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Gracie on Wyvernhoe Dam

posted Apr 21, 2017, 1:08 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 3:15 PM ]

Great to see that John Walduck has 'Gracie' out of the shed, and looks like he has a reef in already.  For those few who don't know John, he and Jane recently moved from Franklin to Brisbane.  We are hoping that they see sense and come back, but we can't say that.

Former Refugee community visit for boating & apple picking

posted Apr 20, 2017, 6:48 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Apr 22, 2017, 2:21 PM ]

Deb Van Velsen writes to remind us that this group will be at the Shed for a visit on Sunday, arriving about 11.30am.  Anybody who wants to come down and particate and help out from 10.30 am on is welcome.  See details attached >> http://bit.ly/2pRmyrG .

  The group during a past event taking a Skiff out.

Work around the shed

posted Apr 20, 2017, 2:27 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 2:31 PM ]

The push to completion of the renovations is on so that we can get sign-off from the council. The plumbing in the new toilets has been installed, lots of electrical work done, the disabled car park has been marked out, and the drainage from the roof is being tidied up.  Big thanks to the Tuesday Group who have taken responsibility for all of this.  The rest of us can just enjoy the fruits of their labours.


The LBT archive

posted Apr 20, 2017, 2:15 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 2:16 PM ]

There are some very indignant spiders in the office protesting the disruption to their homes in the depths of the LBT cupboards.  New shelves are going in, and the Tuesday group have unearthed all sorts of forgotten documents in the process of cleaning up and sorting out.

Autumn: a great time to be on the river

posted Apr 18, 2017, 5:21 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Apr 19, 2017, 11:18 PM ]

The early morning fog (the ‘Judberry Jerry') rolls down the river at pace, driven by a land breeze to whisk our boats along.  John Young and crew took advantage of this to get the Monty well along on her way  to Dover for the Port Esperance Regatta.  Once the fog lifts the days are warm and still, wonderful for people but not so for sailing. It’s good to be able to take an (ahem) tow from somebody like Peter Laidlaw in ‘Theona’, until the sea breeze kicks in in the afternoon.


 Pics from Endra O'May

Pics from Port Esperance Regatta

posted Apr 18, 2017, 1:23 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 1:37 AM ]

See the Port Esperance Sailing Club gallery: http://bit.ly/2pMMYHm .  There should be more of these to come.

   Pete Laidlaw's 'Theona', pic from Port Esperance Sailing Club

Working Waterfront Newsletter

posted Apr 17, 2017, 6:02 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 2:54 PM ]

See attached (http://bit.ly/2ppXyHM).  Lots of news, both current and past.  You can build a Viking boat, and there is an especially interesting item from Ruth Young about the development of the foreshore.

Port Esperance Regatta

posted Apr 16, 2017, 3:30 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 1:18 AM ]

Old friend of the Living Boat Trust 'La Chaloupe' was the starting boat for off the shore races - see the report attached from the Dover Men's Shed, who built and maintain her - http://bit.ly/2plHGWU.  More reports of the regatta to follow (hopefully).  It was a huge success.

Welcome to fleet for Monty May 8th

posted Apr 15, 2017, 3:06 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 6:29 AM ]

The Monty only came to the Living Boat Trust a couple of months ago but has already been in the thick of things.  Currently she is at Dover ready to participate in the Port Esperance Regatta.  She's been so busy we haven't had time to officially acknowledge her arrival, a lack we plan to remedy on Monday evening, May 8th.  Put it in your diary.  We will be inviting everybody involved in the Monty restoration to join us for the normal dinner when there will be 'extra activities'.  Those who want to make speeches can apply to sec@lbt.org.au:  keep 'em under half an hour. More details to follow. 

 Pic from Ben Forster

Afloat in the Return Raid

posted Apr 13, 2017, 5:30 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 5:31 PM ]

The Return Raid from Hobart to Franklin features in an article in the April edition of 'Afloat' magazine (http://bit.ly/2odiUn6), free from many outlets including Franklin Marine, or viewable online  at http://bit.ly/2odqJJI.

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