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Flicka 20

1974 — 1999
Designer
Bruce Bingham
Builder
Pacific Seacraft
Westerly Marine
Hull Type
Long keel w/trans. hung rudder
Construction
FG
Associations
Flicka 20 Website

Dimensions

Length Overall
20.00 ft / 6.10 m
Waterline Length
18.17 ft / 5.54 m
Beam
8.00 ft / 2.44 m
Draft
3.25 ft / 0.99 m
Displacement
5,500 lb / 2,495 kg
Ballast
1,720 lb / 780 kg
Ballast Type
?
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Cutter
Reported Sail Area
250.00 ft2 / 23.23 m2
Total Sail Area
250.16 ft2 / 23.24 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
103.69 ft2 / 9.63 m2
P
23.30 ft / 7.10 m
E
8.90 ft / 2.71 m
Mast Height
Foresail
Sail Area
146.48 ft2 / 13.61 m2
I
27.90 ft / 8.50 m
J
10.50 ft / 3.20 m
Est. Forestay Len.
29.81 ft / 9.09 m
Mizzen
PY
EY

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
5.71 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
12.84
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
31.27
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
409.31
ultraheavy
Comfort Ratio
28.27
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.81
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

Began as plans available for amateur builder.(Over 200 sets sold)
The designer began building a plug for a Flicka of his own, but circumstances forced its sale to Nor’star Marine, CA, USA, before completion.
By 1975, Nor’star was building Flicka’s, either as owner-finished kits, or boats completed under contract by Westerly Marine of Cosa Mesa.
In 1977 Nor’star ceased production.
In 1978 Pacific Seacraft bought the tooling and built it’s version until 1998.
Over the years other Flicka’s have been built from varying materials. Decks, interiors and rigs can differ widely.


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