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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Linking the Huon and Derwent valleys A shortcut to New Norfolk is a bit of an old chestnut, but you never know, the latest proposal which envisages using Jeffrey's Track may have legs.  It would ...
    Posted May 24, 2017, 10:04 PM by Posts Editor
  • Looking for Lucy Rob Linnell writes:  'I'm trying to find out what happened to a particular boat. It was owned by my great grandfather, who built the Franklin Evaporator. It was built ...
    Posted May 23, 2017, 5:06 AM by Posts Editor
  • Bass Strait Maritime Centre News The autumn/winter edition (attached: http://bit.ly/2q7v2rN) brings us the latest wooden boaty stories from the top end of the island, and is a reminder that a visit ...
    Posted May 21, 2017, 4:06 PM by Posts Editor
  • A History of Antarctica in Twenty Novels John Wadsley writes to inform us of this talk to be held on Tuesday 6 June 2017, 12 noon to 1pm, Royal Society Room in TMAG, Davey Street entrance.  'This ...
    Posted May 19, 2017, 6:38 PM by Posts Editor
  • News from Newfoundland Barb Dawson and David Budd write:  'They have the world's steepest boat ramps, and a few navigational hazards not found in Tasmania, but local fishing boats have more to ...
    Posted May 19, 2017, 6:20 PM by Posts Editor
  • Launch of a foreshore development initiative Bec Enders, from the Franklin Progress Association, tells us that there are plans afoot to develop the foreshore between the boat ramp and the camp ground (next to the Village ...
    Posted May 16, 2017, 5:56 AM by Posts Editor
  • Tuesday Group report Graham Wright writes:  A diverse range of activities in the shed today. The ongoing restore on Monty continues, with Peter finishing the painting on the brand new rudder.  Dennis is ...
    Posted May 16, 2017, 5:50 AM by Posts Editor
  • Monday 29th DIY Dinner The cooks are having a well deserved rest. The BBQ's were tuned up for Tawe Nunnugah so let's put 'em to use. Bring  grilling food and/or something ...
    Posted May 14, 2017, 3:40 PM by Posts Editor
  • What's happened to the bluegum Those blue gum slabs which were in the water next to the dinghy shed didn't just float there: they are being kept wet for future use.  Just to prove ...
    Posted May 13, 2017, 4:38 PM by Posts Editor
  • Franklin History Group newsletter Allan Cato has sent us the latest edition of the newsletter (attached: http://bit.ly/2qfqDDJ).  It includes the great aerial shot of the north Franklin foreshore taken in 1995 ...
    Posted May 12, 2017, 11:52 PM by Posts Editor
  • Skiffs in the news Jocelyn Fogagnolo has written a nice piece for the Boating page of the Saturday Mercury.
    Posted May 12, 2017, 8:30 PM by Posts Editor
  • FWWA May Newsletter Sonia Shimeld has sent us the latest Franklin Working Waterfront newsletter (attached: http://bit.ly/2prBfm4), which features amongst other things the photo of the Wooden Boat Centre shown below ...
    Posted May 12, 2017, 2:59 AM by Posts Editor
  • Australian Register of Historic Vessels Peter Higgs (from the Australian National Maritime Museum) writes: Please find attached (http://bit.ly/2pALdg0 and http://bit.ly/2pACvhZ) an invitation to attend an Information Session about the ...
    Posted May 11, 2017, 4:18 AM by Posts Editor
  • New rudder for the Monty When you are in the middle of a Raid and things go to pot, a rudder jury rigged from pieces of old plywood is a thing of beauty.  When you ...
    Posted May 11, 2017, 4:00 AM by Posts Editor
  • Visit from Japanese community group The Living Boat Trust is a veritable melting pot these days.  No sooner had the Hazara left than the Japanese arrived.  They were from community groups which had formed to ...
    Posted May 10, 2017, 6:07 AM by Posts Editor
  • Visit from the Hazara community Deb Van Velsen writes:  On a grey Sunday in late April, more than a dozen cars drove over 50 people from Hobart to the LBT. These Tasmanians have experienced life ...
    Posted May 10, 2017, 5:52 AM by Richard Forster
  • Welcome to fleet for the Monty For this celebration we were blessed with a perfect moonlit night.  Under a glare of flares, and to the tolling of the LBT bell, Monty was rowed in by a ...
    Posted May 10, 2017, 4:48 AM by Richard Forster
  • St Ayles Skiff conquest of the world proceeds Peter Doyle from Geelong writes:  Just a quick blast to let you know that we are finally underway in Geelong and will be kick-starting our boat building on Saturday ...
    Posted May 4, 2017, 3:30 PM by Posts Editor
  • Windeward Bound opportunity Lisa Kluver writes: 'We are delighted to advise that the Windeward Bound Trust has been fortunate enough to receive significant funding from the Tasmanian Department of State Growth, and as ...
    Posted May 6, 2017, 2:59 PM by Posts Editor
  • Reminder: special Monday night coming up Plans for the 'Welcome to Fleet' for the Montagu Whaler are well advanced. Congregate about 6pm for the start of festivities, which will be followed by the usual Monday night ...
    Posted May 2, 2017, 1:49 PM by Richard Forster
  • Black Swan ready to go back in the water With the Tuesday group it's a case of 'not only but also'.  The enhancements to the shed steadily progress, Nancy's maintenance schedule is addressed, various waterfront issues are ...
    Posted May 2, 2017, 5:18 AM by Posts Editor
  • Gypsy Bay We all know that the best rowing waters are down here on the Huon, but just to test the point Jane Johnson organised a 'reconnaissance' up around Dunally.  After assessing ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2017, 3:48 PM by Posts Editor
  • Cartela Ross James will be at dinner on Monday night to answer questions about what might be happening with Cartela.
    Posted Apr 27, 2017, 10:51 PM by Posts Editor
  • AHOB Newsletter The Association of Heritage Boat Organisation, based at the Maritime Museum, is an umbrella for groups such as ours. See their very interesting newsletter attached: http://bit.ly/2qdG8yK
    Posted May 13, 2017, 12:00 AM by Posts Editor
  • Movie at the Palais: Sunday 7th May Team movies writes:  'This not to be missed classic film is the 1965 testosterone charged, Cold War drama, ‘The Bedford Incident’.  The Bedford Incident is rated G.  Just $5 will ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2017, 6:15 PM by Posts Editor
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Meteye Franklin Forecast
Willy Weather tide, wind and weather (Castle Forbes Bay)

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