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 plumbing starts

25 July 2008

The plumbing in has commenced and the electrics cupboard has been formed.

The washing machine is in postion and the calorifier, which will be under the L-shaped dinette, has been plumbed in.

The elecrics cupboard is sited above the washing machine.

The shower waste pump has been fitted.

This bathroom vanity cupboard will also house the toilet vacuum cassette, which will be accessed from the lobby.

The strainer, pump & accumulator have been plumbed into the water tank. The cables seen going out the bow doors will be for charging the bow thruster battery.

Our control panel has arrived!

Our engine arrives!

14 July 2008

With the ash boards fitted and bulkheads positioned, we can start to visualise the layout and make final descisions regarding sizes of wardrobes etc. We also get to see our new engine!

With the hatch covers removed, the roof & cabin sides have been given another coat of primer.

Our Beta 43 has arrived.....

.... and the Hospital Silencer!

The cables for the navigation lights & horn.

We layout our concept worktop templates - they fit!!!

With the help of a few props we plan our forward bedroom!