge of salts as the packing leaks a few drops of saltwater and that would keep the bilge flushed.
your call
bill


From: Daryl
To: Flicka20@...
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 10:48 PM
Subject: [Flicka20] Re: Mysterious drain


Wonder if you will need to put an anti siphon break in otherwise you may suck water back up into your ice box!

Daryl

--- In mailto:Flicka20%40yahoogroups.com, "lawsonde2012" wrote:
>
> I'll go with that for one of the hoses. My ice box was removed by a previous owner so that possibility never occured to me. One down, one to go.
>
> --- In mailto:Flicka20%40yahoogroups.com, sailvela wrote:
> >
> > Ice box drain ?
> >
> >
> > Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note® II, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
> >
>


Re: Mysterious drain

Daryl Clark
 

Ballo Liscio also drains the ice box into the bilge. I thought the original questions posed was what could the discharge seacock have been used for. When the Flicka was undersail on the port tack, it might suck water back into the ice box if it was used for that. Thus the question: would you need a siphon break to keep water from coming back into the boat.


Daryl

--- In Flicka20@..., wrote:

Daryl
Both of my Flicka ice boxes drain to the bildge. A good choice in my opinion.
Kevin
----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Cartwright
To: Flicka20@...
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Flicka20] Re: Mysterious drain




Daryl,

The purpose of the two valves was to isolate the sink and icebox when underway and open them when at anchorage or at the dock. That was the original design. To put in a vaccum break would require the drains to be extended up to the bottom of the deck (no pump,not a solution)as heeled over with the rails in water could get the water to back up in the sink and ice box as it stands.
I plan on running the icebox drain to the bilge sump so the water can be pumped out by the bilge pump. I plan on running a new hose to the sink drain and putting an extra valve under the sink so it is accessable from the cabinet door below the sink.
The icebox doesn't put out much water (about a gallon per loading) and it would sweeten the bilge of salts as the packing leaks a few drops of saltwater and that would keep the bilge flushed.
your call
bill


From: Daryl
To: Flicka20@...
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 10:48 PM
Subject: [Flicka20] Re: Mysterious drain


Wonder if you will need to put an anti siphon break in otherwise you may suck water back up into your ice box!

Daryl

--- In mailto:Flicka20%40yahoogroups.com, "lawsonde2012" wrote:
>
> I'll go with that for one of the hoses. My ice box was removed by a previous owner so that possibility never occured to me. One down, one to go.
>
> --- In mailto:Flicka20%40yahoogroups.com, sailvela wrote:
> >
> > Ice box drain ?
> >
> >
> > Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note® II, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
> >
>


Leeway Management

Nick D
 

Here's a great article on the topic of leeway. The numbers are not so important to us Flicka sailors but the concept is critical to sailing a Flicka to it's full potential. Since we don't have a deep fin keel to lean on, we really need to manage our leeway by other means. Steering carefully, reefing or keeping her flat is good, and watching the water to leeward where you can see the leeway is very important. I find she responds nicely by heading up in gusts. She will also match any other boat if her bottom is clean. Especially when other boats are not clean. You can't expect any boat to sail well with 20 year old bagged out sails which cause excessive heeling and leeway. I get a kick out of footing along in shallow water while the other boats are pinching along slowly to stay in deep water, it drives them crazy.

http://www.sailingworld.com/experts/the-power-of-positive-rudder-angle

Nick


Re: Mysterious drain

manzano1957
 


Daryl
Both of my Flicka ice boxes drain to the bildge. A good choice in my opinion.
Kevin

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Flicka20] Re: Mysterious drain

 

Daryl,
 
The purpose of the two valves was to isolate the sink and icebox when underway and open them when at anchorage or at the dock. That was the original design.  To put in a vaccum break would require the drains to be extended up to the bottom of the deck (no pump,not a solution)as heeled over with the rails in water could get the water to back up in the sink and ice box as it stands. 
I plan on running the icebox drain to the bilge sump so the water can be pumped out by the bilge pump. I plan on running a new hose to the sink drain and putting an extra valve under the sink so it is accessable from the cabinet door below the sink.
 The icebox doesn't put out much water (about a gallon per loading) and it would sweeten the bilge of salts as the packing leaks a few drops of saltwater and that would keep the bilge flushed.
your call
bill

From: Daryl <dlclark@...>
To: Flicka20@...
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 10:48 PM
Subject: [Flicka20] Re: Mysterious drain
 
Wonder if you will need to put an anti siphon break in otherwise you may suck water back up into your ice box!

Daryl

--- In mailto:Flicka20%40yahoogroups.com, "lawsonde2012" wrote:
>
> I'll go with that for one of the hoses. My ice box was removed by a previous owner so that possibility never occured to me. One down, one to go.
>
> --- In mailto:Flicka20%40yahoogroups.com, sailvela wrote:
> >
> > Ice box drain ?
> >
> >
> > Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note® II, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
> >
>


Re: It's been a quiet week on Lake Wobegone

Nick D
 

New Year's Day 2013 12:01 AM! Nick

--- In Flicka20@..., "Daryl" wrote:

Wow that's quite the chapeau there Nick! Looks like you two were having a pretty good time too!

Daryl

--- In Flicka20@..., "Nick D" wrote:

Daryl, Since you called my bluff you better check the latest photo in the Tuesday's Child folder... Nick

--- In Flicka20@..., "Daryl" wrote:

Gee Nick,
I think you better post a picture of you in that possum hat!
Could be quite the conversation piece about your Flicka I bet!

Daryl
S/Y Ballo Liscio - Flicka 433

--- In Flicka20@..., "Nick D." wrote:

I am just getting our El Toro fleet ready for the first regatta on New Year's Day! My wife and I have one each and we have 2 loaners to make sure the fleet stays alive. We expect 4 to 6 more racers and will complete the regatta with 6 races that day. After the New Years Day event we have race series of 35 more races, 5-6 a Sunday, depending on wind conditions (we sail in up to 20 knots, no reef, and it's got to be over 32F) and we generally end before Easter so we have the time to get our "big" boats ready to launch. I'd say the El Toro is the perfect trainer for the Flicka. It's so light and stubby, it can be a challenge to get and keep moving and can be tricky to tack.

Just finished the racing tune up which consists of turning them over and washing them. Last year found a 'possum carcass under one of them, made a great hat. Nick

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