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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.

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  1. Chick Ludwig

    Building a Two Paw 8 for Trailer Camping

    Looks like a good plan to me.
  2. Chick Ludwig

    First by land, THEN by sea...

    Thanks for the story, Docpal. It sure is different over there from the sandy beaches on this side of the country. We'll look forward to your stories of cruising and kayaking next spring and summer.
  3. Chick Ludwig

    Building a Two Paw 8 for Trailer Camping

    Yeah, we thought that two old codger brains added together were as good as one young brain.
  4. Chick Ludwig

    Building a Two Paw 8 for Trailer Camping

    Awww, close is good enough. A bit of bailing wire and duck tape will fix it. As for " Trying to nest two halves of a dinghy over your head....". Isn't the plan. Lifting one section on at a time is the plan, but they will be one behind the other on the cartop rack, NOT nested. Even us old folks can handle the weight of half-a-boat.
  5. Chick Ludwig

    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    And here I was afraid that you'd have to jack the house up to get it out.
  6. Chick Ludwig

    Building a Two Paw 8 for Trailer Camping

    Hi Rick. Don is just down the mountain from me. Let's all get together when ya come.
  7. Chick Ludwig

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

    Bones, that would be GREAT! If not, Maybe a suggestion for a good place to launch and leave my towing rig that would be convenient coming from Hendersonville, NC. I'd be coming next spring for a probable 3 day cruise. Actually, start about noon the first day, and end mid afternoon the third day. That allows for travel time. We camped at the Toqua campground near Fort Loudoun last summer and it looked like an interesting area to explore by boat.
  8. Chick Ludwig

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

    Congratulations!!!!!!! You ddi an awesome job. Now we look forward not only to your first sailing report, but also your future cruises. "... down the lane and off the farm toward the Tennessee river." Old Codger and I are planning a cruise on the Tennessee and would love to hear what you have to report about it!
  9. Chick Ludwig

    Building a Two Paw 8 for Trailer Camping

    Old Codger and i will be following along with you. I can't take him with me camping, and I also am not satisfied with my current camping "take-along" boats. I carry on top of our Ford Explorer, but both Miss Debbie and I have problems lifting over our heads. A two part would be easier as each part is lighter to lift.
  10. Chick Ludwig

    Old Codger's Keowee Misadventure

    Just thought I'd let y'all know. Old Codger is repaired and ready for his next adventure. Of course it's cold and raining. Today. Yesterday. Tomorrow. EVERY day! Ain't summer EVER gonna get here? Seems like it'll be nine more months until it's decent enough to go boating again. Yeah, I know. I exaggerate a bit. But it WILL be a long time. BUT, if we DO get a warm, dry day, I'll try to convince the Codger to get his bottom wet. He's very contrite and promises to not take it upon himself to get into any more fights with a dock! Meanwhile, how 'bout y'all? Hasn't ANY of you had an adventure you could tell us about to help us get through the long, cold winter?
  11. Chick Ludwig

    dutch OB 20

    Your family must own a clamp factory! Family VonClamp?
  12. Chick Ludwig

    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    YAY!!! Hope ya don't need the Sawzall! I heard of a guy once who actually built a boat in his living room and had to cut a hole in his wall to get it out.
  13. Chick Ludwig

    Core Sound 20 Mk. 3 #22 - Essex Fells, NJ

    I used inner and outer rings for Old Codger. The outer ring was epoxied on, the clear portlight set in with caulk, and the inner ring bedded in caulk with screws holding them in place. The screws get almost 1/2 inch "bite through the cabin side and outer ring. I think this is plenty adequate for drop boards.
  14. Chick Ludwig

    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Just wanted to let y'all know. Old Codgers nose is all healed up. Just gotta straighten out the stainless steel anchor roller and anchor. They took they main force of the crash. The anchor roller may be beyond help and may need to be replaced.
  15. Chick Ludwig

    Old Codger's Keowee Misadventure

    Thanks, Rick. At least this "stupid" isn't as bad as my famous "I Fought the Saw and the Saw Won" incident!
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