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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Inala of Huon for sale Liz Smith writes:  'my former co-owner of Inala of Huon (Huon pine yacht built by Athol Walter at Port Huon in 1968) has put her on the market in ...
    Posted Oct 22, 2017, 5:18 AM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing Monty After a frustratingly calm early spring the winds for which Monty was made have finally arrived.  If you can join John Young and the crew at noon at the pontoon ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2017, 11:02 PM by Posts Editor
  • Oar making session next Monday No, those are not oversize cricket bats lying across the saw horses, they are oar blanks waiting for us to shape them on Monday, starting 9am.  Come down and be ...
    Posted Oct 18, 2017, 4:30 PM by Posts Editor
  • Laura Golding LBT member Laura Golding has been reported missing. The small boat in which she left Lymington on Friday 13 October was found in the channel empty later that night and ...
    Posted Oct 18, 2017, 4:25 PM by Posts Editor
  • Boat houses, shelters, noosts etc Friend of the LBT Bert Van Baar has sent in his photographic contribution to the ongoing conversation in this column - see below.  Comes all the way from Holland.      
    Posted Oct 18, 2017, 4:48 PM by Posts Editor
  • Join the On the Water Program The On the Water program for local schools is scheduled to start at the beginning of November, and the LBT members who are going to help run it are having ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2017, 1:39 AM by Posts Editor
  • Newsletter from the Australian Wooden Boat Festival See the October edition at http://bit.ly/2yoCOUs .  Includes a story by Kathy Hawkins about a boat delivery via the North West Passage.  Some shortcut.
    Posted Oct 14, 2017, 9:18 PM by Posts Editor
  • October Newsletter for WBC/FWWA All the latest from the Wooden Boat Centre and the Waterfront Association - see attached http://bit.ly/2yoab9W .  Includes a great item on the history of the Shipwrights Point Wooden ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2017, 1:50 PM by Posts Editor
  • Before and after: 1995 - 2017 The pic on the left below shows the north Franklin foreshore in 1995, the one on the right in 2017.  Quite a contrast.  Thanks to Bill Wright (via Ruth Young ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2017, 12:13 AM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing Monty Saturday That old sea dog John Young has been sniffing the air, and tells us that the winds will be fair tomorrow (Saturday).  Join him and the rest of the crew ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2017, 12:08 AM by Posts Editor
  • Dutch noosts We recently published David Pittaway's take on how we could house our boats in small noosts along the foreshore (http://bit.ly/2xCkUdb).  Celia Leverton has come back from ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2017, 12:02 AM by Posts Editor
  • The great Skiffy oar controversy - hung jury! The Scottish Coastal Rowing Association 'have decided NOT to move further towards a standard system at this stage'.  Learned counsel are currently moving the barrow loads of evidence presented from ...
    Posted Oct 12, 2017, 2:51 PM by Posts Editor
  • Invitation to Shed warming Tuesday 31st October Come along to thank Brett Doubleday and the Tuesday group for building the workshop extension and renovating the shed.  This is a major milestone for the LBT  which has already ...
    Posted Oct 12, 2017, 2:01 PM by Posts Editor
  • Join the steam boat rally, November 19th The annual steam boat rally from Franklin to Huonville and return has become a highlight of the calendar.  There is a special opportunity for LBT members to participate: book now ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2017, 1:17 PM by Posts Editor
  • Franklin History Group Newsletter See the October edition attached: http://bit.ly/2yfKNTS It includes pictures, taken by Alan Cato, of the relaunch of the Admiral at Huonville after her restoration in 2009.
    Posted Oct 11, 2017, 4:05 AM by Posts Editor
  • Kayak Platform at Mosquito Point (Ranelagh) This should make quite a good destination for trips upstream of Huonville, although apparently one has to be wary of snags.  Full report from Andrea Partridge attached - see http://bit ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2017, 5:16 AM by Posts Editor
  • 'New' cover for Nancy Nancy came with a beautiful 'raincoat' which covered her from bow to stern.  Unfortunately this wasn't particularly suitable for our long damp winters, and couldn't be stretched over ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2017, 9:22 PM by Posts Editor
  • The plover chicks are hatched Every year the plovers raise at least one youngster on the LBT 'lawn', despite dogs and pedestrians and cars and chicks which go wandering and whose only defense is to ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2017, 9:11 PM by Posts Editor
  • First Aid Course in Huonville Heather Elso writes: 'We’ve had a few requests to run a First Aid course here again! So, we are taking our lead from you and holding a Provide First ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2017, 9:12 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Committee meeting this Wednesday See the draft agenda at http://bit.ly/2y8SUBw .  Comments and suggestions should be sent to sec@lbt.org.au
    Posted Oct 8, 2017, 3:42 PM by Posts Editor
  • Reminder: Nancy Fanciers meeting Monday night There is a meeting to discuss all things 'Nancy' at the shed on Monday 9th October at 6pm.  For a draft agenda see http://bit.ly/2xqR4IM. Minutes from the ...
    Posted Oct 7, 2017, 7:03 PM by Posts Editor
  • Huon Yacht Club Open Day The head wind finally got too much for Monty whilst returning from Port Huon and she needed a helping hand from Nancy, but not before participating in a very successful ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2017, 12:58 AM by Posts Editor
  • Aquaculture Stewardship community meeting Sarah Lowe writes:'SCS Global Services invites you to attend a community meeting to discuss the assessment audit for Huon Aquacultures Zuidpool Channel farm (base at Hideaway Bay) under Aquaculture ...
    Posted Oct 5, 2017, 10:11 PM by Posts Editor
  • Funnies at Frank's David Moore writes:Funnies at Frank's - Simon Palomares  Support by Mick Davies & special guest - Thur, Oct 26th. Book now or miss out.  https://www.trybooking.com/RZZN  It will ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2017, 11:29 PM by Posts Editor
  • Come to Bellerive Seafarer's Festival 29th October For several years the Living Boat Trust has had a happy involvement with this terrific family festival (http://bit.ly/2xeFEYy), and we want to do it all again.  It ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2017, 10:56 PM by Posts Editor
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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



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Nancy arrives at the Living Boat Trust





Building 'Tuesday'



Some history: trailer for the Tawe Nunnugah 2007 movie