On Tuesday 4th April, Presidents boiler was removed and will now be stored at the Museum until we are ready for the re-tubing to commence.
It was a slow and delicate process in order to ensure that the boiler came out safety as not to damage it or the boat.
On the 18th/19th of April, President and Kildare are going to be towed from the BCLM to Alvecote, President will then go into dry dock so that the bottoms can be inspected. Any work identified will then be done and the hull will be blacked.
We are still looking into getting President painted, however in the meanwhile both President and Kildare will be towed to the Braunston for the Historic boat show before returning to the museum.
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Below are pictures of Presidents boiler being lifted out of the boat.