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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • News from the Australian Wooden Boat Festival Paul Cullen from the AWBF has sent us a link to all the latest news... Greetings, All We hope you are keeping warm as our Tasmanian winter puts a crisp ...
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  • Turning Gretchen Graham Wright keeps us updated about the ongoing work of the legendary Tuesday Group.Here is the latest... An interesting day in the shed today as Brett and the Thursday ...
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  • Vale Greg Guy Members will be saddened to learn of the passing of Master Mariner Greg Guy.  Greg will be remembered as a great supporter of all the good things we do here ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2017, 9:55 PM by Posts Editor
  • BYO MONDAY NIGHT DINNER The last Monday of every month is BYO dinner at the Living Boat Trust so bring a plate of food to share.    Try that new recipe you’ve been thinking ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2017, 5:48 PM by Posts Editor
  • SEEKING BOAT TENDERS AND DINGHIES WOULD YOU LIKE TO DONATE A SMALL BOAT TO A GREAT CAUSE?Paul Cullen of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival writes...Many of you would know Rosemary Miller, former CEO ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2017, 11:15 PM by Posts Editor
  • New Navigation Markers (with pictures) Further to last weeks announcement about the new navigation markers in the Huon, here are some pics to help you find your way...  (See here for location details)  http://bit ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2017, 6:55 PM by Posts Editor
  • Exhibition at the Maritime Museum John Wadsley from the Maritime Museum of Tasmania writes...The MMT has some exciting news!!  Over the last few weeks, we have been very, very busy.   And now the efforts ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2017, 6:38 PM by Posts Editor
  • Music for a Cause Living Boat Trust member Zainab Clark sends an invitation to all those who might be interested...Hosted by Rural Australians for Refugees and Amnesty Southern Group, a community musical event ...
    Posted Aug 5, 2017, 10:15 PM by Posts Editor
  • Franklin Progress Association AGM Bec Enders, President of the Franklin Progress Association, has sent the following notice...Dear valued members,Please find attached the 2017 AGM Agenda for the Franklin Progress Association (FPA) to ...
    Posted Aug 5, 2017, 4:26 PM by Posts Editor
  • New Navigation Aids in the Huon Notice No.:             M101-17 Title:                      Aids to Navigation -  Huon River Valid From:           4/8/2017 Valid Until:            Perpetual Mariners are advised that there are five new aids to navigation established ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2017, 5:06 PM by Posts Editor
  • Classic Movie Night at The Palais This month’s Sunday 6 August classic film is the 1964 cold war drama ‘Fail Safe’.  Never heard of it?  Neither had I until I did some digging and unearthed ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2017, 5:00 PM by Posts Editor
  • 'Sioux' For Sale Robert Ayliffe from StrayDog BoatWorks in South Australia sends the following... I have become the custodian of  the legendary Port Huon based Athol Walter designed and built boat, ‘Sioux’.  She ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2017, 4:42 PM by Posts Editor
  • A Thank You to Greg's Friends The Wooden Boat Centre has forwarded us the following letter from Greg Guy's sister Meg.I would like to thank all those kind people from the wooden boat builders ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2017, 4:12 PM by Posts Editor
  • Marine Electrics for Beginners Laurence at Franklin Marine is offering a "fun, hands on workshop" to learn about marine electrics including some "tricks of the trade!"Click on this link to learn more...http ...
    Posted Aug 3, 2017, 4:11 PM by Posts Editor
  • Franklin design makes a splash Boat builder Bert van Baar sends this from The Netherlands...I have just finished a boatbuilding course at the Batavia Shipyard.  We have been building the little lapstrake dinghy from ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2017, 7:30 PM by Posts Editor
  • Wire Splicing Workshop Huon Yacht Club is hosting a second opportunity to learn the craft of wire splicing.See the flyer below for more information.
    Posted Jul 28, 2017, 3:39 PM by Posts Editor
  • More Members on the Move Valeri Pain is travelling through the USA and sends us the following...Took some photos at the Maritime Museum in South Haven, Lake Michigan.  The museum runs a boat bit ...
    Posted Jul 23, 2017, 4:47 PM by Posts Editor
  • Lunchtime Talk at the Maritime Museum John Wadsley, Maritime Heritage Coordinator of the Maritime Museum of Tasmania writes...Hi to all my MHOoTie Mateys, Hope you are all well and surviving the winter chills.  But I ...
    Posted Jul 23, 2017, 5:51 PM by Posts Editor
  • Outer Hebrides Skiff Trail and beyond Martin and Deb have been skiffing in Scotland's Outer Hebrides.Deb writes... A few LBT members are in Scotland, home of the skiff, and have seen a few.  We ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2017, 6:41 PM by Posts Editor
  • Gretchen looking beaudiful 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 ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2017, 9:02 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Subscriptions 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 ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2017, 8:24 PM by Posts Editor
  • Planning and the Huon Valley 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 ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2017, 9:34 PM by Posts Editor
  • AWBF July Newsletter 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 ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2017, 5:55 PM by Posts Editor
  • Invitation to lunch with Premier: Tuesday July 25th 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 ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2017, 5:43 PM by Posts Editor
  • Project Boat 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 ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2017, 5:30 PM by Posts Editor
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Willy Weather tide, wind and weather (Castle Forbes Bay)

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