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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Stars 'n Stripes at the LBT The Americans have arrived, their containers of tools, material and equipment are coming shortly, the wood is piled up outside the WBC, and by week's end we should see ...
    Posted by Posts Editor
  • LBT Christmas Party Monday 17th December Struth!  How did that happen so fast?  The cooks want to enjoy it too, so it is a 'bring your own'.  Starting around 6.30pm.
    Posted Dec 9, 2018, 11:53 AM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Committee Meeting December 12th The agenda for the upcoming meeting is being compiled at .  If you have any business you want addressed please send it to ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2018, 2:49 AM by Posts Editor
  • That doesn't look right A good illustration of why dinghies in the shed need a short stern line to stop them getting caught under the rail along the dock at low tide, and then ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2018, 2:44 AM by Posts Editor
  • MMT Holiday Program John Wadsley from the Maritime Museum writes:'The Maritime Museum has launched its new School Holiday program for January 2019.  This time we are offering something for younger children based ...
    Posted Dec 6, 2018, 12:22 PM by Posts Editor
  • BBQ to welcome Americans, Sunday 9th Sean Koomen and his merry people have arrived, and by the weekend should have shaken off their jet lag. Alix Gibbs from the Wooden Boat Centre writes: 'We invite you ...
    Posted Dec 6, 2018, 10:56 PM by Posts Editor
  • Dust extractor system for new workshop In the past we have used ad hoc methods for disposing of dust, but the new workshop is getting a proper system.  Pic from Graham Wright
    Posted Dec 5, 2018, 3:01 AM by Richard Forster
  • Sculpture in place The sculpture that was recently clad in wood over at the Wooden Boat Centre has now been mounted in Franklin Square.  The seagulls know what to do with it: could ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2018, 3:13 AM by Posts Editor
  • Boggy Creek Jersey Many members of the LBT went to the Amnesty fund raiser at the Palais on Sunday night, which featured the film 'The Merger', about the Boggy Creek Football Club the ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2018, 2:45 PM by Posts Editor
  • No Sailing this Monday 3rd December We have to have rain sometime to keep our valley green, and it would seem that today is the day.  And the wind forecast looks challenging too.   Pic from South ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2018, 10:50 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tuesday Group report Graham Wright writes:Flying 15 ready to be turned over; Punto repair and new paint job well underway.  See pics from Graham below. 
    Posted Dec 2, 2018, 1:02 PM by Posts Editor
  • Rowers Christmas lunch Not all the action is on the water for the rowers.    Pic from Zainab Clark
    Posted Dec 2, 2018, 12:49 PM by Posts Editor
  • 'Flatty' is out the door! The beautifully restored little Channel fishing dinghy has been collected by its owner.  Congratulations to the Tuesday group who have done the work.  Pics below from Zainab Clark and Graham ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2018, 12:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • Just in case the Palais got flooded ... Our volunteers at the Amnesty fund raiser were prepared for the worst eventualities. Pic from Zainab Clark
    Posted Dec 2, 2018, 12:13 PM by Posts Editor
  • Monties in strange places One thinks of the Montagu Whaler as being a quintessentially British, or at least British Commonwealth, boat.  However a query for plans from Rob Blackburn reveals that there is enthusiasm ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2018, 12:04 PM by Posts Editor
  • Rowers Christmas lunch December 2nd Lorrie Harrison writes:'A once a year chance for all LBT rowers to get together at a shared lunch this Sunday. BYO food and drink.'
    Posted Nov 25, 2018, 12:13 PM by Posts Editor
  • Wooden Boat Guild cruise in company to Huonville On Sunday several Trust boats joined the Guilders for this annual event. The weather held  off, was even rather kind in blowing the sailors up river, and a good time ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 1:05 PM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing Monday on tomorrow On Sunday Swiftsure and the Monty made it up to Huonville in near record time with a kindly south easterly behind them.  Let's see if they go as well ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2018, 12:56 AM by Posts Editor
  • LBT cook our own dinner coming up With the evenings lengthening out it is just the right time of year to saunter down to the LBT around 6pm of a Monday night with something from the butcher ...
    Posted Nov 24, 2018, 9:56 PM by Posts Editor
  • On the Water Regatta December 13th: please help Dover, Geeveston and Huonville primary schools have all been participating in this year's rowing program, which is to culminate in a Regatta on Thursday December 13th, starting at 10am ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2018, 4:38 AM by Posts Editor
  • Draft minutes for LBT Committee November meeting Get 'em at
    Posted Nov 24, 2018, 12:15 PM by Posts Editor
  • When the wind blows A sea breeze on the nose is no small thing to deal with for teams of 4th grade rowers in Grebes, and on Wednesday it proved impossible.  The solution was ...
    Posted Nov 22, 2018, 1:26 AM by Posts Editor
  • Out with the old... That dinosaur head poking in through the door of the Wooden Boat Centre in the pic below is on the crane, ready to take away the newly completed sculpture.  It ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2018, 9:22 PM by Posts Editor
  • Wooden Boat Centre November News Lots of current news, plus a very interesting historical item by Allan Cato about the 'capture' of the Oberhausen at Port Huon at the start of the First World War ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2018, 5:28 PM by Posts Editor
  • BIG project opportunity? Graeme Broxam, President, Association of Heritage Boat Organisations, writes: ' We have been informed of the imminent destruction of a former Tasmanian fishing vessel Theresa, built at Strahan about 1940. Although ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2018, 2:41 PM by Posts Editor
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YouTube Video

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