Hinckley Pilot 35

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To locate and connect with all current Hinckley Pilot 35 owners, and update the master list from the Danilek's 1984 book, "Pilot 35".




Don/Jane Danilek 1984 Book, "Pilot 35"

Don and Jane Danilek, authors of the 1984 book, "Pilot 35", are members of this site. Don has contacted us to let us know, and spread the word, that he still has copies available. If you would like a copy of their book, please leave a comment on their page with your contact information. Click on Don and Jane Danilek


Jazzy for sale

Jazzy is for sale.  Celebrating my 85th did it!  A 1973 built, hull 121, completely restored in and out.  Almost new Westerbeke 35; North full-batten main; 150% Hood genoa; Raymarine throughout;…Continue

Started by Jazzy Aug 26.

Engine weight 2 Replies

Does anyone have any thoughts on the weight difference between an Atomic 4 and a Westerbeke diesel?  I believe the Pilot 35s were originally designed to carry an Atomic 4.  My last boat had one and…Continue

Started by Sea Fever. Last reply by Sea Fever Jun 27.

Manual 3 Replies

Does anyone have the original manual that came with the boat?  Looking especially for a 1964 custom.  Thanks!Continue

Started by TARA. Last reply by TARA Feb 26.

Re-powering? 5 Replies

We're thinking of re-powering our Pilot 35 (currently have the original Westerbeak 4017). Does anyone have any experience or advice to share?We would greatly appreciate your thoughts!Thx. Continue

Tags: 4017, engine, westerbeak, power, re

Started by Airball. Last reply by Marshal Gibson Jan 6.

Blog Posts

Pilot Names

Hull# Year Name(s); Home Port; Owner

Click on an underlined name for more information on that specific Hinckley Pilot

3501 1956 HUNTRESS (Sequence, Damn Yankee); Rockland, ME; Kevin Harris

3502 1956 MOONLIGHT LADY (Wings of the Morning)

3503 1957 MY FAIR LADY; Hartsville, SC; Corey Luther

3504 1957 YANKEE (Allegro; Wild Goose, Checkmate, Wawa V); Long Beach, CA; Don Siembieda

3505 1957 HOPESTILLE…


Posted by Gunga Din on October 14, 2013 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Dutchman System

I am having a small problem with the Dutchman system on Whimsey. When I drop the main sail a
Small section on the end of the main collapses over the wheel (and anyone standing or sitting there).
Is this normal? No one here seems to have any experience with this system.

Posted by Whimsey on August 15, 2013 at 7:05pm

Electric winches

I noticed that someone posted earlier that they installed two speed electric winches...I am thinking of doing the same on the jib to make Whimsey easier to single hand. would love to hear if there are many of you who have installed them and how it worked out?

Posted by Whimsey on August 15, 2013 at 7:00pm

Below Deck Autopilot

I want to install a below deck autopilot (Simrad) on Gygax.

I need to know which is the preferred type of ram, hydraulic or electric?

What should be the stroke of the ram 7" or 12"?

Should a hydraulic unit consist of two pieces or can a unit piece unit be installed?

The comments of anybody with experience with below deck autopilots are welcome.

Posted by Gygax on June 23, 2013 at 10:56pm — 3 Comments


Latest Activity

Glory left a comment for Tom Randall and Katrina Armstron
"Hi - the contact that you want to update your listing is Tom Funkhouser who owns Sea Angel. He has really been the architect of the Ning site. "
Sep 17
Tom Randall and Katrina Armstron left a comment for Glory
"Hi Glory - we are the owners of Grace 1972 Pilot Yawl, Hull #116.  Checking back in after an absence and needed to create a new logon. Can you help me fuse with my old page?"
Sep 16
Glory left a comment for Tom Randall and Katrina Armstron
"Hello Tom and Katrina New boat for you or new to the HPA? Boat name? Hailing Port? Congrats!! Grom Glory"
Sep 16
Tom Randall and Katrina Armstron is now a member of Hinckley Pilot 35
Sep 10
Jazzy posted a discussion

Jazzy for sale

Jazzy is for sale.  Celebrating my 85th did it!  A 1973 built, hull 121, completely restored in and out.  Almost new Westerbeke 35; North full-batten main; 150% Hood genoa; Raymarine throughout; wheel steering; Furuno radar; dodger; ground tackle; shore power; new bottom paint; and more.  $105,000 complete and ready to sail.  Call Ted Tedesco at 805-455-7028.See More
Aug 28
John Kibarian posted photos
Aug 2
john welch updated their profile
Jul 19
john welch posted a status
"my Hinckley 35 name is Halycon, we have moved to Kent Island Maryland"
Jul 19
Glory left a comment for Lone Star
"Hi - Last time I heard from you it seemed that you were planning on attending the HPA event 7/24 in Round Pond Still thinking about coming down?"
Jun 30
Glory posted a status
"Will you be joining the HPA Friday afternoon July 24th. Dinner and then a weekend of sailing??"
Jun 30
Sea Fever replied to Sea Fever's discussion Engine weight
"We have our new Yanmar now. We love it, and have great power. (especially in reverse) Way more prop walk then we had with the Westerbeke. But the larger wheel certainly would account for that."
Jun 27
Sea Fever left a comment for Scheherazade
"Hi Scheherazade, We are neighbors in two ways. We were stored on the hard next to you and we are also building our new home on Orr's Island. Presently we are living on Harpswell's Long Island. Hope to see you sailing this summer."
Jun 20
Sea Fever commented on EQUINOCCIO's photo
Jun 20
Sea Fever commented on EQUINOCCIO's photo

Ready to go

"Beautiful boat! I love the color scheme. It reminds me if my first wooden sailboat, a 21' John Alden Indian. (originally part of the Nantucket fleet) A total joy to sail, with a self tending jib and running backstays!"
Jun 20
Sea Fever left a comment for STRUMMER
"Congratulations!!!!!!! It's so wonderful to hear of your accomplishment. Wish we could be there with you."
Jun 18
QUEEN MAB and Glory are now friends
Jun 15
Glory posted a status
"Louis, Congratulations - you are our superman! Rest up and enjoy the sail back to Newport with your crew"
Jun 11
Sea Angel posted a status
"Congrats to Louis Meyer on Strummer! On the Bermuda One-Two leg to Bermuda, he finished 2nd in Class 4, 3rd overall! Good luck next leg up!"
Jun 11
Gygax commented on Gygax's blog post Below Deck Autopilot
"The below deck autopilot is installed on Gygax.  It works perfectly after initialization .  Control panel is in the bulkhead where the Loran used to live.  Have a remote control for the AP24 which interfaces without…"
May 24
John Kibarian left a comment for STRUMMER
"Hi Louis, Thanks! This is great help. Given what you did, I will probably be okay. Did you notice more or less weatherhelm after you did this project? Thx, -john"
Apr 7

Hinckley Pilot Association's Social Network

This site is the official social network that accompanies the Hinckley Pilot Association. Clicking on the above link will take you to the website, where there is more information on the Hinckley Pilot 35. We encourage all to become official members of the HPA.

ATTENTION HPA MEMBERS - HPA Event This Coming Summer, 2015

We are considering a Summer ’15 Get-Together

When: Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26

Where: Mid afternoon, Friday 7/24 at our field in 

Round Pond, Maine.

Cook up, catch up and set the stage for a weekend 

of sailing on Muscongus Bay.

All owners who are interested should please send a note to me:

Buzz Billik   hinckley35@me.com

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