£435raised of £12,000 target by 14 supporters

Weʼre raising £12,000 to Steam Narrowboat 'President' Dry docking and Hull repairs followed by Cabin Repaint

Dudley, United Kingdom
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President is in need of a lot of TLC in addition to the Paintwork there is some work required on the cabin woodwork. The boat also need docking to inspect and possibly replace some the Elm Bottom Boards.

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  • David Powell

    David Powell

    2 months ago

    David Powell

    we have had a lot of questions about the work that has to be done and the costs. First job is to dry dock the boat, this will be done when we have removed the boiler. With the work we know that will have to be done this will cost in the region of £3000. Following docking the boiler will need to be reinstated and tested. Following this the outside of the cabin and engine room needs to be repaintd and sign writen. The estimates we have for this are £9000 allowing for replacment of any timber that is needed. Please help us keep President going.

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  • Chris Luck

    Chris Luck

    Jan 9, 2017

    Good cause, good luck


  • David Moore

    David Moore

    Jan 4, 2017

    I am an occasional crew member of President and Kildare - a few days on the boats is a real taste of living history.


  • Anonymous


    Jan 2, 2017

    A small % as we have not been able to work this past year.


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David Powell

David Powell

Dudley, United Kingdom

I have been involved with Friends of President for over 30 years. FoP supports the owners of President ( The Black Country Living Museum) by providing volunteers to maintain and run the boats. In the summer we attend waterway event all over the country promoting the museum.

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