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Old 28-06-2011, 15:52   #1
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Hi All,
I just purchased a 1974 20' ferrocement Ryan Marine Flicka, a gaff rig cutter.
I am flying to Baltimore tomorrow to pick her up with the intention of sailing her down the Chesapeake to the ICW at Norfolk with my final destination Port Aransas Texas via the ICW. A 3+month adventure! She has a 9.? Yanmar inboard.
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Old 28-06-2011, 16:07   #2
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Wow, long trip on a small boat. It should be a lot of fun. The Yanmar 1Gm engine should burn a little over 1 liter/hour @2600 RPM so you'll have a day of motoring if you don't sail at all. COOL. I guess you're expecting 4-6 Kts under sail when you can. That's a solidly built little boat that can go anywhere so the ICW should not present a problem. It really, really sounds like a fun trip. Enjoy and good luck. Oh, and BTW welcome to the best forum on the net........IMHO.
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Old 28-06-2011, 21:05   #3
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Welcome Aboard Cruisers Forum

You might want to check out the Okeechobee Waterway, if you are nervous about heavy traffic in the Ft. Lauderdale / Miami area
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Old 28-06-2011, 21:23   #4
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Thanks, thats my plan.
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Old 28-06-2011, 21:30   #5
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Congratulations. I've never heard of a ferro that size. Good luck and fair winds with her.
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Old 15-07-2011, 13:34   #6
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Old 15-07-2011, 15:14   #7
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I believe Flicka was built in Ferro before they were built in glass, i saw a beutiful example built in Auckland back in the early 70s by a guy from Portland, Oregon. Sweet Thursday was the name and im pretty sure he sailed it home across the Pacific from NZ. Have fun with it, should be a nice adventure.
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