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

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  • New caps available From the WOW newsletter (but available to everybody):caps for sale Friday Social row and WoW meeting $12; Australia Day $12 members $15 non members; or at the shed; also ...
    Posted by Posts Editor
  • Draft minutes from LBT January Committee meeting See https://goo.gl/XdVYxR
    Posted by Richard Forster
  • 'Last One' in Franklin Di Sullivan writes:  '[LBT member] Ian Moncrieff's 'Last One' an Alan Witt designed Derwent Skiff, was launched in Adelaide a couple of weeks ago.  This week she was rowed ...
    Posted by Posts Editor
  • Accommodation in Franklin wanted, starting in December Anne Holst (Wooden Boat Centre) and Paul Cullen (Australian Wooden Boat Festival) write:  'There will be a crew of US boatbuilders and students in Franklin to build a ‘Haven 12 ...
    Posted by Posts Editor
  • Navigation Hazard - North West Bay, Electrona Marine and Safety Tasmania , Notice No.: M08-18,   Valid From: 18/1/2018 , until: 31/1/2018.  Mariners are advised a yacht has sunk on a mooring at Electrona in ...
    Posted by Posts Editor
  • More on the Kettering Wooden Boat Rally Lorrie Harrison writes: 'Graeme, from Kettering Yacht Club, has invited us to join a small craft event from Kettering to the Woodbridge Pub (Peppermint Bay) for lunch & return on Saturday ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2018, 2:46 PM by Posts Editor
  • Use of LBT assets policy Martin Riddle writes: 'The LBT Committee recently launched a policy on the use of LBT assets. The Committee was very pleased that the policy stimulated discussion and response from members ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 6:21 PM by Martin Riddle
  • Athol Walters classic for sale 10 metre carvel huon pine cruiser and club racer: see the ad for details: https://goo.gl/bs3y4x
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 12:15 PM by Posts Editor
  • For those interested in salmon farming Lorrie Harrison points out that Tassal are conducting tours of their deep sea operations.  Register at http://discovertassal.com.au/
    Posted Jan 14, 2018, 2:35 PM by Posts Editor
  • Fancy a row in Scotland? Marguerite Porte has passed on the following invitation from Topher Dawson of Scottish Coastal rowing:  'I hope you are all well and getting some rowing in. I’d like to ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2018, 12:58 PM by Posts Editor
  • Mid Summer Sing at the Palais - Saturday 20th Jan Barb Dawson writes:  'From 10am to 3pm, the Mid-Summer Sing is primarily an opportunity for members of the Sing For Your Life! Choir to get together during the summer ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2018, 12:46 PM by Posts Editor
  • Franklin Palais Collective re-opens Barb Dawson writes:  'The Franklin Palais Collective is once again open as an outlet for local producers and artisans, and a place for locals and visitors to visit.  The Collective ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2018, 12:49 PM by Posts Editor
  • Huon Council elections Bec Enders writes:'I spoke with Pat Synge of the Huon Valley Residents and Rate-Payers Association today who advised that they will be holding an event at the Huon ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2018, 12:37 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tasskiffie 2019 Yes, we know it is a long way off, but we do need to start thinking about the next St Ayles Skiff Regatta, and that requires coordinators, and we are ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2018, 12:24 AM by Posts Editor
  • Kettering Wooden Boat Rally: 10th-11th Feb The organisers write:'The next Kettering Wooden Boat Rally is not far away. It will be held on the weekend of 10th and 11th February 2018, with a preliminary twilight ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2018, 4:10 PM by Posts Editor
  • Warrnambool Regatta, 24-25 Feb One team has already registered for this event, and we reckon there should be more: it's a great, traditional event, based around whaleboats but now including Skiffs.  See the ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2018, 1:25 PM by Posts Editor
  • Caring for Imagine When Liz and Karen pulled up the mats to paint the inside of Imagine they discovered a small amount of rot in the frames (see pics below).  It can be ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2018, 1:09 PM by Posts Editor
  • Mooring Lease Riseley's Bay Karen Corbin writes:'First bay north of Huon Yacht Club, Shipwright's Point.  Strong mooring, good depth.  $25 per week.  Phone 0455 555344 or 0458 406894'
    Posted Jan 10, 2018, 12:53 PM by Posts Editor
  • Spotted on the Huon Over the years Bob Frost has provided many beautiful photographs to the LBT and to the local community.  His latest collection, entitled 'A quick trip around Tasmania' can be found ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2018, 1:39 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tree2Sea Project in Franklin Zainab Clark writes:   'Zainab Clark’s husband Jafar (Youth Development Coach with Colony 47) wishes to establish a project for disengaged young people to help build skills and confidence that ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 1:26 PM by Posts Editor
  • Roadworks around Franklin Suzannah Kerr from State Growth writes:'Shoulder sealing will be undertaken along a 5.5 kilometre section of the highway south of Franklin from the Fleurtys Road junction to Shipwrights ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 12:05 PM by Posts Editor
  • Pulsating at the Palais - Upcoming Concerts Barb Dawson writes:  'As LBT members know, nothing better after hard day’s boating than a good concert - two great musical events coming to the Palais soon.  Thursday 18 January ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2018, 2:18 PM by Posts Editor
  • Getting the word out (and in) A few years ago the LBT committee formalised an internal process for delegating decision making - you can see it on the committee web page (https://goo.gl/qtS4kp).  A couple ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2018, 3:19 AM by Posts Editor
  • Be part of LBT Australia Day A couple of years ago the local Australia Day celebrations were moved from Huonville to Franklin oval, which importantly meant that activities could not only be by the river but ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2018, 1:39 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Committee Meeting Agenda The next committee meeting is on Wednesday 10th of January.  The agenda is being compiled at https://goo.gl/B2BqDu .  Correspondence for the committee to consider should be sent to ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2018, 2:32 PM by Posts Editor
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New foreshore plan




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

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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