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Plus you will receive a DETAIL FOLIO showing how to make many of your own boat fittings, lists of materials and equipment are all included plus all technical information, numerous construction drawings and written building instructions are all included.

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Spray 28  ...Steel or Wood / Epoxy 
There are over 500 examples of this design currently sailing in all parts of the world. If you would like to read more about the exploits of the Spray 28 and their owners, check out Bruce Roberts-Goodson's book 'Spray The Ultimate Cruising Book' which is available from our Book Shop. This is a compact cruiser capable of offshore cruising in comfort and can be built in Multi Chine Steel, Aluminium or  Wood Epoxy.

Having owned a Spray 28 myself having wonderful experience with this boat "K*I*S*S" I can personally recommend the design .... Bruce Roberts-Goodson

As there are SEVERAL THOUSAND Bruce Roberts’ SPRAY SAILBOATS in service world-wide plus another 1,000 SPRAYS currently being built from our boat plans and patterns.  We have been willing to listen to YOUR ideas about this wonderful boat and several boat plan layouts have been drawn with many features that are interchangeable between the various versions.

The Centennial Sprays are designed for building in Round bilge steel or Wood/Epoxy, and can be rigged with a variety of sail boat plans including a gaff schooner, Bmu cutter, junk rig etc. Custom sail boat plans and additional accommodation layouts may be drawn to suit your requirements for a reasonable fee.

Many of these Sprays have completed complete circumnavigations some more than once & usually with crews consisting only of two persons !

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L.O.D. 8.70 m 28'    0"
L.W.L. 7.00 m 22'  11"
BEAM 3.20 m 10'    6"
DRAFT 1.06 m 3'    6"
DISPL. 5,900 kg 13,600 lb
BALLAST 1,814 kg 4,000 lb
AUX PWR   20 hp
Hi Bruce,
I had a very successful launch on Nov 7th in San Carlos, Mexico.  I have updated my web-site  http://public.fotki.com/robtm373/  Many photos of the launch.  Feel free to use any photos for your DOWNLOAD or on USB
- YOU CHOOSE DOWNLOAD OR USB
. . .e-book BUILD YOUR OWN SAILBOAT.  I have taken the boat out a dozen times since the launch and am very happy with its performance.  It does well on all points of sail and really loves 15-20kts! I am very happy with the results of my years of labor and am very appreciative of your timely responses to all my questions over the years. Thanks,  Robert Millikin   

I am attaching one of my favorite underway photos of SILVERADO.  In the past two years I have experienced virtually all sailing conditions one will see in the Sea of Cortez.

SPRAY 28 - JANUARY 2012

Aluminum version built by Robert Millikin 

Hi Bruce,  I just wanted to advise you of a change that I have made to my SPRAY 28 web site.  You currently have a link to it under your Spray 28 page.  The new link is:  http://public.fotki.com/robtm373     

It's been two years since we launched SILVERADO.  We have logged around 2500 miles in the sea of Cortez....The boat is amazing!

I am attaching one of my favorite underway photos of SILVERADO.  In the past two years I have experienced virtually all sailing conditions one will see in the Sea of Cortez.  The boat is extremely comfortable in all conditions especially when it gets rough.   

Thanks again for your timely responses.  Robert Millikin Tucson,  AZ

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Spray 28 Steel or Wood / Epoxy 

Bermudian cutter shown.  Junk rig
also included with boat plans & study boat plans.

ANOTHER SPRAY 28:

Hi Bruce. I purchased Gypsy from a couple back in 2007 in Cornucopia Wisconsin. You had asked me to send some updated pics of Gypsy which is now located in Mobile,Alabama. I sailed her the length of Lake Superior ,across the Northern part of Lake Huron down Lake Michigan to Chicago,took the mast down in Chicago ,down the Illinois River to the Mississippi River,to the Ohio River,to the Tennessee River,to the Black Warrior River to the Alabama River and now working to build up a kitty for future voyages
The boat was great on the river system with the shallow draft. She handled 10-12' seas on Lake Michigan with ease, I think she is a fine design.  Regards, GREG.

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Spray 28 Steel or Wood / Epoxy 

Here we see the profile view of the standard accommodation plan.

 

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Spray 28 Steel or Wood / Epoxy 

Here we see the plan view of the standard accommodation plan. Several variations are possible and have been used in this versatile hull.

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Spray 28 Steel or Wood / Epoxy
 

Sectional view showing the bulkheads as laid out in the standard accommodation plan.

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This is how the Spray 28 could look with a small pilot
 or dog house at the forward end of the cockpit.

Spray 28 Steel or Wood / Epoxy
Good Morning, I have a steel Roberts Spray 28ft  junk rigged.    I have owned it some 25 years, and it was built 30 years ago.   Still excellent, and wouldn't change it.  I have a question which to date have not been able to get an answer to, and hope you can help.  My boat is presently fitted with a 29Hp Volvo Penta 2003  raw water cooled 3 cylinders.  It is at the age for 'Eventide' and am wondering if a smaller motor could be fitted to give more space, and same performance, say 18hp.   Best Regards, Terry    Yacht 'Si Hai'  Malaysia

BRUCE REPLIES:
Yes something in the order of 18 to 20 hp would be ideal for your Spray 28.

BRUCE REPLIES:
Yes something in the order of 18 to 20 hp would be ideal for your Spray 28.

MORE FROM TERRY:

Hello Bruce, have attached some pics of 'Si Hai'  We converted her to Junk Rig many years ago.  Home made sails, this is the second set.  Originally  we made the masts of Hoop pine from Australia, but the ravages of the climate in SE Asia dealt them a death blow.  The present masts we had made in Malaysia of 3mm steel and hot dipped.  

10 years on still very nice. Cheaper than the timber ones, and lighter.  This boat saved our lives 4 years ago, when we were hit at night by a large trawler (see Noonsite for details) Extensive damage, but no leaks, and managed to get into port in one piece.  

Needless to say the trawler did a runner, and nothing was investigated by the maritime authorities here. 

We spent 19 months repairing the damage.  New steel plates, deck, flat bar etc. welding was excellent by two young guys from Myanmar.  Best Regards Terry & Ana   'Si Hai'


Spray 28 Steel or Wood / Epoxy 

Here were the roomy cockpit in the Spray 28 - This boat can be fitted with either tiller or wheel steering as shown here.

This Spray 28 is fitted with a 36hp Bukh DV36 ME Diesel, 2002.Diesel fuel : 100L.Fuel consumption: 2.5 lph at cruising of 5.5 knots, max speed: 6.5 knots. Single lever control. Wheel steering with s/s wheel on Whitlock pedestal with compass, engine control lever and speed log/depth/wind instrument displays. Two engine instrument panels in cockpit. Engine hours: approx 350 hours.3 blade 18” dia 13” pitch prop with Ambassador AM10 stripped on prop shaft. Halyard shaft seal on inboard end of prop shaft and cutlass.

Spray 28
Steel or Wood / Epoxy 

Here we see the accommodation as laid out in this Spray 28 which features 4 berths in two cabins - Double V berth with infill in separate fore-cabin, settee berth to port in saloon, large quarter berth to stbd. Saloon with full-length settee berth to port and short settee to stbd. Upholstery in blue with several sCATAMARANter cushions and matching curtains. Central table with hinged table tops.

Standing headroom: 1.85m.Generous lockers throughout. Varnished hardwood skylight with 2 x opening panels over forward part of saloon and brown fabric external protective/blackout cover. Chart table to stbd, forward of quarter-berth, forward facing with chart stowage beneath hinged lid, plus two drawers and one locker beneath. Quarter-berth area to stbd with open stowage compartment on outboard side and access hatch to engine on inboard side to permit engine water pump impeller to be changed easily.

Spray 28
Steel or Wood / Epoxy 

This roomy chart table is located at the head of the quarter berth and the navigation area is fitted with the display for the Auto-helm fluxgate compass as well as the VHF/DSC radio

Spray 28
Steel or Wood / Epoxy 

The forward cabin is laid out with twin berths that easily convert to a very sizeable double.

 

Spray 28
Steel or Wood / Epoxy 

This head features a shower as well as all other necessary items in a roomy and well laid out space.

 

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Spray 28
Steel or Wood / Epoxy 

This custom built Spray 28 K*I*S*S was formally owned by Bruce and Illustrated Custom Boatbuilding. We recommend that you read this hardcover book - Order now and we will pay the postage.

and is shown her with her new owner Ian Crosfield and partner Marilyn Chantler.

Spray 28
Steel or Wood / Epoxy 

Owner: Karl Gustav Nilsen  NORWAY

 


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