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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Hazara Community visit to LBT and Apple Picking Day A gloriously sunny and calm Saturday greeted a group of former refugees who are now living in Hobart as they arrived at the LBT. This is the third year the ...
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  • Volunteers Needed for Community Visit to LBT This Saturday Sorry for the short notice but the weather is going to be a wonderful 22 degrees and calm this Saturday!  So the LBT is being visited by  a group of ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2018, 2:30 AM by Posts Editor
  • 2018 Volunteer Service Awards Again, from the Franklin Progress Association.....It can be a tuff gig for Council staff to spread the news far and wide that it is time again to recognise those ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2018, 12:39 AM by Posts Editor
  • Anzac Day Dawn Service - Volunteers Wanted Please From the Franklin Progress Association, a request for volunteers for the Anzac Day Dawn Service WANTED – five (5) VOLUNTEERS for kitchen, cooking, serving and cleaning duties (Franklin Bowls Club) WANTED ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2018, 12:31 AM by Posts Editor
  • Up the Creek with a Greenland Paddle In spite of the cold, blustery conditions, a good crowd turned out to see the launch of the latest fleet of skin on frame kayaks constructed, in just one week ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2018, 12:31 AM by Posts Editor
  • LBT 20th anniversary stories A memory from Richard Foster.......Day 4 was blown out.  Some of the fleet gave it best and went home, but the weather report for day 5 (Tuesday) was auspicious ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2018, 12:22 AM by Posts Editor
  • Committee meeting Wednesday 11th April See draft agenda (https://goo.gl/osC1hJ) and minutes of last meeting (https://goo.gl/oA6uiC).  If there is an issue you want raised email sec@lbt.org.au .
    Posted Apr 8, 2018, 2:29 PM by Posts Editor
  • Every little bit helps Di Sullivan from 'Pied Piper' weeds the bed of native plants has been planted and maintained by Lorrie Harrison and the Landcare Group to define our front boundary and to ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2018, 8:19 AM by Posts Editor
  • New sole for Nancy Steve McCusker and the Tuesday group have replaced the disintegrating sole (floor) in the cockpit of Nancy with one that is much more robust.  It even has an inspection hatch ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2018, 4:18 AM by Posts Editor
  • Monty returns from Dover Endra O'May sent us these nice snaps of Monty running before the wind up the river.
    Posted Apr 8, 2018, 3:59 AM by Posts Editor
  • Port Esperance Easter Regatta: Rowing Results Lorrie Harrison writes:  'As expected this was a fantastic, fun, festival! Congratulations to the organisers and Port Esperance Sailing Club. Perfect rowing conditions were provided in the bay for our ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2018, 4:57 PM by Posts Editor
  • Dragons are Coming! This Saturday 7th will see an unusual sight on the Huon River with up to 7 dragon boats taking part in the 32km Huon Challenge.  With up to 20 ...
    Posted Apr 5, 2018, 12:05 AM by Posts Editor
  • tawe nunnugah 2019 (tn19) mailing list is now open - the countdown has begun If you are interested in the 2019 tawe nunnugah Raid or any of the related activities, either as a participant or as a helper, sign on to the tn19 ...
    Posted Apr 5, 2018, 11:21 PM by Posts Editor
  • tn19 web-site and Calendar of Events released Preparations for tawe nunnugah 2019 are gearing up - follow the progress on our web-site at http://tawe-nunnugah.org.  Activities begin with a Welcome Dinner in Franklin on 29 ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2018, 3:34 PM by Posts Editor
  • Be careful of moored yachts on gusty days We watched 'Pied Piper' drift slowly to the end of her mooring line on an outgoing tide, then charge up river and swing around on her length when caught by ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2018, 3:10 PM by Posts Editor
  • 'Submerged' exhibition at the Dover Museum and Gallery  This may be a distasteful topic for we sailors, but Mike Dredge tells us that these 'stories of Australia’s shipwrecks' put together by the Australian National Maritime Museum and ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2018, 5:35 AM by Posts Editor
  • Easter Monday dinner at the LBT Kate is backing up after her stellar efforts last Thursday, and the normal Monday evening dinner is on.
    Posted Apr 1, 2018, 5:20 AM by Posts Editor
  • Pics from Port Esperance Regatta See below. Saturday morning was perfect for rowing, and the events were hotly contested.  Perhaps the most significant result for the LBT was the victory of the women's team ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2018, 2:59 AM by Posts Editor
  • Thank you John and Ruth, on the occasion of our 20th On Thursday night the Wooden Boat Centre and the Living Boat Trust combined forces for an event to thank John and Ruth Young for their contribution to the establishment and ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2018, 2:17 AM by Posts Editor
  • 'The Lady in the Van' at the Palais, April 1st Team movies advises us that when they dusted off and opened the box labeled 'Victim', the intended movie for the week, what it had in it were the reels for ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2018, 2:19 AM by Posts Editor
  • Dover Seafest, Easter Saturday Looking for an extra reason to come down to the Port Esperance Regatta?  This could be it.  They promise:free kids activities; food stalls; Makers & Growers Market; Regatta activities; Local ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2018, 1:37 PM by Posts Editor
  • Franklin Palais Classic Movie Sunday: Victim Synopsis:  Dirk Bogarde, in a career-defining role, plays a highly respected, but closeted, attorney who risks his marriage and reputation to bring to justice an elusive blackmail ring terrorizing ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2018, 4:20 PM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing drones Marine and Safety Tasmania:  Notice No.:  M61-18;   Title:  Navigation Warning  Sailing Drones;   Valid From:  28/3/2018;   Valid Until:  30/9/2018.   Notice Content:   CSIRO are continuing their trials ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2018, 4:21 PM by Posts Editor
  • Franklin Walking Trail Fiona Peate, secretary of the Franklin Progress Association, has sent us the final plans for the walking trail, which runs downstream from the boat ramp near the camp ground.  Larger ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2018, 4:02 PM by Posts Editor
  • For sale: 'Last One' Newly constructed Derwent Skiff.  Contact Ian and Di.  Details in attached flyer: https://tinyurl.com/ybrxtahp
    Posted Mar 28, 2018, 3:50 PM by Posts Editor
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Meteye Franklin Forecast
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