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Found adrift - sit-on-top kayak

posted Jun 26, 2017, 4:54 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jun 26, 2017, 4:55 PM ]

A small sit on top kayak was found on Monday, drifting down the river by Egg Island.  May have blown off a boat or been washed away by high tides.  Ring David Budd to reclaim 62663571

Oceans and climate change lectures

posted Jun 26, 2017, 2:16 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jun 26, 2017, 2:17 PM ]

Hans Sipsma alerts us to this opportunity: 

'Winter Series: The Future of the World’s Oceans – free entry, all welcome – beginning @ 7.30 pm Wednesday July 5, Stanley Burbury Theatre, UTAS Sandy Bay' . 

Organised by the Royal Society of Tasmania, and with an impressive list of speakers.  See https://rst.org.au/winter-series-2017/ for details. 

  Pic from Jon Sullivan

June Newsletter from the Wooden Boat Centre

posted Jun 25, 2017, 2:22 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jun 25, 2017, 2:42 AM ]

See attached (http://bit.ly/2t5hMIt).  There is a nice article about building skin covered kayaks, and a reminder that those of us who are members of the Working Waterfront Association should pay our dues by July 1st.

Grate work Dennis

posted Jun 24, 2017, 6:20 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jun 24, 2017, 8:04 PM by Richard Forster ]

When there is a job to be done around the LBT we are blessed with all sorts of talented people to help out.  The wooden gratings on the Montagu whaler were falling to bits when she arrived, but Dennis Muscovich has solved the problem beautifully.

Skiff armada planned for Geelong

posted Jun 22, 2017, 10:33 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jun 22, 2017, 10:54 PM ]

MEDIA RELEASE   -   22 June 2017 

'Corio Bay Communities – Skiff Rowers & Raiders today announced their teaming  with Diversitat, the Royal Geelong Yacht Club and Deakin University to support Geelong’s refugee and migrant communities and social support groups in building ten St Ayles Skiff coastal rowing boats.  The first two boats are under way, being built by Diversitat’s Iraqi, Iranian and Slovenian communities teamed with the ‘Lifeboat Group’ which supports men and women who’ve suffered church-related sexual abuse as children.' 

For the full story see attached: http://bit.ly/2tVbMyY

Midwinter at the LBT: Monday 26th

posted Jun 22, 2017, 4:10 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jun 22, 2017, 4:11 PM ]

This year's celebration is on Monday evening (yes we know it's different in other places), and we have chosen to highlight the culinary imagination of our members.  Meaning: bring your own for the barbie,  something to share with others, and $5 for the LBT pot.    A match will be applied to the pyre around 5.45pm.

  Pic from Wikimedia Commons

MMT Monthly Talk - Tuesday 4 July

posted Jun 22, 2017, 3:55 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jun 22, 2017, 6:05 PM ]

For those who like to get down and dirty with their maritime history John Wadsley writes: 

'This time we have a local historian presenting on the Shag Bay fertilizer factory and its operations, including the devastating explosion  which shattered the bonemill in 1915, resulting in the deaths of two of the site workers - a father and a son. In this presentation, Maria Grist will explore some of the history of the two companies who operated in Shag Bay, as well as the events leading up to and surrounding the explosion. There will also be included some references to the vessels which were used to service the plant.  Please find attached our flyer (http://bit.ly/2tUrCtR) for the next MMT Monthly Talk to be held on Tuesday 4 July 2017, 12 noon to 1pm.  Usual place, Royal Society Room in TMAG, Davey Street entrance.'

The Pontoon Gang are at it again

posted Jun 22, 2017, 12:33 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jun 22, 2017, 12:33 AM ]

David Pittaway and his merry people have made a big start on pontoon 2 (P2), with P1 as a very handy utility platform.  Come down and join in the fun next Thursday morning.

Monday Monty quiz

posted Jun 21, 2017, 2:41 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jun 21, 2017, 2:49 PM ]

Monday diners will be expected to label an unannotated version of the accompanying diagram before they get their desserts.

 Pic from Admiralty Manual of Seamanship supplied by Roger Sly

'The Big Heat' at the Palais, Sunday 2nd July

posted Jun 18, 2017, 3:57 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jun 18, 2017, 4:01 PM ]

Deb Combes writes: 

'I have searched the vault, and found this famous 1953 gangster film ‘The Big Heat’. Directed by Fritz Lang and stars Glen Ford as Dave Bannion in a stellar performance. 
Synopsis: Unrelentingly brutal crime drama centers on a street-toughened detective Dave Bannion (Glen Ford) who takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate after his wife is accidentally killed by the gangsters who have been assigned to murder him. The Big Heat is rated PG.'  
Sunday 2 July upstairs at the Franklin Palais.  Doors open 6.30pm, film starts when someone flicks the lights. After 7.15pm but before 7.30pm. Yes, simple but it still works a treat.  Admission: $5 (I promise you will not be disappointed).  Bar will be running with reasonably priced quality refreshments to assist with digesting this high quality offering, the usual red/white/beer/cider/tea/coffee/milky milo.  Please bring a plate ( with something on it ) to share for supper during the intermission. Hope you can make it. 

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