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, 23 July 2014
Our beautiful anchorage at largo bay was amazing except the wind got up and we were all awake through parts of the night complaining out loud that it was like sleeping in a washing machine with noise of the water rattling the clinkers and the swell rolling in side ways to make it only possible to lay stillish on your back.