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

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  • Happy birthday to us! The 24th of June is the 20th anniversary of the incorporation of the Living Boat Trust, and we are planning a special 'MID WINTER CURRY AND BONFIRE NIGHT' for Monday ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2018, 8:42 PM by Posts Editor
  • Sunday afternoon matinee at the Palais July 1st: '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 Jun 16, 2018, 8:31 PM by Posts Editor
  • Thinking carbon neutral trading schooners The Adrian Dean trading schooner plans aren't the only ones ready for lofting.  John Young and Wunjo have drawn our attention to the 'SailCargo' project in Costa Rica.  See ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2018, 8:14 PM by Posts Editor
  • Capricornia to come to Franklin? 'Capricornia' has a long association with the Living Boat Trust, so much so that she has her own page on our website: see (https://tinyurl.com/ybrochj5).  She had a ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2018, 9:42 PM by Posts Editor
  • Operations Manager of 'One and All' coming to dinner We are expecting Annie Roberts from the 'One and All' (http://oneandallship.com.au/) for dinner on Monday night.  She has agreed to tell us a bit about what is ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2018, 10:27 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tasskiffie 2019? This is a repost from back in January at which time 2019 was a long way off.  We are hoping that the advancing months are concentrating minds, and that some ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2018, 5:43 PM by Posts Editor
  • Rigging a Grebe for Beginners Let's face it, at the beginning of the season most of us end up putting the mast in around the wrong way at least once, and scratching our heads ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2018, 5:16 AM by Posts Editor
  • Committee Meeting this Wednesday There is a draft agenda (still being worked on) at https://tinyurl.com/y9t8u45u , and the minutes for the last meeting can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/y97kqsur ,or ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2018, 5:18 AM by Posts Editor
  • At the Palais - Tasdance Maker’s Company: Franklin we are coming for you! After the warm response and welcome you gave us last year when we visited, Tasdance is returning to Franklin! We will be working in residence at the Palais Theatre from ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2018, 2:37 AM by Posts Editor
  • Rigging the Grebes: session one First job at the beginning of the season is to find the bits that are broken and missing, fix 'em and test 'em.  For those who are new to Grebes ...
    Posted Jun 2, 2018, 6:15 PM by Posts Editor
  • Palais Theatre - Annual Giant Garage Sale Monday 11 June The Palais Theatre is holding its Annual Giant Garage Sale on Queens Birthday Monday - 11 June, from 10am to 2pm.Pop in and have a look around for a bargain ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2018, 4:53 PM by Posts Editor
  • More on celebration for Laurence Burgin Mark Burgin writes:  'For his many friends in the Huon Valley (& beyond) who are very important to him, we are organising a celebration on Saturday afternoon 2nd of June from ...
    Posted May 31, 2018, 3:33 PM by Posts Editor
  • How to rig a Grebe: Saturday June 2nd Jump Aboard for the Jack Frost Saturday Sailing Season < As part of the Franklin Wooden Boat Adventures workshops > we extend an invitation to all LBT folk who would like to ...
    Posted May 30, 2018, 3:33 PM by Posts Editor
  • Help wanted next Tuesday morning, 10.30 am John Young writes:'Kon Tiki is the only Flying Fifteen yacht to be built in Tasmania, (between 1951 and 1952 ),and the only one in the world to be built ...
    Posted May 30, 2018, 3:57 AM by Posts Editor
  • LBT launches on-line Incident, Hazard and Improvements form The LBT Committee is continually working to improve the safety of all our activities. We have recently launched an on-line form for reporting incidents, hazards and for suggesting improvements ...
    Posted May 29, 2018, 3:41 PM by Posts Editor
  • 'On the Water' program for 2018 Basil Van Reit from Huonville Primary School visited the Shed recently and expressed enthusiasm for a dose of ‘On the Water’ for his current batch of 5th Grade students.  This ...
    Posted May 27, 2018, 11:17 PM by Posts Editor
  • Classic Movie at the Palais June 3rd: 'Cosi' Team Movies writes: 'This month’s classic movie is the wonderful 1996 Australian comedy / drama Cosi.  ... Synopsis: Ben Mendelsohn plays Lewis Riley, an unemployed young man who applies for a ...
    Posted May 27, 2018, 4:56 PM by Posts Editor
  • A celebration for Laurence Burgin, Saturday 2nd of June Mark Burgin writes  'Laurence has been living and working in the Huon Valley for 10 years and in that time built Franklin Marine and Marina, educated many mariners and helped ...
    Posted May 27, 2018, 6:32 AM by Posts Editor
  • Tuesday Group Report From Graham Wright:  Geoff has spent a lot of time preparing all the bronze fittings and handrails for Gretchen, ready to be replaced once the final coats of paint have ...
    Posted May 25, 2018, 5:43 AM by Posts Editor
  • MMT Monthly talk: HMS Cracker - A master’s log This talk will be presented at the Maritime Museum of Tasmania on Tuesday 5th June by Bill Jeffrey.'A prized possession in the Voyager collection is the log of Master ...
    Posted May 25, 2018, 5:24 AM by Posts Editor
  • Franklin Arts and Music festival planned for November For details see the flyer attached: https://tinyurl.com/y7oeso2w.  Contact is olivier@thegreathuonvalley.com.au
    Posted May 25, 2018, 4:56 AM by Posts Editor
  • LBT shed under construction: 2003 Ruth Young found a nice collection of photos of the first stage of the shed being built.  View them at https://tinyurl.com/yc3vpzuc
    Posted May 25, 2018, 4:11 AM by Posts Editor
  • Change of Plans - BYO Dinner this Monday 21st Our cook for the night has unfortunately had to pull out, so its BYO this Monday - please pass the word
    Posted May 20, 2018, 12:09 AM by Posts Editor
  • Reminder - Grebe Hire Trial - come along on Tuesday and express your views Franklin Wooden Boat Adventures Meeting on TuesdayFWBAs  Important Brainstorming Meeting this Tues 22nd  1100-1230     Greg Guy Wharf Everyone is most welcome to attend & to contribute enthusiasm & brilliant ideas ...
    Posted May 19, 2018, 3:39 PM by Posts Editor
  • RV site in Franklin - Community Consultation ends 28 May A reminder that the Huon Valley Council is currently seeking community views to determine the level of support for an approved RV site on the Franklin foreshore, and if so ...
    Posted May 18, 2018, 8:39 PM by Posts Editor
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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