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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • May 8th fund raising event postponed until September The event advertised for May 8th has now been put forward until Saturday September 4th - something to celebrate the beginning of spring.  More details to follow.
    Posted by Posts Editor
  • Vale Pip's Knots, long live Mike's Nets - 5pm next week A reminder that Mike Dredge will be starting his net making course next week at 5pm, Monday evening.  Mike tells us that he is happy to be flexible, guided by ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2021, 4:20 PM by Richard Forster
  • Rhonda K and Bob The newly varnished and painted Rhonda K recently caught the eye of photographer Craig Bryant (well she would wouldn't she?), and then he spotted Bob admiring his handiwork.  Pics ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2021, 2:02 PM by Posts Editor
  • Little blue box The small monitor pictured below is the main visible sign that Brian Marriott has installed a new controller in Nancy: the old one broke.  This job, which required real expertise ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2021, 10:41 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tasmanian Gothic (aboard Nancy) A few weeks ago Nancy participated in the production of a sort of foodies promotional film called 'Last Drinks Tasmania'.  It has been released online and the bit featuring Nancy ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2021, 3:55 PM by Posts Editor
  • Maritime Trail Wrap Up Paul Stephanus from the Australian Wooden Boat Festival sent a big thank you to the LBT for their support of this event, and a link to a very entertaining video ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2021, 5:53 PM by Posts Editor
  • Lake Pedder Raid Andy Bullock writes:  A contingent from the LBT recently undertook a raid on Lake Pedder, enjoying a halcyon three days between a wind-swept Dover regatta and the cold, rainy ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2021, 10:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • Draft Minutes for April LBT Committee Meeting See them at
    Posted Apr 11, 2021, 4:48 PM by Posts Editor
  • Maritime Trail at the LBT The LBT was asked to 'get people on the water' for the Maritime Trail organised by the the Wooden Boat Festival for the weekend just gone (April 10-11).  The ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2021, 4:57 PM by Posts Editor
  • Good Friday row This event has become a tradition, and at the LBT we like traditions.  Lorrie Harrison sent in the pics below.
    Posted Apr 11, 2021, 3:30 PM by Posts Editor
  • Perfect varnishing day Jane Johnson took advantage of the weather to get the bright work gleaming on Imagine for the Maritime Trail event.  See pic from Jane below. 
    Posted Apr 11, 2021, 3:21 PM by Posts Editor
  • Australian 5: 30th April - 2nd May If you are you interested in forming a crew and being part of this Australia wide dispersed St Ayles Skiff event contact Lorrie: or Natalie: natalie.wiliams ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2021, 3:10 PM by Posts Editor
  • Winter rowing Lorrie Harrison writes: 'The Friday morning social row has moved to our Winter start time of 10am on the water.  We would love some more women to come and join ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2021, 3:01 PM by Posts Editor
  • Come along to net making course beginning 26th April Mike Dredge has kindly offered to run this course.  Mike writes: 'participants will need a couple of net needles – about 12- 15 cm and a cob of mending twine, about ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2021, 2:48 PM by Posts Editor
  • More rowing photos from Port Esperance Regatta Thanks to Lorrie Harrison for these - we notice John Young in the bow seat in the first of them.  Great to have a life member involved.
    Posted Apr 5, 2021, 2:32 PM by Posts Editor
  • Dick Geeves Thanksgiving Service 10am April 16th Because of Covid there was no proper gathering when Dick Geeves died.  His family write:  'It was always our intention to hold an event in Tasmania to celebrate our father ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2021, 7:30 PM by Posts Editor
  • Rowing Report: Port Esperance Regatta 2021 Jane Johnson writes:The long 8km row around Hope Island was brought forward to kick off the racing events as winds were worsening and there was the likelihood of cancellation ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2021, 3:35 PM by Posts Editor
  • Book for the Maritime Trail this coming weekend (10-11 May) Yep: it is upon us.  There are all sorts of events scattered around the State. Some of them are booked out already, some are not.  You can find out, and ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2021, 3:21 PM by Posts Editor
  • BBQ Night 5th May It was such a success last week we have decided to do it all again.  If you aren't away for Easter, going to Lake Pedder, and don't have ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2021, 2:41 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT fund raising event bumped to May 8th SATURDAY MAY 8TH is the new date for our LBT fundraiser, a Cabaret evening at the Palais. Some of the attractions include: Playback Theatre; Steve and Marjorie Gadd and friends ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2021, 3:36 PM by Posts Editor
  • Capricornia to Dover (and back) Capricornia went to Dover for the Regatta. Shown here are some of the crew Rob, Hans, Will and Pip. Richard Martin and Henk (not pictured) also came down for the ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2021, 5:42 AM by Posts Editor
  • Freyja the tender? When Capricornia arrived in Dover for the Port Esperance Regatta there was the small matter of getting the crew ashore once they had her anchored. Fortunately Freyja was to hand ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2021, 4:35 AM by Posts Editor
  • Lady Levinia gets up steam Recently Judy and Martin Krynen passed on Lady Levinia to Brian Pain, and last week he was spotted taking her for an inaugural excursion around the Egg Islands with chief ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2021, 4:36 AM by Posts Editor
  • New role for Betsy Walton She has become a duck roost (see pic below).  We may have a manure problem.
    Posted Apr 4, 2021, 1:24 AM by Posts Editor
  • The Australian National Bushfire Health and Wellbeing Survey The Tassie Men's Shed Association writes:'A team of researchers at The Australian National University are conducting a nationwide survey to understand the past and present impact of bushfires ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2021, 12:44 AM 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