• Pressure Drop Welcomes Pacific Rigging To The Fold

    Pressure Drop is proud to introduce or most recent advertiser, Pacific Rigging, an Alameda based outfit that
    has been serving the entire Bay Area for over a decade, bringing experience and expertise to your boat
    or project in a timely and professional manner.

    Pacific Rigging was started in 2010 by John Hansen. John is a dedicated sailor with a true love for all things boat. As a kid, he was turned loose on the delta with an outboard dinghy, a tankful of gas and time to kill. He’s also an alumni of the Richmond Yacht Club junior program, where he sailed a home-built wooden El Toro. Later on, the family bought an old bird boat, hull #18, but after just a season they realized she was due for a rebuild. Robin,which had been owned by John’s grandfather in the 1930’s, was painstakingly restored by John and his family. This project took 10 years to complete, but after all that time in the shed she was relaunched in 1999.

    A longtime rigger, John got his start in the marine industry 1993 working at North Coast Yachts (famous in the bay area for building the Wylie Wabbits.) After North Coast, John moved to Svendsen’s Boatworks in Alameda. He was a rigger on the mast dock first, and then rigging manager for six years.

    Pacific Rigging is a full service rig shop – we do everything from deck hardware to running rigging and standing rigging (just to name a few.) We have a small dockside shop and office at Ballena Bay in Alameda, California, and can travel by work boat or truck. While we gladly accept small jobs, we love to help you with project management. If you’re getting ready for a cruise or a race, planning a major refit, or even just heading to the yard for a routine haul out, we can help you through that process. Having a dedicated, detail-oriented team on your side can help even the most daunting projects go smoothly.

    One of our specialties is preparing boats for long ocean races such as California Offshore Race Week, Transpac, and Pacific Cup. We love to think through each detail of the boat for simple yet robust systems that can handle the rigors of multi-day and multi-week passages.

    Since the start of the pandemic, we want to do anything we can just to get people out on their boats. A lot of race boats are set up to be handled by full crews - we are happy to help you with solutions to sail your race boat shorthanded or singlehanded. For the rest of the summer, we are offering great deals on harken roller furlers and furler/lazy jack combo specials.

    Some of our customers include:

    Cal40 Redhead, 2016 Pac Cup division winner (third overall) setting the Cal 40 Hawaii record.
    New Running and standing rigging, optimization and race prep.

    Farr 36 Sweet Okole, 2019 Transpac division winner
    Installed a new carbon rig and set up for asymmetric spinnakers.

    Image © sharon green

    Santa Cruz 52 Lucky Duck,

    2018 CORW 1st overall,
    2015 Newport to Cabo Race 1st in Division,
    2015 SoCal300 1st Overall
    Managed race boat and oversaw all projects including extensive optimization, maintenance and many performance upgrades.
    Lucky Duck raced offshore for 8 seasons including 3 Transpacs, 7 Mexico races, and 3 California Offshore Race weeks among others.
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