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!

October 2003


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With the cabin top completely painted, the deck hardware is able to be installed. All of the ports and most of the deck hatches have been fixed into place, along with some of the sailing hardware. The mizzen lower shroud chainplate, mizzen line organiser, mainsail track, main mast line clutches and a mizzen sheet/halyard winch can be seen in this photo.

Portlight installation
Other deck hardware installation

Another photo showing the progress of deck equipment installation. Note that the mizzen mast base and main mast collar have also been fitted. We have used both conventional bedding/sealing and more 'modern' epoxy bonding installation techniques, depending on the type and location of each hardware item.

The hull topsides have now been finish painted. As with the cabin top, this paint is a sprayed 2-pack polyurethane. Once again, a plastic "tent" was used to minimise dust settlement during paint application. With the entire outside of the boat now painted, the remaining hardware can now be installed.

Topsides finish painted


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