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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

  • Walking on Water The Tuesday workshop team regularly perform miracles - here is their latest, walking on water during an unusually high tide
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  • From Franklin to the World Championships On Monday 11 July, the regular LBT dinner will be an official farewell to our LBT team who are off to Northern Ireland to compete in the world St Ayles ...
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  • Stunning Models Visit LBT Unfortunately, not Kate Moss or Naomi Campbell...... but a beautiful model of a 1940's British trawler (complete with bow-thruster) plus a model schooner.Graham Wright writes.....Paul Frost ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2016, 4:54 PM by Posts Editor
  • Diesel Course at Franklin Marine One of the great advantages enjoyed by the Living Boat Trust is the strength of maritime community around it.  This was demonstrated on Sunday at the diesel course delivered by ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2016, 3:34 AM by Posts Editor
  • MAST - Notice to Mariners - Navigation Hazard - Huon River Marine and Safety Tasmania: -Notice No.:             M109-16:Title:                      Navigation Hazard - Huon River:Valid From:           27/6/2016 -Valid Until:            27/7/2016 -Notice Content:Mariners are advised that a ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2016, 7:10 PM by Posts Editor
  • An Important Message from the LBT Committee One of the things members love about our organization are the varied activities we offer our members.Whether it's a convivial chat over a great meal at a Monday ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2016, 1:24 AM by Posts Editor
  • Grebes Join Star Studded Cast From Marcia Waller, Huon Valley Theatre: Remember back when the sun was shining, and our Grebes and the Yukon were being filmed for an upcoming performance at the Huon Valley ...
    Posted Jun 21, 2016, 11:51 PM by Posts Editor
  • Busy Days in the New Extension From Graham Wright The new extension is working well, when the wheels are fitted to the heavy bench and table saw, the space will be even more flexible.With Rowan ...
    Posted Jun 22, 2016, 4:35 PM by Posts Editor
  • The World Awaits the Girls from LBT In preparation for the upcoming St Ayles Skiff World Championships in Northern Ireland in July, team Castle Forbes Bay have been putting in long hours training in rain, wind and ...
    Posted Jun 21, 2016, 12:48 AM by Posts Editor
  • Useful Courses at Franklin Marine Although the marine diesel course this coming Sunday is full up, there are still places later in the year (August and September), and also in the Cruising course.  See below ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2016, 11:57 PM by Posts Editor
  • Award Winning Documentary comes to Cygnet Amnesty International and Rural Australians for Refugees ( RAR ) local groups invite you to a screening of Steve Thomas’ award winning documentary, “Freedom Stories”, Sunday 26th June, at 2.00 ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2016, 4:41 PM by Posts Editor
  • Ever-expanding St Ayles Skiff Empire It's all happening in Williamstown - they are seeking women who might be interested in a 'come and try' rowing session, then building a skiff, rowing a skiff and eventually ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2016, 4:35 PM by Posts Editor
  • Hans Across the Sea (crewed by Nell of course) Continuing their study tour of the Great Pontoons of Western Europe, Hans and Nell write......... writeFrom HansWe had a great sail across the Channel. Dodged lots of ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2016, 4:15 PM by Posts Editor
  • Membership Subscriptions Due 1 July Subs plus personal details required from EVERYONE, please. The LBT has an exciting time ahead. Shed extension is completed, new equipment installed, regular maintenance continues, new pontoon to be added ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2016, 1:32 AM by Posts Editor
  • Stairway to Heaven: Whereabouts Unknown Our very useful ladder that gave access to the treasures of the 'balcony' in the LBT has just gone walkabout.  If you have borrowed it, we need it back please
    Posted Jun 15, 2016, 11:56 PM by Posts Editor
  • Flying Fifteen Comes in to Land LBT's most controversial boat was loaded onto its trailer by Mike Dredge and his assistants.  Martin Krynen has very kindly allowed us to store it temporarily in the evaporator ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2016, 2:21 AM by Posts Editor
  • Jetty Mystery Solved Laurence Burgin writes.....The jetty is the new public jetty paid for jointly by Council and MAST from Recreational Boating Fund.Kelvin Aldridge has shepherded the project through years of ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2016, 1:19 AM by Posts Editor
  • Gourmet Dining at LBT Kate and her kitchen crew climbed to new heights providing a delicious meal for the 45 visiting members of the Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania. Surrounded by our usual oars ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2016, 6:21 PM by Posts Editor
  • Mystery Pop-up Jetty at Huonville Regular river users will have noticed a substantial jetty which has been very rapidly built opposite the Huonville boat ramp.  No signage or contractors details - nothing about it found on ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2016, 9:34 PM by Posts Editor
  • Music to Raid By Alistair McRae writes Long time Raid musician Eleanor Tucker is  playing at the Hobart Brewing Company on Monday June 13 from 5-7pm. She will be playing some songs from ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2016, 12:37 AM by Posts Editor
  • Tasmanian Nightingale No, this isn't the latest bird sighting, but an upcoming tribute to Amy Sherman in Huonville Friends of the Theatre Royal AMY SHERWIN TRIBUTE - THE TASMANIAN NIGHTINGALE A Celebration ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2016, 12:29 AM by Posts Editor
  • Congratulations to St Ayles Skiff Community Rowing Association of Australia Incorporated - who would have Imagined? This is where it all started in Australia .......Patrick Groot advises that on the 7th of June "the St Ayles Skiff Community Rowing Association of Australia Incorporated has been been ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2016, 2:54 AM by Posts Editor
  • Tuesday/Thursday group hard at work on Rowan Photos from Glynn Shevels.  Great to see the LBT extension being used.
    Posted Jun 7, 2016, 2:42 AM by Posts Editor
  • Skiff goals nutted out For many months, Margie Porte has been working with other skiff groups in Australia to formulate the aims of the national association. These kinds of statements will become more and ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2016, 7:50 PM by Posts Editor
  • Editor takes short sabbatical - stand-ins step up Like any good football team, we have players on the bench warmed up, ready to leap into action.  Readers of this column might remember a hiatus a couple of weeks ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2016, 2:08 AM 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