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, 30 July 2014
The value of comfortable moorings
At port edgar the swell came in all the time the last two days and not until we are sat here at granton do we realise how exhausting it was yawling (rolling) about all the time. The waves were up and wind blow hard force 5-6 today so jen and f and f went for day out in edinburgh and i had great fun sailing the 6.5 Nm down hear in an hour goose winged most of it, the fastest i have seen chuckle go. Thankfully we can relax at calm mooring tonight.