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 (14th)There is a draft agenda being worked on at https://tinyurl.com/t6mnyprx . Draft minutes for the last meeting are at https://tinyurl.com/ykr2mvks Extra business to be attended …
    Posted by Posts Editor
  • Seniors WeekIf you see a whole lot of strangers hanging around the Shed in the middle of the day this week don’t be alarmed:  they have come along for a …
    Posted by Posts Editor
  • Friday night social rowing starts 29th OctMeeting at 5 o’clock, get together after row for a chat, bring your own nibbles and drink.  Contact Mike Hewitt 0417376884 if there are any queries. 
    Posted Oct 7, 2021, 9:59 PM by Posts Editor
  • Pfizer vaccination clinic Huonville, Oct 11-139am-5pm at the Town Hall, book now. See the flyer attached for details: https://tinyurl.com/9j52vcvb.
    Posted Oct 7, 2021, 2:54 PM by Posts Editor
  • The Island Project – dementia preventionWe recently attended a Men’s Shed gathering where the main presentation concerned this topic.  It was the right demographic.  From the Project home page: ‘Most of the risk for
    Posted Oct 7, 2021, 12:20 AM by Posts Editor
  • Sea-GalsJames Arkle from Huon Yacht Club writes:  ‘One of the fun initiatives that we are starting this year is Sea-Gals. They are holding their first get together on Monday
    Posted Oct 6, 2021, 11:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • ‘Going down another lane’ book reviewFrom the review of John Young’s autobiography in ‘Afloat’ magazine:  ‘Over the past 85+ years Dr John Young (BA, MA Auckland, MA Oxford, PhD ANU), English-born actor, author
    Posted Oct 6, 2021, 11:12 PM by Posts Editor
  • Migrating our websiteThe LBT website is hosted by Google Classic Sites, which is scheduled to disappear in December.  A recent failed attempt to edit the Nancy homepage indicates that Google have already …
    Posted Oct 3, 2021, 5:48 AM by Posts Editor
  • Nancy Fanciers meeting Monday 4th Oct 5pmThere are a number of issues to be considered:  Nancy’s role in Seniors Week (starting Monday 11th); getting Nancy out of the water for major maintenance at the beginning …
    Posted Oct 3, 2021, 5:52 AM by Posts Editor
  • Rowing NewsJane Johnson writes:Maintenance – Freyja is back on the river and in new-found glory was taken down to Dover for an adventurous row/exploration, timed well with some picture …
    Posted Oct 3, 2021, 4:58 AM by Posts Editor
  • Family fun day Sunday October 31stCome along and enjoy:   Paul Frost’s model boats (see pics below); sausage Sizzle and salad;  scones jam and cream; music with Terry Mead and David Pittaway; mounting of new …
    Posted Oct 3, 2021, 5:53 AM by Posts Editor
  • Monday night BBQLast 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 …
    Posted Oct 2, 2021, 3:40 PM by Posts Editor
  • Huon Yacht Club Open Day Saturday October 2ndJames 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 …
    Posted Sep 26, 2021, 5:52 AM by Posts Editor
  • Late invitation: Men’s Shed gathering 30th SeptWe 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 AGMGet them at https://tinyurl.com/ue85acsc.
    Posted Sep 18, 2021, 5:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • Nancy: vote of thanks to Judy KrynenNancy 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 LBTAs 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
  • KnotsOne 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 11amRichard 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 SeptemberIf 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) 3pmIn 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 mapSupplied 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 sponsorsOur 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 eventOn 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

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YouTube Video

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Some history: trailer for the Tawe Nunnugah 2007 movie