A 60’ semi-trad, reverse layout, bespoke designed narrowboat with shell built by Reeves
and fit-out by Heartwood Narrowboats.

This is a blog of the building and fit-out of the Narrowboat Slow Pace from base plate to launch.
The more recent postings are pictures taken during our cruising.

The stern and bow take shape

15 - 18 April 2008
The stern, bow and hull sides start to be formed. These pictures are kindly taken for us by Reeves.

The stern is lifted onto the swim.

Fabricated side plates are added.

Hull side plates being welded to base plate.

Stringers, floor bearers and temporary cross girders have been welded in position.

The shaped bow plates are fitted.
Rubbing strakes have been added.

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