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Nancy Tour Procedures

posted Mar 18, 2020, 5:53 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Mar 18, 2020, 6:02 PM ]

LBT Treasurer Rod Macfarlan has organised a special credit card 'pad' for the Wooden Boat Centre, so that payments can simply be 'swiped' into the system.  Thanks Rod!  This has prompted  a revision of our procedures, which (everybody knows) can be accessed from the Nancy Fanciers webpage: lbt.org.au => Boats => Nancy Fanciers => Documents.  More directly it can found at https://ishr.site/ndRp.

Removing hazards

posted Oct 20, 2019, 5:00 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Oct 20, 2019, 5:03 PM ]

Endra O'May brought her big tinny down to help us remove a dangerous snag from the canal.  After a bit of faffing around mission was accomplished: the large branchy log that was making life difficult near the bend is now out and floating downstream.  Thanks Endra!  We were too busy to get any really good pics, but the one below gives a bit of the flavour. Pip Stevenson thinks it is a serious business. Thanks Endra!

  Pic from Endra O'May

Nancy Fanciers Meeting Monday August 26th

posted Aug 19, 2019, 6:59 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Aug 19, 2019, 6:59 PM ]

The Tuesday Group have been taking good care of Nancy, and she  is ready to be a big part of Tasmania's Seniors Week  (October 14th - 20th).  It is time to start planning for the 2019-20 summer season. Let's meet down at the shed at 5.30pm to discuss this.

Nancy laid up with electrical fault

posted Oct 4, 2018, 9:47 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Oct 4, 2018, 9:49 PM ]

Brian Marriott put in several afternoons trying to diagnose the problem and Rod Dilkes phoned in from Western Australia to provide extra expertise, but in the end the answer was simple: Nancy is broken. The controller has been sent off to be tested, but in all likelihood that will only confirm that the problem is elsewhere.  If this had happened in the middle of Seniors Week the situation would have been even more chaotic: about the only saving grace.  When there is more news it will be posted to this column.  In the meantime all trips are cancelled.

Crew for Seniors Week (October 15-21)

posted Sep 17, 2018, 3:20 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Oct 4, 2018, 9:48 PM ]

It has very quickly become a tradition that Seniors Week is the busiest time of the year for Nancy.  And why not?  A trip on the river followed by a cuppa in the Shed makes for an afternoon well spent by anybody, including we seniors.  A good time is had by all, and we always get very good feedback.  This year looks like being no different: the bookings are coming in at a healthy rate.  All we need is some more crew.  Have a look at the calendar on the crew page to look for gaps (https://tinyurl.com/ybrp57fh) then book yourself in using the form on this page, or directly at (https://tinyurl.com/ycxwo5x2).

Nancy going on the slip Tuesday 11th Sept

posted Sep 5, 2018, 7:03 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 5, 2018, 7:03 PM ]

If you'd like a trip to or from Port Huon, or if you would like to help contact sec@lbt.org.au  .  There is a plan at https://tinyurl.com/y8hmflj5

Australia Day 2018

posted Jan 16, 2018, 12:49 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 16, 2018, 12:52 PM ]

For the last couple of years Nancy has been a big part of Australia Day, delivering the 'ambassador' and taking people out of short excursions on the river.  Brian Pain is all set to skipper her, but he needs a crew.  If you can help out submit your name through the form below (https://goo.gl/UU6m2b), and you will be added to the list of the LBT members coming along for the day. If you haven't done it before be assured it is good fun, and worthwhile.

Australia Day 2018 Helper Form

Using Nancy

posted Nov 9, 2017, 1:11 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 9, 2017, 1:23 PM ]

Martin Riddle writes: 
'It has been decided to make Nancy more readily available for use by LBT members at the cost of only $5 per person. This is consistent with the new policy on use of LBT assets and is designed to get Nancy out on the water more often. 

To take Nancy out there must be a person on board responsible for the vessel (the skipper) who has a current recreational motorboat license and has had the induction on Nancy’s operating procedures. Martin Riddle will be running inductions on Monday evenings from 5pm. To sign up for an induction please follow this link: http://bit.ly/2zuLtUv. To book Nancy go to http://bit.ly/2zxNdMM

 Pic from Zainab Clark

Minutes from Nancy Fanciers Meeting 9th October

posted Oct 9, 2017, 2:17 PM by Richard Forster   [ updated Oct 9, 2017, 2:17 PM ]

Nancy Fanciers Meeting Monday 3rd October, 6pm

posted Oct 7, 2017, 2:44 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Oct 7, 2017, 2:44 PM ]

There is a meeting to discuss all things 'Nancy' at the shed on Monday 9th October at 6pm.  For a draft agenda see http://bit.ly/2xqR4IM

 Pic from Brian Marriott

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