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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • For those interested in salmon farming Lorrie Harrison points out that Tassal are conducting tours of their deep sea operations.  Register at http://discovertassal.com.au/
    Posted Jan 14, 2018, 2:35 PM by Posts Editor
  • Fancy a row in Scotland? Marguerite Porte has passed on the following invitation from Topher Dawson of Scottish Coastal rowing:  'I hope you are all well and getting some rowing in. I’d like to ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2018, 12:58 PM by Posts Editor
  • Mid Summer Sing at the Palais - Saturday 20th Jan Barb Dawson writes:  'From 10am to 3pm, the Mid-Summer Sing is primarily an opportunity for members of the Sing For Your Life! Choir to get together during the summer ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2018, 12:46 PM by Posts Editor
  • Franklin Palais Collective re-opens Barb Dawson writes:  'The Franklin Palais Collective is once again open as an outlet for local producers and artisans, and a place for locals and visitors to visit.  The Collective ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2018, 12:49 PM by Posts Editor
  • Huon Council elections Bec Enders writes:'I spoke with Pat Synge of the Huon Valley Residents and Rate-Payers Association today who advised that they will be holding an event at the Huon ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2018, 12:37 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tasskiffie 2019 Yes, we know it is a long way off, but we do need to start thinking about the next St Ayles Skiff Regatta, and that requires coordinators, and we are ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2018, 12:24 AM by Posts Editor
  • Kettering Wooden Boat Rally: 10th-11th Feb The organisers write:'The next Kettering Wooden Boat Rally is not far away. It will be held on the weekend of 10th and 11th February 2018, with a preliminary twilight ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2018, 4:10 PM by Posts Editor
  • Warrnambool Regatta, 24-25 Feb One team has already registered for this event, and we reckon there should be more: it's a great, traditional event, based around whaleboats but now including Skiffs.  See the ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2018, 1:25 PM by Posts Editor
  • Caring for Imagine When Liz and Karen pulled up the mats to paint the inside of Imagine they discovered a small amount of rot in the frames (see pics below).  It can be ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2018, 1:09 PM by Posts Editor
  • Mooring Lease Riseley's Bay Karen Corbin writes:'First bay north of Huon Yacht Club, Shipwright's Point.  Strong mooring, good depth.  $25 per week.  Phone 0455 555344 or 0458 406894'
    Posted Jan 10, 2018, 12:53 PM by Posts Editor
  • Spotted on the Huon Over the years Bob Frost has provided many beautiful photographs to the LBT and to the local community.  His latest collection, entitled 'A quick trip around Tasmania' can be found ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2018, 1:39 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tree2Sea Project in Franklin Zainab Clark writes:   'Zainab Clark’s husband Jafar (Youth Development Coach with Colony 47) wishes to establish a project for disengaged young people to help build skills and confidence that ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 1:26 PM by Posts Editor
  • Roadworks around Franklin Suzannah Kerr from State Growth writes:'Shoulder sealing will be undertaken along a 5.5 kilometre section of the highway south of Franklin from the Fleurtys Road junction to Shipwrights ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 12:05 PM by Posts Editor
  • Pulsating at the Palais - Upcoming Concerts Barb Dawson writes:  'As LBT members know, nothing better after hard day’s boating than a good concert - two great musical events coming to the Palais soon.  Thursday 18 January ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2018, 2:18 PM by Posts Editor
  • Getting the word out (and in) A few years ago the LBT committee formalised an internal process for delegating decision making - you can see it on the committee web page (https://goo.gl/qtS4kp).  A couple ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2018, 3:19 AM by Posts Editor
  • Be part of LBT Australia Day A couple of years ago the local Australia Day celebrations were moved from Huonville to Franklin oval, which importantly meant that activities could not only be by the river but ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2018, 1:39 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Committee Meeting Agenda The next committee meeting is on Wednesday 10th of January.  The agenda is being compiled at https://goo.gl/B2BqDu .  Correspondence for the committee to consider should be sent to ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2018, 2:32 PM by Posts Editor
  • Movie at the Palais, Sunday Jan 7th Team Movies writes:  '2018 Classic Movies will be off to a flying start by screening the sensational 2016 Mongolian film, ‘The Eagle Huntress’.  Synopsis: This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a ...
    Posted Dec 31, 2017, 2:24 PM by Posts Editor
  • Draft Minutes for LBT Committee December meeting Minutes are available at https://goo.gl/Xe9htS
    Posted Dec 29, 2017, 1:22 PM by Posts Editor
  • Christmas present for the LBT Tony Dow sent a message this morning informing us that his weather station at south Franklin is back up and running.  This is great news: Tony's site has been ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2017, 7:46 PM by Posts Editor
  • Billie Rob Turner writes:  'My partner and I are grey nomads, travelling in a motorhome & Suzuki, from Fremantle, WA and currently 6 weeks into our 4 months stay in Tasmania.  Last ...
    Posted Dec 26, 2017, 9:36 PM by Posts Editor
  • Happy Christmas from the LBT Kate tells us that the first Monday night dinner will be on the 8th of January.  The Tuesday group are starting back on the 2nd January: In the meantime we ...
    Posted Dec 25, 2017, 3:27 AM by Posts Editor
  • Navigation Warning – Channel Area MAST Notice: 'Mariners are advised that a number of long lengths of rope may be floating free in the southern Channel area.  MAST has been made aware that one clump ...
    Posted Dec 22, 2017, 3:54 PM by Posts Editor
  • Flatty A very intriguing little fishing dinghy nicknamed 'Flatty' has been under restoration in the shed for some time now.  Steve  McCusker has sent these pictures showing progress.
    Posted Dec 22, 2017, 1:56 PM by Posts Editor
  • 'Last One' heading for Franklin We have received the following report from South Australia.  'LBT member Ian Moncrieff, who hangs about the LBT during summer whilst living with wife Di on yacht Pied Piper 11 ...
    Posted Dec 22, 2017, 12:21 PM by Posts Editor
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Weathercam
Meteye Franklin Forecast
Willy Weather tide, wind and weather (Castle Forbes Bay)
 South Franklin weather station

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