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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Flicking the switch At a morning tea celebration on Friday commissioner Adriana Taylor opened the new facilities on the wharf upstream of the Wooden Boat Centre.
    Posted Sep 21, 2018, 12:22 AM by Posts Editor
  • Steaming the gunwhales It was all hands on deck at the Wooden Boat Centre on Wednesday when the new gunwhales were steamed and fitted to the couta boat that is being restored.
    Posted Sep 19, 2018, 3:41 PM by Posts Editor
  • Billie back in the water Lizzie and Karen have had Billie in the shed for her pre-season service, and gave her a bit of a makeover whilst they were at it.  She's back ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2018, 3:42 PM by Posts Editor
  • Treasurer's Report for the AGM 22nd September This report has been put in the AGM folder at https://tinyurl.com/y8g29adh.  Come along to discuss it with Rod Macfarlan (the treasurer) on the night (after 6pm), and ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2018, 5:52 PM by Posts Editor
  • $750k to be spent on upgrading North Franklin Foreshore $750k has been allocated by the state government to upgrade the foreshore. This project is to be administered by the Huon Valley Council. The council organised an initial planning meeting ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2018, 4:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • The Crew Card Lorrie Harrison writes:  'We encourage the use of the LBT boats by our LBT members. We do have a lot of sailing boats, row boats and rowing and sailing boats ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2018, 2:36 PM by Posts Editor
  • Huon Yacht Club, Season Opener, 6 October The Monty isn't the only boat that should be going down to Port Huon for their opener.  Lorrie Harrison writes:'This is an opportunity to dress up a boat ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2018, 2:57 PM by Posts Editor
  • Warrnambool 2-3 March 2019 South West Regatta Lorrie Harrison writes:  'The Warnambool rowing community put on a day of skiff racing on the Saturday and  a day of whale boat racing on the Sunday. The LBT have ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2018, 12:53 AM by Posts Editor
  • Servicing your inflatable life jacket Ian Kuhl from Franklin Marine reminds us that we should check our life jackets each year, and get them professionally checked every couple of years.  For details see attached: https ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2018, 2:58 PM by Posts Editor
  • Season Opener for Monty October 6th For those of us on common or garden boats the arrival of the Monty at last year's Huon Yacht Club season opener was a highlight.  The club has been ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2018, 4:42 AM by Posts Editor
  • What's in that goodies bag? Roger Sly has been ferreting around at the back of the Navy Cadets shed, and has come up with all sorts of treasures.  Chief amongst them is a set of ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2018, 3:41 AM by Posts Editor
  • First Aid Course at the Shed, 28th of September There are many of us who need to upgrade (or get) our qualifications, and if there are sufficient numbers St Johns will run a course for us on the 28th ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2018, 10:08 PM by Posts Editor
  • Invitation from the Wooden Boat Centre: 21st September Jenny Tubman writes: Please come and join in the celebrations of the wooden boat centre’s upgraded wharf facilities. Morning tea will be served on the Greg Guy wharf at ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2018, 9:49 PM by Posts Editor
  • AGM and quiz night coming up 6pm 22nd Sept The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will start at 6pm at the Franklin Bowls Club, 3395 Huon Highway, Franklin.  All documents relating to this meeting can be found at https://tinyurl.com ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2018, 7:49 PM by Posts Editor
  • Register your WBC Boat  Paul Cullen writes: 'The MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival (8-11 February 2019) is coming up fast and we are concerned that boat owners don’t miss out on registering ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2018, 11:33 PM by Posts Editor
  • Wot to do in the hols with the (grand) kids John Wadsley from the Maritime Museum writes:  In the upcoming school holidays we are going to be maritime archaeologists! Please see the attached flyer (https://tinyurl.com/y9s3zddn) for details ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2018, 10:43 PM by Posts Editor
  • Excursion to Charlotte Cove 12th October Martin Riddle writes:'Invitation to join Spring sail/row to Charlotte Cove,  The Sailing sub-committee has booked the Port Cygnet Scouts’ waterside house at Charlotte Cove for two nights ...
    Posted Sep 11, 2018, 6:23 PM by Martin Riddle
  • Experienced hands on the Monty The Monty was in good hands went it went out on Tuesday morning. On the helm is John Young who first sailed a Montagu whaler in 1951 when he was ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2018, 10:04 PM by Martin Riddle
  • Dutch Skiff Placed Third in Great River Race For the second consecutive year, a St Ayles skiff made the top 3 in this 300 boat race on the Thames. The Dutch entry from WSV Woudrichem was placed third ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2018, 8:33 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Committee Meeting 12th September See the agenda being compiled at https://tinyurl.com/y9c96dqx , and the draft minutes for the last meeting at https://tinyurl.com/y9xzao3b
    Posted Sep 9, 2018, 3:23 PM by Posts Editor
  • Franklin Working Waterfront Association AGM 23rd Sept To be held at Franklin Primary School on Sunday 23rd September 2018 at 2pm - more details at https://tinyurl.com/ydfmzubu.  Those who are not yet members of this association ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2018, 4:42 PM by Posts Editor
  • Wooden Boat Centre News Read all about it at https://tinyurl.com/y9b2anf5 .  Big news is that the  prospectus for a 2 year Wooden Boatbuilding, Craft Career Course is now available.
    Posted Sep 8, 2018, 4:36 PM by Posts Editor
  • Nominate for the committee - beat the rush The LBT constitution tells us that nominations must be received by the secretary 10 days before the AGM: that would be next Wednesday the 12th.  Get yours on the top ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2018, 4:28 PM by Posts Editor
  • Southern Mooring Services coming to Franklin Ian Kuhl from Franklin Marine writes:'Southern Mooring Services will be up this way in the near future.  I have them coming up to service my moorings and put in ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2018, 4:18 PM by Posts Editor
  • Free trip on Nancy for members next Tuesday 11th Next Tuesday at 8.30am Nancy will be leaving Franklin to go down to Port Huon for her yearly inspection on the slip.  If you want to be part of ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2018, 4:44 PM by Posts Editor
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tn19 Raid - tawe nunnugah 2019 - small boat expedition in Southern Tasmania
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tn19 Expressions of Interest are open

What better way to warm up for the 2019 Australian Wooden Boat Festival than sailing or rowing a small craft over 10 days from the edge of Tasmania’s southwest wilderness to Hobart arriving in time to join the Parade of Sails at the start of the festival?

Expressions of Interest for the tawe nunnugah 2019 Raid are now open. Follow the links at: http://lbt.rforster.org/tn19





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