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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Pip's knots After a false start last week (Pip was crook) knot making will be on this evening, Monday night, at 5pm, before dinner.  There will be an emphasis on practical applications ...
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  • Movie night at the Palais Sunday 7th of March It is 'Birds of Passage':  'an epic portrayal of the rise and fall of a Colombian indigenous family as it is drawn into the drug trade with America. Based on ...
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  • Remembering Martin Krynen this Sunday Feb 28th Judy Krynen has organised an  'open shed' at the old apple evaporators (just downstream of the LBT) for Martin's friends to gather and help celebrate his life, this Sunday ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2021, 4:53 PM by Posts Editor
  • Paul Frost's model Cartela Paul's model Cartela has had her maiden voyage.  Sensational!  See the pics from Paul below, and you should be able to download the movie from
    Posted Feb 24, 2021, 1:06 PM by Richard Forster
  • Funnies at Frank's Friday March 5th Rachel Berger is the headline act for this International Women's Day special.  For more details see the flyer below.
    Posted Feb 23, 2021, 6:49 PM by Posts Editor
  • AWBF Parade of Sail Those of us who were too distracted, by Tawe Nunnugah and other activities, to participate in the Parade of Sail can enjoy it vicariously by viewing the video: https://youtu ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2021, 6:29 PM by Posts Editor
  • The draw knife comes out In the pic below Pete Laidlaw shaves the bad wood off one stub of Capricornia's broken mast in preparation for a repair.
    Posted Feb 25, 2021, 3:21 PM by Posts Editor
  • Vale Caro McRae Caro, friend to many in Franklin and wife of long time LBT stalwart Ali, died on Monday afternoon, peacefully and with family and friends around her.  Ali writes: 'A Celebration ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2021, 3:22 PM by Posts Editor
  • Dinghy for Sale Refurbished Batten-seam carvel dinghy.   7’2” (2.1m) x 3’8” (1.1m).  Huon Pine over Blackwood frames.   Built c1940’s by O’May family.  Oars and rowlocks.  On ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2021, 4:46 AM by Posts Editor
  • Swimming in the Huon River Jane Johnson writes: 'Friday morning at 7.45 a new swim-group has started at the town jetty in Franklin for anyone interested. For Huon River dippers or Egg Island ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2021, 1:48 PM by Posts Editor
  • Lake Pedder mini-Raid Expressions of Interest are open for the Lake Pedder mini-Raid. If there is enough interest LBT will run a 3 or 4 day mini-Raid to Lake Pedder in ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2021, 1:57 PM by Martin Riddle
  • Vale Martin Krynen Benefactor and friend of the LBT Martin Krynen died on Saturday.  Our thoughts are with Judy and the family.  Pic Peter Heading, Brian Marriott and Martin solving  a Nancy problem
    Posted Feb 20, 2021, 11:28 PM by Posts Editor
  • Draft Minutes for February LBT Committee meeting Find them at
    Posted Feb 20, 2021, 2:53 PM by Posts Editor
  • Assist with research 'Spanner in the Works' is the newsletter for the Tasmanian Men's Shed Association, of which the LBT is a member. They write:  'On a regular basis the Spanner team ...
    Posted Feb 19, 2021, 12:41 PM by Posts Editor
  • Florence - project boat Craig Dixon from the Bass and Flinders Centre at Georgetown contacted us to say that the Centre does not have space to restore and display the historic fishing boat 'Florence ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2021, 5:32 PM by Posts Editor
  • Busy Waterfront Jane Johnson writes:'It was all happening at the LBT on Tuesday with a large 1940s wooden fishing boat from the marina being prepared for a trailer voyage to South ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2021, 4:26 AM by Posts Editor
  • Sail from Port Huon to Hobart If you are interested in crewing on a yacht being transported from Port Huon to Hobart contact Pip Stevenson: 0401 295728. 
    Posted Feb 17, 2021, 3:44 AM by Posts Editor
  • Lost and Found - from tn21 and inside the LBT shed. Deb Van Velsen writes: 'Lost during tn21:  - a red and black inflatable collar lifejacket with 'John Pollard' written on it;  - a black and white fender lost from safety boat B2 ...
    Posted Feb 20, 2021, 1:11 PM by Posts Editor
  • Maritime Skills Sessions - Knots One of the things some of our the more experienced LBT members have been very good at is sharing their skills.  Pip Stevenson is one of those members, and he ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2021, 5:36 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Satisfaction Survey The LBT committee has put together the survey form at  to assist with future decision making.  If you wish to have some input complete and submit ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2021, 2:59 PM by Posts Editor
  • Open Day at the LBT Sunday afternoon proved to be the perfect time to spend time beside and on the water with other families and friends from the Huon Valley.   Sausages sizzled, Nancy puttered, sails ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2021, 1:50 PM by Posts Editor
  • Mast building master class As has been noted in a previous post, the mast of Capricornia was snapped in a blow coming up the river.  Join Peter Laidlaw and the team on Monday afternoons ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2021, 3:56 AM by Posts Editor
  • Was this the guilty party? Whilst an inspection of the broken mast on Capricornia was being conducted, a specimen of the Common (or possibly Tessellated) Mast Deathwatch Beetle was observed scuttling away from the scene ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2021, 7:52 PM by Posts Editor
  • Participating in the Maritime Trail (April 10-11) When it became apparent that it wasn't possible to run the Boat Festival, Paul Stephanus and his merry people decided that this was the perfect opportunity to do something ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2021, 3:20 AM by Posts Editor
  • Pics from the Raid A repository of photos for is being created at .  Pic from Phill - lunch at the Quarries
    Posted Feb 11, 2021, 8:33 PM by Richard Forster
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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