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Chick Ludwig

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Chick Ludwig last won the day on January 22

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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. 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. Welcome back Jay! Lookin' GREAT! Shocking amount of wiring. (Pun intended.)
  2. "I also but a sign on the trailer winch to 'Close the Bailer!' before launching. Doh! I'd thought it would be self teaching, but I guess I'm a slow learner. " YES! That's one you don't wanna learn the hard way!
  3. I don't do a boot stripe on a small power boat because the waterline changes so much with different loads and different speeds. Maybe a trim line somewhere on the side of the boat just for decoration.
  4. These Shinto rasps are GREAT! https://www.amazon.com/Saw-File-S/dp/B001AX0X12/ref=sr_1_4?crid=3QMZNYP85WEM&dchild=1&keywords=japanese+file+rasp&qid=1616158894&sprefix=japanese+file%2Caps%2C183&sr=8-4
  5. Canoeists, sailors, stink-potters, we ALL have this same problem. As the quote says: "One can never have too many boats." The red looks GREAT! But, too bad it's so hard to see. (Little joke)
  6. I agree with Don. I taper the bottom of the trunk before installing it to allow for the thickness of the tape. B sure you have at least a 1/4 inch radius for the tape to go around.
  7. I had no idea that the Bard was a boat builder!
  8. I apparently didn't think about you covering the hull with glass, so I guess taping the joints beforehand may be overkill. But a little extra sure won't hurt.
  9. Thanks Rick. Good read on a cold, wet Appalachian winter morning.
  10. I'd suggest taping over the butt joints and repaired scarf on the outside too. Those dang things have a way of developing a little crack in the final finish if you don't. Build is lookin' GOOD! I love these little runabouts! Grew up with a few in my kid and teen years between 10ft and 16 ft.
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