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, 25 February 2015
After removing all paint and rust from the goose neck fitting i will now enquire if the hot dip galvanizing will not effect its articulation. Plan to post off all mast fittings today to galvanizers. Wow a proper job poor old chuckle will be to shabby for her mast.