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The latest, at the shed and on the water

  • Progress on Monty's garboards Florien has the planks ready to steam and fit on Tuesday morning.  Come along if you are interested.
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  • Monday night BYO dinner Last Monday of the month, so the cook takes a break and the rest of us get a chance to strut our culinary stuff.  BBQ will be fired up, and ...
    Posted by Posts Editor
  • Monday sailing cancelled 25th March Winds are looking a bit fierce.
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  • TSO at the Palais Sunday March 31st Barbara Dawson writes:'Ten Days on the Island is organizing several FREE events in the Huon Valley on Sunday 31 March, as part of ‘A Weekend in the Valley’ festivities ...
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  • Dover Easter Regatta, April 19-22 Lorrie Harrison writes:  'The Mighty LBT are taking down all our 3 St Ayles Skiffs for Saturday’s events. This means we are looking for rowers and supporters. If your ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2019, 9:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • Presentation April 2nd: The Cartela Restoration Project John Wadsley from the Maritime Museum writes:  'Please find attached the flyer ( for our next monthly talk – this time on the Cartela Restoration Project, presented by ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2019, 3:47 AM by Richard Forster
  • New garboards for Monty Before you can make 'em you have to break 'em.  In the pictures below Florien and Nick are hacking out one of the garboards which split under duress during the ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2019, 5:00 AM by Posts Editor
  • Farewell 'Old Captivity' She's been a fixture on the river for some time now, a convenient turning mark, or one end of a start line, but she's off, hopefully, first to ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2019, 12:01 PM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing Monday 8 knot winds and 22 degrees forecast for tomorrow (18th March).  Let's get down there a little earlier than usual to hoist sail after 2.00pm.  All welcome.
    Posted Mar 20, 2019, 4:18 AM by Posts Editor
  • Purchase of Capricornia The LBT has a long history with the sailing whaleboat Capricornia. She had a major refurbishment in our shed about ten years ago, and has subsequently been involved in many ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2019, 10:20 PM by Posts Editor
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Bernie Version Montagu Whaler.mp3
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Dec 7, 2016, 12:03 PM