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, 12 July 2014
Finally 920 pm the children are both asleep. Our first night of our one month cruise. After epic packing effort we had lovely tea round our new cockpit table. The table allowed for a great sense of order and civility and all enjoyed a table top card game after dinner. The glint of evening light of our beautiful interia coach built mahogany cabin is warming. the crazy nature of the tiny space stuffed full of us and our belongings is more than cozy. Its a family cacoon head to toe dog in the middle, gear shelved netted hung and stowed every other space but the one we lay down in. We are warm dry and very happy.