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?
Friday, 18 July 2014
Early evening bit of of a rush so not to keep the kids from bed time routine we re moored chuckle at dunbar. Swell working in to harbour did not offer chuckle a comfy bed for the the night the old girl deserves a soft bottom and no bouncing off hard sand so with permission from harbour master a mew birth was found on a muddy bottom away from the swell. The members from the DSC were a great help in opening the bridge and line management, many thanks to them in keeping us right.