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
Making dowl plugs
Knock chips of wood through my dowl plate. The chips are made by puting elastic band round block and splitting the whole thing into little squares with widest chisel.
Could not get fergus to do it so i took some time to think through the next art project while in auto pilot making dowl and filling all the old cable tie screw holes on the mast there seem to be endless number of them.