As some of you may know the ex Grand Union motor boat "Barnet" has been aquired by the Canalscape-BCN Society (no affiliation with the BCNS). This is an operating group which is going to put the boat outonto the Northern waters of the BCN in a loaded condition, this will help prove our system is still capable of traffic. A considerable amount of time, money and effort has gone into the restoration but currently we are looking for some help with finishing the boat off. We need some repair work to the boatmans cabin interior, also the boat needs re wiring. Are there any members out there who could help with these two items? All materials can be provided and travel costs met, the boat is at Norton Canes Docks.
The boat will carry the group name and its activites will be advertised through the Canalscape website and a online blog. the first proposed cargo involves movement of sandstone held for sale by the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals trust, for this the boat needs to be fully operational by early 2009. For more details contact either Laurence Hogg 01902 602180 or Bob Williams 01543 671427.
More photographs of work required can be found here: http://uk.ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/CanalScapeBCN/photos/browse/a390