THE BUILDING OF 'SLOW PACE'


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 start of the cabin!

2- 8 May 2008
The fourth week of the build and the bow thruster tube is fitted, the bow well deck is in place and the cabin is starting to take shape. These pictures were kindly taken for us by Reeves.

The forward cabin bulhead is in place and the bow thruster tube has been fitted.

The bow thruster weed hatch. A second box fits inside this one to form the 'box in a box'.

The bow lockers are marked out.

Construction of the bow lockers is underway.

Acro props set our ready to support the roof frame.

Roof framework being positioned.

Five steel sheets are lined up to form the roof.

The roof panels await bending and welding.

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