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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Jim's Lockdown book review - The Dinghy Cruising Companion Trapped by Covid Lockdowns, LBT member Jim  engaged his mind in creative activities such as mastering splicing , reading and a book review!Book review: The dinghy cruising companion by Roger ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2021, 2:36 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Playback Theatre 4th September! A fun evening of improv theatre and music to raise funds for the Living Boat Trust.  WHEN: Saturday 4th September; WHERE: Palais Theatre;  COST: $25 per personAbout this event ...
    Posted Aug 3, 2021, 4:16 PM by Posts Editor
  • Nancy Given the Slip! Under the care of the Two Brians, Andy and Mark, the Nancy is now slipped and the freshen up, survey and photogramatic recording are all scheduled for this week. Volunteers ...
    Posted Aug 1, 2021, 2:51 AM by Posts Editor
  • Australian Wooden Boat Festival - new newsletter Just out from the Australian Wooden Boat Festival crew is a new newsletter with an update to Festival plans and  and a link to the second episode in their BOAT ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2021, 4:02 PM by Posts Editor
  • Slipping Nancy - Update Just in from Brian Marriott; after discussion with Brian Pain and Stuart Mears (Slipmaster), the aim is to be ready to slip Nancy at 09:00. on the 1st August ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2021, 3:58 PM by Posts Editor
  • News Items! Nancy, BBQ, Cabaret and the LBT AGM 2021 Nancy Nancy is to be slipped on the 1st August - a crew has been assembled to deliver her to the Huon Yacht Club slip , but helping hands to scrub, paint ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2021, 2:07 PM by Posts Editor
  • The Lost was Found, Returned and Secured! Sunday afternoon, a cold wind was blowing yet the phones were running hot. Reports of a runaway vessel on the Huon, LBT members were rallied remotely and a crew assembled ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2021, 4:09 AM by Posts Editor
  • Splice the Mainbrace (a covid shutdown article from Jim) Jim Stockton is caught up in the joys of the Melbourne lockdown and has been using his down time productively - here is a tale redolent of hemp and stockholm tar ...
    Posted Jul 25, 2021, 5:17 PM by Posts Editor
  • Vale Graham Wright Sad news arrived this week regarding the passing of LBT regular, Graham Wright. Graham was a prolific contributor to the LBT  Newsletter on Tuesday Group matters both as scribe and ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2021, 11:49 PM by Posts Editor
  • Public’s views sought on Huon Highway corridor study The following call and opportunity to comment has been appearing in the local papers and Facebook - worth considering!"The Huon Highway Corridor Study, Kingston to Southport, is part of ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2021, 9:34 PM by Posts Editor
  • MAST correspondence re Capricornia MAST has advised the LBT that they have considered Pip's report on the capsize of Capricornia on the 7th June and that no further investigation is required. They do ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2021, 2:30 PM by Posts Editor
  • Rowing News Progress of the figureheadsProgress is continuing on the removable figureheads on the skiffs. Plus, the maintenance crew have been busy with new footstraps on trial in the bow seat ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2021, 10:49 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC) to the Egg Island Reserve (Sat 24th July and 28th Aug) The Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC) are proposing to make a visit to work on the Egg Islands Reserve and will be seeking the assitance of the LBT volunteers and vessels ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2021, 10:36 PM by Posts Editor
  • Rowing News The Freyja figurehead takes shape in the covered verandah area. The cafe blinds were an initiative of the women on water rowing group that raised the funds to ensure a ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2021, 9:00 PM by Posts Editor
  • Building a replica of the 1803 Schooner 'Independence' As Endra and Richard continue their mainland adventures, they have taken time to send us titbits of their boaty discoveries. It seems that down at The Wharf, Tangara Drive, American ...
    Posted Jul 3, 2021, 2:46 AM by Posts Editor
  • Rowing News: Progress on Freya and more! Progress on Freyja as a bittern figurehead evolves. There is also a request that people who take Swiftsure out remove the Thole pins after use. On February 20 2022 the ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2021, 4:49 PM by Posts Editor
  • We all love a project! Indeed we do! What would our sheds and back yards be without such things! So here's a splendid opportunity passed through to us by Paul Fisher " regretfully up for ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2021, 3:00 AM by Posts Editor
  • Elandra A couple of notable launchings of new boats from the Wooden Boat School at the weekend: JP's Elandra and a Percy.  Pics from Endra O'May below.
    Posted Jun 27, 2021, 5:52 AM by Posts Editor
  • Draft Minutes for June LBT Committee meeting Find them at https://tinyurl.com/yzg6sz42
    Posted Jun 27, 2021, 5:44 AM by Posts Editor
  • Decorative knots Barbara Frankel writes:'A big thank you to all those who came along to the Decorative Knotting sessions this month. As there was sufficient interest she proposes to run some ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2021, 5:18 AM by Posts Editor
  • Film night 'Scattered People' Friday June 25 at 6pm at the Palais This is a Huon Refugee Support Group fundraiserEntry by donation, bar and food for sale on the night. For more details see the flyer below, and the trailer at ...
    Posted Jun 22, 2021, 3:56 PM by Posts Editor
  • New paint job for Yukon Yukon came home to Franklin at the weekend, dressed in her new livery.  What do we think? See below.
    Posted Jun 20, 2021, 7:00 AM by Posts Editor
  • Progress on Freyja's maintenance Jane Johnson writes: 'There is plenty of incentive to join in with skiff maintenance – Freyja Tim-tams. Paint stripping is 90% complete, to be followed by sanding and Cetol. There ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2021, 6:54 AM by Posts Editor
  • An evening of Playback Theatre, September 4th Save the date of this LBT fund raising event in your diaries. Playback Theatre is 'story telling through improvisation'.  Music from Steve and Marjorie Gadd and friends, and from Terry ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2021, 6:47 AM by Posts Editor
  • Responses to Capricornia capsize A debrief session was held with the crew of Capricornia after the recent capsize to get their reactions and suggestions for improvement.  Minutes are attached - see https://tinyurl.com/4bve6erh ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2021, 6:36 AM by Posts Editor
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tn19 Raid - tawe nunnugah 2019 - small boat expedition in Southern Tasmania
And for more more information visit the Tawe Nunnugah Facebook page

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