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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Gracie on Wyvernhoe Dam Great to see that John Walduck has 'Gracie' out of the shed, and looks like he has a reef in already.  For those few who don't know John, he ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 3:15 PM by Posts Editor
  • Former Refugee community visit for boating & apple picking Deb Van Velsen writes to remind us that this group will be at the Shed for a visit on Sunday, arriving about 11.30am.  Anybody who wants to come down ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2017, 2:21 PM by Posts Editor
  • Work around the shed The push to completion of the renovations is on so that we can get sign-off from the council. The plumbing in the new toilets has been installed, lots of ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2017, 2:31 PM by Posts Editor
  • The LBT archive There are some very indignant spiders in the office protesting the disruption to their homes in the depths of the LBT cupboards.  New shelves are going in, and the Tuesday ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2017, 2:16 PM by Posts Editor
  • Autumn: a great time to be on the river The early morning fog (the ‘Judberry Jerry') rolls down the river at pace, driven by a land breeze to whisk our boats along.  John Young and crew took advantage of ...
    Posted Apr 19, 2017, 11:18 PM by Posts Editor
  • Pics from Port Esperance Regatta See the Port Esperance Sailing Club gallery: http://bit.ly/2pMMYHm .  There should be more of these to come.   Pete Laidlaw's 'Theona', pic from Port Esperance Sailing Club
    Posted Apr 18, 2017, 1:37 AM by Posts Editor
  • Working Waterfront Newsletter See attached (http://bit.ly/2ppXyHM).  Lots of news, both current and past.  You can build a Viking boat, and there is an especially interesting item from Ruth Young about ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2017, 2:54 PM by Posts Editor
  • Port Esperance Regatta Old friend of the Living Boat Trust 'La Chaloupe' was the starting boat for off the shore races - see the report attached from the Dover Men's Shed, who built ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2017, 1:18 AM by Posts Editor
  • Welcome to fleet for Monty May 8th The Monty only came to the Living Boat Trust a couple of months ago but has already been in the thick of things.  Currently she is at Dover ready to ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2017, 6:29 AM by Posts Editor
  • Afloat in the Return Raid The Return Raid from Hobart to Franklin features in an article in the April edition of 'Afloat' magazine (http://bit.ly/2odiUn6), free from many outlets including Franklin Marine, or ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2017, 5:31 PM by Posts Editor
  • Final Reminder: Port Esperance Easter Regatta For all the details see http://bit.ly/2nZ1JWm
    Posted Apr 11, 2017, 4:56 AM by Posts Editor
  • Montys in strange places Friend of the Living Boat Trust Bernie Bruen writes:'Here is a photograph of the 'Montagu Swan', berthed on the floating pontoon outside the Swan Hotel, Cornwall Beach, Plymouth in ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2017, 12:09 AM by Posts Editor
  • Monty Sunday Not long to the Easter Regatta at Dover, where we hope Monty will be participating - with a crew who is familiar with her.  Come along Sunday at 3pm to gain ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2017, 12:00 AM by Posts Editor
  • Farewell Brooke St pier roof A sensible use for the roof hasn't been found, so it is being dismantled with the intention of using the timbers for the 'Cartela' restoration.  A bit sad, but ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2017, 11:52 PM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing Monday The 'Monty' went for a drift in the non-existent breeze yesterday, but we are hoping for better this afternoon.  Come down to the shed around 3.30pm to rig ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2017, 2:12 PM by Posts Editor
  • Gretchen and Kontiki need friends It's time to get back to some long standing maintenance jobs, now that the flurry around Tawe Nunnugah and the Skiff Regatta are behind us.  A lot of time ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2017, 4:46 PM by Posts Editor
  • Learn to Sail the Monty Join the Monty sailers on Sunday afternoons at 3.00pm at the shed. We hope to take 'the Monty' down to the sail in the Port Esperance Regatta at Easter ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2017, 2:02 PM by Posts Editor
  • Australia’s new Antarctic Icebreaker John Wadsley from the Maritime Museum writes: 'Owing to the cancellation of the previously booked speaker for April due to illness, this ad for the monthly talk has come out ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2017, 1:28 PM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing Sunday The Living Boat Trust was on the water taking advantage of the Indian summer.  Two of our Skiffs joined 'Chiton' from Taroona and went out for a row from Kingston ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2017, 2:13 PM by Posts Editor
  • Classic Movie Night at the Palais: Sunday 2 April The movie this week: Last Ride.  Team Movies writes:  'I had not heard of this film until I recently watched an interview with the  Aussie actor, Hugo Weaving. Weaving said ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2017, 7:24 PM by Posts Editor
  • Sail to Three Hummock Island on the Julie Burgess For those with $1500 burning a hole in their pockets, this might be a good way to spend it.  The 'Julie Burgess' is a beautifully restored ketch run by the ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2017, 4:00 PM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing called off: Monday 27th There is a high chance of rain and strong winds, so let's wait for that fair weather.
    Posted Mar 26, 2017, 3:07 PM by Posts Editor
  • Foreshore plan discussion On Monday at 6pm Martin Krynen will be at the shed to discuss the new foreshore plan prepared to go with the Evaporator Shed development.  This plan is available at ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2017, 6:18 PM by Posts Editor
  • Dutch Skiff Regatta Bert Van Baar writes:'Did you know that the next international St Ayles Skiff Regatta will be held in the Netherlands? The end of May is the time to be ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2017, 11:24 PM by Posts Editor
  • Easter Row Liz Marshall writes:'Ladies: we need you to attend our Easter Friday row to try and beat last year's numbers. Let me know if you are coming, and bring ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2017, 11:16 PM by Posts Editor
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Meteye Franklin Forecast
Willy Weather tide, wind and weather (Castle Forbes Bay)

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