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.


Seating / Sleeping

With the desmo tables removed we have comfortable seating...

... and two pullout footstalls.

A view with the cushions removed.

The footstalls have removable internal sections. Giving these a quarter turn and replacing them gives a higher footstall or extra seating at the table.
In the higher postion the stalls also support the lift out back panel to make up a double bed.

The mattress of the bed is made up of the seat & back cushion and an extra fill in piece that is stored behind the back panel.

Forward Cabin