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    After struggling for many months with the green rope holding the pontoon almost in place the rowers are very grateful to have the pontoon back in it’s rightful place, the anchor reset, the green rope removed and more room to bring the skiffs in. The rowers would like to thank Mike and his team, Neil,… Read more: BACK ON THE STRAIGHT
  • No more ‘trip’ ropes for Skiffs
    It was heads down, bums up time on Tuesday as Mike Hewitt, Neil Easson, Paul Frost and the team reset the pontoon anchors. All seems well so the ‘temporary’ lines that were being used for stabilisation have been removed. The noosts have also been moved to what should be a more satisfactory position – the… Read more: No more ‘trip’ ropes for Skiffs
  • Monday night dinner: British Regional anybody?
    Another ‘bring your own’ and the LBT is touring the world menu. Moving right along from last Monday’s Italian we are headed north to Old Blighty, the land of such culinary gems as black pudding, mushy peas, fried Mars Bars, fish finger sandwiches, pie floaters and tripe. Bring along your favourite to share, plus something… Read more: Monday night dinner: British Regional anybody?
  • Get your April ‘Afloat’ magazine
    Available at the chandlery or the Wooden Boat Centre. This month features a piece on Port Huon and a very nice obituary for Iain Oughtred written by Robert Ayliffe which is illustrated by a photo that some LBT members might recognise. Afloat is also accessible online.
  • Work on the Flying Fifteen
    Nick and Rob having started scraping down the Flying Fifteen over at the Wooden Boat Centre, revealing why she was leaking. The talk at the moment is to use dynel sheath to get her watertight.
  • Monday night dinner – Indian time again
    If the Indian food cooks can do as well as the Italian ones who provided dinner last Monday we will eat well. Yes, it’s another bring your own Tikka Masala, Butter Chicken, Korma, Malai Kofta, Vindaloo, Rogan Josh or whatever is your favourite, plus drinks and $5 for the kitty.
  • Catch of the day
    Bob Buckley, Martin Kell and Richard Forster have been out magnet fishing for the missing pontoon mooring. They had some success too, hauling up one for the anchor boulders (but it got away). They did manage to get the can chair (pictured below) into the boat, but then the job was to detach the magnet… Read more: Catch of the day
  • Don’t invite rats and mice to the shed
    The rats and mice are looking for a cosy place with plenty of food to spend the winter. If we don’t leave them any food they will go somewhere else. So please do not leave leftover food on the tables thinking someone else might enjoy it – nobody is going to eat your leftovers after… Read more: Don’t invite rats and mice to the shed
  • Camera action
    Shhh! The LBT was involved in a film shoot for a very popular TV series, but nobody is allowed to know yet. Thanks to Martin Kell for being the set roustabout.
  • On the Water
    Mike Dredge sent the following message to the team. My thanks to you all for your involvement and support for this year’s On Water program.  I think we all know it can be a bit of a drag at times, but we do help kids to become a lot more comfortable on small boats and… Read more: On the Water
  • Viking progress
    Viking’s canopy is out of the Shed and ready to fit. Yay! There is still some work to do, particularly wiring, but we should soon have our own solar boat.
  • ‘Rachel’s Farm’ at the Palais, April 7
    Share Rachel and her neighbour Mick’s journey to regenerative food production and profitability. Regenerative agriculture is a holistic approach to farming that focuses on restoring andenhancing the health of ecosystems. By choosing food that’s produced regeneratively, what you eat can be good for the planet, good for farmers, and good for you and your family’s health. $5 a… Read more: ‘Rachel’s Farm’ at the Palais, April 7
  • April fools Monday dinner: Italian (made by you)
    No joke. After 6pm bring to the Shed your pizza, your pasta, your panettone, your whatever to share, and the good news is it doesn’t have to start with ‘p’. Also something to drink, and $5 for the pot. ps. This is also Easter Monday
  • Newsletter from the Australian Wooden Boat Festival
    Read all about it here. Couple of sample items: If you want to enter a boat in the Festival expressions of interest open in April; if you want to participate in Sean Koomen’s dinghy build do it soon. And there is lots more.
  • Dover Easter Regatta 29-31 March
    It is upon us! Find the details here. We notice from the boat calendar that there is at least one Skiff booked for the event. Endra O’May is hoping to take Shannon down – contact her on 0412 168 552 if you are interested.
  • Grand Opening of PESC clubhouse
    Congratulations to Port Esperance Sailing Club on this achievement. The new premises look wonderful. Read all about it here.
  • Monday night BBQ coming up
    It will be our last daylight saving barbecue for the season, so come along and lets make the most of it. Usual drill: something for the hotplate, something to share, something to drink, and $5 for the kitty. See you after 6pm.
    Results Ruth Young – one woman rowing a grebe from the LBT around Rat Island and back to the LBT. Glenys Bounday-30:17 minutes Sussie Nicholls – 33:00 Phyllix Tam – 34:56 Nell Tyson 37:50 Roger Harwood A little bit of extra rowing this year as the tide was so low it was thought they would… Read more: SWIFTSURE REGATTA 2024
  • Thicknesser induction
    Gavin and Phil spent a good deal of Thursday fixing the thicknesser which had ceased to work because it had not been operated correctly. Members are welcome to use equipment but please ask for an induction if you are not experienced.
  • Kate’s Monday 18th March Menu
    Kate Hoorweg writes: Weather is predicted to be very warm again on Monday so, menu is: Wow! Hurry up and join the list so you don’t miss out in the stampede: sign up <<here>> . (I already have).

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