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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Nancy and Rowan on duty on a misty Tuesday morning when the thermometer was trying to nudge above 1 degree,  Brian Pain and Brian Marriott aboard Nancy and Mike Dredge on Rowan ferried the Tasmanian ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2020, 7:45 PM by Posts Editor
  • Deckee Gary Macdonald pointed us to this free, community based app for sailors, https://deckee.com/ , which can also be run from your web browser. 'Stay safe and informed on the ...
    Posted Aug 9, 2020, 3:31 PM by Posts Editor
  • Pontoon is back Cap'n O'May scanned to horizon for danger, whilst Cap'n Laidlaw (assisted by first mate Bonny) took charge of the pontoon, and soon enough order was restored. 
    Posted Aug 8, 2020, 7:56 PM by Posts Editor
  • Project boat column: Telita needs new home Telita is a sister boat to 'Nancy' and 'Eva Blanche'.  From the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/392859364179458/posts/2004956569636388/):  'TELITA will be given away to the person or ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2020, 6:27 PM by Posts Editor
  • Pontoon gone for a wander Dennis Muscovich turned up for duty at the Wooden Boat Centre on Monday to discover that the pontoon normally secured to their dock had been set loose and was tied ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2020, 3:20 PM by Posts Editor
  • Come and help the TLC The TLC in question is the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, and they need assistance to render some Tender Loving Care to the Egg Islands.  Specifically they need people with  motor boat ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2020, 6:23 PM by Posts Editor
  • Boats Monday The boat working group got underway on Monday afternoon.  A job list for Capricornia was compiled (see below) and a good start made.  Come and join us at 3pm and ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2020, 6:04 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT AGM September 19th At the July committee meeting it was decided that the 2020 AGM should be held on September 19th at 6pm, subject of course to Covid restrictions allowing this.  All the ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2020, 5:03 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tawe Nunnugah - is it on? Events in Victoria and recent announcements by Peter Gutwin (Premier of Tasmania for those who are elsewhere) have had people asking where we stand with Tawe Nunnugah.  This was a ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2020, 3:52 PM by Posts Editor
  • Working on Boats group starting Monday July 27th Come along at 3pm to help get our boats ready for the new season.  Piet Lunstedt brought the big trailer over last week and Capricornia was hauled out and under ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2020, 3:05 PM by Posts Editor
  • AED news It was recently reported in this column that Deb van Velsen had organised for a defibrillator (AED) to be located at the LBT.  Deb writes:  'The LBT was successful in ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2020, 6:31 PM by Posts Editor
  • Latest news from the AWBF See https://tinyurl.com/yyqk9obl. Catch an interview with Andy Gamlin, and it looks like Mark, Zoe and Daisy aren't the only family team building a stitch and glue ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2020, 3:37 PM by Posts Editor
  • Courses at the Wooden Boat Festival Our Wooden Boat Centre is running courses in oar making, skin on frame kayak building, and skin on frame Whitehall building.  See http://www.woodenboatcentre.com/wbf .  We particularly like ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2020, 3:26 PM by Posts Editor
  • Easy rowing Last week Freyja was spotted sliding quietly down river - under sail.  That's the way to do it.
    Posted Jul 19, 2020, 3:00 AM by Posts Editor
  • Vale Dick Geeves We have received word that old friend of the LBT Dr Dick Geeves has died.  As soon as we know more about memorial services or any other related events we ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2020, 2:41 AM by Posts Editor
  • Draft Minutes from July LBT Committee meeting Get 'em from https://tinyurl.com/y2cpcny5.
    Posted Jul 16, 2020, 7:45 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Committee Meeting Thursday 16th July An agenda for this meeting is being prepared at https://tinyurl.com/yb3kd63o .  See the minutes for the June meeting at https://tinyurl.com/ybht7zzc .  If there is something you ...
    Posted Jul 12, 2020, 3:30 AM by Posts Editor
  • Skiff Launch in W.A. Those with a really bad case of Covid induced cabin fever may want to consider a trip to Augusta in southern Western Australia to relieve the symptoms - you can't ...
    Posted Jul 12, 2020, 3:20 AM by Posts Editor
  • Improving the Grebes Ed Wykeman was sick of the rigging falling down and snagging around the base of the mast when sailing Huon Explorer, so he has added a collar to prevent this ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2020, 4:17 PM by Posts Editor
  • Skiffs on the water As soon as the anti-foul had dried (thanks Karen) 'Imagine' was launched on Tuesday to join Freya for an inaugural row for the winter season up around North Egg ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2020, 4:19 PM by Posts Editor
  • People of the Sea Gary Macdonald pointed us to this upcoming publication from James Wharram, the designer and sailer of Polynesian inspired catamarans. 'Inspired by the lifetime of creativity and discovery James describes in ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2020, 3:19 PM by Posts Editor
  • Take on Tassie takes on Yukon Tourism Tasmania have made a series of short promotional films to encourage intrastate tourism, and one of them features 'Yukon'.  Watch it at https://www.facebook.com/takeontassie/videos/565029507716396 ...
    Posted Jul 2, 2020, 3:49 AM by Posts Editor
  • Wooden Boat Festival News For the latest from the festival see https://mailchi.mp/australianwoodenboatfestival/festival-on-the-horizon?e=29b9f360bf
    Posted Jul 2, 2020, 5:13 AM by Posts Editor
  • Keeping the LBT beautiful Thank you Landcare for tending to the 'native plants belt' which provides an eye pleasing and effective border to the car park.  From their Facebook page:'Today a few intrepid ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2020, 3:58 PM by Posts Editor
  • Skiffs: why row 'em? Sally Ward from Scotland, who spent last summer with us building boats and getting on the water, sent us a link to this nice video with an explanation for the ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2020, 3:15 PM 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