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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

  • 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 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 Jul 27, 2016, 1:13 AM 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
  • Navigation Hazard Huon River MAST Notice No.: M126-16;  Title: Navigation Hazard - Huon River; Valid From: 15/7/2016;Valid Until: 29/7/2016.  Notice Content: Mariners are advised that with flood conditions in ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2016, 4:42 PM by Posts Editor
  • Special LBT members discount for Nancy trip!! CANCELLED DUE TO FLOODS To celebrate mid-winter, the Living Boat Trust is offering three opportunities to cruise from Franklin to Huonville and return at a very special members' price ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2016, 4:33 PM by Posts Editor
  • Hey Dude, Where's my Skiff? A Scottish group did a test capsize on a St Ayles skiff without buoyancy. Interesting result!
    Posted Jul 11, 2016, 6:59 PM by Posts Editor
  • Full House at the Shed Last Night It was a farewell occasion for our LBT team who are representing us at the St Ayles Skiff World Championships in northern Ireland later this month. Tim Brown, their coach ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2016, 6:56 PM by Posts Editor
  • Reminder - LBT subscriptions due Subscriptions, plus personal details, required from EVERYONE, please.Subs:$40 for a single$70 for a couple or familyPlus $100 annual fee per person for rowers (you can still ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2016, 4:01 PM by Posts Editor
  • Log Blog We received a tip from the Wooden Boat Festival that two Hydrowood celery pine logs, harvested from the bottom of a lake out west, were about to arrive at Roger ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2016, 12:15 AM by Posts Editor
  • Away with the Decks..... David Pittaway and the team have been hard at work stripping the wooden decking off the old pontoons so that framing can be welded on to receive extra buoyancy floats
    Posted Jul 7, 2016, 12:15 AM by Posts Editor
  • The Yellow Boat at the Marina From Glynn Shevels.....The Volunteer Marine Rescue vessel is at Franklin for the next three weeks having its motors serviced, plus a new remote spotlight fitted and a 6 person ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2016, 11:46 PM by Posts Editor
  • Want to improve your navigation skills? Coastal Navigation with Greg Guy;Greg will run a coastal navigation course at the Wooden Boat Centre, two weeknights per week, 26th July - 8th September.  The course is designed to ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2016, 1:06 AM by Posts Editor
  • Bargain Mid Winter Rates on Nancy to Huonville To celebrate mid-winter, the Living Boat Trust is offering three opportunities to cruise from Franklin to Huonville and return, at once-only VERY special prices.  Now that the new ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2016, 12:55 AM by Posts Editor
  • Wanna Be Engaged? Received from Huon Valley Council.......Good afternoon,  Council is conducting a Community Engagement in regards to a Huon D’Entrecasteaux boundary adjustment.  Could you please share the link below;http ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2016, 4:49 PM by Posts Editor
  • Belgian Canal Capers From Hans and Nell, from an inner city mooring in Ghent, Belgium......We ate our moules in Dunkirk, sailing along the coast from Calais. Into the canals and Belgium the ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2016, 4:41 PM by Posts Editor
  • Walking on Water The Tuesday workshop team regularly perform miracles - here is their latest, walking on water during an unusually high tide
    Posted Jul 1, 2016, 12:50 AM by Posts Editor
  • From Franklin to the World Championships On Monday 11 July, the regular LBT dinner will be an official farewell to our LBT team who are off to Northern Ireland to compete in the world St Ayles ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2016, 12:47 AM by Posts Editor
  • Stunning Models Visit LBT Unfortunately, not Kate Moss or Naomi Campbell...... but a beautiful model of a 1940's British trawler (complete with bow-thruster) plus a model schooner.Graham Wright writes.....Paul Frost ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2016, 4:54 PM by Posts Editor
  • Diesel Course at Franklin Marine One of the great advantages enjoyed by the Living Boat Trust is the strength of maritime community around it.  This was demonstrated on Sunday at the diesel course delivered by ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2016, 3:34 AM by Posts Editor
  • MAST - Notice to Mariners - Navigation Hazard - Huon River Marine and Safety Tasmania: -Notice No.:             M109-16:Title:                      Navigation Hazard - Huon River:Valid From:           27/6/2016 -Valid Until:            27/7/2016 -Notice Content:Mariners are advised that a ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2016, 7:10 PM by Posts Editor
  • An Important Message from the LBT Committee One of the things members love about our organization are the varied activities we offer our members.Whether it's a convivial chat over a great meal at a Monday ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2016, 1:24 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