The Living Boat Trust - 'Where the wooden boat festival never ends'

The latest, at the shed and on the water

  • Latest News from Wooden Boat Centre Bay Pilot boat frame for sale, has been constructed and is ready to be finished by a handyman/boatbuilder.  See Gumtree for details. http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad ...
    Posted by Posts Editor
  • 50 Shades of Grey: the awesome power of Franklin's seniors This is the action shot you have been waiting for from last weekend's pontoon games.
    Posted Aug 26, 2016, 3:53 AM by Posts Editor
  • Rosalie recognises LBT Thanks very much to Rosalie Woodruff, Greens MP, for her generous donation to the LBT.  We look forward to seeing her in the shed in the near future, and taking ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2016, 12:51 AM by Posts Editor
  • Huon Harmony - Looking Like a Real Boat Should From Graham Wright.....We finished Huon Harmony's interior today.The plan is to turn it over on Tuesday to prepare and varnish the hull with a second coat and ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2016, 12:47 AM by Posts Editor
  • First Cut for our Dutch Boat Builders The Dutch Boat Project is off to a racing start with the first cut of the rare Tasmanian timber that will be used for the construction of a 6-metre ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2016, 1:02 AM by Posts Editor
  • Big Launch - No Champagne It must have looked like building the pyramids - rollers, wedges, chains, levers and a cast of thousands. But it worked!The new plastic floats were bolted alongside, the newly welded ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2016, 1:15 AM by Posts Editor
  • Old Sea Dogs Unleashed - Again ! You may recall that Andrew Wilson, who wrote Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania, did a book launch at the shed for his first book.  He will be launching his second ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2016, 12:38 AM by Posts Editor
  • They must have thought the Vikings were coming back ! Richard Foster's sister Kate visited Iona a couple of months ago, and guess what she saw on the beach - these St Ayles skiffs visiting at the same time.
    Posted Aug 13, 2016, 3:44 AM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Special General Meeting - Cancelled The Special General Meeting, scheduled for Monday 15th at 5.30 pm, is now cancelled. 
    Posted Aug 11, 2016, 11:10 PM by Posts Editor
  • Victorian St Ayles Skiff Championships 4-5 March 2017 From Patrick Groot.....Following on from Franklin's St Ayles Skiff Regatta in February 2017, is the Victorian 'triple whammy' on 4-5 March 2017 at Warrnambool......-  Victorian St Ayles ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2016, 4:53 PM by Posts Editor
  • Marlborough Sounds trip - sail, row, paddle...... If you enjoyed the Hauraki Gulf in February this year, then how about a Marlborough Sounds trip in the South Island?The latest post on the New Zealand Coastal Rowing ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2016, 4:35 PM by Posts Editor
  • Australia goes for gold, LBT will settle for bronze   Our On the Water Co-ordinator, Endra O'May is looking for someone who has their current Bronze Medallion and who may be willing to help out during the On ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2016, 4:34 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tin Recycling Empty clean tins wanted for paint containers by the Imagine painting team.  All tin sizes welcome, bring them down (cleaned first please!)
    Posted Aug 10, 2016, 12:16 AM by Posts Editor
  • An Enormous Transparent Erection by the Blind Man Roller blinds went up today in the verandah area - this will help us keep out the Tasmanian weather, while at the same time enhancing that much sought-after 'indoor-outdoor ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2016, 12:13 AM by Posts Editor
  • Important Special General Meeting next Monday The committee strongly encourages all current LBT members to attend a short Special General Meeting to vote on an important membership issue. Details are as follows...... Date: Monday 15 August ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 1:54 AM by Posts Editor
  • Two Musical Events There are many music aficionados among the LBT membership - here are two special events coming up soon.On Sunday 14 August, Yukon's second mate and star clarinetist, Kristopher, will ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2016, 5:25 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tawe Nunnugah Poster It’s the people that make each tawe nunnugah Raid a unique and memorable experience. Now’s the time to get the word out and see who we can attract ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2016, 2:34 PM by Posts Editor
  • Well done to our team at Skiffie Worlds in Ireland! According to the BBC, there were over 50 clubs and 1000 competitors taking part in the World Skiffies at Strangford Lough last week.  After the excitement of coming 2nd in ...
    Posted Jul 30, 2016, 9:24 PM by Posts Editor
  • Skiff Worlds Latest Update The LBT girls at Strangford Lough World Skiffies in Ireland decided to enter the women's under 40's races on Tuesday.  They successfully made it through the heats, and ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2016, 3:32 PM by Posts Editor
  • February 2017 - a busy month in and around Franklin February 2017 is shaping up to be a very big month for small boats in the south of Tasmania, with much of the action happening in and around Franklin.The ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2016, 2:16 PM by Posts Editor
  • World Skiffies, Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland - skiffs as far as the eye can see First report from LBT/Huon team at the World St Ayles Skiffies.... Sunday July 24 Opening day row from Strangford to Delamont, in the beautiful new skiff - named 'The Feathers ...
    Posted Jul 25, 2016, 12:59 AM by Posts Editor
  • Any one for a game of pontoon? Graham Rankin writes:  'Some members may be aware that the Trust obtained a grant to build a couple of pontoons in order to improve access to our boats and accommodate ...
    Posted Jul 25, 2016, 5:57 AM by Richard Forster
  • Poster Competition for St Ayles Skiff Regatta 2017 The St Ayles Skiff Regatta will be held in Franklin in February 2017 - for the event, the organising committee is holding a poster competition - with a cash prize of $250 ...
    Posted Jul 23, 2016, 1:05 AM by Posts Editor
  • Anybody Know Who Owns these Fenders? Fenders are one of those pieces of equipment that often get lost or relocated. Thanks to Liz Marshall's efforts, our fenders are not likely to go walkabout.
    Posted Jul 21, 2016, 2:39 AM by Posts Editor
  • Rowan Resplendent Graham Wright writes.......A final touch up here and there on Thursday and then Rowan will be ready to launch next Tuesday.It's taken a while to restore her ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2016, 12:01 AM by Posts Editor
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South Franklin weathercam, from hrvistaweather.com
South Franklin HRVista weathercam
Tide, wind and weather (Castle Forbes Bay)

Concept plans for Evaporator Sheds (Cumulus Studios)




Highlights from the launch of 'Billie', June 2015 (photos from Annette Cauchi)

YouTube Video



Highlights from the St Ayles Skiff Regatta 2015


Highlights from Tawe Nunnugah 2015



How to row a dinghy



Nancy arrives at the Living Boat Trust





Building 'Tuesday'



Some history: trailer for the Tawe Nunnugah 2007 movie