1980 Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20 Auxiliary Masthead sloop
Designed by Bruce Bingham
Triad double axle trailer is available for purchase separately
Long keel, transom hung rudder
IJPE : 252.92 sq ft
I : 27.92 ft
J : 10.50 ft
P : 23.83 ft
E : 8.83 ft
From the owner:
When I first contemplated Flicka #156 in 2013, she was nameless, little used and sitting on a trailer in Bar Harbor, Maine. Acquired by its first owner in kit format from Pacific Seacraft in 1980, she never made it into the water, and the ensuing 33 years were a mixed bag. The third owner, from whom I bought the boat, had powered her with a transom-hung outboard, and enjoyed a few summers sailing in local waters.
Closer inspection showed lichen growing in the cap-rails and a remarkably pristine underbody, testimony that she had spent most of her life sitting out-of-doors, and not in the water. So it was unsurprising, if unplanned, that the first order of business was refastening the deck to the hull.
Redux is likely not for you if you're looking for a Flicka with an interior whose built-in furniture, trim and amenities has helped cement its reputation as a "pocket yacht". That said you'll find a cabin that's practical, roomy, safe to move around in, and remarkably comfortable.
If you're keen on day-sailing and weekend excursions, you have a 13.5 hp Yanmar diesel at your disposal, a sail inventory that runs the gamut from a like-new 100% jib to a 135% genoa, a well-behaved mainsail thanks to its Dutchman flaking system that rides on a TidesMarine track, and deck hardware by Schaefer and Spinlock that leads all control lines aft to the cockpit.
When the fog decides to intrude on what starts out as a picture-perfect Maine day on the water, you can proceed with confidence knowing that you have a late-model Garmin chart plotter equipped with sonar and radar, as well as a VHF radio mated to a full-time AIS transceiver.
With a salute to both modernity and economy, Redux is equipped with aluminum T-track toe rails, a custom stainless bow pulpit, a manual anchor winch, and an ingenious self-draining anchor chain locker. By design, exterior teak trim is minimal.
When she's not out sailing, Redux spends her summers hitched to a mooring ball, and a portable 14W solar panel helps keep her batteries topped up. And her Blue Seas 12V panel is intentionally designed to facilitate expanded electrical systems.
As my wife put it, "Flickas are cute, and Redux is a fabulous boat, but it's getting hard to squeeze the grandkids into the cockpit."
Purchased August 2013. Ongoing professional renovation at Seal Cove Boatyard, Brooksville, ME with all new materials:
2014: Complete engine installation with Yanmar 2YM15, 125 amp alternator, bilge pump, raw-water filter, drive shaft and 2-blade propeller.
Hull/deck joint refastened with Crest aluminum toerail and tracks; Schaefer blocks and deck hardware; Spinlock rope clutches; Lewmar 16ST 1-speed primary winches; stainless steel portlights by New Found Metals; complete Awlcraft/Awlgrip painting; cabin,deck and topsides; stainless steel bowsprit/anchor platform by Nautilus Marine; Muir Storm manual windlass w.125' chain and Rocna 22 anchor; self-draining chain locker; 12v electrical system with BlueSeas breaker panel; Group 24 and Group 31 batteries; Garmin GPSMAP 740S chartplotter with sonar and radar; iCom M400BB VHF with Command Mic; Harken Mark IV Unit 0 roller furler; Tides Marine sail track and slide systems; mainsail with Dutchman flaking system and 135 genoa by Pope Sails (Rockland, ME); AirHead composting toilet.
2015: Interior cushions by Gemini Marine (Rockland, ME) and cockpit cushions by BottomSiders; Dwyer aluminum boom fitted for internal reefing and outhaul; Pope Sails 110 working jib and North Sails gennaker.
2016: Simrad TP10 tillerpilot and Garmin wind sensor installed. Interior renovation completed with removable fresh-water storage container in new galley locker; hatch and headliner trim completed; existing sink plumbed for salt water intake with Whale manual pump.
2017: Custom stainless steel compression posts (2) to support fiberglass/wood composite beam under cabin house roof; Lewmar 30ST 2-speed winches; C.S. Johnson split backstay tensioning system; Harken traveler with windward sheeting car; Nicro-Marinco Day/Night Plus fan installed in main hatch.
2018: Thetford 260 porta-potty; AirHead composting toilet de-commissioned; ATN spinnaker sleeve.
2019: Garmin GPSMAP742XS chart plotter; Sitex AIS transceiver; engine removed (exhaust elbow serviced) and reinstalled after installation of custom 12-gallon aluminum fuel tank; new Simrad TP-10 tillerpilot; port cockpit drain scupper replaced.
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