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

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  • More Members on the Move Valeri Pain is travelling through the USA and sends us the following...Took some photos at the Maritime Museum in South Haven, Lake Michigan.  The museum runs a boat bit ...
    Posted Jul 23, 2017, 4:47 PM by Posts Editor
  • Lunchtime Talk at the Maritime Museum John Wadsley, Maritime Heritage Coordinator of the Maritime Museum of Tasmania writes...Hi to all my MHOoTie Mateys, Hope you are all well and surviving the winter chills.  But I ...
    Posted Jul 23, 2017, 5:51 PM by Posts Editor
  • Outer Hebrides Skiff Trail and beyond Martin and Deb have been skiffing in Scotland's Outer Hebrides.Deb writes... A few LBT members are in Scotland, home of the skiff, and have seen a few.  We ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2017, 6:41 PM by Posts Editor
  • Gretchen looking beaudiful Graham Wright has sent the following notes and pictures.  Progress with Gretchen: antifoul is done, the brass strip is on the keel and the stainless steel rudder bracket is fitted ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2017, 9:02 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Subscriptions Reminders for members to pay their subscriptions went out at the end of last month and many have responded. Thank you!  If you have not received a reminder please contact ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2017, 8:24 PM by Posts Editor
  • Planning and the Huon Valley Bec Enders writes:  The Huon Valley Council is having a community-drop in session to shape a community engagement strategy. Attend the drop-in session on Tuesday 25 July 2017 ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2017, 9:34 PM by Posts Editor
  • AWBF July Newsletter See the latest from the Australian Wooden Boat Festival at http://bit.ly/2vw3n65 .  Lot's of good boaty stuff, including a link to the recently released highlights video from ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2017, 5:55 PM by Posts Editor
  • Invitation to lunch with Premier: Tuesday July 25th The LBT has received the following invitation which we have confirmed is issued to all members.  Note the RSVP details at bottom. On behalf of the Tasmanian Liberal Members for ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2017, 5:43 PM by Posts Editor
  • Project Boat Ben has an old (yellow) motorboat moored at Cairns Bay which he wants to get rid of soon.  Good for a project or for parts.  If you are interested contact ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2017, 5:30 PM by Posts Editor
  • Opportunity knocks The editorial staff for this column is on leave for six weeks.  We've nailed 'em down to doing some work when they can, but there will be inevitable hiatuses ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2017, 3:57 PM by Posts Editor
  • Yachting auditors course Richard McMinn writes:Australian Sailing is conducting an Equipment Auditor training seminar on August 19 at the Derwent Sailing Squadron. This course is highly valuable for any clubs that have ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2017, 3:50 AM by Posts Editor
  • Wooden Boat Centre: July Newsletter See attached: http://bit.ly/2ul25gT  Pic from Wooden Boat Centre
    Posted Jul 13, 2017, 9:35 PM by Posts Editor
  • Landscaping  A standard topic of conversation at the LBT used to involve a comparison of the scars members had acquired by tripping over the logs that marked the edge of the ...
    Posted Jul 13, 2017, 3:52 PM by Posts Editor
  • Courses at Franklin Marine There are two courses coming up at Franklin Marine: Marine Diesel Engines for Beginners (July 30th) and Shipwright Skills and Boat Preparation Workshop (August 20th).  Many LBT members have attended ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2017, 5:26 PM by Richard Forster
  • Geelong Skiff build in the news Nice report on the ABC.  See attached: http://bit.ly/2v58Nol .  Looks like they have at least 2 boats under construction already.  Ambitious!  The carpentry translations on the whiteboard (into ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2017, 3:10 PM by Richard Forster
  • July Franklin History Group Newsletter See attached: http://bit.ly/2u2UR0Y .  Includes an item about the Price's Creek hydro electricity generator, and a reminder to members to pay their dues.  (Picture of power plant ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2017, 9:45 PM by Posts Editor
  • What boat is that? For those who are wondering about the vintage yacht on the Franklin Marine mooring upstream of the Wooden Boat Centre wharf, she is Aotea.  And she certainly is vintage: a ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2017, 9:33 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tuesday Group report Graham Wright sent the following comments to go with his pictures below.  'It was busy at the shed on Tuesday, now the extension and toilets are finished it's back ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2017, 2:59 AM by Posts Editor
  • Wharf dedication Last Sunday the Wooden Boat Centre hosted an afternoon tea to thank Greg Guy for all the work he has done for the waterfront.  Ceremonies culimated with the unveiling of ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2017, 2:08 AM by Posts Editor
  • Viking Boat Peter Laidlaw is obviously having problems motivating the workforce over at the Wooden Boat Centre.
    Posted Jul 5, 2017, 2:00 AM by Posts Editor
  • Emergency working bee for Greg Guy Thurs 6th July Greg has to clear out his house earlier than anticipated.  If you could come along to 149 Lloyds Rd Franklin tomorrow (Thursday) morning around 10am with a ute/trailer and ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2017, 1:57 AM by Posts Editor
  • Wire splicing workshop July 15th For those who want to have a crack at fixing their standing rigging Stuart Mears is conducting a workshop at Port Huon Yacht Club.  Limited places.  See attached flyer for ...
    Posted Jul 4, 2017, 7:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • Want to get out on the Egg Islands? Here is your chance: the Tas Land Conservancy is having a three day working bee (weeding) out on the Islands starting Wednesday 12th July.  Contact Denna Kingdom if you want ...
    Posted Jul 3, 2017, 7:42 PM by Posts Editor
  • Franklin Marine Instagram Gallery The drone shot shown below  was taken in mid June by 'Max'.  It shows the recently floated new pontoon, but the decking frame which has since been constructed is missing ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2017, 5:01 PM by Posts Editor
  • Gretchen in her glory days Those who are only familiar with 'Gretchen' as an upturned hull in the shed (second pic below) may be reassured by the first pic that when she is actually a ...
    Posted Jul 2, 2017, 5:09 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