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?
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Jen and I thought we would sneak in a few hours sailing together on this rare and fine day in January. Being a school day we could have had 3 hrs under sail by ourselves but Fergus decides to throw up 5 time through the night forfittimg his privilege of going to school. So he came alone, we all loved the sunshine and a very gentle sea. Finally did some man over board practice, also a relaxing hove too lunch and a spot of fishing.