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Classic Movie at the Palais: 'The Merger' December 2nd

posted Nov 18, 2018, 4:18 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 18, 2018, 4:19 AM ]

Team Movies writes: 

'We are combining with AMNESTY SOUTHERN GROUP Tasmania for a special Christmas Movie treat, the 2018 Australian smash hit movie, The Merger. Synopsis: Huon Valley’s favourite comedian, Damian Callinan, playing injured AFL footy legend Troy Carrington, is lured back to his home town of Bodgy Creek, to rebuild the hapless local footy team. He recruits refugees to make up the numbers with hilarious results, but ultimately takes the community on a journey of change. All door takings will go to Amnesty Southern Group who are working to raise awareness of the plight of asylum seekers and refugees.' 

Doors open 6.30pm, seated by 7.15pm, Admission $5,  bring a plate.

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Sailing Monday

posted Nov 18, 2018, 3:46 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 18, 2018, 3:47 AM ]

The wind gods are predicted to be kind, so come down and join us at 3.30pm at the pontoon.  Last week we took out Monty for an initial trial run in preparation for the 'cruise in company' to Huonville next weekend: there may be more of the same.


Moorings for lease

posted Nov 18, 2018, 3:34 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 18, 2018, 3:36 AM ]

David Pittaway writes: 

For lease - two moorings close to the WBC;
- one suits up to a 35 ft keel boat - $80/month
- one suits up to a 25ft launch, not a keel boat - $50/month.   
Contact:  0418 221 531 


Twilight Rowing

posted Nov 18, 2018, 3:25 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 18, 2018, 3:25 AM ]

Barbara Dawson writes:

'Twilight rowing last Friday saw one St Ayles skiff, one Grebe, one Whitehall skiff and one kayak racing against each other.  The skiff team, Huon Five 0 (powered by Jane and Shane, Phil, Zoe, and Karl) slashed their previous week’s time by almost 6 minutes.  First across the line (just) was David Budd in his Whitehall skiff.  Come down this Friday at 5pm, grab a Grebe, make up a skiff crew, or bring your own boat/kayak.  And bring along drinks and nibbles for post race get-together afterwards.'


Anyone know the boat 'Sgorr na Craig'?

posted Nov 18, 2018, 3:13 AM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Nov 18, 2018, 3:31 AM ]

Topher Dawson from Ullapool is coming to Tasmania to participate in the 2019 Raid. In 1984 he built a 20ft huon pine double-ender, Sgorr na Creag, on a property at Mickey’s Bay on Bruny Island. She is clinker built, very beamy (8ft 4 inches), with a plumb bow and a raking sternpost and at the time was painted white.The boat was sold to a Japanese guy called Hisau who lives near the Idea Bay railway station. Topher would like to see the boat again during his visit - if you know either the boat or its current owner please email us at: info@tawe-nunnugah.org

Floating boat cover

posted Nov 17, 2018, 12:03 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 17, 2018, 12:04 PM ]

Celia Leverton sent us a whole lot of ideas for sheltering boats from Holland a while ago.  We now have a prime example of one of them tethered to wharf upstream of the WBC.


Rowing Regatta, Huon at Franklin 17th,18th November

posted Nov 13, 2018, 3:09 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 13, 2018, 3:09 AM ]

Marine and Safety Tasmania Notice to Mariners:

'A Regatta will be held on the Huon River at Franklin on Saturday, 17 November 2018 commencing at 0800 hours.  The Regatta will conclude at 1600 hours on Sunday, 18 November 2018. Boat owners are reminded to transit the area with caution and follow any directions given by rowing officials.'



Project Boat

posted Nov 13, 2018, 3:00 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 13, 2018, 3:03 AM ]

Michael Fitzgerald writes:   

'I have a 26’ sail boat I’ve started to restore but am unable to continue with the restoration so I’d like to offer her to someone who is interested in taking over.  She is strip planked Huon pine fixed lead keel built by Barry D Wilson of Smithton. Her original name is Norma De Kermandee (we call her “Valkyrie” now).  She is in a cradle at my home at Deep bay.  I have stripped her back to the hull and have done some re-ribbing, and reset the transom.  I have attached some pictures of what she looked like when we bought her and after repainting the hull about 8 years ago and what she looks like now after being stripped back. Please let me know if you know anyone who would be interested or if anyone wants to come and have a look.  My Phone number is 0476 935972 and email esjy@optusnet.com.au'. 






Monday sailors: prepare for the Huonville cruise

posted Nov 10, 2018, 2:59 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 10, 2018, 3:31 PM ]

The cruise to Huonville planned for November 25th (see elsewhere in this news column) will be a great opportunity to get on the water with our rower/sailers - the Monty and Swiftsure in particular.  Let's use the next couple of Monday evenings to prepare - see how we go getting up the river and back and check that we can smoothly combine oars and sails.  Meet down at the pontoon at 3.30pm.




Who would have thought of these tools?

posted Nov 9, 2018, 8:44 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 8:46 PM ]

Mike Dredge pointed us to this collection of improvised tools.  Resourceful person who thought of them, 'Mr Jiwakoyak'.  See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQdn_TvryeE  Who hasn't wondered how to get out that dratted stripped Phillips head screw?





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