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Sailing 18th November

posted Nov 17, 2019, 12:36 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 17, 2019, 12:36 PM ]

If the forecast is accurate we might be down to the third reef  this afternoon.  Turn up at noon at the pontoon and if it is looking too hairy we will do some maintenance on the boat.


More on the 'Camino Voyage' evening

posted Nov 17, 2019, 3:50 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 17, 2019, 3:54 AM ]

Barb Dawson writes:

'Just talked with Paccy Stronach from Dunalley - he runs/owns the shipyard there, and is a boat builder and furniture maker.  He and his wife are coming down for the movie.  Paccy has agreed to give a 4-5 minute intro to curraghs before the film starts….AND  off his own batt, he is bringing down his own 23 ft curragh!!  Its a slightly smaller version of the one in the movie.  So we will have TWO curraghs on display on the night. 

The film has been released internationally to great acclaim, and has won several awards at film festivals in New York, Luxembourg and Ireland. 
Winner – The Documentary Award – Irish Screen America Film Festival, NY 
Winner – Audience Award – Luxembourg British & Irish Film Season 
Winner – Audience Award – Dingle International Film Festival 
“One of the most beautiful films I have ever seen” (Actor Paul McGann)
"Bravo! An unforgettable blend of music, muscle power and persistence on the long and gruelling sea road to Compostela” (Tim Severin, the Brendan Voyage)' 

Come along and enjoy: Saturday 23rd November, 7.30pm (film starts) at the Palais, $10.  More details on the flyer: https://tinyurl.com/tqdcm3d

Reminder: Excursion with WBG to Huonville, Sunday 24th

posted Nov 16, 2019, 7:51 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 17, 2019, 2:19 PM ]

Lorrie Harrison writes:

'At last an improvement in the weather, next Sunday is looking perfect for rowing, not windy, low chance of rain and around 15 degrees. We still have plenty of space in the skiffs and the Swiftsure for a Row in Company up to Huonville for lunch and back.  The plan is to leave the LBT at 10am,  just tell Lorrie if you want lunch and if you would like to join us for the row. (Lorrieharrison@tpg.com.au)' 

See flyer for details: https://tinyurl.com/yx62j75e.  There will be seats available on 'Nancy' for those who want to do it in style and don't have their own boat.

Curragh moving

posted Nov 13, 2019, 2:04 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 16, 2019, 1:01 PM ]

Barb Dawson writes: 

'Removing one very dusty WBC curragh from its place high up in the rafters, ready to be displayed in the Palais Theatre for Camino Voyage movie evening on 23 November.  Note traditional way of carrying a curragh i.e. over the head.  No Guinness consumed during this manoeuvre.' 

See series of pics from Barb below.  And thanks to David Budd for organising this. 


posted Nov 13, 2019, 1:44 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 13, 2019, 2:21 PM ]

Piet Lunstedt gave us a pallet load of superseded life jackets with the idea that we could extract the flotation from them for use in the boats, but the job was sitting there waiting to be done until Phil rolled his sleeves up and hopped into it.  Thanks Piet and Phil!

Thinking of our interstate members

posted Nov 13, 2019, 1:31 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Nov 13, 2019, 2:17 PM by Posts Editor ]

At its November meeting the LBT Committee paused to reflect on the plight of our interstate members and friends currently impacted by bushfire.  We remember the generosity extended to the Living Boat Trust by so many members when the tawe nunnugah Raid was disrupted by the bushfires in southern Tasmania earlier this year. For the majority who escaped serious loss those fires now seem a distant memory – we can only hope that our interstate members will be as fortunate.


posted Nov 12, 2019, 4:43 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 12, 2019, 4:46 AM ]

Call - Push - Shock' is an easy way to remember how you can help save a life. 

 Call triple zero.  Push: do CPR (chest compressions). Shock: use an AED ('heart start machine' or Automated External Defibrillator). 

A demonstration session on Saturday 23rd November will share information on what to do if someone near you is suffering a cardiac arrest – they will be unconscious and not breathing normally.

Seconds count in a cardiac arrest. Starting CPR within 3-4 minutes may increase the chance of survival by up to 50 per cent!  If someone near you has a cardiac arrest and you’re unsure or forget how to do CPR, that’s ok. Call triple zero and a call taker will guide you through it. The AED machine will also tell you what to do. 

At the session you will: 

* See a CPR and AED demonstration. You can try CRP on a mannequin that will give you feedback on how effective you are. 

* Hear what an AED says and get to handle AED pads.  

* Got questions about doing CPR in rural or marine conditions? Our friendly Intensive Care Paramedic will have a question time.  

* Do you know where your nearest AED is? We'll show you the AED locator app. 

Come and join in this interactive live demonstration on Saturday 23rd November from 2:30 to 3:30pm at the Palais Theatre, Main Road Franklin. 

Free and includes afternoon tea. 

No need to book, but it would help to please rsvp to Deb on 0427 554 264.  

(Please note this is an information session. Not accreditation). 


  Pic from callpushshock.org

LBT Committee Meeting this week

posted Nov 10, 2019, 5:45 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 10, 2019, 5:51 AM ]

There is an agenda being compiled at https://tinyurl.com/vu2l24s .  Minutes for the last meeting can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/y3yphuqv .

The Elephant is back

posted Nov 10, 2019, 4:04 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 10, 2019, 4:04 AM ]

Given the vintage of our venerable Elephant bandsaw (40 years old!) we didn't like the chances of returning it to operation after a backing plate shattered.  However we reckoned without Kurt Hofler, who located a replacement part as well as a set of new bearings and had it back and working in time for Thursday night's half model course.  Thanks Kurt!

 Pic from Paul Frost

Reminder: 'Camino Voyage' Saturday Nov 23rd

posted Nov 10, 2019, 3:47 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 16, 2019, 1:04 PM ]

The screening of this film (at the Palais) should be a great night.  Deb Coomb writes: 

'This multi award winning documentary is a must see for anyone who believes they have Irish blood, dreamt about an adventure, travelled to France/Spain & fantasized walking the Camino Trail or just wants to be entertained. 

Synopsis: 5 Irishmen build a basic traditional Irish rowing boat (Curragh), then row this tiny vessel 2500kms from Ireland to Northern Spain.

That’s the equivalent of rowing from Hobart to New Zealand.

What makes this film so special?

1: Music……. SENSATIONAL. If you love traditional Celtic music, then this film is for you. 

2: Bravery……..Glen Hansard, who, without any boating experience, boldly steps in as a sub when one of the crew must stay behind in Ireland. 

3: Beauty…………..Breathtaking photography as the Curragh is rowed around the French and Spanish coast. 

4: Inspiring……..“People might say we’re out of our minds… you need some of that because if you’re sensible all the time – sure you’d do nothing.” Quote by rower Danny. 

5: Danger: Dodging cross-channel ferries and monster container ships. 

6: Drama…… Then there is a tragic final twist to the tale. 

7: Community Fund Raiser: event run by the Palais Management Committee; door takings donated to local groups - Wooden Boat Centre, Living Boat Trust, Huon Rowing Club and Franklin History Group. 

The Camino Voyage has it all - adventure, danger, courage, endurance, friendship, philosophy and humour – plus calloused hands and sore buttocks.  

Still not convinced? view the trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW4WJbHy86A '

Doors open 6.30pm, film starts 7.30pm, tickets $10.  For more details see the poster: https://tinyurl.com/s4ffhw7

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