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The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • New garboards for Monty Before you can make 'em you have to break 'em.  In the pictures below Florien and Nick are hacking out one of the garboards which split under duress during the ...
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  • Farewell 'Old Captivity' She's been a fixture on the river for some time now, a convenient turning mark, or one end of a start line, but she's off, hopefully, first to ...
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  • Sailing Monday 8 knot winds and 22 degrees forecast for tomorrow (18th March).  Let's get down there a little earlier than usual to hoist sail after 2.00pm.  All welcome.
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  • Purchase of Capricornia The LBT has a long history with the sailing whaleboat Capricornia. She had a major refurbishment in our shed about ten years ago, and has subsequently been involved in many ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2019, 10:20 PM by Posts Editor
  • Monties around the world Steve Evans writes:  'Montagu 'Swan' is at last afloat  in Bristol City Docks under oar. Sails to come masts already made.  Need to know exact length of oars 4x 16ft ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2019, 7:30 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tuesday Group Report Graham Wright reports:  Tuesday group is back in business after the Raid and the Fires. Two Grebes, Lightwood Bottom in the main shed and Huon Explorer in the extension. Getting ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2019, 1:56 AM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing Monday Pip Stevenson points out that there is a nice breeze forecast for this afternoon, and otherwise mild weather.  Let's get down to the shed for setup around 2.30pm ...
    Posted Mar 10, 2019, 3:07 PM by Posts Editor
  • Wooden Boat Centre advertising positions From Seek.com:'The WBC is now looking for an operations manager who can help drive the growth of the business in order to create a sustainable institution within the ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2019, 4:58 AM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Committee Meeting Wednesday 13th March There is an agenda being compiled at https://tinyurl.com/y2voyu8h.  Draft minutes for the February meeting can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y28gxd28
    Posted Mar 9, 2019, 4:10 AM by Posts Editor
  • New Woodbridge Jetty Celebration 31st March Ann Dechaineux writes:  'The Woodbridge Jetty has been an important aspect in the life of the Channel and Huon communities since the early 1900s.   This event will give us the ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2019, 12:55 PM by Posts Editor
  • Fire Brigade Benefit Concert March 16th The Franklin Folk Club always put on a good show at their monthly concerts, and this one is in aid of a particularly good cause.  See poster attached for more ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2019, 4:23 PM by Posts Editor
  • Notices to Mariners: beware floating pipe MAST have posted the following notices: Valid From: 04/03/19 Until: 06/03/19   Mariners are advised a section of PVC pipe 15-20 metres long and 100 mm ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2019, 5:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • Warrnambool Whaleboat and Skiff Regatta Lorrie Harrison writes:'The LBT was well represented at the South West Regatta held on the first weekend in March.  Heat wave conditions on the Saturday did not deter the ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2019, 1:36 PM by Posts Editor
  • Claire Hooper at Frank's, March 21st David Moore tells us that there are only a few tickets left for this show, which is sure to be a good 'un.  Booking details etc at https://tinyurl.com ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2019, 12:57 PM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing today (Monday 4th March) Looks like there will be a nice gentle breeze, so lets do it.  2.30pm for 3.00pm start.  Beginners welcome.
    Posted Mar 3, 2019, 12:51 PM by Posts Editor
  • Checking anchor points The square pontoons given to us by the fish farm are ideal for lifting anchor points, which is what David Pittaway and helpers did on Wednesday when they checked that ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2019, 2:46 PM by Posts Editor
  • tn19 Refunds - LBT Committee decision The LBT Committee met on Thursday 21 February and considered the matter of refunds for the tn19 Raid that was disrupted by the threat of bush-fires caused by extreme ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2019, 5:49 PM by Martin Riddle
  • Clean up Australia Day Lisa Plohl from Huon Council writes:  'Clean Up Australia Day is fast approaching – Sunday 3 March 2019.  Have you registered yet?  You can register by following this link.  Council have ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2019, 1:53 PM by Posts Editor
  • For lease - two moorings close to the WBC - one suits up to a 35 ft keel boat - $80/month;  - one suits up to a 25ft launch, not a keel boat - $50/month. David Pittaway  0418 221 531
    Posted Feb 25, 2019, 1:36 PM by Posts Editor
  • What rig is that? Arguments about different rigs are always an excellent starting point for conversations at the LBT.  If you need to bone up before you launch in then this article by our ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2019, 5:34 PM by Posts Editor
  • Monday sailing resuming Pip Stevenson tells us that he is taking Capricornia out for a sail today (25 Feb), from 1pm to 5pm from the LBT pontoon.  All  LBT members welcome to join ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2019, 4:23 PM by Posts Editor
  • Sail Cargo Many of us have been taking an interest in this project in Costa Rica (see http://www.sailcargo.org/). One of our long distance members Bert Van Baar is headed ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2019, 2:04 PM by Posts Editor
  • Cook it yourself end of month Monday dinner coming up This is the night we all get to demonstrate our culinary skills.  Bring something for the BBQ, a plate to share and (if you want) a bottle, from 6pm. $5 ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2019, 3:24 PM by Posts Editor
  • 'The Light Between the Oceans' at the Palais, 3rd March Team Movies writes:  'This month’s classic film, the 2016 ‘The Light Between Oceans’ is a special request from a local Franklin identity. It contains boats, crashing big ocean waves ...
    Posted Feb 19, 2019, 3:15 AM by Posts Editor
  • Ship's cook opportunity Kate Hoorweg writes:  'in all the excitement of the TN19 (un-Tawe Nunnugah...) Kate the Cook has over committed and is desperately searching for a short notice fill in for ...
    Posted Feb 19, 2019, 2:55 AM by Posts Editor
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New foreshore plan


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