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Flicking the switch

posted Sep 21, 2018, 12:21 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 21, 2018, 12:22 AM ]

At a morning tea celebration on Friday commissioner Adriana Taylor opened the new facilities on the wharf upstream of the Wooden Boat Centre.

Steaming the gunwhales

posted Sep 19, 2018, 3:40 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 19, 2018, 3:41 PM ]

It was all hands on deck at the Wooden Boat Centre on Wednesday when the new gunwhales were steamed and fitted to the couta boat that is being restored.

Billie back in the water

posted Sep 19, 2018, 3:27 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 19, 2018, 3:42 PM ]

Lizzie and Karen have had Billie in the shed for her pre-season service, and gave her a bit of a makeover whilst they were at it.  She's back on the running line now so that we can all take advantage of their efforts.

Treasurer's Report for the AGM 22nd September

posted Sep 18, 2018, 5:51 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 18, 2018, 5:52 PM ]

This report has been put in the AGM folder at https://tinyurl.com/y8g29adh.  Come along to discuss it with Rod Macfarlan (the treasurer) on the night (after 6pm), and then stay on to enjoy the quiz night ($5 and a plate).

$750k to be spent on upgrading North Franklin Foreshore

posted Sep 18, 2018, 4:35 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 18, 2018, 4:44 PM ]

$750k has been allocated by the state government to upgrade the foreshore. This project is to be administered by the Huon Valley Council. The council organised an initial planning meeting on Monday 17th October, which was attended by David Pittaway and Richard Forster from the LBT. Here are their short notes, highlighting the implications for the LBT.

  • The proposal is to concentrate on hardening the foreshore outside the evaporator sheds, providing wharves for both large and small boats. These are to be used both by visitors to Franklin and locals needing somewhere to temporarily tie up. See diagram below. This proposal is largely a re-establishment of the wharf that was on this bank of the river up until the late 1990’s.  See the picture taken in 1995 below.

  • The piles which secure the riverbank are disintegrating, and some of this grant will almost certainly have to go into stabilising this bank.

  • The ‘Inspiring Places’ concept plan and the summary from the community consultation conducted by the Franklin Progress Association in November 2017 will be used as initial input. 

  • The LBT plans to deploy a pontoon in the middle of this development area (see diagram) . This would seem to be complementary to the development. Whilst it may cause a delay, there are advantages to merging these two initiatives, but also risks attached to doing so. The LBT committee will communicate with the council about this. 

  Picture supplied by Martin Krynen

The Crew Card

posted Sep 16, 2018, 1:54 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 16, 2018, 2:36 PM ]

Lorrie Harrison writes: 

'We encourage the use of the LBT boats by our LBT members. We do have a lot of sailing boats, row boats and rowing and sailing boats. Daylight saving is coming with some warmer dryer weather so join in an existing crew or come down with your friends.  

This is what you do.
  • Book the use of the boat on line:  go to lbt.org.au => calendar and follow the prompts.  
  • Make a sensible decision about the skill of your crew and the weather conditions before you head out. 
  • Make a financial contribution towards the maintenance of the boats.  This is set at $5 for a week's use or $100 for the year. If paying for the year, please make sure your name is attached to the money and you will be issued with a CREW CARD.
It is best to pay the $100 directly  into the LBT account at the Bendigo Bank to purchase a CREW CARD, then no more hassles.  See https://tinyurl.com/ydh6euo3 for the details.

If you want to know more we have a rowing Sub committee (Lorrie and Karen) and a sailing sub committee (Peter Laidlaw and Martin Riddle).  They love to help people get active in boats. '

Huon Yacht Club, Season Opener, 6 October

posted Sep 16, 2018, 1:17 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 16, 2018, 2:57 PM ]

The Monty isn't the only boat that should be going down to Port Huon for their opener.  Lorrie Harrison writes:

'This is an opportunity to dress up a boat and row down to Shipwright's Point to take part in the opening ceremony. We can trailer a skiff back if you think it is just too far or you don’t want to miss out on the land celebrations that start about 3pm. It would be great to have some of the sailing boats and Nancy join in again. Please let Lorrie know if you are interested,
or use the form below (https://tinyurl.com/ybtee2y4).  We have one crew joining in so far with rather an interesting theme, come and help fly the LBT flag!'

Season Opener Sign Up Sheet

Warrnambool 2-3 March 2019 South West Regatta

posted Sep 16, 2018, 12:52 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 16, 2018, 12:53 AM ]

Lorrie Harrison writes: 

'The Warnambool rowing community put on a day of skiff racing on the Saturday and  a day of whale boat racing on the Sunday. The LBT have been involved for the last 2 years and we are going again next year and taking Billie with us. The plan is to follow the weekend of racing with a few days touring up the Glenelg River with our base being Nelson. Rowers and boats from the mainland will be joining us. 

We are looking to put together crews for the racing and firm up the plans for the Glenelg.

If you are interested we are having a meeting to talk about it on Friday 21 September at 10:45am.'


Servicing your inflatable life jacket

posted Sep 14, 2018, 2:56 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 14, 2018, 2:58 PM ]

Ian Kuhl from Franklin Marine reminds us that we should check our life jackets each year, and get them professionally checked every couple of years.  For details see attached: https://tinyurl.com/y7admwym

Season Opener for Monty October 6th

posted Sep 14, 2018, 3:33 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 14, 2018, 4:42 AM ]

For those of us on common or garden boats the arrival of the Monty at last year's Huon Yacht Club season opener was a highlight.  The club has been consulted and they want a repeat dose, so let's take the Monty down to Port Huon on October 6th.  If you want to be part of the crew (and you do) enter your name in the form below.  If we have enough bodies we can use her oars and avoid the indignity of a tow if the wind drops out.

Monty 2018 Season Opener Form

Monty 2018 Season Opener Form ‎(Responses)‎

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