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Cygnet maritime history presentation

posted Nov 30, 2020, 4:55 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 30, 2020, 5:05 PM ]

Tess Hallinan writes: 

'Attached is the flyer (https://tinyurl.com/y3mvoogx) for the Cygnet Living History Museum's display of Cygnet's Maritime History by Jean-Louis Boglio at Burton's Reserve.  The Weighbridge Cottage is small and has limited entry because of Covid requirements, so better time and value could be had by attending of  a Thursday, until Christmas, 10 to 4pm. This actually coincides beautifully with the CWA's Cake stall next door in Burton's Cottage.'

Another Atkin boat

posted Nov 30, 2020, 4:42 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 30, 2020, 4:46 PM ]

Gretchen was joined by a 'big sister', John Pollard's 'Louie' on Monday night.  John, Piet Lundstedt and crew had used the sea breeze to sail all the way up from Cygnet in time for dinner.  Looks like a beautiful boat.  John is seeking experienced crew to help him sail her in Tawe Nunnugah.

Pip's news

posted Nov 29, 2020, 8:12 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 30, 2020, 4:33 PM ]

Pip Stevenson recently had a job transporting a super yacht down the NSW coast.  Just as well he had gained some experience with us sailing Capricornia  - we hope he was able to put it to good use.

Visit from the Australian Wooden Boat Festival

posted Nov 29, 2020, 5:35 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 29, 2020, 5:36 PM ]

Paul Stephanus and his merry people have been out and about, scouting locations for the proposed 'Maritime Trail' weekend in April, and we were on their list.  Read all about what they found and thought at https://www.australianwoodenboatfestival.com.au/november-site-visits-awbf-travels-south/

 Pic from AWBF

Wooden Boat Centre news

posted Nov 28, 2020, 11:37 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 29, 2020, 1:47 AM ]

Covid isolation has meant that the Wooden Boat Centre has been, well, isolated.  But that doesn't mean that they haven't been getting on with it.  Those of us who use the dinghy shed have been admiring it's latest occupant  Jane de Cray, the restoration of which was recently completed at the Centre,  and every so often the wharfside doors are left open to reveal the bow of the Franklin 29 looming like a liner.  See below for pictures from the Centre, and attached is a newsletter from the Franklin Working Waterfront Association/WBC: https://tinyurl.com/yxt9wy6b

Christmas Row December 18th December

posted Nov 27, 2020, 1:54 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 27, 2020, 1:58 PM ]

See flyer below for details: https://tinyurl.com/y2n5zp2d.

First LBT long table of the season

posted Nov 27, 2020, 1:26 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 28, 2020, 1:11 PM ]

At last Monday night's BBQ the weather was right, the midgies weren't too ferocious and it was time!  We spread out a bit more than in times past in deference to Covid, but the enjoyment was the same.

The 'Cadet' sails

posted Nov 27, 2020, 1:22 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 27, 2020, 2:59 PM ]

For years a Cadet dingy left by Nick Fryer has been sitting over by the stone wall waiting for somebody to take up the challenge of restoring her.  Mark Adams was the man for the job, and on Friday those of us on the Monty enjoyed a brief 'sail in company' with him.

Spring Bay Community Boatshed Newsletter

posted Nov 27, 2020, 1:18 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 27, 2020, 1:18 PM ]

Attached is the news from our friends at Spring Bay (Triabunna): https://tinyurl.com/y5pyrk55.  For more about them see their website: http://triabunnavillage.com.au/spring-bay-community-boat-shed/.  Judging by the picture in their 'latest projects' column they don't mind taking on a challenge (see below).

Waratah season

posted Nov 25, 2020, 6:23 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 28, 2020, 12:04 PM ]

If you need a break from the water then you could do worse than head for the mountains where the native vegetation is in full flower.

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