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

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  • Afternoon tea to remember Laurence Burgin June 30th Mark Burgin is organising this informal, catered event at the Shed from 3-5pm next Saturday.  More details will be provided through this column when they come to hand.  Mark ...
    Posted by Posts Editor
  • Expressions of Interest for tn19 Raid The Expression of Interest (EOI) form for the 2019 tawe nunnugah small boat expedition, tn19 and Return Raid, is now open at:  https://goo.gl/forms/Q3PkP70xYTtsAzwC3   Everyone who is ...
    Posted by Richard Forster
  • Dinner Dance at the Palais 14th July See attached flyer for details: https://tinyurl.com/y7a59rxp
    Posted by Posts Editor
  • LBT membership renewals LBT memberships lapse at the end of June and renewal notices will be sent out shortly.  Payment details will be included in these notices: they remain the same as for ...
    Posted by Posts Editor
  • News from the Wooden Boat Centre New roof and more: see https://tinyurl.com/y8muuxoy .
    Posted Jun 22, 2018, 3:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • NBN and other local Franklin matters: meeting 26th June Fiona Peate writes:  'attached is a pdf of the Progress Association flyer (https://tinyurl.com/yb5tub9k)...The meeting is scheduled for 7 pm on 26 June at the Palais Theatre ...
    Posted Jun 22, 2018, 6:38 AM by Posts Editor
  • Last Monday of the month BBQ A reminder that it is the cook's night off this coming Monday (25th), so come along to the LBT in the evening with something for you and something to ...
    Posted by Posts Editor
  • Vale Laurence Burgin Laurence passed away peacefully yesterday 20th June. 
    Posted Jun 21, 2018, 9:11 PM by Posts Editor
  • More than one way to rig a boat As has been advertised in this column, a 'How to rig a Grebe' guide is being developed for the LBT (https://tinyurl.com/ybvj6flc).  Gary Macdonald has pointed us to ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2018, 7:04 PM by Posts Editor
  • Gangway donation Mike Wilson has given us the gangway pictured below, which is a good match for our pontoons and will be very useful. Thanks Mike!
    Posted Jun 20, 2018, 6:34 PM by Posts Editor
  • See tomorrow's local cinematic superstars in action! How do you like them apples?Come along and view our local up-and-coming cinematic talent.On Saturday 30 June, 6 - 9pm, at the Palais Theatre in Franklin.  The ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2018, 5:28 PM by Posts Editor
  • Happy birthday to us! The 24th of June is the 20th anniversary of the incorporation of the Living Boat Trust, and we are planning a special 'MID WINTER CURRY AND BONFIRE NIGHT' for Monday ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2018, 8:42 PM by Posts Editor
  • Sunday afternoon matinee at the Palais July 1st: 'Victim' 'Synopsis: Dirk Bogarde, in a career-defining role, plays a highly respected, but closeted, attorney who risks his marriage and reputation to bring to justice an elusive blackmail ring terrorizing ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2018, 8:31 PM by Posts Editor
  • Thinking carbon neutral trading schooners The Adrian Dean trading schooner plans aren't the only ones ready for lofting.  John Young and Wunjo have drawn our attention to the 'SailCargo' project in Costa Rica.  See ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2018, 8:14 PM by Posts Editor
  • Capricornia to come to Franklin? 'Capricornia' has a long association with the Living Boat Trust, so much so that she has her own page on our website: see (https://tinyurl.com/ybrochj5).  She had a ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2018, 9:42 PM by Posts Editor
  • Operations Manager of 'One and All' coming to dinner We are expecting Annie Roberts from the 'One and All' (http://oneandallship.com.au/) for dinner on Monday night.  She has agreed to tell us a bit about what is ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2018, 10:27 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tasskiffie 2019? This is a repost from back in January at which time 2019 was a long way off.  We are hoping that the advancing months are concentrating minds, and that some ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2018, 5:43 PM by Posts Editor
  • Rigging a Grebe for Beginners Let's face it, at the beginning of the season most of us end up putting the mast in around the wrong way at least once, and scratching our heads ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2018, 5:16 AM by Posts Editor
  • Committee Meeting this Wednesday There is a draft agenda (still being worked on) at https://tinyurl.com/y9t8u45u , and the minutes for the last meeting can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/y97kqsur ,or ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2018, 5:18 AM by Posts Editor
  • At the Palais - Tasdance Maker’s Company: Franklin we are coming for you! After the warm response and welcome you gave us last year when we visited, Tasdance is returning to Franklin! We will be working in residence at the Palais Theatre from ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2018, 2:37 AM by Posts Editor
  • Rigging the Grebes: session one First job at the beginning of the season is to find the bits that are broken and missing, fix 'em and test 'em.  For those who are new to Grebes ...
    Posted Jun 2, 2018, 6:15 PM by Posts Editor
  • Palais Theatre - Annual Giant Garage Sale Monday 11 June The Palais Theatre is holding its Annual Giant Garage Sale on Queens Birthday Monday - 11 June, from 10am to 2pm.Pop in and have a look around for a bargain ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2018, 4:53 PM by Posts Editor
  • More on celebration for Laurence Burgin Mark Burgin writes:  'For his many friends in the Huon Valley (& beyond) who are very important to him, we are organising a celebration on Saturday afternoon 2nd of June from ...
    Posted May 31, 2018, 3:33 PM by Posts Editor
  • How to rig a Grebe: Saturday June 2nd Jump Aboard for the Jack Frost Saturday Sailing Season < As part of the Franklin Wooden Boat Adventures workshops > we extend an invitation to all LBT folk who would like to ...
    Posted May 30, 2018, 3:33 PM by Posts Editor
  • Help wanted next Tuesday morning, 10.30 am John Young writes:'Kon Tiki is the only Flying Fifteen yacht to be built in Tasmania, (between 1951 and 1952 ),and the only one in the world to be built ...
    Posted May 30, 2018, 3:57 AM by Posts Editor
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tn19 Raid - tawe nunnugah 2019 - small boat expedition in Southern Tasmania





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