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
Not all plain sailing
Its no good thinking its all plain sailing and having fun an old wooden boat needs care and attention. The bilge stoped working and then on investigating a smell of diesel we found a leak and lots of mess. What a carry on it was to fashion a temporary fix and find the problems super knackard now. Mooring was not easy either with everything else.