The Birth of a 'Centennial Spray' in New Zealand!

These photos will (hopefully) record the construction of our Bruce Roberts
'Centennial Spray 38'.
MANY thanks to Blair Boats for making the project happen!

November 2002


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The desk in the aft cabin has been framed up. This will contain a laptop computer, printer and scanner. Like the top of the chart table, this desk has a laminated kauri and plywood top with solid silky oak edge and face trim. A cable way has been constructed along the back of the desk (and outboard of the drawer on the right hand side of the desk). This will take computer and power cabling. The silky oak panel on the cabin combing above the desk is a backing doubler for one of the mizzen D1's (lower shrouds).

Aft desk
Companionway steps

The main companionway steps have been constructed from laminated silky oak, and the companionway opening has been cut from the plywood bulkhead. The panel at the back of the steps will be painted before permanent fitting. These steps will be removable to allow for access to the front of the main engine. A tall locker on the left (starboard) side of the steps will contain the yacht's isolation transformer and emergency grab bag, while the tall, angled locker on the right (port) side of the steps will conceal cabling and main engine switches.

With much of the larger panel work constructed in the interior of the yacht, the main cabin top beams have been checked into the upper carlins. These have only been dry fitted, and will not be glued into place until all of the remaining fore-and-aft beams, and partners for hatches and deck hardware have also been fitted. The cambered beams have been laminated from silky oak.

Cabin top beams


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