The Living Boat Trust– ‘Where the wooden boat festival never ends’

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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • ‘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
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  • 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
  • Nancy Fanciers Meeting tonight (Sept 6) 5pmThe recent inspection of Nancy down at the slip revealed a number of problems: paint getting shabby, sheathing coming away below the waterline, some rot in the woodwork etc.  Come …
    Posted Sep 5, 2021, 5:12 PM by Posts Editor
  • Committee meeting coming up Sept 9thNote date: not as previously reported on the 16th. An agenda is being compiled at  https://tinyurl.com/8w2zr6nc.  See the minutes for the August meeting at https://tinyurl.com …
    Posted Sep 5, 2021, 7:11 PM by Posts Editor
  • Huon Yacht Club season opening day Oct 2ndHere is a chance to get on the water in warmer weather: they are keen for us to be involved. Good social event too – see flyer below: https://tinyurl.com …
    Posted Sep 1, 2021, 6:12 PM by Posts Editor
  • Wilson’s Boat YardThe Wooden Boat Festival have just released a video about this yard (at Cygnet) which is well worth viewing – see https://youtu.be/slRdaS3Zj4c. 
    Posted Aug 30, 2021, 4:43 PM by Posts Editor

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AED (Defibrillator)

Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) Tasmania
Meteye Franklin Forecast
Meteye Franklin Forecast (text – good for phones)
WillyWeather tide, wind and weather (Castle Forbes Bay)

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 the Bendigo St Ayles Skiff

Building ‘Tuesday’

Some history: trailer for the Tawe Nunnugah 2007 movie