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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • LBT Committee Meeting this week There is an agenda being compiled at https://tinyurl.com/vu2l24s .  Minutes for the last meeting can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/y3yphuqv .
    Posted Nov 10, 2019, 5:51 AM by Posts Editor
  • The Elephant is back Given the vintage of our venerable Elephant bandsaw (40 years old!) we didn't like the chances of returning it to operation after a backing plate shattered.  However we reckoned ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2019, 4:04 AM by Posts Editor
  • Reminder: 'Camino Voyage' Saturday Nov 23rd The screening of this film (at the Palais) should be a great night.  Deb Coomb writes:  'This multi award winning documentary is a must see for anyone who believes they ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2019, 5:59 AM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing November 11th The benchmark has been set for what constitutes a good destination for the Monday afternoon sail: the front bar at the Kermandie - see pic below.  Let's attempt it tomorrow ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2019, 3:35 AM by Posts Editor
  • Kettering Wooden Boat Rally Feb '20 Gordon McGill writes:'The Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania and the Kettering Yacht Club is looking forward to hosting the Sixth Kettering Wooden Boat Rally. The focus of the event ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2019, 3:07 PM by Posts Editor
  • Goose winged jibs on Capricornia Unlike most sailboats Capricornia has two jibs - an inner and an outer - which makes her a cutter.  Part of the fun of sailing her is the extra options this offers ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2019, 3:13 AM by Posts Editor
  • Cruising logs During our Tawe Nunnugah raids we post a report at the end of each day to the website: see for instance https://tinyurl.com/yy6mk8ry  These are generally fairly rushed ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2019, 3:14 AM by Posts Editor
  • Downwind rowing The 18 knot winds forecast for Wednesday would have been way too much for the On the Water students to row against, so we towed the boats and ferried the ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2019, 12:16 AM by Posts Editor
  • Swiftsure Regatta 15th December The Rowing subcommittee have set a date, and the 15th it is.  Skiff Races, the Roger Harwood round Egg Island, sailing etc. Will also be a good time for the ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2019, 12:30 PM by Posts Editor
  • MAST – Notice to Mariners - Fish Farm Grid Can Missing (Garden Island) Mariners are advised that a large black grid can at Huon Aquaculture Company’s Garden Island lease has broken its mooring and is no longer in position. The marker is ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2019, 4:03 AM by Posts Editor
  • Nothing like a topsail schooner On Sunday Rhona H was spotted sailing past Tinderbox on her way back to Hobart after a charter tour.  What a sight.
    Posted Nov 3, 2019, 3:46 AM by Posts Editor
  • Spring Bay Community Boat Shed Nice to see a photo of our friends at Spring Bay (Triabunna) featured on the cover of the latest Tasmanian Men's Shed Association news (pic below).  To find out ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2019, 3:38 AM by Posts Editor
  • Half model course On Thursday night Peter Laidlaw led the class through the intricacies of using boat plan specifications to mark up the layers of wood to be used for creating half models
    Posted Nov 3, 2019, 4:05 AM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing Monday 4th November Looks like nice mild winds tomorrow, a contrast to last week when Capricornia spent a good deal of time with a reef in, her crew hiked out and still well ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2019, 2:44 AM by Posts Editor
  • It's hell at the LBT Dennis Muscovich demonstrates his preferred position in a Skiff (pic below).  Dennis jetted off to view the antiquities in Egypt on Monday.  We are expecting intelligence from him regarding Nile ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2019, 8:30 PM by Posts Editor
  • Seen at the Bellerive Seafarers Festival  The Wooden Boat Guild were exhibiting the recently restored piners' punt shown in the pic below.  They've tried to keep it as authentic as possible, with the new planks ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2019, 8:21 PM by Posts Editor
  • Movie at Palais 3rd November 'Still Life' Team Movies writes: 'Classic Movies is screening the polarising (either love it or loathe it) 2013 British drama ‘Still Life’. No surprises, I loved this film.  Synopsis: Council case worker ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2019, 7:53 PM by Richard Forster
  • 19th Hole on Friday Night Drinkies and nibbles after a good row around north Egg Island. Who could ask for more?  See you all at 5pm this coming Friday for when we do it all ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2019, 3:15 AM by Posts Editor
  • End of Month Monday BBQ Daylight saving season is here, the perfect time to bring some snags and something to share down to the LBT after 6pm and share nautical (and other) gossip with fellow ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2019, 1:57 PM by Posts Editor
  • Reefing Practice, Monday 28th October If the forecast is to be believed Capricornia could be down to a second reef when we take her out this afternoon.  Come and learn (or be reminded) about how ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2019, 2:03 PM by Posts Editor
  • Billy at Bellerive Seafarers Festival Pip Stevenson might have had a little while to wait for the punters to get out of bed on Sunday morning, but when they did they came with a rush ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2019, 1:59 PM by Posts Editor
  • Wooden Boat Guild Huonville Excursion November 24 This now traditional excursion will proceed from Franklin to Huonville, leaving in time for a lunchtime picnic and returning for afternoon tea at the LBT.  See attached poster for details ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2019, 6:08 PM by Posts Editor
  • ‘Castle in the Sky’, Saturday 26 October 6pm, at the Palais Sorry about the late notice: just spotted this free premier screening of a film about the 'Geeveston Castle' being built by Francis and Christina (who work at the Wooden Boat ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2019, 2:46 PM by Posts Editor
  • 'Camino Voyage' at the Palais, 23rd November Barb Dawson writes:  'Important date for your diary.    The only Tasmanian screening of the multi-award winning Camino Voyage.   An epic tale of constructing and rowing a traditional Irish curragh ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2019, 2:36 PM by Posts Editor
  • Australian Wooden Boat Festival never sleeps We might only be aware of the Festival every two years around February, but of course this is the culmination lots of planning and work.  There has been a changing ...
    Posted Oct 23, 2019, 6:19 PM by Posts Editor
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tn19 Raid - tawe nunnugah 2019 - small boat expedition in Southern Tasmania
And for more more information visit the Tawe Nunnugah Facebook page

tn19 Expressions of Interest are open

What better way to warm up for the 2019 Australian Wooden Boat Festival than sailing or rowing a small craft over 10 days from the edge of Tasmania’s southwest wilderness to Hobart arriving in time to join the Parade of Sails at the start of the festival?

Expressions of Interest for the tawe nunnugah 2019 Raid are now open. Follow the links at: http://lbt.rforster.org/tn19





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