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Kinver Canopies

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  1. Right. Nothing much to do with boating life here but I'm trying to be helpful. In case any of you folk were thinking of buying a Simba mattress I've just been sent a link for £50 off. I know we all like to save a few pennies where possible after Christmas. I think you can use it as much as you want. Feel free to share. https://simba.mention-me.com/m/ode/nw0vc-ian-underwood if asked the email i used was [email protected] oh, I can also confirm my back feels soooooo much better and my nights sleep are great... takes a couple of sleeps to get used to it but after that its amazing.
  2. So, we've just had a new VOIP system. Quick question to gauge an overall feeling. In general what do people prefer A message that says A. Hello thanks for calling Blarr, Please Press 1. FOR CARD PAYMENTS (sounds like we are a large company and you go to a separate part of the company, in reality it only makes the phone nearest the card machine ring so we don't have to stretch the cable ) Press 2 FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE B. Hello thanks for calling Blarr, Please Press 1. FOR CARD PAYMENTS or hold FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE C. Hello thanks for calling Blarr, Please hold to be connected. Our phone providers have said by having the button number selection (A. and B.) at the beginning it stops a lot of cold calling ( we get a lot, sometimes the same person 3 times a day) as they hang up as soon as they hear it. But we are not sure if we like it. Your thoughts please
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    Phone direction. Voip answering. What sounds nice.

    Can't do that the Rj45 terminals are all by Vicki's... I get the plotter and cutter by mine.
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    Phone direction. Voip answering. What sounds nice.

    Right think I've got it!!!! "Thanks for calling kinver Canopies. Some of our calls may be recorded for training purposes. Please press 1. To speak to the person (normally vicki) who is nearest the card machine and can take your payment. 2.To speak to Ian who is stuck in the corner or 3. To try to speak with Scott who is probably out at a marina so you'll get stuck in a loop and eventually speak to Ian or Vicki. Alternatively please send an email to [email protected] and he'll endevour to reply, although at the moment he is trying to deal with a list of people phoning for Scott or trying to make payments as Vicki is not at work on Fridays." BEEEEEEP
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    Phone direction. Voip answering. What sounds nice.

    Yep, they set up a night service. Oh, yes I like speak to... you know you'll get human
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    Phone direction. Voip answering. What sounds nice.

    We won't be doing that!...yet!
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    £50 off Simba. and it's changed my sleeping ;)

    "I think they hand out a free pillow per referral, if that is the case, I think it should have been mentioned by the OP" The OP would of if he 1.Knew he did,or 2.If he thought it would make a blind bit of difference to anyone's life in any way shape or form. they just said I'd get a 'thanks, also' I don't need another pillow, I've only got one head! I was only trying to be helpful as I know the Simbas are expensive and I spent ages looking for a discount code. "I am rather wary of the Simba T&C "friend referral" strategy. I really don't give out my email to all and sundry for them to use for their marketing purposes." They already had my email for the order information. "It's quite put me off the Simba mattress," Why on earth would the fact you can (shock announcement 😱 )get a free Pillow! or £50 off put you off and fantastically made product with great reviews and it has to be said, great marketing? Anyway. Small dissection of post over, I'm going for a lie down
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    £50 off Simba. and it's changed my sleeping ;)

    I doubt it, maybe we could start a lobby.
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    £50 off Simba. and it's changed my sleeping ;)

    Yep, we toyed with the idea for ages... it's a lot of money. But well worth it.
  10. Hi All. I'd just like to bring to your attention, But many of you may already know about what3words. Its a really brilliant website that can locate any 3m x 3m square of land by using three words. So for example the front door of our unit is.. https://map.what3words.com/famed.thick.former I just think its brilliant, A customer gave us his exact boat location the other day, so rather than just "I'm at bridge 42 about 10mins walk up the towpath, there's no name on the boat but I'm next to one with coal on the roof" or " I think its jetty 12 but it could be 47" It was "I'm at grouping.glorified.tolerates" and knew exactly where it was after 2 seconds. I think this is such a simple but effective way of safely sharing your location. Imagine if you've broken down.. you can direct an engineer directly to you. Yes I know it's just using Long and Lat numbers but it's really simple. Think I'm going to add it to our website order form. Well done what3words.
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    GPS BOAT LOCATION ON STEROIDS!! PIN POINT YOUR BOAT!

    Just looked you up on W3W and you really need to use it... It's the best one yet. ///giant.risk.sunk That's actually your location.
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    GPS BOAT LOCATION ON STEROIDS!! PIN POINT YOUR BOAT!

    It's used 98.9 Mb on my phone, which is small if you think Twitter is about 110mb and facebook loads more!
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    GPS BOAT LOCATION ON STEROIDS!! PIN POINT YOUR BOAT!

    I think you'll be this one ///bronzes.snowmen.symphony Should be out in 2 to 3 weeks to crack on with yours
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    GPS BOAT LOCATION ON STEROIDS!! PIN POINT YOUR BOAT!

    Oh, Does than mean that they're onto us and will start charging a fortune if we find another customer But at the rate that this thread is going I some how doubt it's going to take over the canal network. So maddietaylor87 Is there some magical bunff I should be putting on our website to make it all good with what3words. Or a simple introduction to It that will help spread the word. I'm really impressed at how smooth it is. Anything we can do to get it out there.
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    GPS BOAT LOCATION ON STEROIDS!! PIN POINT YOUR BOAT!

    Wow, I did not know that.! That's even better.
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    GPS BOAT LOCATION ON STEROIDS!! PIN POINT YOUR BOAT!

    Hey, don't shoot the messenger. I was just trying to help people that might like a nice simple way of getting someone to their boat, I for one quite like it. If you can't remember three words that's fine. Stick with google, it was just an option. My thinking was I could just print the words with the job sheet, so the lads can just type it in off the paper work. That's what I meant. Easier than typing in an internet address like you'd get with google maps. Anyway the choice is there if anyone wants to use it and we are quite happy to find people using it, or google or still with basic directions.. But the more choices the better for all involved.
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    GPS BOAT LOCATION ON STEROIDS!! PIN POINT YOUR BOAT!

    My thinking was I could just print the words with the job sheet, so the lads can just type it in off the paper work. That's what I meant. Easier than typing in an internet address like you'd get with google maps. I wasn't very clear.
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    GPS BOAT LOCATION ON STEROIDS!! PIN POINT YOUR BOAT!

    Actually if we had phone signal then you could, so forget that.
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    GPS BOAT LOCATION ON STEROIDS!! PIN POINT YOUR BOAT!

    We've got the apps on our phone now. So if we are out on site you could just give us the three words over the phone. we type them in and locate you., You can't do that with goggle maps.
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    Cratch cover

    Ah, That explains the price you have been quoted. What you require takes much more time and has more material,frame work and fittings. You’re after a framed cratch. As long as the length is below 7’ then they retail at £1098.09 in PVC and £1212.77 in HW acrylic canvas. Same spec as in the photo. If you want to add two window covers then it’s an extra £99.23 These prices include all VAT, fitting and a 5 year material guarantee.
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    Cratch cover

    Hi Ours start at About £620 Inc VAT. All depends. on what you want. Here's my normal reply to the standard question "How much is a cratch?" Based on an average 5' Cratch I’ll break down the price for you. The Blank cratch ( no windows or zips) retails at £687.96 in PVC and £740.88 in HW Acrylic Canvas. Then we come to the extras ; Each Zip you would like is £46.31 , This includes splitting the cover and turning back the edge of each zip to avoid fraying, A zip cover storm flap, Branded material zip pullers and roll up straps for the open section. Each window you would like in the cover is £36.38 ( size and location can be decided on site) If you require window covers to protect the windows from dirt /UV and also for security to hide the contents of your bow they are £49.61 each. This includes turn button fittings to lock the covers down and roll up straps to keep them up when light is required. Decorative coloured edge pipe work is also available at £8.40 per running foot. Hope this is clear and you can work out what you would like in your cover.
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    Reliable painter for touch up.

    Thanks, we have contacted them. They have been very helpful indeed so far.
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    Reliable painter for touch up.

    Hi, Does anyone know of a RELIABLE painter in the Harefield ( or that will travel there) area that could do a small bit of touching up on a boat. We have a boat that was obviously painted in damp or cold conditions or with poor prep that has had some paint come off on removal of tape. Many thanks. We've tried a few but been let down every time.
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    Who wants a Job?

    Here at Kinver Canopies We have a position open for a person to prepare our covers before they are fitted. We would like to open it out the the boating community before we advertise as we prefer to have people who actually have a passion and interest in their work. Ideally the applicants should be local to us (or willing to travel). It would start as a full time roll whilst training was given and then hours could be arranged to suit both parties. Any Interest please email a CV of some description to [email protected]
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    Boat painting, ONE THING NOT TO DO!

    Hi All. Just wanted to mention a point that will hopefully save at least a few people some problems, we've had the problem arise many many many times. Twice this week already! So here we go. If you are about to have a re paint and the press studs on your boat need to be removed DO NOT drill out the old rivet with a 4mm drill bit. The size of the rivet needed to fill this hole has a bigger head. Although, when re fitted to the boat the stud base looks fine, it has actually been filled and has no area for the inner part of the actual press stud on the cover to sit. This means the fitting will "pop on " a little bit but not remain secure. We strongly suggest that the fitting is drilled off using a 1/8th or 3.2mm drill bit.. Nothing bigger than a 3.5mm. If its not you doing the work but a painter, then please also mention this. A lot of painters already know but many don't. That's all. I hope this helps at least one person. Over and out.. ( oh and if you are at Crick show this year, pop in and say hello, We'll have complimentary real ale available courtesy of our next door neighbours The Green duck Brewery. http://www.greenduckbrewery.co.uk/ )
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