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?
Monday, 14 July 2014
Children fast asleep. Finally the excitement of the first few days is turning too life as normal as it can be with children to bed on time, but aboard chuckle. Jen and i enjoy two quite hours to wined down for bed. Both of us are also exhausted making the adjustment, bed at 930 hoping to have an undisturbed sleep. Last night i was getting up though the night to make sure we were on the bottom ok and the dingy is not putting holes in us or hanging on its lines, fergus also woke us to keep bringing our attention to the funny noises, which there are a lot to get use to, especially with the rain and forgetting to bring the signal flags down which played music on the mast and wire stays until fergus pulled them down at 5 am.