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?
Friday, 20 September 2013
At 330 am moved the boat down a bit on the slip so I could get away early next tide.
730 am blue on top sides.
830 to lunch second coat of anti foil and boot top.
My arms are dropping off.