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, 6 February 2015
Hard at fixing chuckles mast between work and with chuckle lying in the water with no mast and no chance of sailing costing mooring fees the preasure is on to get out for a winter sail on one of these lovely crisp blue sky days asap. Running conduit and wires up the centre of mast will hopefully prove to be an improvement and the replacement of the bottom three metres will give the remaining old wood a new life. The old wood is warped but sound lets see what i can get out of it.