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 2001


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Early October 2001, and the side deck carlins are in place. The bulkheads have been trimmed down to the height of the side decks, but are yet to be trimmed down to the height of the coach house. The engine beds are in place (hidden forward of the aft-most bulkhead), and the framing for most fuel and water tanks is in place. The latter will all be integral, of ply, epoxy and fibreglass construction.

View from stern with carlins in place
Side deck beams

Work has continued on the structure of the side decks, and all of the side deck beams are now completed. Construction of the fuel, water and holding tanks has also been progressing. The latter has proved to be very time-consuming, as each join between a tank wall/tank baffle and the hull has been strengthened with a cove of epoxy filler and 2 layers of 600g/sqm double bias glass tape. Approximately 200m of glass tape will be used in the tanks for reinforcement!




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