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Chick Ludwig

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Chick Ludwig last won the day on January 22

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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

    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. Almost all of the drive comes from the forward third of the sail except when sailing down wind. Don't worry about a silly little 9%. You're bigger problem is the speed/length ratio. Shorter waterline=slower speed. 1.34 times the square root of the waterline length. If you can get up on plane, you can exceed this, but I doubt your pram will do that.
  2. What's the latest on the messabout. I just signed up for it. Looks like Covid is here to stay for awhile. GOTTA have Saturday night BBQ!!! Maybe we could all wear masks and the folks that bring the BBQ could serve it out to us so we wouldn't touch the serving utensils.
  3. Regarding fiberglass sheathing. I rarely use it on canoes, dinghies, small boats unless they will be dragged on the ground. It adds little strength over plywood, only some protection from "wear and tear". I did use it on my 15 ft. Old Codger cruising boat as it often gets pulled up on beaches. I usually do sheath bigger boats. My method is to use 6 oz. cloth on the sides and 10 oz. on the bottoms, both overlapping at the chines. I eliminate the strip of cloth taping there.
  4. Awww, c'mon Thrillsbe, "Chick Ludwig’s and B&B’s paint jobs." HA! B&B's, yes, but you forgot your glasses when you looked at mine! YOU on the other hand do great paint jobs. You even sand and do multiple coats!
  5. Well, us older boaters never die---we just get a little dinghy! ...and leaky bottoms!
  6. But, I WANNA think I'm younger!!!
  7. I'm lookin' forward to "riding along" with y'all. Take lots of pictures. By the way---"Good lord willin' and the crick don't rise" actually refers to threats of the Creek Indians rising up in war back in the late 1700s.
  8. Carlita need a nice big 25hp Tohatsu for when the wind stops!
  9. What's the latest on Carlita's great adventure? Departure date?
  10. Here ya talking but no video.
  11. Where in Ga. are you? What is your price?
  12. I LOVE my DeWalt sander. I use it with the dust bag attached and it provides all the wood flour I need to thicken resin to make putty for glue and fillets.
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