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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • LBT Christmas Party coming up Monday 18th This evening Christmas Party, starting around 6pm, is a bring your own, something for yourself and something to share, so that the cooks can join the happy throng on the ...
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  • Tuesday Group news Graham Wright writes: I was told that Betsy was built in a couple of weeks, but has taken a lot longer to restore.  Under John Young's guidance using traditional ...
    Posted Dec 12, 2017, 11:15 AM by Posts Editor
  • Wot to do in the holidays Anne Holst writes:This is a 29' Huon Pine project that is looking for a new owner.  Lovely shape.  It is on the hard stand at Nubeena.  For more info ...
    Posted Dec 12, 2017, 2:19 AM by Posts Editor
  • WBC (FWWA) December newsletter The latest newsletter from our friends across the wall includes an invitation to their Christmas Party: https://goo.gl/y9yNzT
    Posted Dec 10, 2017, 3:05 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT committee meeting 13th December The agenda for this meeting is currently being compiled at https://goo.gl/Ynu3wk .  If you want something to go in this agenda, or comment on any of the items ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2017, 2:12 PM by Richard Forster
  • Delivering Inala to Franklin Inala has been inspected by a shipwright and pronounced ready for preparation for the voyage from Sydney to Franklin.   Hans Sipsma has been working on plans for the trip: see ...
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  • An orange Swiftsure Regatta The new LBT shirts were on very much on display at the Regatta - they're gonna see us coming.  Congratulations to Lorrie Harrison and the team for organising a great ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2017, 2:03 PM by Posts Editor
  • Pontoon progress Whilst our application to deploy pontoons wends its way tortuously through the bureaucracy your LBT Waterfront Subcommittee (the LWS) is beavering away behind the scenes.  David Pittaway sketched up some ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2017, 12:12 PM by Posts Editor
  • On the Water Program: a big thank you The crews have rowed off into the sunset and the program has ended for another year.  On behalf of the LBT committee and membership this column wishes to say thanks ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2017, 1:32 PM by Posts Editor
  • Spring Bay Community Boat Shed newsletter For all the goings on at Spring Bay (Triabunna) see the attached: https://goo.gl/hBvUp2
    Posted Dec 2, 2017, 11:19 PM by Posts Editor
  • Special Monday nights coming up It's a case of not only but also for next three Monday night dinners.  December 4th:  Adrian Dean will be telling us all about his schooner design.  December 11th ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2017, 11:19 PM by Posts Editor
  • Special Event Film Night at the Palais Friday 8th Dec Team Movies writes:'A Concerned Valley Resident (Hans) contacted Palais management and requested if he could screen the 5 star 2015 French documentary film Tomorrow’.  We all put our hands ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2017, 8:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • More about Swiftsure Regatta (10th December) Lorrie Harrison has sent the attached detailed description (https://goo.gl/4FFcCT) of rowing events for the day, including the Swiftsure Race, The Roger Harwood Classic Clinker Dinghy Race, The ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2017, 11:21 PM by Posts Editor
  • Calling all sailors – join the Rat Race Martin Riddle writes:  "The hotly contested Rat Island Race for the coveted perpetual trophy is on again as part of the Swiftsure Regatta on Sunday 10 December - bring your own ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2017, 7:12 PM by Posts Editor
  • 2018 Geelong Wooden Boat Festival Paul Gunter writes "As most of you will all be aware the 2018 Geelong Wooden Boat Festival is conducting a larger OTB regatta after a successful trial run in 2016 ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2017, 4:19 PM by Posts Editor
  • Little Boat Library launch Monday December 11 Jane Johnson has organised a book exchange/library for us, to be housed in our old 'rowing shell' bookshelves.  It will be launched at Monday dinner.  For more details see ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2017, 2:46 PM by Posts Editor
  • Proposed Woodchip loading facility in Port Esperance Bay Matt Wardell writes: 'You may have heard about the proposed woodchip loading facility in Port Esperance Bay. This massive development will have a significant impact on our Bay and tourism ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2017, 2:34 PM by Posts Editor
  • History Group Christmas newsletter See attached: https://goo.gl/66LH9r.  Lots of interesting reading and pictures.  Pic is from a talk about postage given by Harry Rettino, and is part of his collection.
    Posted Nov 30, 2017, 2:25 PM by Posts Editor
  • Renovator's Delight Graham Rankin writes:  'Free to A Good Home, Project Boat/ Renovator's Delight  20 foot "Elver" Canoe Yawl, designed by Steve Redmond  Hull consists of hoop pine strip planking with ...
    Posted Nov 28, 2017, 12:27 PM by Posts Editor
  • Two Lady Nelsons: Leg Irons, Maori Chiefs, Rum and Maggots Sounds like an interesting talk coming up on TUESDAY  5 December 2017 at the Royal Society Room at TMAG, Davey Street, Hobart.John Wadsley writes:  'we are celebrating 30 years ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2017, 6:46 PM by Posts Editor
  • Movie at Palais Dec 3: The Country Doctor Team Movies writes;  'This Sunday we are screening the sensational 2016 French film, The Country Doctor (MÉDECIN DE CAMPAGNE).  Written and directed by doctor-turned-film maker Thomas Lilti, The ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2017, 11:27 AM by Posts Editor
  • Only two weeks to Swiftsure Regatta (gulp!) Jilly Archer writes:  'The Swiftsure Regatta has been a highlight of the summer season for the Living Boat Trust for 19 years and the provisional timetable for the day is ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2017, 5:55 PM by Posts Editor
  • Another project boat This one is a bit different: an Iain Oughtred Wee Seal.  See pics below.  Contact is maryjeanwilson@bigpond.com  More details from the owner at https://goo.gl/au5RWC
    Posted Nov 25, 2017, 11:03 AM by Posts Editor
  • Tawe Nunnugah: the view from the drone Participants on Tawe Nunnugah will recall that part of the fun was being buzzed by the drone, generally controlled by the safety RIB operator Saul Davidson.  He has very generously ...
    Posted Nov 24, 2017, 12:58 PM by Posts Editor
  • Murdo Macleod's Tawe Nunnugah Robbie Wightman reports that Murdo was one of the joint winners of the 2017 Scottish Rowing Association Cruising Log competition with 'a description  of a voyage in Tasmania. Great reading ...
    Posted Nov 23, 2017, 4:08 AM by Posts Editor
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