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News

Topical notes about the SBA and the world of steamboats

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  • 01 Apr 2019 12:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This is for all the home workshoppers amongst us. The offers below are pretty amazing and the drill sets will be something everyone of us needs.

     

    This is all pukka gear not Chinese ‘chocolate’ junk – I use WNT for nearly all my tooling.

     

    Quote from WNT website:

     

    Use of the WNT online store is exclusively for business customers.
    All prices are net prices, and are subject to VAT.


    If anyone wants to buy any of these offers and can’t order direct, I am happy to process them via my account with WNT.


    Here is a link to their webpage for the offers:


     http://2014.e-targetit.com/uploads/emails/1269/2019-03-29---Ceratizit-_2019-4-1.asp


     

    As it doesn’t say on the offer page:


    10 158 050 is 1.0 to 5.9mm x 0.1mm

     

    10 158 100 is 6.0 to 10.0mm x 0.1mm

     

    The ER32 collect set is 3 – 20mm x 1mm

     

    The ultramini boring set is very very small – i.e. 3mm pilot hole!

     


     

     


  • 06 Mar 2019 12:09 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Following some changes we made to the site, Google has indexed at least some of the back issues of Funnel on the site. So this means you can use Google to search these back issues.


    To do this, you just tell google the site you want to search as follows:


    So to search for say "turbine" you type


    turbine site:www.steamboatassociation.co.uk/resources/funnelbackissues


    into the search box on a google page.


    (yes, that is a lot to type, but you could copy the text from this news item!)


    You will get results from the Funnel Back Issues part of site. You can then open and search inside the issue in the normal way (cntrl-f will open a search box for you.)


    enjoy :-)

  • 17 Feb 2019 17:53 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Windermere Jetty is planning to be opened on the 23rd March (after many years of closure), and SBA boats (and members) are invited - arrive by boat if you can, Dot is arranging berths etc.


    So, anyone wishing to attend the opening with their boat please contact Dot Bullough by Thursday 28th on  r.bullough375@btinternet.com or by phone at home: 0161 723 3366.

    Hopefully more detail in the next week or so.

  • 11 Feb 2019 14:59 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Keep an eye on the Events List for information on a planned event at the Falkirk Wheel which will be available soon.


    This information arrived from Ronnie Russak via John Hendry (thanks John)


    We are planning a very large flotilla 24,25,26 May  of all types of boats to celebrate the reopening of the Forth and Clyde Canal after all the disasters that happened last year. We would love to have as many steamboats participate as they are such an attraction.  This flotilla by the response so far looks like it’s going to be a real goody. The difference this time is that we want to make it like a carnival with people dressing up and as much music playing from the boats.  I’ve attached a press release about the event and we would like to know if you and any of your members are interested in joining us.


    John says he may  even be able to help with accommodation.

  • 11 Feb 2019 14:57 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear all, just noticed that the videos in the Media menu were not playing - they are now!


    If you notice things on the website not working, please let us know via webmaster@steamboatassociation.org.uk


    Thanks...

  • 07 Feb 2019 16:14 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here are all the documents relating to the forthcoming AGM


    Hard copies will be available on the day 


    2019 AGM Invitation and Agenda KJS.pdf


    SBA Clauses 11, 13 and 14 letter to SBA Member Attendee version.docx


    Approximate AGM 2019 day timetable.pdf


    SBA Auction Instructions.pdf


    Looking forward to seeing you all there!


    Kevin Slater CEng


  • 30 Jan 2019 13:37 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are saddened to receive the report that Wolfgang Hans Georg Schlager (3/11/1935 - 1/9/2019) passed away in January. Wolfgang was for many years the SBA Regional Representative for the USA West Coast.  We intend to publish a full obituary in a forthcoming edition of 'Funnel'.


    Please see the longer article here Wolfgang Schlager.

  • 30 Jan 2019 10:41 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our Chairman has asked us to notify you of a proposed change to our constitution with respect to our auditing arrangements. This will be voted on by members at the AGM, but if you are not attending then please vote by email or post.


    Please see the attached document explaining things.


     Clause 11 letter to SBA Member KJS web version 3.pdf

  • 29 Jan 2019 10:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tony Young alerted us to this fabulous instructional video on raising steam on one of His Majesty's Destroyers.


    I'll add it to the video library too...

  • 25 Jan 2019 11:12 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For those of you with a technology bent (Oh, I guess that is everyone!) you might be interested to know that you can now download an app for your Android Phone (and even those old Apple ones too).


    Nip along to your app store and search for "Wild Apricot for Members" (the people who make the software behind the web site) and download it. Using the app you can: 


    Access Member Directory:

    • View your organisation's entire member directory
    • View member profiles
    • Email and call fellow members

    Register for Events:

    • View an event calendar and event details
    • Register for an event through the app
    • View existing event registrations
    • Pay an outstanding event registration fee

    Update Personal Profiles:

    • Members can view their personal profile, including their membership renewal date


    Exciting huh?!

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