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?
Saturday, 23 June 2012
Made a new reel and fitted new rod hardware
Seems I have got stuck on fixing up old broken stuff of late. This rod I snapped in two on Tuesday afternoon. My friend gave me his newish unwanted rod so I had one rod and reel and one broken rod. Ordered the parts for rod and another old Scarborough reel. Remade a wooden spool for broken reel from eBay for a fivea and refurbished the rod. when Fergus and Freyja are big enough they can use it, until then I think it will give me great pleasure.