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Chick Ludwig

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  1. Dang, I'd love to tag along in Old Codger, even if he is a stink-pot. Just too far to come from here in the mountains. I'd especially love to visit the abandoned village!!! I'm hoping to get down there later this summer depending on Covid-19 travel conditions.
  2. I would suggest that you make a laminated 'mast cradle out of ply or two layers of solid wood, with the grain at 90 degrees to the other piece. I've used these on several tabernacles and they stay in place. No need for them to be removable.
  3. I like to have a drain in all my boats in case they fill with rain water when I'm transporting them, or if I leave one upright on the shore or at home, and they fill with rain. They then ar too heavy too turn over and dump. The drain---with a plug of course---is "plan B" to empty them.
  4. So, after mounting it on your canoe, ya gonna do some farming with it?
  5. This stage is where you can say the job is "half" done!
  6. I can hear the video, but not see it???? Looks like a fun little boat. What design is it? What motor is he gonna run on it?
  7. I've had good luck steam bending red oak. I bought a steamer and made a steam box out of wood.
  8. Jay. Here is where you can find a downloadble version: https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/notes-on-skenes-elements-of-yacht-design.47261/ Used books: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0396079687/ref=tmm_hrd_used_olp_0?ie=UTF8&condition=used or: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Skene's+Elements+of+Yacht+Design&_sacat=0
  9. Gosh, that Skene' brings back memories! When I went to work in the engineering department of Morgan Yacht Corp. MANY years ago as a young-un, The head designer, Henry Scheel, gave all of us in the department a copy. He was a friend of Francis S. Kinney who had done a revision for the latest printing. This was about 1968. I used the book for many years. It disappeared in my last move.
  10. I lay a thick bead of sealant before attaching the strip. Then run the screws through that into the keel. I've not seen a problem with water damage later doing it that way. If the strip and keel would be damaged enough to rip the screws loose, maybe water could get in.
  11. Alan---I always like the little challenges you guys build into your plans that keep us mere mortals guessing! I know you lie awake nights thinking them up for us!
  12. I keep my current supply of resin I'm using in a box made of sheet foam with a light bulb heating it and never have problems with crystals or being too thick to pump, but my extra resin is kept in an unheated shed and does crystallize before i can use it. I just set the jug in a pot of water on my wife's electric stove. Set the heat on low and leave it until the resin clears. I keep an old pot my wife discarded for this purpose. (I learned long ago to not use her good utensils!) If the pump is clogged with crystals, leaving it in the jug will clear it too.
  13. I'm still here. y'all. Just not done much on the boat. Sanded the primer finally and roll and tipped a coat of paint. Needs another coat but i don't think I have enough paint. Flipped the boat back over and did two coats of poxy. Waiting for that to cure thoroughly before varnishing.
  14. WOW! I LOVE those little trailers! Unfortunately the wife doesn't. Made from plans? Trailers need to be titles and licensed in the USA. Also safety inspected first and a serial number issued and stamped on the trailer tongue and axle. I should have said that "in North Carolina"...... Laws vary state to state.
  15. Oyster, finally got to sanding yesterday. Hopefully finish today. I don't like the way the Kirby primer sands. It powders as I sand, but clogs the paper in little spots. I'm using 80 grit on my dual action 8-hole finishing sander. Any finer grit totally clogs immediately. It's been two weeks since application, so it surely is as dry as it's gonna get. I think I'll apply the top coat today. I already bought a quart of the Kirby hull and deck paint. I'll see how it goes. It will be roll and tipped.
  16. On Summer Breeze, my well worked fine as far as swiveling and being deep enough to not cavitate---except when I went forward. Mine was a short shaft motor. The problem for my boat was that the box wasn't long enough. The powerhead of the motor hit the deck before the motor could tilt all the way, and before the tilt lock could catch and hold the motor in a tilted position.
  17. You think I'd learn. Then, Tiger says use water based Kiltz. ANYTHING is better than this stuff I used. Been a week and still doesn't sand right. I wonder if I can go over it with the kiltz? Whaddaya think?
  18. Kinda bogged down on the build. Used Kirby's primer on the hull and it's drying VERY slowly. Been several days now. I'll try to sand it today. Called Kirby. He said it was probably put on too thick. And it's been cool here in the mountains. 40s at night, 50s-low60s days.
  19. I know you'll enjoy both the building and final use of the CS-15. I've built several B&B boats, both from plans, and kits. They're GREAT! Alan and Graham are always there for advice as are an awesome bunch of us "experts". (And we're all so humble about it!) Looking forward to building along with you.
  20. I've used poplar for the last few years from a local saw mill. I buy rough cut and plane it in my little portable planer. It is usually not dried. I've read somewhere that for epoxy saturated construction, it doesn't matter. I've never seen any problems from it.
  21. We're all looking forward to building along with ya. Two Paw is a great first project. Also plenty of help here and with the wonderful folks at B&B.
  22. Hi Steve. The aft extensions, called after planes, are intended to help trim the boat correctly to be able to plane with a small motor and balance the boat with the driver sitting on the aft seat. I first saw one of these boats at the wooden boat show at Beaufort probably 20 years ago. Next project is a Birder 13. No more large boats.
  23. Check this book out. https://www.amazon.com/Thousand-Dollar-Yacht-Anthony-Bailey/dp/1574090119
  24. In replying to this, I intend no disrespect to no person or religious group. if you are offended by this, just don't read it. For a quick answer to this, God, as believed in by Christians, which is the religion the majority of people considering themselves as believers would identify with. is not responsible for the evil in the world, including disease. He created everything to be perfect, but our sin brought the bad things, including death, into the world. He chooses who he blesses, and who he doesn't. America in the beginning honored God, even though we were not established as a Christian country. He blessed us and protected us from many things. But in recent years, we have turned away from him. The Bible, in the Old Testament, shows how his people, the Jews, would do the same thing. They would honor God, and he would bless them, then they would turn away, and he would remove his "hand of protection" from them. That is where America is today.
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