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Chick Ludwig

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About Chick Ludwig

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  • Birthday 12/24/1946

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    Hendersonville, NC
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    Building/using power and sail boats. Usually go on 2 or 3 day cruises.
    Built prototype Princess 22, Outer Banks 20, and CS-20 Mk-2, CS-17 Mk-3, and Turtler. have also built moccasin-1, moccasin-2 canoes, and mini-paw dingy---all from B and B plans.

    Used to be professional fiberglass boat builder and repairer. Also worked in production design for several sailing yacht builders in Florida.

    Messing about in boats, boat building, Building r/c model planes. Turtle collecting. Working on our new home in the mountains.
  1. A "micro" tender for Carlita

  2. The Old Motor Bug (Updated)

    Hey y'all. I've updated the story with more background stuff. i hope it brings back some of your old memories of the good-ol days with old motors.
  3. The Old Mullet skiff

    Russel, yep, the guys down at Snug Harbor near the Gandy Bridge in Tampa Bay did the same. No fancy electronics to remove back in them days! Try it with a new Robalo!
  4. Sandpaper

    I'm a lazy sandpaperer. I use my orbital sander for most everything. Then when the discs begin to wear, I take them off to use where the sander won't reach. I like the Shopsmith brand that come from Lowes. They don't wear too fast or clog too easily. Usually 80 grit-----WAIT-----don't holler so loud! I know i should use a finer grit to finish! Told ya---lazy sanderer. I do admit that you should use a finer grit, especially under varnish.
  5. Sandpaper

    What IS this Winter's project?
  6. Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Hope ta see ya, Tiger!
  7. Bold lettering

    Thanks Frank. It's gotta be frustrating. I know just about enough to be able to turn my computer on.
  8. Bold lettering

    Now everything is bold, not just the new entries. HEY PAR! Maybe you can fix it!
  9. Bold lettering

    Hey Frank. The Bold lettering is not showing up in the titles of new posts on the main "Forums" page. It does on the new posts when I go to the list of subjects on individual forums. Is anyone else having this problem?
  10. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Thanks Amos. I'm happy with the way it turned out.
  11. CS-17, Mk-3 for sale

    NOW, let's get back to finding a new home for Summer Breeze. I can bring her down to the B&B messabout in the Fall, or to the Havelock area about any time. That way, I can get in a final cruise.
  12. CS-17, Mk-3 for sale

    Yep, that's what I said---except for the bell part. Hey wait. If it's called a "bell PENDANT", then it's not a rope either!
  13. Core Sound 20 Mk 3 -- #4 "Chessie" . .

    I sure like my sliding forward hatch. I can open it with the masts down, stand and lift the main, or lift it part way and then sit on the cabin top with my feet below to lift it. My hold down nut is in the anchor well, so I just lean forward and reach down into the well to put it on while holding the mast in position with my other hand. The mizzen is also on a tabernacle so it's REALLY easy.
  14. CS-17, Mk-3 for sale

    I thought it was a rope until actually used for a specific purpose, then called a "_____" line, or something. But, whadda I know. Why can't we just call an "apple" an "apple". And then there's the British changing things around, like calling spreaders, cross trees and such. Not to mention confusing things like port and starboard. Over in merry old England, the ports are on the left side when you're heading down the coast, and the stars are on the right, while over here in the colonies, the ports are on the RIGHT side, and stars on the LEFT. No wonder we've all been confused since the revolution. Anyway, I think it's easier to use two bags. I just lay it out on the right place on the cabin top or cockpit to insert the slides into the track, snap on the halyard and outhaul, and raise. With one bag, ya gotta keep the other one still in the bag from falling out, getting tangled, etc. It's also bulkier getting the single bag below. i don't have any pictures. Just imagine a long sail bag with a zipper all the way down the side, and no opening in the end. I'll try to remember to dig down into Breeze's cabin and pull one out this week. Gotta do stuff with the grandson this weekend. Ya might have to remind me. Lost my mind a coupla years back.
  15. The Old Motor Bug (Updated)

    Hmmm, Ken. Guess I missed that point. Actually, I DO really miss the coast for boating, but like living in the mountains best. Guess we're gonna stay. Besides, can't afford another move. Easier to modify my boating objectives. Plenty of small boats to build. I wanna Moccasin 2 canoe, a Birder or Moccasin 14, maybe Catspaw 8 or 9, a 50s style open boat to hang my KE-7 on, a small runabout for a future Mark 20 on, a.......