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Sailing lay day Monday 24th

posted Feb 22, 2020, 12:23 PM by Posts Editor

Skippers are busy.  May be an opportunity to get Capricornia out in the evening.

Monday BBQ coming up

posted Feb 21, 2020, 2:50 PM by Richard Forster   [ updated Feb 22, 2020, 12:15 PM by Posts Editor ]

A quick glance at the kitchen roster posted by Kate below (https://ishr.site/ArxV) tells us that last Monday of the month is indeed coming up.  Bring something for you and something to share.  Kate is still looking for cooks.  Contact her if you can help out.

Latest AWBF newsletter

posted Feb 21, 2020, 2:59 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Feb 21, 2020, 3:00 AM ]

The Australian Wooden Boat Festival never sleeps!  See  https://ishr.site/B35n. News includes an item about Andrew 'Old Sea Dogs' Wilson, and  word of the departure of 'Admiral' for the Bass and Flinders Centre at George Town.

Draft LBT Policy on fund-raising

posted Feb 21, 2020, 2:00 AM by Posts Editor

At it's February meeting the LBT Committee provisionally approved a new fund-raising policy - see https://ishr.site/USku .  This document is now available for members to comment on before it is ratified.

Mooring Works – Marine Farm Lease 186 Brabazon Point

posted Feb 21, 2020, 12:36 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Feb 21, 2020, 12:37 AM ]

MAST reports: 

Mariners are advised Tassal will be undertaking mooring work at MF186, Brabazon Point commencing 24 February 2020.  The corner markers will be moved to the co-ordinates shown below and returned once mooring works are completed on  23 March 2020.


Corner marker location 

Degrees, minutes decimal

WGS 84 




-43° 11.405’S

146° 59.226’E 


-43° 11.567’S

146° 59.701’E 


-43° 11.712’S

146° 59.604’E


-43° 11.553’S

146° 59.133’E

Franklin foreshore development

posted Feb 17, 2020, 1:13 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Feb 17, 2020, 3:24 PM ]

Many LBT members will be aware that in 2018 the Huon Valley Council won a grant of $750k from the State Government to improve the Franklin Waterfront. There was a report in this column on a recent meeting with council to discuss this initiative (https://ishr.site/yDxB) and on Monday 17th of February their was a follow up meeting.  The LBT was represented by David Pittaway and Richard Forster.  We again emphasised that our priority was access to the water, that the LBT had a number of pontoons ready for deployment, and that any way that council could help with this would be appreciated.  See pics which were presented to council below.  As can be seen in the first diagram there are many possible pontoon locations identified, each with its own advantages and disadvantages, and we certainly do not expect all of them all to be utilised.  The 'red' rectangles show where pontoons might go, the green rectangles the location of supporting onshore structures. The numbers on this diagram represent the approximate order of importance we place on each location.  The boardwalk identified in the second diagram would serve to give improved access for boats to the sheltered corner next to the Evaporator sheds.

Of droughts and flooding rains

posted Feb 16, 2020, 12:57 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Feb 16, 2020, 1:00 PM ]

A couple of weeks ago Pip Stevenson went home to northern New South Wales to deal with bushfires and drought.  Pretty much ever since he has been flood bound!  He sent the accompanying pics.  Gotta love Oz.

Academy Award winner at the Palais March 1st

posted Feb 16, 2020, 12:40 PM by Posts Editor

We learnt this from Franklin Palais Events.  Yes, it is 'Parasite' which has just won the Oscar for best picture for 2019.  Read all about it on Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/parasite_2019

Sunday 1st March at the Franklin Palais. 
Doors open 6.30pm. 
Film starts after 7.15pm but before 7.30pm. 
$5 for an introduction to the future. (Or now, really). 
The Palais Collective Shop will be open in the Foyer before the movie for crafts and gifts. 
Libations from the Bar include stimulants, depressants and comfort drinks. 
Please bring a plate of food to share for supper during the intermission. 

Vote for Parasite.   Is it Better than Citizen Kane  - er - Loving Vincent?

Franklin History Group February Newsletter

posted Feb 16, 2020, 12:13 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Feb 16, 2020, 12:26 PM ]

See attached: https://ishr.site/koT8 .  Interesting item on the history of lighting in Franklin.  Electricity wasn't a done deal in 1913.

Sailing Monday 17th Feb

posted Feb 15, 2020, 7:07 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Feb 15, 2020, 7:08 PM ]

Hans says that the day is looking ideal for learning how to deal with light winds in Capricornia.  See you at noon at the shed.

 Pic from Garry Macdonald

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