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

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  • Solar panels for the LBT roof One of the aspirations of the LBT is to ' strive for a sustainable way of life' and in line with this goal we have sort funding over the years for ...
    Posted May 2, 2021, 3:57 PM by Posts Editor
  • Australian 5 virtual Skiff regatta Lorrie Harrison writes: 'From the West to the East coast across Australian crews in St Ayles skiffs have been rowing the 'Australian 5' this past weekend. Named because 5 crew ...
    Posted May 2, 2021, 3:38 PM by Posts Editor
  • New key locker Paul Frost and the Tuesday group have replaced the plastic key buckets which used to sit on top of the fridge with the very flash number pictured below, which is ...
    Posted May 2, 2021, 12:13 AM by Posts Editor
  • Mike's Nets Mike Dredge gave his first class on net repair last week.  We are looking forward to the next instalment Monday at 5pm.
    Posted May 2, 2021, 12:06 AM by Posts Editor
  • Use 'Check in Tas' at the LBT from May 1st It's the invasion of the QR codes:  there is now one in the middle of the front door (pics below).  In order assist with potential Covid tracing and help ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2021, 5:29 AM by Posts Editor
  • Movie 'The Host' at the Palais, Sunday May 2nd A Korean monster movie by the director of the Oscar winning 'Parasite'. Sounds like a lot of fun.  Doors open 6.30pm, admission $5, film starts after 7.15pm but ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2021, 5:00 AM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Mooring That rather exotic looking green boat that was lurking around upstream last week was servicing moorings, including the one owned by the LBT which now has some decent ground tackle ...
    Posted May 2, 2021, 10:54 PM by Posts Editor
  • Heading home from Dawn Anzac Day Service Pip Stevenson took this snap of Will Hallinan rowing home.  Must have been interesting rowing to the service before dawn.
    Posted Apr 24, 2021, 9:39 PM by Posts Editor
  • Australian 5 Skiff Event The First National Dispersed Skiff Event is on this coming weekend.  THE LBT have entered 3 crews in the female division, each rowing 5km. You might like to come on ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2021, 9:32 PM by Posts Editor
  • Monday night BBQ coming up We can't have Matt and John cooking us fabulous repasts every night: sometimes we have to do for ourselves.  Bring something to throw on the hot plate, something to ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2021, 12:54 AM by Posts Editor
  • Richard Stubbs at Frank's 3rd June Funnies at Frank's will feature Richard Stubbs on this date.  See flyer below for details: https://tinyurl.com/53khac4d
    Posted Apr 23, 2021, 4:18 AM by Posts Editor
  • Rowan on duty with Tas Land Conservancy Rowan was in service ferrying the workers out to Egg Island to tackle the New Zealand Flax and to manage their camera traps - pics below.  Of particular interest was what ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2021, 2:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tassie Men's Shed News Read the latest attached: https://tinyurl.com/jxjpwh6
    Posted Apr 23, 2021, 3:36 AM by Posts Editor
  • Castle Forbes Forest Yanti writes:'I had a lovely night meeting many people of the LBT on Monday, thank you for the opportunity to make a little announcement.  Visit a beautiful patch of ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2021, 4:12 AM by Posts Editor
  • May 8th fund raising event postponed until September The event advertised for May 8th has now been put forward until Saturday September 4th - something to celebrate the beginning of spring.  More details to follow.
    Posted Apr 19, 2021, 6:34 PM by Posts Editor
  • Vale Pip's Knots, long live Mike's Nets - 5pm next week A reminder that Mike Dredge will be starting his net making course next week at 5pm, Monday evening.  Mike tells us that he is happy to be flexible, guided by ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2021, 4:20 PM by Richard Forster
  • Rhonda K and Bob The newly varnished and painted Rhonda K recently caught the eye of photographer Craig Bryant (well she would wouldn't she?), and then he spotted Bob admiring his handiwork.  Pics ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2021, 2:02 PM by Posts Editor
  • Little blue box The small monitor pictured below is the main visible sign that Brian Marriott has installed a new controller in Nancy: the old one broke.  This job, which required real expertise ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2021, 10:41 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tasmanian Gothic (aboard Nancy) A few weeks ago Nancy participated in the production of a sort of foodies promotional film called 'Last Drinks Tasmania'.  It has been released online and the bit featuring Nancy ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2021, 3:55 PM by Posts Editor
  • Maritime Trail Wrap Up Paul Stephanus from the Australian Wooden Boat Festival sent a big thank you to the LBT for their support of this event, and a link to a very entertaining video ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2021, 5:53 PM by Posts Editor
  • Lake Pedder Raid Andy Bullock writes:  A contingent from the LBT recently undertook a raid on Lake Pedder, enjoying a halcyon three days between a wind-swept Dover regatta and the cold, rainy ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2021, 10:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • Draft Minutes for April LBT Committee Meeting See them at https://tinyurl.com/knwjw7dm
    Posted Apr 11, 2021, 4:48 PM by Posts Editor
  • Maritime Trail at the LBT The LBT was asked to 'get people on the water' for the Maritime Trail organised by the the Wooden Boat Festival for the weekend just gone (April 10-11).  The ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2021, 4:57 PM by Posts Editor
  • Good Friday row This event has become a tradition, and at the LBT we like traditions.  Lorrie Harrison sent in the pics below.
    Posted Apr 11, 2021, 3:30 PM by Posts Editor
  • Perfect varnishing day Jane Johnson took advantage of the weather to get the bright work gleaming on Imagine for the Maritime Trail event.  See pic from Jane below. 
    Posted Apr 11, 2021, 3:21 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