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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

  • Navigation Warning - Floating Debris MAST Notice: Valid From: 29/9/2016  Until: 7/10/2016.  Mariners are advised that recent heavy rains have caused debris including logs to be washed into rivers and estuaries ...
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  • News from Huon Yacht Club Stan Pickering writes: Dear Members and Friends,  A reminder that it is the HYC Social night tomorrow evening. 6.30pm start at the clubhouse. We hope the weather will be ...
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  • Voluntary workers insurance Our insurance broker Grant Butters came to the shed on Tuesday, principally to discuss Tawe Nunnugah with us, but also to help clear up any other issues.  LBT members commonly ...
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  • Navigation Light – Port Esperance Dover MAST Notice:  Mariners are advised that a fixed yellow navigation light has been established  on a pile in Port Esperance, Dover in position 43o 20.135S, 147o 00 ...
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  • Progress in the shed Graham Wright writes:  'Brett is back from his European adventures and put us right as the images show. The northern wall on the new equal access toilet is the privacy ...
    Posted Sep 28, 2016, 3:53 PM by Posts Editor
  • Bungee Rowing Nell Tyson, our industrial spy on the waterways of Europe, sent this suggestion for a regatta activity. https://youtu.be/-5EcFoguFBE
    Posted Sep 25, 2016, 7:50 PM by Posts Editor
  • Pontoon progress report David Pittaway writes: 'pontoons are coming along slowly but consistently. The physical size of components demands a team approach, which has been well attended on Wednesday mornings. We have P1 ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2016, 6:21 PM by Posts Editor
  • Movie at the Palais: Sunday Oct 2nd "This month’s movie is the 2003 Australian deadly serious comedy/thriller “Bad Eggs”.  We here at Team Movie Command headquarters take our role seriously. After receiving an anonymous letter ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2016, 4:10 PM by Posts Editor
  • Reminder: First sailing class next Monday (3rd Oct) Mike Dredge has sent us the program:  see http://bit.ly/2cUAKZx and http://bit.ly/2dijCiX.  Start time is 3.30pm.  First class on shore, so it won't ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2016, 3:27 PM by Posts Editor
  • Nancy Fanciers Meeting A glimpse at the Nancy calender (mv-nancy-tours.org) shows that there is a VERY busy October coming up.  We need to get organised, and the first meeting for ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2016, 1:34 AM by Posts Editor
  • The King is dead Long live the King.  At the AGM on Saturday Peter Laidlaw dismissed himself and the committee for 2015-16, and was promptly elected as president of the 2016-17 committee ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2016, 3:03 PM by Posts Editor
  • Upcoming Fun Events for Children to Adults Kids first of all....from the Maritime Museum of Tasmania..... Please find attached our flyer for the next School Holidays program that will be held in the September/October holidays ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2016, 12:27 AM by Posts Editor
  • Dee Oirish Rowers Ireland's first ever Olympic rowing medallists have inspired a hilarious poem.Listen and laughhttps://youtu.be/Cg_h3nD4Nhk
    Posted Sep 22, 2016, 2:05 PM by Posts Editor
  • FINAL REMINDER ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND QUIZ NIGHT A final reminder to all our members that the AGM is being held this Saturday the 24th of September, starting at 6pm at the Franklin Bowling Club.At the last ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2016, 6:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • Huon River Boat Parade - Friday 17 February 2017 To open the St Ayles Skiff Regatta,  our classic launch Nancy will lead a fleet of skiffs and assorted craft from Huonville downriver to Franklin.The Derwent Scottish Pipe Band ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2016, 9:49 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT needs Magic Carpet We are looking for a large piece of carpet in reasonable condition, to replace the current carpet that is in the area outside the kitchen.  If you can help, please ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2016, 12:45 AM by Posts Editor
  • Tuesday boys test the new seat - and it passes with flying colours Graham Wright reports.....Busy day today, Huon Harmony is back in the water and under the shed, and Black Swan has had a pressure wash and is in the extension ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 4:08 PM by Posts Editor
  • Just Bowl Along to this One From our Mens Shed friends......CarbaTec are holding a Arbotech Demo at their Hobart store - learn how to carve a free form bowl. See attached posterDetails as follows:-Carbatec ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 3:56 PM by Posts Editor
  • Thanks The LBT committee would like to sincerely thank the large number of members who turned out on Monday night to help us resolve a difficult membership issue.This process has ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2016, 10:59 PM by Posts Editor
  • Haven't a Clew about Sailing? Always wanted to know a jib from a gybe?  Mike and John can soon have you tacking and tracking. Basic sailing course starting in October.  See attached for more details
    Posted Sep 10, 2016, 11:13 PM by Posts Editor
  • Last Reminder - extremely important (but very short) Special General Meeting A final reminder that a Special General Meeting of Members will be held at the Palais Theatre, 3388 Huon Hwy, Franklin Tas 7113 in the Supper Room, on Monday 12 ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2016, 11:08 PM by Posts Editor
  • Welcome Home lunch for our Skiffie Worlds superstars Today was all about a welcome home to our rowers who have been away, and at last a clear area where we can set up a few tables.Thanks to ...
    Posted Sep 9, 2016, 4:01 AM by Posts Editor
  • Nominations for LBT committee The form is available on the LBT site.However, here it is attached to this post.There are also copies available in the shed.The positions available are 8 ordinary ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2016, 3:29 PM by Posts Editor
  • AGM Special ! Buy one, get one free! Floating voter and itching to vote? We have 2 AGM's this month.LBT - Sat 24 September -  6pm at Franklin Bowling ClubWBC / Franklin Working Waterfront Association Sun 25 September ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2016, 2:33 AM by Posts Editor
  • And you thought we had mooring problems! Great River Race 2016 Three hundred and thirty boats, over two thousand competitors, and the fastest boats completing the 21 mile course through central London in a little over 2 hours (that's 15km ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2016, 3:55 PM 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