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Gretchen looking beaudiful

posted Jul 18, 2017, 9:01 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jul 18, 2017, 9:02 PM ]

Graham Wright has sent the following notes and pictures. 

Progress with Gretchen: antifoul is done, the brass strip is on the keel and the stainless steel rudder bracket is fitted. 
She is now ready to be turned over.... Any volunteers? 

Huon Rat finally back in the water with a rope bump strip attached under the gunwale. 
We will fit these to other boats as they come through the workshop. 

LBT Subscriptions

posted Jul 18, 2017, 8:21 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jul 18, 2017, 8:24 PM ]

Reminders for members to pay their subscriptions went out at the end of last month and many have responded. Thank you!  If you have not received a reminder please contact sec@lbt.org.au : we may not have a correct email address for you. 

Planning and the Huon Valley

posted Jul 17, 2017, 6:23 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jul 18, 2017, 9:34 PM ]

Bec Enders writes: 

  • The Huon Valley Council is having a community-drop in session to shape a community engagement strategy. Attend the drop-in session on Tuesday 25 July 2017, 4pm to 7pm at the Huon Valley Council. 
  • Please see poster below (http://bit.ly/2vvWoKv) regarding a public meeting at the Huonville Town Hall about planning matters in your area. There will be a Q&A session. 

AWBF July Newsletter

posted Jul 17, 2017, 5:54 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jul 17, 2017, 5:55 PM ]

See the latest from the Australian Wooden Boat Festival at http://bit.ly/2vw3n65 .  Lot's of good boaty stuff, including a link to the recently released highlights video from the 2017 festival.  See that at http://bit.ly/2vvTnd2

Invitation to lunch with Premier: Tuesday July 25th

posted Jul 17, 2017, 5:42 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jul 17, 2017, 5:43 PM ]

The LBT has received the following invitation which we have confirmed is issued to all members.  Note the RSVP details at bottom.

On behalf of the Tasmanian Liberal Members for Franklin  

Will Hodgman, Jacquie Petrusma and

Nic Street

you are invited to a 


Light Luncheon  

with the  

Tasmanian State Cabinet  

 Hosted by: Nic Street MP

Liberal Member for Franklin


12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

on Tuesday, 25 July  

Huon Valley Council Chambers
40 Main Street
Huonville, Tasmania


PLEASE RSVP by 12 Noon, Friday 21 July to

Diane Byrne – Electorate Officer for Nic Street MP

Email: diane.byrne@dpac.tas.gov.au or Ph: (03) 6121 702

Project Boat

posted Jul 17, 2017, 5:30 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jul 17, 2017, 5:30 PM ]

Ben has an old (yellow) motorboat moored at Cairns Bay which he wants to get rid of soon.  Good for a project or for parts.  If you are interested contact him on 0427 535049.

Opportunity knocks

posted Jul 16, 2017, 3:56 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jul 16, 2017, 3:57 PM ]

The editorial staff for this column is on leave for six weeks.  We've nailed 'em down to doing some work when they can, but there will be inevitable hiatuses.  Here is a chance, a coveted chance,  for an LBT member to fill in the breech, show us how it should be done, right past wrongs and generally make a name for themselves.  Could applicants please send contact details to sec@lbt.org.au along with any other supporting documentation.  Resumes of more than 10 pages will not be considered. 

Seriously, this work is not hugely onerous, and the technology, such as it is, can be mastered in a couple of hours.

Yachting auditors course

posted Jul 16, 2017, 3:50 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jul 16, 2017, 3:50 AM ]

Richard McMinn writes:

Australian Sailing is conducting an Equipment Auditor training seminar on August 19 at the Derwent Sailing Squadron. This course is highly valuable for any clubs that have yacht competing in offshore races such as the Launceston to Hobart Yacht Racer as it allows the yachts to have their equipment checked and approved at their home club, rather than having to visit another club, or wait for someone from another club to be available.   The course is free of charge and will run for approximately three hours from 9:00AM on Saturday August 19.   If you have anyone in your club that may be interested, please pass on this information. Registrations are open here: http://www.yachtingaustralia.com.au/event.asp?ID=82676.

Wooden Boat Centre: July Newsletter

posted Jul 13, 2017, 9:33 PM by Richard Forster   [ updated Jul 13, 2017, 9:35 PM by Posts Editor ]


posted Jul 13, 2017, 3:51 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jul 13, 2017, 3:52 PM ]

 A standard topic of conversation at the LBT used to involve a comparison of the scars members had acquired by tripping over the logs that marked the edge of the parking area in the dark.  No longer:  Mick McGrath  solved the problem for us by replacing the logs with a much more forgiving bank of dirt, which has been awaiting 'beautification'.  And that too has come to pass:  the bank has been mulched and Franklin Landcare has planted it out with a selection of local low growing natives.  Thank you Landcare!                 

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