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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Tight racing at Dover There were some photo finishes to the St Ayles Skiff races at Port Esperance on Easter Saturday.  We wuz robbed.  Thanks to Matt Wardell and the Dover crew for organising ...
    Posted by Posts Editor
  • Dutch Wooden Boat Festival July 5th-7th For those wishing to escape a southern hemisphere winter for a spell this could be an enticing destination.  It is being organised by old friend of the LBT Bert van ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2019, 2:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT's Refugee Community Day Sunday 27th May Deb Van Velsen writes:  We'd love to please hear from people who'd like to join in on this day, to see if we have enough support to run ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2019, 5:08 AM by Posts Editor
  • Check that propeller We at Franklin tend to think that the mild, brackish waters of the Huon make us immune from the luxuriant gardens of seaweeds and shellfish that attach themselves to the ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2019, 4:09 AM by Posts Editor
  • Draft Minutes for LBT Committee April Meeting These can be viewed at   This is a good time to remind members that communications with the committee in response to items such as this or ...
    Posted by Richard Forster
  • Anzac Day Thursday 25th April A short service is planned for 6am on this day to be held at the memorial opposite the Palais.  If you plan to come bring a torch. For more details ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2019, 4:56 PM by Posts Editor
  • The big log David Nash and Peter Laidlaw contemplate how to extract planks for Yukon from the big blue gum slab which is has been kept wet in the river beside the marina ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2019, 3:39 PM by Posts Editor
  • Rowing teams for Dover Easter Regatta Lorrie Harrison writes:'Skiff racing on Easter Saturday is just a small part of the Seafest at Dover, but it will be good.   A list of LBT rowing crew member ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2019, 2:54 PM by Posts Editor
  • Good Friday Easter Row Lorrie Harrison writes:'Calling all women to dust off those bunny ears add a cotton tail, bring your Easter Morning tea and row the beautiful Huon River with us.  Start ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2019, 2:13 PM by Posts Editor
  • Early start to Sailing Monday planned Hans Sipsma writes:  'it would be good to start at 1pm in Capricornia, get down to Port Huon, practice for racing. Great weather.'  Lets do it.
    Posted Apr 12, 2019, 8:38 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tuesday Group report Graham Wright writes: In the main shed 'Lightwood Bottom' is looking good, the varnished finish has come up great thanks to Bob. Now ready to turn over for a lot ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2019, 6:20 AM by Posts Editor
  • Proposed purchase of Capricornia: responses from members These are being collected, and can be viewed in the folder at  If you wish to have your say, send it to
    Posted Apr 14, 2019, 2:04 PM by Posts Editor
  • Monties at large column Steve Evans, whose group has recently restored the Montagu 'Swan' reports:  'Got her sailing last week! We were presented with an original set of RN cotton canvas sails that had ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 4:21 PM by Posts Editor
  • Purchase of Capricornia: have your say The recent news item in this column concerning the possible purchase of Capricornia provoked a number of responses from members pointing out arguments both for and against.   Some of these ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2019, 5:47 PM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing Monday 8th April Wind could be a bit fresh this afternoon, but if there is an opportunity Capricornia will be going out.  All welcome.
    Posted Apr 7, 2019, 2:55 PM by Posts Editor
  • Distant Shores Having lovingly restored 'Gretchen' the Tuesday group finally got to have a sail on her, and headed off for parts unknown
    Posted Apr 5, 2019, 12:13 AM by Posts Editor
  • Bushfire Review The State Government has released the terms of reference for a review concerning the recent bushfires.  See these and other details in the document attached: .  Note ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2019, 3:29 PM by Posts Editor
  • Draft LBT Committee meeting notes for March Read them at
    Posted Mar 31, 2019, 4:21 AM by Posts Editor
  • Free bushfire thank you event Geeveston 30th March Mayor Bec Enders rang to remind us of this event:  'Join ABC Radio Hobart's Ryk Goddard and Lucy Breaden at the Kermandie Oval, Geeveston, this Saturday from 12pm - 3pm ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2019, 7:35 PM by Posts Editor
  • Maritime Museum - April School Holidays Program - SCRIMSHAW John Wadsley writes:  'Here is our flyer ( for the next school holiday program, which is all about the Ancient Art of creating Scrimshaw. This coincides with ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2019, 7:06 PM by Posts Editor
  • Progress on Monty's garboards Florien has the planks ready to steam and fit on Tuesday morning.  Come along if you are interested.
    Posted Mar 24, 2019, 6:10 AM by Posts Editor
  • 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 Mar 24, 2019, 5:52 AM by Posts Editor
  • Monday sailing cancelled 25th March Winds are looking a bit fierce.
    Posted Mar 24, 2019, 2:22 AM by Posts Editor
  • 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 ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2019, 3:47 PM by Posts Editor
  • 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
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YouTube Video

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