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The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Hurry on down to Swiftsure Regatta this Sunday These folk are.  Rowing, sailing, fun on the water.  Get all the details from the flyer: https://tinyurl.com/vhgcwnj    Pic from John Snowdon
    Posted Dec 11, 2019, 4:11 AM by Posts Editor
  • Van Diemen's Band at Palais for Christmas concert 17 December Barb Dawson writes: Back by popular demand Van Diemen’s Band takes a whole new ‘VDB Christmas’ on the road again this year. Artistic Director, Julia Fredersdorff has put together ...
    Posted Dec 6, 2019, 1:04 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Committee meeting coming up It is due to be held next Thursday 12th December:  a draft agenda is being worked on at https://tinyurl.com/r2o8sm7
    Posted Dec 5, 2019, 2:01 PM by Posts Editor
  • Show and tell at the LBT The log that everybody is inspecting solemnly in the pic below is the gaff from Yukon, currently being worked on in the workshop annex by David Nash.  It is the ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2019, 12:01 AM by Posts Editor
  • Boat theft Peter Shimeld writes:  'there has been a dinghy stolen from my jetty [south Franklin] (probably last 24 hrs). Hopefully this is a one-off by someone wanting a quick fish ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2019, 12:57 PM by Posts Editor
  • Snow on the Hartz didn't stop us The forecast was horrible and the winds were gusting, but we decided to give it a go for the last day of the 'On the Water' program, and all went ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2019, 4:37 AM by Posts Editor
  • Huntsman paper jamb error Most people would be familiar with the term 'bug' to describe a computer error.  It originated from an actual event when a moth landed on a relay circuit back in ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2019, 5:16 PM by Posts Editor
  • Draft minutes for November LBT committee meeting These can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/tlvcydb 
    Posted Dec 1, 2019, 2:01 PM by Posts Editor
  • Extreme project 'Vera' Graham Norris has written to point out that Vera, a sister boat to Nancy and Eva Blanche, has sunk on her mooring at Prince of Wales Bay.  The following notice ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2019, 4:21 AM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing Monday 2nd December Capricornia hit nine and half knots coming back from Kermandie Pub last week. The forecast today is for 'lively' winds, which could suit if the rest of the weather behaves ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2019, 2:05 PM by Posts Editor
  • Excursion with Wooden Boat Guild to Huonville On Sunday morning a jolly good company of people and boats assembled at the Franklin pontoon and boat ramps, and headed off up the Huon.  Rowing into the prevailing north ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2019, 10:31 PM by Posts Editor
  • Franklin in the news The cover of the latest edition of Water Craft features a picture of 'our' Americans building the Haven in the Wooden Boat Centre, plus a matching article.  Next is an ...
    Posted Nov 28, 2019, 5:34 PM by Posts Editor
  • Surprise Movie at the Palais: December 1st Deb Combs writes:  'Hi Team Movies,  After 7 plus years coordinating Palais Classic Movies I have decided to pass the ‘Clapper Board’ to film buff Andrew.  However I still have ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2019, 2:28 AM by Posts Editor
  • Swiftsure Regatta 15th December Hans Sipsma's Swiftsure Regatta graphic has been used on buttons, posters and flyers for years now, and it's time to role it out again:  see flyer attached for ...
    Posted Nov 24, 2019, 2:21 PM by Posts Editor
  • Monday Sailing Nov 25th Meet down at the pontoon at noon.  Warm weather, good winds forecast, and given the experience of the last few weeks we may be able to head out with the ...
    Posted Nov 24, 2019, 1:34 PM by Posts Editor
  • Bring your own Monday night dinner coming up It is the usual end of month highlight: you get to choose your very own menu.  BBQ fare along with something to share is favoured.  A special treat for this ...
    Posted Nov 22, 2019, 2:29 PM by Posts Editor
  • Spring Bay Newsletter It's always good to hear what our friends at Spring Bay (Triabunna) are up to.  Their community boat shed is very similar to the LBT.  Read all about it ...
    Posted Nov 22, 2019, 2:21 PM by Posts Editor
  • Small boat expeditions Summer 2019-20 At the shed dinner last Monday (18 November) it was agreed that we would have our first overnight small boat expedition for the summer on the weekend of 6-8 ...
    Posted Nov 22, 2019, 4:02 AM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing 18th November If the forecast is accurate we might be down to the third reef  this afternoon.  Turn up at noon at the pontoon and if it is looking too hairy we ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2019, 12:36 PM by Posts Editor
  • More on the 'Camino Voyage' evening Barb Dawson writes:'Just talked with Paccy Stronach from Dunalley - he runs/owns the shipyard there, and is a boat builder and furniture maker.  He and his wife are coming ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2019, 3:54 AM by Posts Editor
  • Reminder: Excursion with WBG to Huonville, Sunday 24th Lorrie Harrison writes:'At last an improvement in the weather, next Sunday is looking perfect for rowing, not windy, low chance of rain and around 15 degrees. We still have ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2019, 2:19 PM by Posts Editor
  • Curragh moving Barb Dawson writes:  'Removing one very dusty WBC curragh from its place high up in the rafters, ready to be displayed in the Palais Theatre for Camino Voyage movie evening ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2019, 1:01 PM by Posts Editor
  • Flotation Piet Lunstedt gave us a pallet load of superseded life jackets with the idea that we could extract the flotation from them for use in the boats, but the job ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2019, 2:21 PM by Posts Editor
  • Thinking of our interstate members At its November meeting the LBT Committee paused to reflect on the plight of our interstate members and friends currently impacted by bushfire.  We remember the generosity extended to the ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2019, 2:17 PM by Posts Editor
  • Call-Push-Shock Call - Push - Shock' is an easy way to remember how you can help save a life.   Call triple zero.  Push: do CPR (chest compressions). Shock: use an AED ('heart start ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2019, 4:46 AM by Posts Editor
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tn19 Raid - tawe nunnugah 2019 - small boat expedition in Southern Tasmania



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