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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Seniors Week (12-17 October) This is a big opportunity for the LBT.  Nancy is ideal for getting seniors out on the water, and they (we?) love it.  The advertisement in the COTA Newsletter reads ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2020, 9:49 PM by Posts Editor
  • President's 2020 Report Very much worth a read: https://tinyurl.com/y32sxg7g
    Posted Sep 23, 2020, 2:07 PM by Posts Editor
  • Congratulations to Castle to Crane Crews In a previous post we reported admiringly (and somewhat enviously) that the Women's Open and 50+ teams had posted times of around 53 minutes in the 8km Castle to ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2020, 3:03 PM by Posts Editor
  • Castle to Crane Home Water Edition Lorrie Harrison writes:'You may have noticed 3 dedicated St Ayles crews training on the grueling 8km course, starting at the LBT and turning at the red marker just ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2020, 1:26 AM by Posts Editor
  • A new committee Peter Laidlaw's presidential address alone was worth the price of admission to the AGM on Saturday night,  but it was only one of the highlights.  Mixed with other excitements ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2020, 12:59 AM by Posts Editor
  • Castle to Crane Five Miles From Home The race is THIS SATURDAY 19th. We now have 3 crews!!! I know you all want to be standing along the bank cheering loudly, taking photos and joining us for ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2020, 6:37 PM by Posts Editor
  • Monday afternoons The team are making steady progress working on our fleet - sealing seams, installing a keel, fixing a mast bracket, building a new rudder and more. See pics below.  Come and ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2020, 2:13 PM by Posts Editor
  • On the Water Program 2020 As all those who have been involved know, one of the best things the Living Boat Trust does is the On the Water Program for primary school students.  For many ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2020, 4:01 PM by Posts Editor
  • Nominations for LBT 2020-21 Committee The following nominations have been received.Peter Laidlaw (president); .  Rod Macfarlan (treasurer); Richard Forster (secretary).  General Committee:Jane Johnson;  Endra O'May; Michelle Crawford; Mike Hewitt; Tom Stevens; Martin Riddle ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2020, 3:33 PM by Posts Editor
  • Opening your computer - how not to be afraid David Moore writes:Like everyone I am having to reinvent how I work and make a living.  To this end I am running my first workshop out of my home ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2020, 2:38 AM by Posts Editor
  • Sept 19th: AGM and Quiz night A reminder that the LBT AGM starts at 6pm Saturday 19th September in the Palais supper room, 3388 Huon Hwy Franklin.  Lots of parking opposite around the oval.  All the ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2020, 2:42 AM by Posts Editor
  • An historic rowing destination A few hundred metres downstream from the Egg Island canal entrance on the Cradoc side of the river is the old Rowe family farm Orchardlea.  The Rowes were heavily involved ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2020, 6:51 PM by Posts Editor
  • Huon Yacht Club opening day October 3rd Tom Stevens writes:'The Huon Yacht Club would like to invite members of the Living Boat Trust along to our Club Open Day and Sail Past Sat 3rd Oct ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2020, 4:23 AM by Posts Editor
  • Nominations for LBT Committee According to the constitution nominations for positions on the committee need to be received at least 10 days before the AGM.  Get yours in NOW.  There are paper forms at ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2020, 2:37 PM by Posts Editor
  • FWWA/Wooden Boat Centre AGM All financial members are warmly invited to the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of  the Franklin Working Waterfront Association (FWWA) owners and operators of Wooden Boat Centre, Sunday 27th of September at ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2020, 6:19 AM by Posts Editor
  • Oselvar - a traditional Norwegian boat The Oselvar is a hand-crafted Norwegian boat built in a tradition that has endured for almost 2,000 years. Valued for their rowing and sailing capabilities and now also ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2020, 12:05 AM by Posts Editor
  • Living on the Water Most of us who hang around the Shed aspire to get on the water as much as possible, but actually living there another matter.  Beth from 'Bella Luna', which is ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2020, 9:49 PM by Posts Editor
  • Visit to the Shed by Nick Street Monday September 8th, 10am Nick is one of our Liberal members of parliament, and he is doing the rounds to meet the local communities.  If you would like to participate in this meeting please ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2020, 6:17 PM by Posts Editor
  • Start of a project boat? Hans Sipsma was considering it, but he probably needs more than the remnants shown in the pics below to make a start.  They were found washed up on the wild ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2020, 8:22 PM by Posts Editor
  • News from a Scottish member Sally Ward writes:'We have finally got the the go ahead from the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association to get back out on the water - wahay!  But although I may not ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2020, 3:02 PM by Posts Editor
  • A Norwegian Raid - Den Store Roen 2020 Imagine you have found a really interesting video of a foreign  raid, but alas you do not speak the language. What to do? And then you watch and realise there ...
    Posted Aug 29, 2020, 4:16 AM by Posts Editor
  • News from the Spring Bay Community Boat Shed "I believe it is called 'resuming after a spell' in some circles - for us it is time we were getting out there again!This information sheet covers August and September ...
    Posted Aug 26, 2020, 7:27 PM by Posts Editor
  • In the Boat Shed, Gavin Atkins blog Kevin Robson reminded us of Gavin Atkin's weblog, which to quote Gavin is " for the sort of people who like looking inside boat sheds."It's about old boats ...
    Posted Aug 26, 2020, 3:48 AM by Posts Editor
  • Capricornia prepped for paint One of the many LBT activities; here's a few of the team scraping and sanding Capricornia on Monday afternoon.
    Posted Aug 25, 2020, 6:47 PM by Posts Editor
  • COVID Quiz Night - Palais Theatre, Saturday 19 September, 7pm Calling all quiz enthusiasts - a night of fun, friendly competition and creativity.  David Pittaway has agreed to be our quizmaster for this Palais fundraising event, starting at 7pm (doors open ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2020, 3:53 PM by Posts Editor
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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