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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Nancy planning meeting Monday 26th 5.30pm A new season is coming up and, thanks to the Tuesday group, Nancy is in good shape to participate in it.  First major event is Seniors Week in mid October ...
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  • Change of plans for LBT social 31st August A number of members have pointed out that our quiz night, scheduled to follow the AGM, clashes with the Wattle Dance at the Palais on the same evening.  This event ...
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  • Wattle Dance, Palais Theatre 31st February See the poster below for details:
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  • Sailing 19th August Pip has popped his head out the window and stuck a wet finger in the breeze this morning, and says that there has been excellent winter sailing on days such ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2019, 3:58 PM by Posts Editor
  • World Skiffies Report There have been a number of brief reports from the St Ayles Skiff Championships held at Stranraer in July.  Jane Johnson has supplied a much fuller one: read it at ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2019, 3:59 PM by Posts Editor
  • Kerrawyn 70th birthday lunch 8th September Dave Golding, who restored this beautiful ketch, is planning a celebration and fund raiser.  See invitation attached:
    Posted Aug 18, 2019, 11:50 PM by Posts Editor
  • 'Sing for your supper' Monday evening Peter Laidlaw and Dennis Muscovich are starting a Monday evening work group.  Come down and join them around 5pm to do some boat maintenance and help get things organised for ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2019, 3:19 PM by Posts Editor
  • Winter sailing is on: 12 noon Rug up and join the intrepid crew of Capricornia today Monday 12th August at the wharf.
    Posted Aug 11, 2019, 3:00 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Committee meeting 15th August There is a draft agenda at .  Send extra items for discussion to
    Posted Aug 11, 2019, 2:41 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT AGM planned for August 31st We are planning to hold the 2019 AGM at the Franklin Bowls Club at 6pm on the evening of Saturday 31st August - put it in your diary. Documents relating to ...
    Posted Aug 9, 2019, 5:36 AM by Posts Editor
  • MAST – Notice to Mariners - Navigation Aids – Huon River Mariners are advised of the following aids re-established on the Huon River:   •  No 4 Huon River –  has been altered to an unlit starboard buoy in position 43o 06 ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2019, 3:01 PM by Posts Editor
  • Strange visitor The floating fish and chip shop from Huonville was damaged in a flood, and DPIPWE have hauled it ashore just downstream from the LBT shed so they can assess what ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2019, 4:05 PM by Posts Editor
  • Work at the Shed Graham Wright from the Tuesday group reports:Viking getting prepared for new coats of paint before being turned over for work on the keel.  Absent friends getting pressure washed. 
    Posted Aug 7, 2019, 3:59 PM by Posts Editor
  • MAST notice: navigation aid destroyed – Huon River Mariners are advised that the number 7 starboard lateral pile located in Castle Forbes Bay on the Huon River in position 43 degrees 08.185S, 146 degrees 59.166E has ...
    Posted Aug 5, 2019, 4:47 PM by Posts Editor
  • The Tuesday Tales (cont.) As noted earlier this week, the lost tales of the Tuesday group have been found and are now available for all of us to enjoy. Heres a few from 23 ...
    Posted Jul 30, 2019, 8:39 PM by Posts Editor
  • A bigger hammer LBT member Lachlan Carlson seems to have taken to heart the old adage that the solution to an intractable problem is a bigger hammer .  You can see his point when ...
    Posted Jul 30, 2019, 8:06 PM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing Capricornia Another fabulous sail this Monday (29 July) beating down towards Castle Forbes and reaching back to Franklin in variables up to 15kts, shaking out a reef and demonstrating heaving to ...
    Posted Jul 30, 2019, 4:41 AM by Posts Editor
  • The Tuesday Saga (16 July) - lost but now found! You might have thought that the Tuesday group had been a bit quiet, but not so. It seems the gremlins of the ether had been swallowing the messages and the ...
    Posted Jul 30, 2019, 11:37 PM by Posts Editor
  • FunnieS at Frank's - National Science Week Dave Moore, the man behind FunnieS at Franks writes to thank those who have supported the program which brings (Hobart and beyond) comedy acts to the valley, and to  pass ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2019, 4:49 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tasmanian Men's Sheds Association next Southern Get together Of particular interest to the Tuesday group and in general to all LBT members: Keith Ellis, Secretary, Tasmanian Men's Sheds Association has written to advise that the next Southern ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2019, 4:09 AM by Posts Editor
  • News from the Spring Bay Community Boat Shed Lots of news in our inbox! This one is from the The Spring Bay Community Boat Shed with their Daysheet letting us know whats on the program at the moment ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2019, 3:12 AM by Posts Editor
  • July update from the Franklin Working Waterfront Association Here's the July update from the Franklin Working Waterfront Association letting us know the latest news and giving us a heads up about membership renewals and Annual General Meetings ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2019, 2:49 AM by Posts Editor
  • AMMC Workshop on building Educational or Public programs (@Devonport) An invite has been received from the Australian Maritime Museums Council for anyone interested in a workshop at Devenport on "How to build an Educational or Public Program from Scratch ...
    Posted Jul 24, 2019, 6:16 PM by Posts Editor
  • Monday night at the LBT Always a fun night for the Monday night meal. Kate cooked up a fine feast and it was most excellent to be sharing it with some of our overseas travellers
    Posted Jul 24, 2019, 5:32 PM by Posts Editor
  • Capricornia - Monday sailing Pip reports that it was awesome sailing in Capricornia today (Monday 22 July) with Nick, Henk, Tom, Rob and Pip. (Photo by Wunjo)
    Posted Jul 24, 2019, 5:21 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