SAGITTA - 29' Kings Cruiser

quarter view

Kings Cruisers were mostly built in Norway. This one dates from 1962. An insurance survey showed several problems that needed correction.

ribs undergoing repair

Several ribs were cracked. Repairing a rib consists of grinding away a long tapered section back from the crack and laminating in strips of oak. Here the oak laminates are held in place with temporary fasteners.

rib repairs complete

This shows the ribs completed. The temporary fasteners were removed, the overly large laminates ground to shape, and copper rivets installed.

boat bottom

Refastening was required along the rabbett. A couple planks needed repair. We scarphed in pieces of plank and glued them to the existing good portions.


Here's the same section of the boat showing the temporary fasteners on the exterior.