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Trafalgar Marine

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About Trafalgar Marine

  • Birthday 17/03/81

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Derbyshire
  • Interests
    Pool, Snooker (just watching). Formula one motor racing (come on Lewis Hamilton). Drinking & hanging out. Working on or browsing the Internet

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  • Occupation
    General Manager
  • Boat Name
    Phoenix
  • Boat Location
    Whaley Bridge

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  • Website URL
    http://www.trafalgarmarineservices.co.uk
  1. Happy new year from Paul and Michael Dawson at Trafalgar Marine Services. We're pleased to announce the launch of a new short throw aluminium windlass. Take the strain out of cruising with a lightweight cast aluminium windlass. produced locally and exclusively for Trafalgar Marine. These windlasses are good quality and lightweight with double head to fit all standard lock gear. http://www.trafalgarmarineservices.co.uk/detail/113/windlass-aluminium-short-throw/ To celebrate the new launch Trafalgar Marine are offering 10% off everything we sell from rope fenders, to mooring ropes, shackles to decking fittings, windlasses to side fenders. Just enter the code: happynewyear at the checkout. Valid until the first of February 2016
  2. We're looking for a fender maker to come and do a few months work this summer while I'm on paternity leave. May well become an annual job if we can find the right person though. Must know how to rope fenders and splice rope. We're based at New Mills on the Peak Forest Canal (Derbyshire). There are plenty of mooring spots around the area. If you're interested (or know someone who might) call Michael Dawson on 0781 6664352 or email michael@trafalgarmarineservices.co.uk Thanks, Michael
  3. The 14th annual Whaley Water Weekend Festival will be held from Friday the 7th till Sunday the 9th of June 2013. The local festival is held at Whaley Bridge Basin on the Peak Forest Canal, Derbyshire (SK23 7LS). During the weekend there will be free boat rides, live music, craft stalls and much more. Information about the event can be seen on the W3 website or the W3 Facebook page.
  4. The 13th annual Whaley Water Weekend Festival will be held from Friday the 8th till Sunday the 10th of June 2012. The local festival is held at Whaley Bridge Basin on the Peak Forset Canal, Derbyshire. During the weekend there will be free boat rides, live music, craft stalls and much more. Information about the event can be seen on the W3 website.
  5. Trafalgar Marine Services Ltd - Phoenix Day Boat Hire Phoenix is a 40ft narrow boat available for day hire on the Upper Peak Forest Canal. Based at Whaley Bridge Basin (SK23 7LS) in the scenic Peak District. Most customers travel to Marple and back within the eight hour day and either stop at a pub for lunch or bring a picnic. The boat can carry and seat up to twelve people including the steerer. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided and a canvas can be lowered in bad weather. Whaley Bridge is around an hour by road from Manchester, Stockport, Buxton, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Glossop and Macclesfield. Whaley Bridge train station (Manchester to Buxton line) is located just a few minutes walk from the basin. See the link above for full details, availability calendar and latest price.
  6. Trafalgar Marine Services Ltd - www.trafalgarmarineservices.co.uk Rope fender manufacturer based opposite New Mills Marina on the Peak Forest Canal, Derbyshire. Selling mooring rope, rope fenders, decking rope/fittings, windlasses, generators, mooring pins, chains, hooks, side fenders and other related accessories. All products available on the website and in store. Day boat Phoenix is also available for hire from Whaley Bridge Basin on the Peak Forest Canal.
  7. Alan's first post is spot on. We moved a 30ft springer that had sunk on the Peak Forest Canal. When I talked to the engineer at the boatyard we reckoned it would cost around £3,000 to over plate. Springers do have a V shaped hull that makes over plating more difficult and therefore expensive, might be something to think about. You would be better buying a boat that doesn't need or has already been plated but it all depends on budget.
  8. My parents have been with Towergate Mardon for around ten years as both leisure and then live aboards with no trouble. Our day boat insurance is with Towergate but is registered through Michael Stimpson who has been very helpful over the years. Might be worth a phone call.
  9. AquaQuero www.aquaquero.co.uk AquaQuero is a free marine directory website for companies based around the canals, rivers and coastal regions of the UK. There is also a waterways directory with useful information for boaters such as number of locks, dimensions, connected waterways, locations (cities, towns and villages), local attractions, services and facilities, public moorings and warnings. If you run a marine based business or attraction near to a canal or river you can signup to AquaQuero free of charge. You can add your company description, website address, contact details, VAT/company number, logo and up to six other images. Pick your business type(s) from a list of categories (e.g boat builders). Add any products or services you offer (e.g red diesel). You can also choose the waterway(s) you do business on (e.g Peak Forest Canal, Macclesfield Canal). Once you have signed up you will be able to add the details of any boats you have. The boats you list can be either for hire or for sale.
  10. I was talking to a guy yesterday about having his boat be crained in. He could not get in at Furness Vale because of the waiting list. He's actually found something opposite Braidbar boats at Higher Poynton but this is on the Macclesfield.
  11. SATURDAY 12 JUNE 11am-7pm LORENZO - our famous DJ, making a return visit to the Water Weekend, welcomes everybody to Whaley Bridge's premier community event. Throughout Saturday, lots and lots of music to go with lots and lots of fun, BOAT TRIPS: Catch a boat ride from a choice of vessels. And it's free! Just grab a ticket and wait (queues at busy times) for your boat to come in, then take you through the beautiful greenery along the canal. There's a longer heritage trip to Bugsworth Basin, with commentary. MUSIC, MUSIC … • Lorenzo provides perfect, summer background sounds. And … • Acoustic Collective are here again, with their relaxed, folksy songs • Local classical musicians will be doing their thing, as will… • Parallel Jacks, a youth rock band • Local groups on stage, leading up to Big Screen World Cup. See adjoining column. DANCE, DANCE … • Powderkegs, Whaley's very own border morris dance group, will be performing today in their vivid outfits which reflect the explosive origins of their name. • SPECIALS! MEERKATS HERE TODAY… • The Petting Zoo from Chesterfield, making a return visit, but this time with something specials: direct from Namibia, positively their first appearance in Whaley Bridge, the meerkats! There are also cuddly rabbits for the kids to love and touch, plus snakes, spiders and .. . da, dah … MEERKATS. One day only. OTHER THINGS TO CATCH … • The steamroller from DSPC restorations of Chapel en le Frith • Ju jitsu demonstration • Peak Paddlers canoe club demonstrating their skill • Fire Service visit, showing how not to set the kitchen on fire • Toddbook Sailing Club SUNDAY 13 JUNE 11am-4pm LORENZO - a Sunday morning welcome to Whaley Bridge's biggest community event, from our DJ. He'll keep you going all through Sunday, providing lots of bright music, laughs and introductions to the artists on our stage. BOAT TRIPS: Catch a boat ride from a choice of vessels. And it's free! Just grab a ticket and wait (queues at busy times) for your boat to come in, then take you through the beautiful greenery along the canal. There's a longer heritage trip to Bugsworth Basin, with commentary. MUSIC, MUSIC … • Lorenzo's perfect, summer background sounds. And … • Acoustic Collective are here again, with their relaxed, folksy songs - appearing in their marquee and on the big canalside stage • Whaley Bridge Band, under musical director Marcus Jones, are playing 'at home' with that great traditional sound for an outdoor event • Local groups on stage • The Whaley Choir DANCE, DANCE … • Feet First, the clog-wearing, Appalachian dancers from Derbyshire who were such a hit last year, make a return visit to the Water Weekend. Bound to set your feet tapping! CLASSIC CARS DISPLAY • Proud owners bring their gleaming cars to this display. It is organised by the Hare and Hounds Classic Vehicles Association, whose Peaks and Dales Run, finishing at Buxton, is on Sunday 25 July. • Look out for the steam engine from Chapel en le Frith - hard to miss, at several tons in weight, whistling and blowing steam high into the air. • Old engines of a different size - stationary ones, fuelled by petrol, and once used on farms for everything from dairy milking to corn grinding. STALLS, STALLS • All around the site, for a good browse and maybe a bargain. TEEN SPECIAL: ENGLAND ON WORLD CUP BIG SCREEN THE Water Weekend committee, helped by a few outsiders, is delighted to present a World Cup, big screen spectacular for our young people. England's opening game in South Africa, against the USA, is to be shown in the Mechanics' Institute on Saturday night, 12 June. It's for under-18s only - boys and girls - and it will be free. Even more, there will be soft drinks and snacks to make it an even more special evening. The show starts from 7pm, right after the Water Weekend. From 5-7pm, local groups will be playing on the stage at the canalside as World Cup fever mounts. W3 is also planning a Friday evening film show for the youngsters in the Mechanics' Institute, starting at 8pm. Watch out for more details. WEEKEND ATTRACTIONS • Boat trips free - see under Saturday and Sunday details. • Classic cars on show round the Transhipment Warehouse • Funfair on both days at the car park. Priced attractions • Punch and Judy, the children's favourite - both days • Food and ice cream on sale around the W3 site • Stalls, stalls, stalls … add a bargain to your weekend
  12. My diesel storage heater wouldn't work on Monday at about -7 or 8. The diesel did look more viscous than usual. It did get going after midday when the temperature had risen. My liveaboard parents haven't had any diesel problems yet but they have been leaving their deck boards up so warm air is circulating around the engine.
  13. With winter already here machine mart have a sale on cast iron stoves. More information on their website http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/categori...urning-stoves-2
  14. To give you an idea of the difference in rope strength; Staple spun 3,050 Polysteel 4,300 (strong polyprop rope designed for fishing industry) Multifilament (soft black) 2,560 Synthetic hemp 1,775 Polypropylene no guaranteed breaking strain All figures are for the breaking strain in Kg of a 14mm diameter rope. This should be used as a rough guide only. Different manufactures will not make the rope to the same specifications.
  15. Email from Rod Auton - on behalf of the Chesterfield Canal Trust and the Chesterfield Canal Partnership "Dear Madam/Sir, I would like to invite you to come to our Festival next summer. It is being held as part of Bassetlaw Arts Fortnight. This means that there will be a big marquee with exhibitions and performances going on continuously as well as the usual stalls, rides, boat trips etc. It also means that Bassetlaw will do lots of publicity including delivering a leaflet to 50,000 homes about Arts Fortnight including our Festival. We will of course be doing our own publicity as well. We are hoping to have some boat builders there which will bring a whole new complexion to the event. We are holding it at Worksop Rugby Club which has huge fields bordering the canal at Morse Lock. It is 200 metres from the A57. Car parking will be on site. It is a ten minute walk along the towpath from the town centre. About 9,000 people attended this year's Festival which was on a small site in a remote village. This year we expect at least 10,000 to come, lots more if the weather is good. Outside pitches at a standard size of 3m x 3m are available at £45. We have a limited number of inside pitches at 3m x 2m for £55. Electricity is available inside for £10. We can of course accommodate other requirements but will work them out individually with you. If you would like to come or just want further information, please email me back and I will forward our entry form, terms and conditions etc. Thank you. I hope that we will see you in July."