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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Monday night BBQ Last Monday of the month has come around again (can you believe it?), so it is time to oil the hotplate and check the gas bottle.  Weather looks kind, and ...
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  • Huon Yacht Club Open Day Saturday October 2nd James Arkle (the commodore) has sent the program.11.30 preparations start in the clubhouse. If you could bring along a plate of finger food that would be great. Small ...
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  • Late invitation: Men's Shed gathering 30th Sept We are looking for one more delegate to send to this meeting at Margate.  Details attached: https://tinyurl.com/mhpbskue .  Despite the name it is not gender specific: there are ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2021, 3:56 PM by Posts Editor
  • Draft minutes for the LBT 2021 AGM Get them at https://tinyurl.com/ue85acsc.
    Posted Sep 18, 2021, 5:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • Nancy: vote of thanks to Judy Krynen Nancy is in many ways our flagship, our 'whole of community boat', taking numerous excursion groups around the Egg Islands, transporting dignitaries to events and school children on expeditions, participating ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2021, 2:58 PM by Posts Editor
  • New committee for the LBT As advertised the AGM was held at the Bowls Club on Saturday afternoon.  The old committee was dismissed and a new one elected.  It consists of: President: Peter Laidlaw; Treasurer ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2021, 2:46 PM by Posts Editor
  • Knots One of the great things about the LBT is the opportunity to learn new stuff, a very good example being the decorative knots class being conducted by Barbara Frankel.  Come ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2021, 3:09 PM by Posts Editor
  • Richard Flanagan at Cygnet Town Hall Sept 18 11am Richard has been garnering a fair bit of attention with his book  about the salmon industry 'Toxic' .  As users of the sea around south east Tasmania we at the Living ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2021, 2:54 PM by Posts Editor
  • Huon Yacht Club Working Bee 25th September If you want to help out our neighbours and friends down at Shipwrights Point show up down at the club rooms at 11am.
    Posted Sep 12, 2021, 2:27 PM by Posts Editor
  • AGM this coming Saturday (18th) 3pm In the past we have held these meetings in the evening and kept them fairly brief with a social afterwards.  The afternoon start will give us more time to discuss ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2021, 2:52 PM by Posts Editor
  • New Franklin township map Supplied by David Moore: thanks David.  Get the full size version at https://tinyurl.com/84wv9vrw.
    Posted Sep 9, 2021, 5:56 AM by Posts Editor
  • Thank you to our sponsors Our raffle at the Saturday night event could not have gone ahead without the great prizes that were donated.  Thank you to:shop@Franklin - $50 voucherWalton House Bed and ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2021, 2:37 AM by Posts Editor
  • Save the bittern! It has its head stuck in a block of wood (see pic below).  Fortunately it has Mary-Lou Conway on hand to help it emerge, after which it will be ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2021, 3:53 PM by Posts Editor
  • 'Playback': yet another great LBT event On Sunday morning, after an epic cleanup, the only evidence of what had been a special night was this soon to be erased blackboard (pic below).  It was a reminder ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2021, 3:29 PM by Posts Editor
  • Nancy Fanciers Meeting tonight (Sept 6) 5pm The recent inspection of Nancy down at the slip revealed a number of problems: paint getting shabby, sheathing coming away below the waterline, some rot in the woodwork etc.  Come ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2021, 5:12 PM by Posts Editor
  • Committee meeting coming up Sept 9th Note date: not as previously reported on the 16th. An agenda is being compiled at  https://tinyurl.com/8w2zr6nc.  See the minutes for the August meeting at https://tinyurl.com ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2021, 7:11 PM by Posts Editor
  • Huon Yacht Club season opening day Oct 2nd Here is a chance to get on the water in warmer weather: they are keen for us to be involved. Good social event too - see flyer below: https://tinyurl.com ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2021, 6:12 PM by Posts Editor
  • Wilson's Boat Yard The Wooden Boat Festival have just released a video about this yard (at Cygnet) which is well worth viewing - see https://youtu.be/slRdaS3Zj4c. 
    Posted Aug 30, 2021, 4:43 PM by Posts Editor
  • Please get your committee nominations in The LBT constitution tells us that nominations  'shall be delivered to the public officer of the Association at least 10 days before the date fixed for the holding of the ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2021, 4:37 PM by Posts Editor
  • Barbeque night Yes, it is the last Monday of the month and so we get the opportunity to show off our culinary skills down at the Shed.  Come with something for the ...
    Posted Aug 29, 2021, 2:08 PM by Posts Editor
  • Knotting course recommencing 13th Sept Barbara Frankel writes:  The Decorative Knotting Course will recommence in September as follows:   Monday 13 Sept 4:30 – 6 pm – Recap and coaster/place mat; Monday 20 Sept 4:30 ...
    Posted Aug 29, 2021, 1:32 AM by Posts Editor
  • Two proposed changes to the Constitution See attached document: https://tinyurl.com/dzh7775u.  The first of these changes recognises the reality that we don't do much business with cheques anymore.  The second is intended ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2021, 8:57 PM by Posts Editor
  • One week to Playback Theatre Event, Sat 4th, Palais Theatre Doors, along with the bar, will open at 5.30pm.  There will be some  entertainment starting at the same time.  We all need to be in our seats before 6 ...
    Posted Aug 29, 2021, 2:26 PM by Posts Editor
  • Do you know 'Royal'? Colin Grazules writes:'The story that has been passed down with the boat is that ROYAL was built by Peter Locke sometime in the late 20's. Named in honour ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2021, 6:18 PM by Posts Editor
  • Only 2 weeks to Playback Theatre event: September 4 Come along to this fundraising event at the Palais and help support your LBT.  It is a case of not only but also: with Playback Theatre, Steve and Marjorie Gadd ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2021, 6:31 PM by Posts Editor
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