The Living Boat Trust - 'Where the wooden boat festival never ends'

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Treasurer’s Report 20 Mar 2021 to 19 April 2021 This report is included in the minutes for the monthly committee meetings (https://tinyurl.com/49jfk2pa), but we thought that at this midway point of the year it was worth ...
    Posted May 16, 2021, 3:48 PM by Posts Editor
  • Music on Monday Night Kate's back and Monday nights are great (as always).  We had an extra boost this week with the visit of Velvet Phoenix to sing for us, mostly a capella ...
    Posted May 12, 2021, 4:13 PM by Posts Editor
  • The way we were: Franklin in the 1940's and 50's. David Moore recently posted to Youtube 'various clips of Franklin put together by Mike Peters from the family archives of Phillip Gordon-Smith'.  There is a LOT here (the apple ...
    Posted May 10, 2021, 4:26 PM by Posts Editor
  • Induction to the LBT New members to the LBT are welcomed with a fairly brief email outlining resources, opportunities and obligations.  Tom Stevens has put together a much more thorough-going online induction which ...
    Posted May 9, 2021, 3:48 PM by Posts Editor
  • Proposed change to membership and boat use fees Members will recall that we ran a 'satisfaction survey' back in February.  A suggestion that came out of that was that we change the current membership/boat use fee arrangement ...
    Posted May 9, 2021, 3:33 PM by Posts Editor
  • Fwd: Brekend, Brekend: de verloting gaat door! Henk Brolsma forwarded us an email advertising the next Dutch Wooden Boat Festival at Den Helder being organised by old friend and member of the Living Boat Trust Bert van ...
    Posted May 9, 2021, 3:51 PM by Posts Editor
  • Australian Register of Historic Vessels (ARHV) The LBT already has 2 boats on this register (Nancy and the Monty), which can be viewed online at http://arhv.anmm.gov.au/collections . The Maritime Museum has sent ...
    Posted May 9, 2021, 3:53 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Committee meeting coming up this Thursday 13th An agenda is being prepared at https://tinyurl.com/cvx4dzb6.
    Posted May 9, 2021, 3:53 PM by Posts Editor
  • Solar panels for the LBT roof One of the aspirations of the LBT is to ' strive for a sustainable way of life' and in line with this goal we have sort funding over the years for ...
    Posted May 2, 2021, 3:57 PM by Posts Editor
  • Australian 5 virtual Skiff regatta Lorrie Harrison writes: 'From the West to the East coast across Australian crews in St Ayles skiffs have been rowing the 'Australian 5' this past weekend. Named because 5 crew ...
    Posted May 2, 2021, 3:38 PM by Posts Editor
  • New key locker Paul Frost and the Tuesday group have replaced the plastic key buckets which used to sit on top of the fridge with the very flash number pictured below, which is ...
    Posted May 2, 2021, 12:13 AM by Posts Editor
  • Mike's Nets Mike Dredge gave his first class on net repair last week.  We are looking forward to the next instalment Monday at 5pm.
    Posted May 2, 2021, 12:06 AM by Posts Editor
  • Use 'Check in Tas' at the LBT from May 1st It's the invasion of the QR codes:  there is now one in the middle of the front door (pics below).  In order assist with potential Covid tracing and help ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2021, 5:29 AM by Posts Editor
  • Movie 'The Host' at the Palais, Sunday May 2nd A Korean monster movie by the director of the Oscar winning 'Parasite'. Sounds like a lot of fun.  Doors open 6.30pm, admission $5, film starts after 7.15pm but ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2021, 5:00 AM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Mooring That rather exotic looking green boat that was lurking around upstream last week was servicing moorings, including the one owned by the LBT which now has some decent ground tackle ...
    Posted May 2, 2021, 10:54 PM by Posts Editor
  • Heading home from Dawn Anzac Day Service Pip Stevenson took this snap of Will Hallinan rowing home.  Must have been interesting rowing to the service before dawn.
    Posted Apr 24, 2021, 9:39 PM by Posts Editor
  • Australian 5 Skiff Event The First National Dispersed Skiff Event is on this coming weekend.  THE LBT have entered 3 crews in the female division, each rowing 5km. You might like to come on ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2021, 9:32 PM by Posts Editor
  • Monday night BBQ coming up We can't have Matt and John cooking us fabulous repasts every night: sometimes we have to do for ourselves.  Bring something to throw on the hot plate, something to ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2021, 12:54 AM by Posts Editor
  • Richard Stubbs at Frank's 3rd June Funnies at Frank's will feature Richard Stubbs on this date.  See flyer below for details: https://tinyurl.com/53khac4d
    Posted Apr 23, 2021, 4:18 AM by Posts Editor
  • Rowan on duty with Tas Land Conservancy Rowan was in service ferrying the workers out to Egg Island to tackle the New Zealand Flax and to manage their camera traps - pics below.  Of particular interest was what ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2021, 2:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tassie Men's Shed News Read the latest attached: https://tinyurl.com/jxjpwh6
    Posted Apr 23, 2021, 3:36 AM by Posts Editor
  • Castle Forbes Forest Yanti writes:'I had a lovely night meeting many people of the LBT on Monday, thank you for the opportunity to make a little announcement.  Visit a beautiful patch of ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2021, 4:12 AM by Posts Editor
  • May 8th fund raising event postponed until September The event advertised for May 8th has now been put forward until Saturday September 4th - something to celebrate the beginning of spring.  More details to follow.
    Posted Apr 19, 2021, 6:34 PM by Posts Editor
  • Vale Pip's Knots, long live Mike's Nets - 5pm next week A reminder that Mike Dredge will be starting his net making course next week at 5pm, Monday evening.  Mike tells us that he is happy to be flexible, guided by ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2021, 4:20 PM by Richard Forster
  • Rhonda K and Bob The newly varnished and painted Rhonda K recently caught the eye of photographer Craig Bryant (well she would wouldn't she?), and then he spotted Bob admiring his handiwork.  Pics ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2021, 2:02 PM by Posts Editor
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New foreshore plan


Highlights from the launch of 'Billie', June 2015 (photos from Annette Cauchi)

YouTube Video



Highlights from the St Ayles Skiff Regatta 2015


Highlights from Tawe Nunnugah 2015



How to row a dinghy



Nancy arrives at the Living Boat Trust





Building 'Tuesday'



Some history: trailer for the Tawe Nunnugah 2007 movie