See the Club Calendar for 2019 social events and council meetings.
E-mail from Helen Lacey 22nd March 2019 :
I am passing on a message from club member and Boat Safety examiner, Henry Swanick, about the latest regulations for CO alarms with effect from 1st April. Hope it's helpful.
BSS CO alarms As some will be aware, the requirement for CO alarms will be in effect from 1st April 2019. Having just completed the additional training for this I can now summarise; All boat's with one or more accommodation spaces are required to have one or more CO alarms fitted. This will affect most if not all boat's in the club. This requirement is based on 3rd party risk, for example the possibility of exhaust fumes from another boat entering your boat. Additionally an advisory is for boat's with solid fuel stoves to have an alarm fitted in that space, this can be the same alarm as required for accommodation spaces. The alarm should be minimum BS EN 50291 recommended is BS EN 50291-2 as these are more robust for boat's etc. CO alarms have a life of about 7 to 10 years. I have some of the basic 'fire angel CO-9B' which are good for 7 years and have replaceable batteries, these cost £15. If anyone has any questions or needs help with the new requirements, I will be at the moorings from Thurs this week and around through to the work weekend. (Henry Swanick)
E-mail from Helen Lacey 19th March 2019:
It has come to our attention that the signing in hut is getting very cluttered with items left by members. If members wish to keep any of these items please could they remove them before the working weekend. If they are still there then other members will be invited to take what they could use, the club may utilise some of it and the the rest will be disposed of. There is a list of most but not all of the items below:
6 volt type 996 4R 25 battery
1200 w halogen heater
Life jackets / buoyancy aids
1 off 4 to 5 year 18-25 kg buoyancy aid for swimming.
2 off 30 – 40 kg buoyancy aid.
1 Buoyancy aid of questionable quality
4 large mooring spikes. (could be useful in members shed?)
2 old notice boards
4 old life belts. 2 are sometimes placed outside the building.
1 lifebelt hanging bracket
5 picture frames
There are also multiple business cards and out of date brochures
Small petrol generator which was left by a member in about 2014 believed not to have been used since then!
Thank you for your cooperation.
E-mail from Helen Lacey 18th March 2019:
John Snook has asked me to pass on the following information on the Spring Cruise and ask members for more feedback for the Annual Cruise.
So far there are nine boats going. The consensus at present is to meet at The Cheshire Cat 7.00pm to 7.30pm for a meal Saturday 4th May. John has asked if anyone is going by car for a meal only can they let him know so that he can book the correct number for the Cheshire Cat. Around 9.00pm members will be moving onto the Institute.
For further details and to contact John see this link (Note:- Members' Only page - Login required)
Annual Club Cruise
Members who are interested in this cruise please could you give your date and destination preferences if you haven't let John know already. Either saturday 18th May to 27th May or Saturday 25th May to 2nd June.
1. Manchester to the approved moorings at Castlefield.
2. The Montgomery.
3. Kinver Boats.
4. Great Hayward Boats.
Please email John with your preferences or talk to him on the Working Day.
Posted 16th March 2019
Reminder : Craning in date is Saturday, 6th April 2019
Posted 28th February 2019
New for 2019 Members' Handbook visible to all, including potential Club members.
Posted 25th February 2019
Reminder from Helen Lacey : "Thank you to all those who have replied to my previous email, sent 4th February, about requiring your permission to be contacted in case of an emergency concerning your boat on the moorings. I have had 27 permissions given so far and we will be getting the list together after the Council meeting this Saturday. So if you want to be included on the list please let me know."
Posted 12th February 2019
Helen Lacey has e-mailed members with a booking form for the spring social Murder Mystery at Acton Hall on Saturday 13th April 6:30pm
Posted 12th February 2019
Posted 1st February 2019
Helen Lacey has e-mailed to say "Hello Folks,
John Snook has come up with four suggestions for the Annual Cruise and very much wants your feedback on where you would like to go. Please could you let him know.
1 and 2. Leave cruise 25th May to 2nd June: We have the choice of Nantwich to Manchester or Nantwich to the Navigation down the Montgomery canal I have check with CRT and they allow 12 boats a day down the Montgomery.
3 and 4. The other choice to change the cruise dates to make it longer 18th May to 27th May to include the Bank Holiday. Nantwich to Swindon / Kinver or Nantwich to Great Haywood.
Hope there is a majority agreement. They all sound fun!"
Posted 30th January 2019
Helen Lacey has e-mailed to say "Please find attached information about the Spring Social. I have also sent an email about the event to everyone. It is VERY important that we know roughly how many are going to attend this event so that Andy can start to make preparations. Please let us know if you are intending to come. Nev and I are looking forward to it so we hoping we have good numbers!"
Posted 21st January 2019