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 2001


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The foredeck framing has been completed, as has the framing for the anchor locker. The bulkhead to the aft of the anchor locker will remain as a watertight "collision bulkhead", and passage through it will be via a dogged-down hatch. The deck beams and carlins are constructed of laminated silky oak (an Australian timber).

Anchor locker
Fuel tanks

A "warts and all" view of the early stages of construction of the integral fuel and water tanks. The hull inside the tanks and all of the panels have been glassed, and all seams have been taped with 2 layers of 600gm/sqm double bias tape. Timber cleats will be fastened to the top of all baffles and tank sides, to increase the glue surface area available for bonding the tank lids in place.




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