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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Public meeting 24th July: Dover woodchip facility A big maritime policy decision which is pending is whether or not to proceed with the proposal to establish a woodchip export facility at Port Esperance (Dover).  There will be ...
    Posted by Posts Editor
  • Grebe with a mizzen sail?  Yes it's true - 'Absent Friends' has a rig with a loose footed main sail and a mizzen.  We had it out for the first time in years whilst checking ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2018, 1:51 AM by Posts Editor
  • Sister clips Sister clips are one of those beautifully simple ideas that are almost too good to be true.  Jenny Tubman has sewn them onto those of our important flags that were ...
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  • Huon Valley Festival November 10-11 Joanna Jablonka from the Kermandie Hotel writes:  'Oli and I would like to thank you and the Living Boat Trust for being supportive of our new initiative. This brand-new ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2018, 4:45 PM by Posts Editor
  • Dutch visitors Nell Tyson writes:'After last year’s successful Dutch boat building exchange for the AWBF, Bert van Baar suggested some of his current students should see the places the others ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2018, 7:50 PM by Posts Editor
  • Looking to borrow a generator Bec Enders writes:  'Does anyone have a generator? We need two generators for powering electric drills on the foreshore in Franklin for the Franklin Historical Walking Trail project. The drills ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2018, 6:37 PM by Posts Editor
  • Imagine at Seven Inch Beach Nice way to spend your Sunday.    Pic from Endra O'May More pics from Annette Cauchi
    Posted Jul 16, 2018, 6:04 PM by Posts Editor
  • Annual General Meeting We are planning to have the AGM at the Bowls Club on the evening of Saturday 22nd September - put it in your diary with an asterisk.  As always we will ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2018, 10:37 PM by Richard Forster
  • Reminder: membership dues Thanks to all those who have already paid their dues - looks like we will survive another year!  If you haven't, now is a good time: the LBT runs to ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2018, 4:31 AM by Posts Editor
  • Future Tawe Nunnugah destinations Mike Dredge has been doing some exploring for us, proudly flying the burgee. 
    Posted Jul 9, 2018, 3:37 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT committee meeting Wednesday 11th July Agenda is being compiled at
    Posted Jul 7, 2018, 4:22 PM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing Saturday morning Well, when the rigging is fixed and the weather allows.  In the meantime the LBT verandah catches the sun, and is a nice warm corner in which to evade housework ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2018, 6:45 AM by Posts Editor
  • Yukon at mid-winter fest YUKON-TOURS SPECIAL: Calm River Cruise on the 13/14/15 of July.  Depart 10.30 am return 12.00 pm. Weekend of the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest. All ...
    Posted Jul 4, 2018, 8:40 PM by Posts Editor
  • Laurence's flags at our birthday The Burgin family have passed on to us from Laurence some very useful things, in particular an amplifier and, most visibly, his collection of flags.  The pic below shows them ...
    Posted Jul 4, 2018, 8:36 PM by Posts Editor
  • Winter rowing Poor us.  Pics from Dennis Muscovich. 
    Posted Jul 3, 2018, 4:12 PM by Posts Editor
  • The last of the LBT Birthday cake Kate serves it up.  Thank you cake cook Ely Bell.  Happy birthday to us!!    Pics Kate Hoorweg
    Posted Jul 2, 2018, 3:40 PM by Posts Editor
  • Fill in the log book each time you go out please Rowers and sailors need to fill in the log book whenever they take a boat out and include the names of those aboard, which boat, departure and docking times and ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2018, 4:15 PM by Posts Editor
  • Wanted: ballast for Gretchen Peter Laidlaw found these weights which will be good, but which are only a start.  If you know where we can lay our hands on some similar heavy bricks, preferably ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2018, 9:58 PM by Posts Editor
  • Draft minutes for June LBT Committee meeting Read them at
    Posted Jun 28, 2018, 11:32 PM by Richard Forster
  • Reminder: LBT 20th Birthday dinner Monday 2nd July We'll light the bonfire to acknowledge that it is the depths of winter, but it may be superfluous because Kate promises to warm us up with lots of curry ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2018, 7:10 PM by Posts Editor
  • Wood turning demonstration 9th July See details in the attached flyer (
    Posted Jun 25, 2018, 5:09 PM by Posts Editor
  • Afternoon tea to remember Laurence Burgin June 30th Mark Burgin is organising this informal, catered event at the Shed from 3-5pm next Saturday.  More details will be provided through this column when they come to hand.  Mark ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2018, 3:27 AM by Posts Editor
  • Expressions of Interest for tn19 Raid The Expression of Interest (EOI) form for the 2019 tawe nunnugah small boat expedition, tn19 and Return Raid, is now open at:   Everyone who is ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2018, 1:14 AM by Richard Forster
  • Dinner Dance at the Palais 14th July See attached flyer for details:
    Posted Jun 23, 2018, 6:53 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT membership renewals LBT memberships lapse at the end of June and renewal notices will be sent out shortly.  Payment details will be included in these notices: they remain the same as for ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2018, 6:54 PM by Posts Editor
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tn19 Raid - tawe nunnugah 2019 - small boat expedition in Southern Tasmania
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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