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£465raised of £12,000 target by 16 supporters

    Weʼve raised £465 to Steam Narrowboat 'President' Dry docking and Hull repairs followed by Cabin Repaint

    Dudley, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 21st February 2017

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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.



    • David Powell1 year ago
      David Powell

      David Powell

      1 year ago
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      Tankyou everyone who supported us in raising this money. We will continue our efforts to fund the work needed on President, your contributions have helped towards this goal.

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    • David Powell2 years ago
      David Powell

      David Powell

      2 years ago

      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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    Page last updated on: 2/21/2017 6:49 PM



    • Dan Clacher

      Dan Clacher

      Feb 21, 2017

      Good luck, Muddy Waters is a huge fan!


    • Mike Phillips

      Mike Phillips

      Feb 21, 2017

      Good steaming!


    • 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.


    • Mark Turner

      Mark Turner

      Dec 7, 2016

      Just love the sound of the whistle and historical memories that President gives our waterways - how could we possibly let him go along with Kildare, no way - it won't happen, long live President x


    • Jane Pennington

      Jane Pennington

      Dec 1, 2016

      Best of luck! We saw you on the T&M headinheading toward s Middlewich in the summer, amazing boat!


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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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