FAQs

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Does the Guild have a preferred type of boat?

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No. Guild boats focus on unique Tasmanian boats. The boats of members include yachts, motor boats, steam boats, various styles of dinghies, kayaks and canoes. Some member boats live on trailers, others are kept in the water.

The Guild welcomes ‘cutting edge’ and experimental watercraft.

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What is a wooden boat?

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A wooden boat is a boat where the main structural members and the integrity of the boat is timber based.

A wooden boat may be old with heritage values or of modern design and construction using latest materials and technology. Wooden boat construction can be:

  • Planked: eg clinker, carvel, strip
  • Sheet: eg plywood
  • Fabric: eg wooden frame, fabric cover
  • Fastenings: eg metal, treenail, glue
  • Coatings: varnish, oil, paint, epoxy, polyurethane

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Is a member required to have their own boat?

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No. The Guild has several boats that members are encouraged to use and to maintain. The Guild activities provide the opportunity to get onto the water using inexpensive craft. For instance, Guild rowing days routinely involve wooden rowing boats, canoes, kayaks and similar craft exploring some of the back-waters of Tasmania.

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How much does it cost to join the Guild?

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The annual member subscription for 2017-18 is $47.  A concession subscription fee of $27 can be requested for full time students and concession card holders.

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Does the Guild have a family member category?

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The one member subscription includes spouse, partner and dependent children.

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How do I Join the Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania?

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Application to join the Guild is made through completing our application form on-line  or on printed form sent to PO Box 28 Battery Point Tasmania 7004 with annual subscription fee.

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I don’t live in Tasmania. Is there any point in becoming a member?

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We welcome members from all over. Even if you can't join our regular activities, you can read about them, here and in our regular newsletter, The Skeg.

And remember: Hobart is the host city of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival. We particularly welcome our interstate members to this event.

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Can I join if I don’t have a boat?

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Of course! Anyone who is interested in wooden boats is welcome to join.

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What does it cost to be a member?

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Membership costs $47 per year, for an individual or a family.
Concessions (student or concession card holder) are available at $27 per year.
Corporate membership is available for business entities at $47 per year.
The membership year is from 1 May to 30 April.