MB Floats was first founded as a mail order, Brochure based supplier of Hand turned Specials way back in 1993.
MB Canal Specials website, was also one of the front runners in the early days of online ordering 1998 and is still online today at www.mbcanalspecials.co.uk mainly for the hardcore canal match anglers. All balsa patterns there were 100% hand turned by myself. With many now available here as well.
More of a Hobby Now!
Times are a changing!……..
MB FLOATS GETS SOCIAL
MB Floats has joined the social networks…………
LAST UPDATE FOR CANAL SITE
2017 MB (Canal Specials) site will be hosted with MB Floats………
It’s getting close to 30 years now, the time I’ve spent turning floats and selling on! Over 30 years if I include the Ireland and Denmark floats I used to assemble in the mid/late 1980’s. And times have changed considerable in all forms of manufacturing in that time. I've been labelled a Dinosaur by some top float makers for not changing to cnc! But I enjoy the way I make Floats from Sticks to Whip and everything in between. So my thoughts here are it is not a waste of time if you do what you enjoy. Labour intensive I agree, but most ready made bodies in Foam are available off the shelf These days anyway without the need of investment of modern machinery.
So as I make my own floats and while my machinery still runs I’ll do a few via order only and all extra’s will be available through my online/mobile store “when open”.
LAST UPDATES TO CANAL SPECIALS SITE 2014
Spring 2017 will see www.mbcanalspecials.co.uk become a archive of my first web site and patterns that date back to the early 1990’s. Everything on that site is still available with many being listed within my online store “when open”. It just seems more practical with most anglers now using this URL address, that I put all my web attentions here. So a big thank you to all those that contributed to MB (Canal Specials) one of the first of its type on the Internet. Plus email@example.com email will now be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org to contact me.
CURRENT TURN AROUND FOR SPECIALS
As I no longer make floats full time please enquire first for an estimated turn around time for specials as this could now be up to 8 weeks or more. I shell also keep the online/mobile store live and will give updates via the this page and social media when and how long store will be open.
UP TO Eight Weeks
MB FLOATS GETS MORE SOCIAL
Yes I know! It’s difficult to get hold of me or you did not now such and such. I now have numerous ways to contact me (which makes it twice as likely I’m to busy to answer lol). Send a text to my mobile I’ll get back to you ASAP likewise with emails. Facebook will give all those that link/follow MB FLOATS immediate news and updates more regular then maybe the website alone would. So I think Facebook social network will help all.