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.

Our final trip to Reeves

9 May 2008
Our fourth and final trip to Reeves. Slow Pace is nearing completion and with the roof in place is looking much more like a narrowboat.

The addition of the roof gives a true sense of the proportions.

The finished bow profile.

The roof plates welded in place and the hand rails added.

One of the team putting some finishing touches to the roof.

The roof plates with chalk marks indicating the postion and size of the cabin side windows.

Work on the bow is complete.

Forward bulkhead detail showing roof trimming still to be done.

The bow lockers will give plenty of storage.

This removable panel will give easy access to the bow thruster and it's battery.

General view of stern and sides of the boat waiting for the cabin sides to be fitted.

We now have taff rails, bollards and somewhere to put the tiller. We also have a diesel filler cap but this may need to be changed.

Stern detailing the exit of the propeller tube.

The completed engine compartment awaiting a Beta 43 Greenline.

Internal detail of the stern propeller tube.

Here are two of the team that have been working on our boat. As with all our visits, everyone were very helpful and accommodating.

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