Originally Posted by DaveC
Too small for what? Several have circumnavigated. Do you know anything about the Flicka 20? 6000lb, 6' headroom
inside, full keel, inboard diesel
, ruggedly built...
Yes, you are right - I have not sailed a Flicka round the world
. I have sailed an Allegro 27. (26', 3000 kg, light).
Yes, I consider a 18' LWL boat very small for a safe circumnavigation
. Yes - I consider a 18' LWL, 5500 boat a pig.
Yes, I know something about the Flicka. Flicka means a little girl in Swedish, Sweden
is where my own boat comes from. She (Flicka) has 31% ballast ratio, which I consider low for ocean crossing
purposes in this size range.
Please do not jump to conclusions. Please speak from your experience.
"Several have circumnavigated". Possibly so. PLS direct the guy who posted the original question to some of the several circumnavigation
records - so that they can get some understanding of the level of comfort / safety
they will experience.
Enough said, I have sailed a 26 footer (3000 kg = 6600 lbs) with 26 LWL and consider such a craft only marginally acceptable for a circumnavigation on the easiest of the routes (given my sailing experience and my share of good luck).
If you disagree, prob noblem. Just please provide some hard data to make your point. Saying "several have circumnavigated" is like saying "anybody can do it". Simply, not the case.
Hugs and regards,