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.

Shell is completed!

12 - 15 May 2008
Thanks again to Reeves for taking these pictures of the final build stages.

Cabin side sheets have been added.

Semi-trad stern starts to take shape.

External view of semi-trad construction.

Windows and portholes have been cut.

Bow bulkhead just awaits the doors.

Side hatch has been cut.

Side hatch doors fitted.

The last cabin side sheet being prepared.

The final touches to the port side.

The starboard side & semi-trad stern have been completed.

Completed shell awaiting the primer!

Shell complete with green primer ready to leave the work shop.

Slow Pace is taken out into Reeves yard.

The crane has arrived at Reeves ready to load Slow Pace onto the lorry that will transport it to Heartwood Narrowboats.

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