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".

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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

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Genoa Cars

Has anyone replaced their genoa cars on the stainless steel tracks? My cars are Lewmar but the new Lewmar cars i ordered were the right width but not the right thickness. Wondering if anyone has…Continue

Started by Ragamuffin yesterday.

Chain plates 1 Reply

My yard tells me that its obvious that its time to replace the chain plates, even without inspection.What is others experience?  My boat was built in 1969Continue

Started by Dorothy Rose. Last reply by Dorothy Rose Apr 17.

Re-powering? 7 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 Dorothy Rose Apr 14.

Engine weight 5 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 TARA Oct 14, 2015.

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Whimsey

Sadly, we are putting our lovely Whimsey up for sale. Considering a move out west
this year and if we go ahead, it doesn't make sense to keep her.
Anyone have a friend who might be in the market for this beautiful sloop?

Posted by Whimsey on April 6, 2016 at 10:37am

A "Hinkley" thing

It hit me as I was getting our Pilot ready to launch this spring, just how people react to these old girls.

I was talking to a very nice man who was working on his sailboat a few boats down from mine. He was telling me the old story we've all heard about how his boat had very little bright work as he didn't want to be a slave to it. I find myself trying to not brag up our boat as it tends to "brag" itself up plenty on it's own. So I took the old "I know what you mean" approach. I was going… Continue

Posted by Sea Fever on October 14, 2015 at 8:31pm

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…

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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

 

Latest Activity

Ragamuffin posted a discussion

Genoa Cars

Has anyone replaced their genoa cars on the stainless steel tracks? My cars are Lewmar but the new Lewmar cars i ordered were the right width but not the right thickness. Wondering if anyone has encountered similar problems or has some thought on what cars fit the tracks. ThanksPete#85See More
22 hours ago
Ragamuffin posted a photo
yesterday
Dorothy Rose replied to Dorothy Rose's discussion Chain plates
"so here's an update;  when the yard actually looked at one of the chain plates, they were surprised to find that it was in excellent condition.  They went on to admire the unusual design.  Whew."
Apr 17
Dorothy Rose posted a discussion

Chain plates

My yard tells me that its obvious that its time to replace the chain plates, even without inspection.What is others experience?  My boat was built in 1969See More
Apr 14
Dorothy Rose updated their profile
Apr 14
Dorothy Rose replied to Airball's discussion Re-powering?
"I'm currently repowering with a Beta 30 (a Kubota block, converted to marine use).  This replaces a Westerbeke 42, the yard tells me I can expect better performance with less fuel consumption.   "
Apr 14
Mark Joseph Miller is now a member of Hinckley Pilot 35
Apr 12
Whimsey posted a blog post

Whimsey

Sadly, we are putting our lovely Whimsey up for sale. Considering a move out westthis year and if we go ahead, it doesn't make sense to keep her.Anyone have a friend who might be in the market for this beautiful sloop?See More
Apr 6
Sea Angel posted a photo
Dec 5, 2015
Glory left a comment for TARA
"Sailed the last two days. Only boat with sails up in Muscongus Bay. Fabulous! The entire season was terrific., and the weather. Tough on the lawn or small lilacs but to be on the water along Midcoast Maine it was one of the best seasons I can…"
Oct 21, 2015
Sea Fever posted a blog post

A "Hinkley" thing

It hit me as I was getting our Pilot ready to launch this spring, just how people react to these old girls.I was talking to a very nice man who was working on his sailboat a few boats down from mine. He was telling me the old story we've all heard about how his boat had very little bright work as he didn't want to be a slave to it. I find myself trying to not brag up our boat as it tends to "brag" itself up plenty on it's own. So I took the old "I know what you mean" approach. I was going on…See More
Oct 14, 2015
TARA replied to Sea Fever's discussion Engine weight
"I found them under the floor of the storage locker forward of the V-Birth and aft of the anchor chain storage area.  To remove the floor I had to remove the shelves and their supports."
Oct 14, 2015
Sea Fever replied to Airball's discussion Re-powering?
"We just repowered with a Yanmar 30. We have been trying to track down a vibration problem ever since. The yard hired a surveyor who felt the problem is not in the engine, but further aft down the drive train. Our new shaft is much longer then our…"
Oct 14, 2015
Sea Fever left a comment for TARA
"I have to agree with Tom and Bonnie. My wife Leslie and I had the pleasure of sailing with Buzz and Beth in the Pilot Rendezvous and their "Glory" is just magnificent! Especially when you consider all they have done to make her so. They…"
Oct 14, 2015
Sea Fever replied to Sea Fever's discussion Engine weight
"Funny you say that! I have been trying to figure out why our Sea Fever has been sitting bow down, especially with the holding tanks full. I had looked for weights in the anchor locker and in the bilge aft of the forward holding tank, but saw…"
Oct 14, 2015
TARA replied to Sea Fever's discussion Engine weight
"This is a very interesting topic.  TARA came with a new Yanmar 30 and I noticed that she was bow heavy.  I thought this was due to the lighter weight of the Yanmar.  While rewiring the bow lights I removed all the cabinetry from the…"
Oct 14, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
Tom Randall and Katrina Armstron is now a member of Hinckley Pilot 35
Sep 10, 2015
 
 
 

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