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, 4 August 2014
Granton to dunbar
For freyja our 6 year old who was very tired from two late nights declared to have big problems with waves so she stayed below sort of sleeping. Fergus was up and down and jenny loved being on the helm. It was force 4-6 we had two reefs the tide nd wind behind us and we were flying. Gps occasionally reading ground speed of 8 knots averaging more than 6. What fun in the sun. We are now sitting at anchor behind a hand and out of most of the swell at peffer sands with a couple of mile to go waiting for the tide to rise enough to enter dunbar. Both children rose to help anchor and cook tea, mum and dad now trying to have a short rest while the refueled and well fed children rise merry hell. Story time might be a good idea.