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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • tn19 – help get the word out Planning is well underway for the next tawe nunnugah Raid (30 January to 8 February 2019). The biennial Raid is the LBT’s main fund raising activity - it keeps the ...
    Posted Aug 12, 2018, 12:37 AM by Martin Riddle
  • Vale Andrew Nicholls The LBT has lost a good friend in Andrew.   On many long expeditions, particularly Tawe Nunnugah, Andrew in his beautiful old gentleman's cruiser 'Tuna'  was a very reassuring presence ...
    Posted Aug 13, 2018, 2:34 PM by Posts Editor
  • On the Water Program Organisation for our schools program has been quietly happening in the background, and we now have a core group of organisers and a schedule from Huonville Primary.  We will take ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2018, 3:55 PM by Richard Forster
  • From stump to ship For those of us with boat building fantasies (don't we all) Geoff Steer points us to the 'Acorn to Arabella' project:  'We are building a 38’ sailboat from stump ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2018, 3:29 PM by Posts Editor
  • Wooden Boat Centre News Get the latest at https://tinyurl.com/y7o8qqhv.  Find out about everything from extra power on the wharf to a course on building an Oughtred 'Puffin'. 
    Posted Aug 5, 2018, 3:07 AM by Posts Editor
  • Repairing a gaff throat It may not be a thing of beauty at the moment, but we are sure that this gaff throat will be when Dennis Muscovich has finished with it, just like ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2018, 6:49 AM by Posts Editor
  • Practical Seamanship An excellent contribution to our bookshelves from Dennis Muscovich is '1000 Questions and Answers in Practical Seamanship'.  Not sure how many stripes an admiral should have on their sleeve, or ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2018, 6:38 AM by Posts Editor
  • Committee meeting agenda The LBT Committee will meet on Wednesday 8th August and the agenda is being compiled at https://tinyurl.com/y94wxegw
    Posted Aug 5, 2018, 3:07 AM by Posts Editor
  • Thank you somebody At a recent Monday dinner we toasted that somebody who puts out the garbage, mops the floors, cleans the dunnies, clears snags, keeps an eye on the boats and does ...
    Posted Aug 3, 2018, 10:32 PM by Posts Editor
  • Remembering Greg Guy, Friday 17th August Friends of Greg are invited to an event at the Wooden Boat Centre at 4.30pm on the 17th.  If you are considering going respond to the attached flyer: https ...
    Posted Aug 3, 2018, 2:33 AM by Posts Editor
  • Cruise with the Wooden Boat Guild November 25th One of the highlights of our calendar in recent years has been the cruise to Huonville for lunch with the Guild.  Andrew Perkins tells us that this year the plan ...
    Posted Aug 3, 2018, 1:27 AM by Posts Editor
  • Draft Minutes for July Committee Meeting Get 'em at https://tinyurl.com/yatbuhg2
    Posted Jul 31, 2018, 2:59 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tally Ho For those interested in what is involved in restoring a large topsail schooner there is a nice collection of videos at http://sampsonboat.co.uk/. Thanks to Garry McDonald for ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2018, 1:12 AM by Posts Editor
  • Reminder: Monday night do it yourself dinner Even if Kate wanted to cook, she will still likely be at sea aboard Windeward Bound, so we are on our own.  Let's pile up a bonfire and make ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2018, 3:10 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tuesday group doings Graham Wright has put together the following pictorial report. 'The 'Flying 15' has had a covering of Dynel on the deck with Epoxy resin used to seal. Ran low on ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2018, 3:09 PM by Posts Editor
  • Australian Wooden Boat Festival newsletter Get the latest at https://tinyurl.com/yc624nqa .  Seems Dave Golding is milling the timber for the 'project boat' again - this festival a Hereshoff Haven 12 1/2. Pic from ...
    Posted Jul 24, 2018, 2:47 AM by Posts Editor
  • Boat porn Off Center Harbor (we'll go with their American spelling) have put out a 'best of' video, which has some local interest for spice.  See https://tinyurl.com/y8r5juyp
    Posted Jul 24, 2018, 2:36 AM by Posts Editor
  • Museum Monthly Talk 7th August: Yukon Our own Dave Nash and Ea Larssen will be presenting.  Time: 12.00-1.00pm, Tuesday 7 August 2018 Place: Royal Society Room, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Customs House ...
    Posted Jul 24, 2018, 2:20 AM by Posts Editor
  • Public meeting 24th July: Dover woodchip facility A big maritime policy decision which is pending is whether or not to proceed with the proposal to establish a woodchip export facility at Port Esperance (Dover).  There will be ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2018, 5:24 AM by Posts Editor
  • Grebe with a mizzen sail?  Yes it's true - 'Absent Friends' has a rig with a loose footed main sail and a mizzen.  We had it out for the first time in years whilst checking ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2018, 1:51 AM by Posts Editor
  • Sister clips Sister clips are one of those beautifully simple ideas that are almost too good to be true.  Jenny Tubman has sewn them onto those of our important flags that were ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2018, 4:46 PM by Posts Editor
  • Huon Valley Festival November 10-11 Joanna Jablonka from the Kermandie Hotel writes:  'Oli and I would like to thank you and the Living Boat Trust for being supportive of our new initiative. This brand-new ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2018, 4:45 PM by Posts Editor
  • Dutch visitors Nell Tyson writes:'After last year’s successful Dutch boat building exchange for the AWBF, Bert van Baar suggested some of his current students should see the places the others ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2018, 7:50 PM by Posts Editor
  • Looking to borrow a generator Bec Enders writes:  'Does anyone have a generator? We need two generators for powering electric drills on the foreshore in Franklin for the Franklin Historical Walking Trail project. The drills ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2018, 6:37 PM by Posts Editor
  • Imagine at Seven Inch Beach Nice way to spend your Sunday.    Pic from Endra O'May More pics from Annette Cauchi
    Posted Jul 16, 2018, 6:04 PM by Posts Editor
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tn19 Raid - tawe nunnugah 2019 - small boat expedition in Southern Tasmania
And for more more information visit the Tawe Nunnugah Facebook page

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