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The boat merry-go-round

posted by Posts Editor   [ updated ]

Boats go back in the water, boats come out.  Graham Wright sent the following pics.  The Monty, Swiftsure and Absent Friends are 'taking up' after recent repaint jobs, and poor 'Black Swan' is in the shed blushingly naked of paint.






Franklin History Group newsletter

posted Jan 19, 2020, 1:52 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 19, 2020, 1:52 PM ]

Sailing Monday 20th Jan

posted Jan 19, 2020, 1:40 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 19, 2020, 1:40 PM ]

There were very good reports of sailing last Monday, Hans plans to have Capricornia out again today.  See you at the pontoon at noon.


North Franklin Foreshore Development

posted Jan 19, 2020, 1:34 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 19, 2020, 1:34 PM ]

At the last State election the Huon Valley Council received $750k for a project with the following outcomes. 
  • Marina area providing areas for commercial vessels and tourist cruises to dock.  
  • New public jetty area, following the demolition of the former Wharf area in front of the Evaporators sit.  
  • Pedestrian linkages between the existing walking trails and the Marina are.  
Stabilising the Evaporator Shed site was deemed to be the most important goal to achieve, but an engineering report has shown that the funds available are insufficient for this purpose, and the council are now looking for other alternative ways of achieving the listed outcomes.  They met with the LBT (represented by David Pittaway and Richard Forster) and other interested parties on the 18th of December and  we have submitted a response to them: https://tinyurl.com/sezjjpj .  They wish to have a further meeting to discuss our priorities.  As many members will be aware over the years there has been a lot of consideration given to how best to utilise the foreshore and  this will be the basis for any submissions we make.  As an example the pic below shows possible pontoon locations, all of which have pros and cons, but all of which are now on the table.  We will endeavor to keep everybody informed, but if you have a particular interest speak to your friendly committee members, or email sec@lbt.org.au






Julie Burgess news

posted Jan 19, 2020, 1:25 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 19, 2020, 1:53 PM ]

Graham Norris, our man on the north coast, has sent us this news clipping from the Advocate about the Julie Burgess.  Apparently council are about to consider tenders.


Small boat expeditions - planning up-date

posted Jan 18, 2020, 4:47 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Jan 19, 2020, 1:13 PM by Posts Editor ]

Planning is well underway for the small boat expedition to Charlotte Cove and on to the Kettering Wooden Boat Rally (6-10 February, 2020). If you are interested in joining this trip, or other trips over the summer, please join the email group (follow this link to join the email group: https://tinyurl.com/t6ddpam). Opportunities are available to sail, row, travel in comfort on a larger boat or just join us by car. For further details of what’s planned if the weather is favourable and contingencies for less good weather, please follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/uuhjvwf.

Vale Libor Sikora

posted Jan 15, 2020, 5:41 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 16, 2020, 12:19 PM ]

Libor passed away last week.  Libor was a stalwart and good friend of the Living Boat Trust.  In recent years he was busy on other projects and we saw less of him, but many LBT members remember him very fondly. There will be a memorial event on Sunday 19th of January - see notice attached for details: https://tinyurl.com/stmo3fl



The Blue Peril

posted Jan 13, 2020, 12:30 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 13, 2020, 3:06 PM ]

'Property Services' has responded to Lorrie Harrison's enquiry about the fate of the fish and chip shop punt stranded on the Franklin foreshore. 

'Thank you for your enquiry to Property Services (formerly “Crown Land Services”) Enquiries. My understanding of the situation is that removal of the punt is expected in the next couple of months, subject to progress of the Tender process which is being managed by our Operations Team.' 




Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong March 6th-9th

posted Jan 13, 2020, 3:04 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 13, 2020, 3:04 AM ]

The Living Boat Trust attended this Festival a few years ago (see http://bit.ly/2580dCU) and had a jolly good time.  Geelong is a great boat town - a recommendation.  See the website www.wbfgeelong.com.au for more details



Icecream containers

posted Jan 12, 2020, 12:45 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 12, 2020, 12:45 PM ]

Endra O'May is collection ice cream containers for bushfire wildlife relief.  Please leave in the bag at the shed.


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