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, 11 June 2014
Just Fergus and i make it out for a sail sunday gone, we caught 5 good size cod and dodged the rain clouds just. Quite a bit of chop. Just the two of us gave space to boost fergus' confidence. Its such a pleasure going out in the boat with someone as familiar with all the jobs needing done as fergus.