This is the story of our family affair with Chuckle the Nordic Folkboat. 'CHUCKLE' is clinker built with Mahogany planks on Oak frames with Spruce spars. A classic wooden boat. She was built by Harry Feltham in Portsmouth in 1954, one year after the famous singlehanded transatlantic sailer Blondie Hasler had his Folkboat 'Jester' built in the same yard. Perhaps 'Chuckle' and 'Jester' are sisters?
Despite some crazy weather on the east coast with freezing easterly and snow we r about to set sail up the firth of clyde with a fresh sw wind to tarbet and begin this years sailing adventures with a trip through the crinan canal tomorow. Sorry elizabeth F and f did give you a little kiss leaving the pontoon in the excitement!