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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Change of Plans - BYO Dinner this Monday 21st Our cook for the night has unfortunately had to pull out, so its BYO this Monday - please pass the word
    Posted May 20, 2018, 12:09 AM by Posts Editor
  • Reminder - Grebe Hire Trial - come along on Tuesday and express your views Franklin Wooden Boat Adventures Meeting on TuesdayFWBAs  Important Brainstorming Meeting this Tues 22nd  1100-1230     Greg Guy Wharf Everyone is most welcome to attend & to contribute enthusiasm & brilliant ideas ...
    Posted May 19, 2018, 3:39 PM by Posts Editor
  • RV site in Franklin - Community Consultation ends 28 May A reminder that the Huon Valley Council is currently seeking community views to determine the level of support for an approved RV site on the Franklin foreshore, and if so ...
    Posted May 18, 2018, 8:39 PM by Posts Editor
  • Antarctic Festival - Hobart - volunteers sought Liz Lord is the Volunteers Manager  of the Australian Antarctic Festival, and asks..... I am seeking expressions of interest from volunteers who could help in August 2-5 for the ...
    Posted May 18, 2018, 8:29 PM by Posts Editor
  • Classic Launch for Sale Paul McArthy asks:Anyone looking to buy a boat like my "Argo"? I have bought larger and will need to let her go. You may know her, she is 2 ...
    Posted May 16, 2018, 2:47 AM by Posts Editor
  • Save the Date - Tues May 22 - planning for Wooden Boat Adventures SAVE THE DATETUES MAY 22, 2018 To share in the planning of Franklin Wooden Boat Adventures FOR RIVER GUIDES and A ...
    Posted May 14, 2018, 11:43 PM by Posts Editor
  • Much Better Odds than the Pokies - beautiful canoe for only $10 The Wooden Boat Centre is raffling a classic 4.5 metre strip planked western red cedar open canoe, plus paddle.  Yukon River, here we come....Buy your tickets (only $10 ...
    Posted May 13, 2018, 10:29 PM by Posts Editor
  • Volunteers Wanted for Marine Debris Clean-up in the Huon Valley Coincidentally, after the flood last weekend, Nautical Resource Management has arranged a coastal clean up this coming Saturday.  Volunteers wanted.Where: Charlottes Cove boat rampWhen: 9:30 AM – 3 ...
    Posted May 13, 2018, 10:22 PM by Posts Editor
  • Flotsam and jetsam - I never know which is which...... Unusually high tides plus a flood have brought down all kinds of debris - logs galore, and huge numbers of apples.  Cider anyone?Apparently snakes have been washed out of their ...
    Posted May 10, 2018, 10:28 PM by Posts Editor
  • Franklin Wooden Boat Adventures - April Trial You may have seen the flurry of excitement from many tourists & locals over the past month, when they realised their good fortune at being able to take themselves afloat in ...
    Posted May 9, 2018, 1:30 AM by Posts Editor
  • Volunteers and equipment needed for tn19 Raid The biennial tawe nunnugah small expedition is the Living Boat Trust’s main fund raiser and keeps the LBT financially afloat for the next two years.  But it works both ...
    Posted May 4, 2018, 8:16 PM by Posts Editor
  • Billie's Birthday Bounce Back! Its almost 3 years since Billie's mid-winter launch and this skiff has seen a lot of water under its keel in that time. Currently its in dry dock ...
    Posted May 4, 2018, 7:46 PM by Posts Editor
  • Community Consultation about Camping Grounds at Franklin and Shipwrights Point Long history (see link below to Council documents)….but the Huon Valley Council has this week opened a 4 week consultation period with the Franklin community and camping ground stakeholders ...
    Posted May 2, 2018, 1:53 AM by Posts Editor
  • Rowing Touring A fast-growing element in the diverse world of rowing, is 'rowing touring'.  Interestingly, a European based organisation is planning a trip to Australia and is asking local rowers for ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2018, 11:20 PM by Posts Editor
  • Hazara Community visit to LBT and Apple Picking Day A gloriously sunny and calm Saturday greeted a group of former refugees who are now living in Hobart as they arrived at the LBT. This is the third year the ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2018, 4:35 PM by Posts Editor
  • Volunteers Needed for Community Visit to LBT This Saturday Sorry for the short notice but the weather is going to be a wonderful 22 degrees and calm this Saturday!  So the LBT is being visited by  a group of ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2018, 2:30 AM by Posts Editor
  • 2018 Volunteer Service Awards Again, from the Franklin Progress Association.....It can be a tuff gig for Council staff to spread the news far and wide that it is time again to recognise those ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2018, 12:39 AM by Posts Editor
  • Anzac Day Dawn Service - Volunteers Wanted Please From the Franklin Progress Association, a request for volunteers for the Anzac Day Dawn Service WANTED – five (5) VOLUNTEERS for kitchen, cooking, serving and cleaning duties (Franklin Bowls Club) WANTED ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2018, 12:31 AM by Posts Editor
  • Up the Creek with a Greenland Paddle In spite of the cold, blustery conditions, a good crowd turned out to see the launch of the latest fleet of skin on frame kayaks constructed, in just one week ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2018, 12:31 AM by Posts Editor
  • LBT 20th anniversary stories A memory from Richard Foster.......Day 4 was blown out.  Some of the fleet gave it best and went home, but the weather report for day 5 (Tuesday) was auspicious ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2018, 12:22 AM by Posts Editor
  • Committee meeting Wednesday 11th April See draft agenda (https://goo.gl/osC1hJ) and minutes of last meeting (https://goo.gl/oA6uiC).  If there is an issue you want raised email sec@lbt.org.au .
    Posted Apr 8, 2018, 2:29 PM by Posts Editor
  • Every little bit helps Di Sullivan from 'Pied Piper' weeds the bed of native plants has been planted and maintained by Lorrie Harrison and the Landcare Group to define our front boundary and to ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2018, 8:19 AM by Posts Editor
  • New sole for Nancy Steve McCusker and the Tuesday group have replaced the disintegrating sole (floor) in the cockpit of Nancy with one that is much more robust.  It even has an inspection hatch ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2018, 4:18 AM by Posts Editor
  • Monty returns from Dover Endra O'May sent us these nice snaps of Monty running before the wind up the river.
    Posted Apr 8, 2018, 3:59 AM by Posts Editor
  • Port Esperance Easter Regatta: Rowing Results Lorrie Harrison writes:  'As expected this was a fantastic, fun, festival! Congratulations to the organisers and Port Esperance Sailing Club. Perfect rowing conditions were provided in the bay for our ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2018, 4:57 PM by Posts Editor
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tn19 Raid - tawe nunnugah 2019 - small boat expedition in Southern Tasmania



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