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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Floating boat cover Celia Leverton sent us a whole lot of ideas for sheltering boats from Holland a while ago.  We now have a prime example of one of them tethered to wharf ...
    Posted by Posts Editor
  • Rowing Regatta, Huon at Franklin 17th,18th November Marine and Safety Tasmania Notice to Mariners: 'A Regatta will be held on the Huon River at Franklin on Saturday, 17 November 2018 commencing at 0800 hours.  The Regatta will ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 3:09 AM by Posts Editor
  • Project Boat Michael Fitzgerald writes:    'I have a 26’ sail boat I’ve started to restore but am unable to continue with the restoration so I’d like to offer her to ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 3:03 AM by Posts Editor
  • Monday sailors: prepare for the Huonville cruise The cruise to Huonville planned for November 25th (see elsewhere in this news column) will be a great opportunity to get on the water with our rower/sailers - the Monty ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2018, 3:31 PM by Posts Editor
  • Who would have thought of these tools? Mike Dredge pointed us to this collection of improvised tools.  Resourceful person who thought of them, 'Mr Jiwakoyak'.  See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQdn_TvryeE  Who hasn't ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2018, 8:46 PM by Posts Editor
  • '12 Times he Spoke’ – Coming to Palais Theatre 21st November Barb Dawson writes:  'After a stellar premier season in the Theatre Royal Backspace in July, Tasmania Performs is bringing ‘Twelve Times He Spoke’ to regional Tasmanian towns – including Franklin. This ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2018, 1:46 PM by Posts Editor
  • Accommodation wanted The project boat for this year's Wooden Boat Festival is a Haven 12 1/2, and a team is coming over from Port Townsend near Seattle to build it ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2018, 5:00 PM by Posts Editor
  • Cruise with Wooden Boat Guild to Huonville 25th November This event has become one of the highlights of our calendar.  Andrew Perkins from the Guild writes:  'The Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania would like to invite anyone interested to ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2018, 11:58 PM by Posts Editor
  • Reminder: Sailing Monday Should be a gentle breeze wafting down the river this afternoon to take us out - from around 3.30pm to rig up.
    Posted Nov 4, 2018, 11:55 AM by Posts Editor
  • Subsidised Provide First Aid Accredited Courses Narelle Synnott writes: The Huon Valley Council supported by Bendigo Bank, Tasmanian Health Service and Dover Far South Action Group are offering a community ‘Provide First Aid’ One Day Accredited ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2018, 2:19 PM by Posts Editor
  • Wooden Rowlocks for Freyja Some people have washing hanging from the line.  At the LBT we have new rowlocks.  Freyja is being converted to the same system as Billie.
    Posted Oct 30, 2018, 4:44 AM by Posts Editor
  • In with a chance for a Foster 10' All you need to do is head over to the Wooden Boat Centre with $10 in your mitt.  See https://tinyurl.com/yae7e7bs for details.
    Posted Oct 29, 2018, 1:00 PM by Posts Editor
  • Memories of the Cartela Ian Florence visited the shed the other day, and told us tales about how his grandfather was the supervising engineer for the Cartela, and built the steel keel  and caste ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2018, 1:57 PM by Posts Editor
  • Mens Shed Association Gathering 30 November 2018 We are invited to West Winds Men's Shed & Channel Men's Shed on Friday 30 November.  We have a good relationship with this association and encourage people to go ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2018, 1:22 PM by Posts Editor
  • Monday sailing The met bureau is predicting moderate winds and no rain, so lets get down to the pontoon around 3.30pm to rig up.
    Posted Oct 28, 2018, 3:00 AM by Posts Editor
  • Reminder: Check the LBT calendar We make every effort to register all significant events in the calendar: to view go to the LBT home page lbt.org.au and choose Calendar from the menu at ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2018, 3:56 AM by Posts Editor
  • End of Month BYO Dinner Monday night The one we have all been waiting for: the end of month BBQ PLUS Daylight Saving PLUS a fair weather report.  Bring your snags and something to share.  Come early ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2018, 2:09 AM by Posts Editor
  • Rowing Regatta – Huon River, Franklin, Oct 27-28 MAST Notice to Mariners.  'A Regatta will be held on the Huon River at Franklin on Saturday, 27 October 2018 commencing at 0800 hours and finishing at 1600 hours on ...
    Posted Oct 26, 2018, 3:04 PM by Posts Editor
  • The great ball mystery solved Keeping the canine contingent entertained has always been a major part of the LBT's activities.  Mike Dredge reports.'You may have noticed the odd red and yellow soft ball ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2018, 2:11 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT members at large column Andy Bullock writes:  'During this southern hemisphere winter I spent seven weeks travelling in the UK and Ireland. I attended classic boat festivals in Wivenhoe, Essex; Falmouth, Cornwall; and Roundstone ...
    Posted Oct 22, 2018, 1:13 PM by Posts Editor
  • New LBT committee meets The following subcommittees have been established to deal with LBT business. Executive: Peter Laidlaw,  Rod Macfarlan, Richard Forster; Finance Rod Macfarlan; Fleet Management and Maintenance: Paul Frost, Martin Riddle, Peter ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2018, 1:20 PM by Posts Editor
  • Recycling opportunity Want to find out what Bob and Dolly Dyer were doing in 1961?  Or why you should replace the Holden 186 motor in your boat with a diesel?  Or how ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2018, 2:46 AM by Posts Editor
  • First Aid Kit It was noted that the First Aid Kit was tending to get buried on the shelves, so it has been moved to its own dedicated box outside the front door
    Posted Oct 20, 2018, 11:26 PM by Posts Editor
  • Monday sailing: time for the Grebes? The forecast is mostly sunny and a gentle breeze:  a good time for those who haven't tried dinghy sailing to have a go.  See you down at the pontoon ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2018, 8:30 PM by Posts Editor
  • What a looker Nancy may be laid up, but she still has that counter stern.  Pic from Endra O'May
    Posted Oct 20, 2018, 8:13 PM by Posts Editor
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tn19 Raid - tawe nunnugah 2019 - small boat expedition in Southern Tasmania


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tn19 Expressions of Interest are open

What better way to warm up for the 2019 Australian Wooden Boat Festival than sailing or rowing a small craft over 10 days from the edge of Tasmania’s southwest wilderness to Hobart arriving in time to join the Parade of Sails at the start of the festival?

Expressions of Interest for the tawe nunnugah 2019 Raid are now open. Follow the links at: http://lbt.rforster.org/tn19






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