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

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  • tn21 Welcome Dinner - Members Invited The tn21 Raid Welcome Dinner will be held at the LBT Shed at 6.30pm for 7.00pm on Tuesday 26 January 2021. All LBT members and friends are invited ...
    Posted by Martin Riddle
  • Getting ready to shift Capricornia Capricornia has a wee bit of weight in her, and getting her lifted so that she can go on the trailer requires a mighty lot of people, or something mechanical ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2021, 3:04 AM by Posts Editor
  • Testing and tagging One of the many jobs that must be done regularly in the shed is to check all the electrical equipment.  Tom Stevens has done it a couple of times now ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2021, 2:57 AM by Posts Editor
  • Across the dutch Maybe for we Tasmanians it is the double dutch.  A recent post from Off Center Harbor reminded us that the Kiwis have a very vibrant wooden boat scene.  It pointed ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2021, 1:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • Funnies at Frank's February 12th David Moore writes: 'The headline act is Chris Franklin, a true Aussie legend, supported by Ben Richardson and Brittany Szlezak. Dinner is available at the venue on the night as ...
    Posted Jan 12, 2021, 12:26 AM by Posts Editor
  • Augusta Hospitality Jane Johnson writes:'Shane and Jane Johnson, joined Augusta (W.A.) crew to explore the Hardy's Inlet near the Blackwood River. The Augusta skiffs, after a much-celebrated launch ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2021, 1:49 PM by Posts Editor
  • Boatry It's a new category of literature discovered by Gary McDonald.  Sample from John Simlett below.
    Posted Jan 10, 2021, 1:39 PM by Posts Editor
  • Hazards of the sea Gary McDonald spotted this one.
    Posted Jan 10, 2021, 1:34 PM by Posts Editor
  • Putting Louie through her paces The sea breeze has been up in the afternoon, and John Pollard with crew Piet and Endra took advantage to see how 'Louie' performed in the tight confines of the ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2021, 1:28 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT tn21 Raid – can you help? The tawe nunnugah Raid is the LBT’s flagship event. In a normal year it involves people from right across the membership and brings people from interstate and overseas. But ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2021, 3:13 AM by Martin Riddle
  • Nordic clinker boats Garry MacDonald pointed us to this really nice video on the topic: https://vimeo.com/387955223/1a4d1d51eb
    Posted Jan 3, 2021, 2:49 AM by Posts Editor
  • AWBF lifejackets tested The life jackets on 'permanent' loan from the Wooden Boat Festival were trialed by some volunteer crash test dummies on a recent warm afternoon, and we can report that there ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2021, 1:15 PM by Posts Editor
  • January committee meeting January 7th Agenda being prepared at https://tinyurl.com/y9okvpnw, draft minutes from the December meeting are at https://tinyurl.com/yba9e2wm. 
    Posted Jan 3, 2021, 12:57 AM by Posts Editor
  • Monday 4th: start of LBT year Yes, dinner is on, and KATE IS BACK COOKING! Yay!  And if you need to work up an appetite come and join the work crew from 3pm on.  Capricornia is ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2021, 1:07 PM by Richard Forster
  • Palais movie night Sunday 3rd January Synopsis: 'In a remote Icelandic town, an off duty police chief begins to suspect a local man for having had an affair with his wife, who recently died in a ...
    Posted Dec 27, 2020, 4:06 AM by Posts Editor
  • Were these the guilty party? Monty has had a slow leak for some time.  When she was hauled out and scraped unfilled nail holes, some shown in the pic below, were revealed.  We will see ...
    Posted Dec 22, 2020, 3:18 AM by Posts Editor
  • If you need an anchor ... Look in the anchor locker! The bench at the end of the verandah is multi-purpose.
    Posted Dec 22, 2020, 3:02 AM by Posts Editor
  • Looking Fancy on board Nancy Jane Johnson writes:  'The botanical St Ayles Skiff tours wound up with a trip back in time – on board the 1917 cruiser “Nancy”. It was time to celebrate previous exploratory ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2020, 2:01 PM by Posts Editor
  • Christmas Break The LBT Shed will be available to members for rowing, sailing etc over the Christmas period on an informal basis.  The Tuesday Group will be taking some well earned time ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2020, 1:39 PM by Posts Editor
  • Monday afternoon workathon For the past couple of months a dedicated team has been working on our boats on Monday afternoon to prepare them for the summer sailing season.  Capricornia in particular has ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2020, 12:45 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tuesday morning row in company The Roger Harwood race conducted during Swiftsure Regatta reminded us that the Skiffs aren't the only rowing boats at the LBT.  John Young has set the lead: let's ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2020, 12:23 PM by Posts Editor
  • AWBF December Newsletter Read the latest from the Australian Wooden Boat Festival:  https://tinyurl.com/y7xwm7xk. Pic from AWBF
    Posted Dec 18, 2020, 11:54 AM by Posts Editor
  • Lifejackets: thank you Australian Wooden Boat Festival For some time the following notice has been posted to the MAST website:  'All life jackets in use on Tasmanian boats will need to adhere to the new standard AS4758 ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2020, 2:28 PM by Posts Editor
  • Rat Island Race John Snowdon sent in the pictures below, including a lineup of the usual suspects. 
    Posted Dec 15, 2020, 4:04 AM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Christmas Party Monday December 21st It's a 'bring your own' for yourself and to share so that everybody can enjoy it (no kitchen slaves).  Start around 6.30pm, but come earlier if you want ...
    Posted Dec 14, 2020, 11:11 PM 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