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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. Old Codger, a modified Jessy 15. Happy Hour Kayak, modified Tango 12. Two electric mini-boats of my own design.

    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.

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  1. Shore looks purty!!! Great job. You should sneak in a sail before they come.
  2. I built a few small sailboats with a one piece rudder in a kick-up affair. It was very awkward to steer when kicked back part way.
  3. It will stick it's nose in the air and "mush" along. Or if it does plane, it will porpoise badly.
  4. Check carefully for rot. Around edges of transom, bottom of CB trunk, mast step, inside enclosed spaces are all favorite spots. If the area is not painted, look for dark spots. If painted, tap with something hard like a hammer. Should sound solid. if it's a hollow sound, could be rotted. The old way before fiber-glassed seams was to poke with something sharp like an ice pick.
  5. I had tabernacles on both main and mizzen (Or is it fore and main?) of Summer Breeze.
  6. Maybe just scrub a bit to clean the blush off, then paint without sanding. ...or just leave as is. Whatever is "good enough". (Refer to my highly technical paper "How Good Is Good Enough".) You could add a lip around the edge of the hatch to prevent water from running under the edge and dripping in. Obviously that wouldn't help in a capsize, but you'd never do that anyway. (Insert smiley face here.) Good ol' delamination. Trouble with boards made from plywood.
  7. This build has ya going round in circles!
  8. "There's even a song about it. "I fought the saw, and the saw won."
  9. Old Codger won't be coming this year. Various health related issues in his family.
  10. For fun, ya shoulda painted it pink!
  11. Ya need a ladder rack on the truck. Or maybe a temporary rack to fit into/onto Honey for the 14 rower.
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