Lyle Hess packet on a small scale

Small Cruising Sailboat Plans

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

22' o" 30' 6" 20' 10" 3' 6" 33' 6"

inboard dsl. 10 to 12 hp 34%

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

Lyle Hess

Cape George Marine Wks.

1980-present

23 gal.

19 gal.

Approx. trailering wgt.: 10,800 lbs.

The FC22 was originally built by Sam Morse in CA, but recently her molds and tooling were purchased by Cape George Marine Works of Port Townsend, WA. They, like Morse, offer the boat in various stages of completion from bare hull to finished vessel. Over the years, almost all FC22s have been built to order. The hull is fiberglass, but beyond the bare hull, most of the construction is wood, including the deck frames and house. One feature seen as a plus by owners is the boat's trailerability, but with a towing package of 10,800 pounds a big truck is needed, which may not fit everyone's concept of feasibility. Best features: Compared to comps, the FC22 has the biggest space below (about 50% greater than her comps on average), has the deepest draft (indicating possibly better performance to windward), is heaviest (indicating good comfort in heavy seas), and ties with the Bluejacket 23 for greatest theoretical speed (though the Bluejacket's low SA/D ratio probably makes her slower boat-for-boat). Worst features: All that wood, mostly varnished, will take a heap of loving care to maintain in the style most owners desire.

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20

20' 0"

8' 0"

3' 3"

5,500

1,800

12.9

410

288

5.7

26.6

443

3 or 4

5' 11"

Bluejacket 23

23' 0"

10' 0"

2' 3"

6,000

700

9.5

300

NA

6.1

20.0

403

2

6' 2"

Herreshoff Prudence 23

22' 9"

8' 0"

3' 0"

6,800

1,600

16.4

394

NA

6.0

31.7

408

2

4' 9"

Falmouth Cutter (22)

22' 0"

8' 0"

3' 6"

7,400

2,500

15.0

365

NA

6.1

30.0

651

3

5' 11"

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