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Public meeting 24th July: Dover woodchip facility

posted Jul 21, 2018, 6:54 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jul 22, 2018, 5:24 AM ]

A big maritime policy decision which is pending is whether or not to proceed with the proposal to establish a woodchip export facility at Port Esperance (Dover).  There will be a public meeting at Huonville Town Hall to discuss this on the 24th July.  More details at https://www.huonvalley.tas.gov.au/notice-public-meeting/  


Grebe with a mizzen sail?

posted Jul 21, 2018, 1:49 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jul 21, 2018, 1:51 AM ]

 Yes it's true - 'Absent Friends' has a rig with a loose footed main sail and a mizzen.  We had it out for the first time in years whilst checking the rigging on Saturday morning.


Sister clips

posted Jul 21, 2018, 1:29 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jul 21, 2018, 4:46 PM ]

Sister clips are one of those beautifully simple ideas that are almost too good to be true.  Jenny Tubman has sewn them onto those of our important flags that were missing them.  Thanks Jen! 



Huon Valley Festival November 10-11

posted Jul 19, 2018, 4:44 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jul 19, 2018, 4:45 PM ]

Joanna Jablonka from the Kermandie Hotel writes: 

'Oli and I would like to thank you and the Living Boat Trust for being supportive of our new initiative. This brand-new family friendly festival will be held on the Franklin oval and waterfront between November 10 -11, 2018. It promises a unique offering of music, arts, comedy, food, river experiences and more for all to enjoy.  Tickets for the Great Huon Valley Festival will go on sale August the 1st and we hope you and the other members can join us at the official launch and celebrate over some drinks, canapés and entertainment. This will take place at The Kermandie Waterfront Hotel at 6:30 PM. Key festival details will be revealed at the launch. We would be very grateful if you could share this invitation with other members of the Living Boat Trust.  RSVP’s NEED TO BE SUBMITTED BEFORE THE 27TH OF JULY HERE https://tghvf_launch.eventbrite.com.au/ or by reply to this email.' 

Note the invitation.  There is a previously issued flyer at https://tinyurl.com/y7oeso2w 


Dutch visitors

posted Jul 16, 2018, 7:47 PM by Richard Forster   [ updated Jul 16, 2018, 7:50 PM by Posts Editor ]

Nell Tyson writes:

'After last year’s successful Dutch boat building exchange for the AWBF, Bert van Baar suggested some of his current students should see the places the others enjoyed.
The three students have just finished an internship in NSW.   In a very full day, they did a Yukon trip in the morning and I met them in the afternoon and we visited: Jeremy’s Cygnet Wooden Boats, Pieter Lundstedt’s wonderful collection, Lindsay Woods couta boat, Alex Jerrim’s wonderful green wood workshop and Ned Trewartha’s huge new shed in Woodbridge. Then it was a race to get back to LBT in time for dinner.'

 Pic from Deb Van Velsen

Looking to borrow a generator

posted Jul 16, 2018, 6:34 PM by Richard Forster   [ updated Jul 16, 2018, 6:37 PM by Posts Editor ]

Bec Enders writes: 

'Does anyone have a generator? We need two generators for powering electric drills on the foreshore in Franklin for the Franklin Historical Walking Trail project. The drills will make small holes for putting in plant tubes. 

The dates we need them for is the 27th of July and 2nd of August 2018. You would also need to be available on these dates to deliver and start the generators.' 

Contact number: 0498 213 515


Imagine at Seven Inch Beach

posted Jul 15, 2018, 10:43 PM by Richard Forster   [ updated Jul 16, 2018, 6:04 PM by Posts Editor ]

Nice way to spend your Sunday.  

 Pic from Endra O'May

 More pics from Annette Cauchi

Annual General Meeting

posted Jul 15, 2018, 4:26 AM by Richard Forster   [ updated Jul 15, 2018, 10:37 PM ]

We are planning to have the AGM at the Bowls Club on the evening of Saturday 22nd September - put it in your diary with an asterisk.  As always we will be electing a new committee.  A number of current committee members, having served several years, are planning not to stand again, so there will be vacant positions.  Please consider.  The LBT is in healthy position both financially and organisationally, so this is no punishment posting - more an opportunity to promote and implement those ideas that you have known for years would improve the place.  Have a chatter to anybody on the current committee to find out more about it - their names are listed on the website (https://tinyurl.com/yd9e82t8)   



Reminder: membership dues

posted Jul 15, 2018, 4:11 AM by Richard Forster   [ updated Jul 15, 2018, 4:31 AM by Posts Editor ]

Thanks to all those who have already paid their dues - looks like we will survive another year!  If you haven't, now is a good time: the LBT runs to a standard financial year beginning 1st July. 


Future Tawe Nunnugah destinations

posted Jul 9, 2018, 3:36 PM by Richard Forster   [ updated Jul 9, 2018, 3:37 PM by Posts Editor ]

Mike Dredge has been doing some exploring for us, proudly flying the burgee. 





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