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, 26 July 2014
Camping in the cockpit
When you tired and you have a dog and two children mud bottomed drying harbours, windy anchorages, dirty dingies, ladderless walls and everything else that goes with mooring not on pontoons makes pontoons so attractive. We are here now at port edger the home of leisure sailing sail training and pontoon land its so easy to arrive check in and hopefully hire a racey dingy tomorrow to have a spash about with kids and consolidate some of there sailing skills. Saying that we have done some pritty impressive sailing to day well the kids have. Mum and dad were not allowed on the fore deck and before we reached for the spinnaker sheets it was flying all done by f and f.