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Take on Tassie takes on Yukon

posted Jul 2, 2020, 3:49 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jul 2, 2020, 3:49 AM ]

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  .  There is lots more about Yukon on their web page https://yukon-tours.com.au/ and Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/yukontours/

Wooden Boat Festival News

posted Jul 1, 2020, 4:16 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jul 2, 2020, 5:13 AM ]

Keeping the LBT beautiful

posted Jul 1, 2020, 3:58 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jul 1, 2020, 3:58 PM ]

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 Landcarers braved the freezing foggy conditions to do a bit of maintenance on the LBT mound that we planted up in 2017. It has really matured nicely with the grasses and prostrate natives merging to make an attractive ground cover. The wattle is Acacia genistifolia prostrate form and the correa is C. backhouseana. We thawed by having coffee looking out at the marina and admiring the new rock wall.'

For more about Franklin Landcare see https://www.facebook.com/Franklin-Landcare-1658104061146107/?ref=page_internal

Skiffs: why row 'em?

posted Jun 28, 2020, 3:13 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jun 28, 2020, 3:15 PM ]

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 question posed above: https://eden-court.co.uk/inverness-film-festival-online/with-the-rising-tide .

Restrictions on rowing Skiffs lifted

posted Jun 28, 2020, 3:01 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jun 28, 2020, 3:01 PM ]

Jane Johnson from the Rowing Subcommittee writes (on June 28th): 

'Covid restrictions have been lifted so full crews are allowed on Grebes and Skiffs. Have fun out on the water! Please ensure that other preventative measures are followed such as handwashing and coughing/sneezing etiquette.' 

Improving Tasmania’s health and wellbeing

posted Jun 28, 2020, 2:33 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jun 28, 2020, 2:45 PM ]

The Tasmanian Government recently announced that 'a total of $2 million will be available for community organisations and local governments to help improve the health and well being of their communities'.  See https://tinyurl.com/y97wqhne for details.  In the past the LBT has successfully used similar grants to fund relevant programs, and we could do so again in the future. If members see an opportunity for the LBT here and wish to be involved please contact the secretary: sec@lbt.org.au.

2020-21 Membership Dues

posted Jun 28, 2020, 2:14 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jun 28, 2020, 2:49 PM ]

The bad news is that LBT memberships lapse at the end of the financial year (June 30th) and that members will shortly be receiving reminders to pay for renewal.  The good news is that the cost remains the same as it has been for a number of years now: $70Au family, $40Au individual and $125Au corporate.

There are a number of ways of making a payment (make sure there is sufficient information included to identify you).

 * Cheque sent to 3337 Huon Hwy Franklin Tasmania 7113

 * By Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) using your online bank account:
    BSB   633-000
    AC    149496275

  * In an envelope deposited into the money box slot by the main door. 

LBT shed has a Mobile 'Defib' machine (AED)

posted Jun 28, 2020, 1:55 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jun 28, 2020, 2:01 PM ]

AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator, and it is a good thing for a demographic which is getting too old, exercising (on and off) too hard and (for some of us at least) losing neurons too fast. It is a 'smart machine' and does most of the brain work involved in getting a failing heart going again as well as supplying the necessary jolt.  Deb van Velsen writes: 

 'Recently the LBT was successful in receiving an AED and cabinet from the Ambulance Tasmania Community Defibrillator Fund. 

The AED and cabinet have been installed by the Tuesday Group in an easy to see place by the toilet door. 

We encourage all LBT members (and anyone else) to do a short online training package which only takes about 10 minutes to complete.  Please go to: https://rise.articulate.com/share/5hbr-vgXfKPJYy1L2bskjoNaZunfQ30S#/  This AED will be 'mobile'. It will have a protective case so it can be carried with us when we go on boating expeditions. Other community groups will also be able to take this AED away on loan for their events for the benefit of the wider Huon Valley.  We are building an online and paper booking system where someone can request the AED. 

The AED also has a 'Rescue Kit' which includes gloves, scissors to cut away clothing, a towel to dry off skin, etc.' 

An information session on using an AED was run last year at the Palais, and it is planned to do a session or two at the LBT shed that are specific to this AED. We welcome and encourage anyone interested to attend. 

It's important to know that this AED will be 'mobile'. So it won't always be in the LBT shed. The closest AED available 24/7 is at the Franklin Chandlery. The Wooden Boat Centre is also installing an AED, but it's availability is not yet known. 

For more information, contact Deb van Velzen (0427554264).'

Big thanks are owed to Deb for organising all of this.

Mistral II

posted Jun 21, 2020, 3:58 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jun 21, 2020, 4:52 PM ]

Our president ('The Great Rudder') Peter Laidlaw has been leading a team restoring the historic yacht Mistral II in Constitution Dock.  Of course the teamwork largely ended a couple of months ago, but Pete has been keeping at it and has the transom out for repair - see pics from Endra O'May below.  For more about the boat see  https://www.windewardbound.com.au/mistral .

Wooden Boat Centre opening July 1st

posted Jun 21, 2020, 3:39 PM by Posts Editor

In another sign of the improving times, the Wooden Boat Centre have announced that they will be opening up for tours from July 1st.  It has been a hive of activity over there during the shutdown, with the students working on various boats.  The most impressive is a large strip planked 'Franklin 29' motor launch - pics below. 


  Pics from WBC Facebook page

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