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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.

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  1. Chick Ludwig

    Capt Bones Core Sound 17 Mk 3 #14 Kit Build?

    Gosh Steve, I thought everybody already knew that! Bones is a VERY good read!
  2. Chick Ludwig

    STILL ON-->B&B Messabout 2018

    Oyster. Mine comes from the weather channel for Little Washington. I like yours better! Steve. I believe that Don (Thrillsbe) will be tent camping.
  3. Chick Ludwig

    STILL ON-->B&B Messabout 2018

    The Old Codger and I plan on getting there Friday afternoon some time. Looks like 9o% chance of rain, and about 1/2 inch total on Saturday. But great the other days. Weatherman must still be after me. Rained on our last two camping trips. Oh well, Codger and I will just snuggle up with a mess of that good ol' eastern Carolina barbecue and a jug of Real Southern Sweet Tea that Miss Carla and the gang always have for us. See y'all then! Good Lord willin' an' the crick don't rise. NO, wait, better not say that.......
  4. Chick Ludwig

    Capt Bones Core Sound 17 Mk 3 #14 Kit Build?

    Bones, I'm having so much fun reading your recent literary contributions. And also so glad to see the frank admittance of the many screw-ups that we all make on our projects. Well, maybe others do. I never really make any mistakes, only "modifications". Graham admitted that he made a mistake once, but don't tell anyone that I told you. Alan will maybe share with us if he ever makes one. Give him time. He's still a young-un. Oh, a note on how BandB boat plans are to be read. Do ya see the blank spaces with no drawings or writing? Those are carefully planned blanks left with the specific purpose of inserting any conceivable---or inconceivable---modification, addition, correction, or improvement. The Master and Young Master have already thought of them all, but want to give us the experience of "discovering" them for ourselves.
  5. Chick Ludwig

    Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    BONES!!!! WOW!!!! Wonderful writing! Please give us more. That's what the Boating and Cruising Stories section is for. Please, please, please. We're waiting.
  6. Chick Ludwig

    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Conrats on a fine job all the way.
  7. Chick Ludwig

    Core Sound 20 Mk 3 -- #4 "Chessie" . .

    Looks realy great! I like the water stowage. Gonna hfta steal that idea. Also the tach. Old Codger needs one of those.
  8. Chick Ludwig

    Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Thanks for the report and videos. I enjoyed sailing with you. Beautiful boat!
  9. Chick Ludwig

    Capt Bones Core Sound 17 Mk 3 #14 Kit Build?

    I always cut my bunks to match the rocker of the hull. With a float on trailer, there is no problem. But if you launch without submerging your wheels, the curved bunk could be a problem.
  10. Chick Ludwig

    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Just got back from a camping trip. It rained the whole time. I've had good success with Doel-Fins on small, light boats in the past. Not very effective on bigger boats like Tom's boats. We'll see. I'm not concerned with a top end speed reduction. I mainly want to be able to cruise on plane at slower speeds. We'll see at the messabout. I won't have time to try it before then. I did try sitting forward in the cockpit when planing off and didn't see any benefit. The cockpit is too short to get very far forward. I didn't want to clutter-up the cockpit with steering and throttle either. The boat tracks well at planing speed and I can steer to some degree by leaning right or left---I mean, port or starboard. No need to hold onto the tiller. An occasional correction is all that's needed. Of more concern is a comfortable way to sit. Gotta have a backrest. I'm waiting to sort out the trim situation first. I've got a place to mount a bass boat or helm seat, but it is pretty far back to not interfere with the seat hatches. Tom, yep, she's light! I thought that she---HE!---looked a bit down by the stern compared to the bow. Mainly notice a high bow rise when coming on plane. Graham (The Master), The anchor way up there, and my tools forward are helping. I'll try the Vienna sausage, too. I have some Linda Ronstadt C/Ds I could store there. And a bunch of Big Band cassettes. But My cassette player has died. Gotta find a new one! Gotta have my Glen Miller, Sinatra, and all the rest! Oyster, we'll mess with it and see. Right now, the cooler will double as the step down into the cabin. Not a very big cooler, but enough for my Real Southern Sweet Tea and some Fanta grape cans. Cooled by a jug of frozen water. There isn't a good place for it up in the pointy end. Cheers back-at-ya! Tiger, c'mon now. We've been all through why he doesn't have a mast and sail! Steve, Miss Debbie doesn't cruise with me. Never has. Her only fault. She won't spend the night on the boat. That's why I built him so small. Only little old me to fit down below. If she did come, she could stay forward and be the trim ballast. That's it for now. Great fun discussing all this stuff. And it will be even more fun having you guys come aboard to check-it-out up close and personal. See y'all then!
  11. Chick Ludwig

    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    We have the Doel-Fin already, and the steeper pitch prop will be here in time for the messabout. Old Codger is "quivering" with excitement.
  12. Chick Ludwig

    Uploading Photos

    I can only upload two pictures, then I have to submit my post, then edit before I can upload two more.
  13. Chick Ludwig

    STILL ON-->B&B Messabout 2018

    I will certainly consider it if Miss Debbie will allow me to be gone the extra days. It would be a fun trip.
  14. Chick Ludwig

    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Thanks, Bones.
  15. Chick Ludwig

    STILL ON-->B&B Messabout 2018

    Jay, part of the fun is seeing the changes made by a big storm. Really big storm in this case! I used to love going out after one to see where the new sand bars and channels were, and to find cool junk washed up on the shore.

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