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the works

Been loving all the recent restoration content recently on the site and we at Easom Rigging in SF couldn’t help but get in on the fun! We’ve been quietly quarantined for the last 10 months in a Point Richmond boat shed toiling away on a boat that I’m sure will be very recognizable to your SoCal readers.

In September the Davidson 44 ‘Pendragon’ was brought to us by its new SF owner, Ed Hoff, with the goal of restoring and modifying this iconic racing yacht back to top racing/cruising form, all while honoring and enhancing the Pendragon legacy. The project began with a complete stripping of all hardware and re-glassing of the wooden deck, giving us essentially a “blank canvas” on which to work.

The list of modifications is endless but the hits include:

-All new electric winching systems including Harken 65 3 speed primary and mainsheet winches with “turbo” control, allowing both mainsheet winches to run simultaneously in high, making gybing even in an sf breeze a cinch. There is also offside control of primary winches making this one of the easiest 40 footers to shorthand on the west coast!

-All new electric traveller system
-Hydraulic boom vang, outhaul and backstay
-Brand new boom
-Custom sprit
-New floating lead system
-Unidirectional kevlar cable runners
-New rudder and steerage system
-New paint job and graphics
-All new standing rigging
-Complete B&G electronics system
-All new running rigging package utilizing our custom Easom Marlow line blends

We are so grateful to Mr. Hoff for giving us the “blank slate” project every rigger dreams of and trusting us to execute his ambitious vision.

Pendragon has been out sailing several times since the project’s completion and we can honestly say she may be the most recognizable boats on SF bay!

Stay tuned for even bigger things coming out of the Easom shop soon.

Best,
Haydon Stapleton
Easom Rigging and Racing