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

Forum

wind vane steering on a pilot yawl?

Greetings!were considering some offshore travel and interested in wind vane or other self steering options for the yawl. any pilot yawls w wind vane self steering?thanksCharlesContinue

Started by charles roberts May 14.

100% Jib 3 Replies

I mostly single hand my Pilot though being the good sport that she is, my wife will occasionally sail with me on shorter 2 or 3 day cruises. Since I bought Morning Star 20 years ago, she has had a…Continue

Started by Morning Star. Last reply by Pelican Mar 8.

opening ports to replace the fixed portlights? 2 Replies

Hi- I now own the last Pilot 35 made. She is located on San Francisco Bay, and had the name Gygax before I renamed it Titanikós - for good luck.I saw a long ago post on this forum that had no…Continue

Started by Titanikós. Last reply by Titanikós Feb 6.

Windlass rebuilding 4 Replies

Does anyone have experience with rebuilding an original windlass? Is it worth the effort? I am not sure I want to undertake a windlass replacement due to the significant deck glass work that will be…Continue

Started by Ariadne. Last reply by charles roberts Jan 24.

Blog Posts

JAAN TOO FOR SALE

After almost 10 years of ownership it is time to pass Jaan Too onto another owner. She was repowered with a Yanmar 3YM30AE and has less than 90 hours. She is in excellent condition and moored in Coconut Grove, Florida. All service records are on file and a boat survey was carried for insurance purposes last year.

For more information feel free to contact me by text first.

Walter 305-542-1930

Posted by Jaan Too on May 21, 2024 at 6:40pm — 1 Comment

Article on the Pilot.

OOPs you can go on their website and look up back issues.

Posted by My Girl Groves Dinning on January 16, 2024 at 10:08am

Article on the Pilot

Everyone should read my article in the 2023 August issue of Points East Magazine about my story with the Pilot.  I'm the guy in the centerfold. 

Posted by My Girl Groves Dinning on January 16, 2024 at 10:06am

Bridge clearance height

I should already know this but does anyone know the  bridge clearance height for a sloop.  Thank you 

Posted by Bijou on April 15, 2023 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

 

Latest Activity

Jaan Too commented on Jaan Too's blog post JAAN TOO FOR SALE
"Listed on Boat Trader!"
May 29
THOMAS M DEMARCO commented on THOMAS M DEMARCO's blog post Shogun for sale
"I had interest mainly from New England if that helps. I used Dimillo."
May 26
Jaan Too commented on THOMAS M DEMARCO's blog post Shogun for sale
"Agree. Would you recommend your broker in MD or should I select a local broker in Miami, Florida?"
May 26
THOMAS M DEMARCO commented on THOMAS M DEMARCO's blog post Shogun for sale
"There was moderate interest but it requires a buyer interested in a classic yacht. Get a good broker"
May 21
Jaan Too posted a blog post

JAAN TOO FOR SALE

After almost 10 years of ownership it is time to pass Jaan Too onto another owner. She was repowered with a Yanmar 3YM30AE and has less than 90 hours. She is in excellent condition and moored in Coconut Grove, Florida. All service records are on file and a boat survey was carried for insurance purposes last year.For more information feel free to contact me by text first.Walter 305-542-1930See More
May 21
Jaan Too commented on THOMAS M DEMARCO's blog post Shogun for sale
"Hi - I'm selling my pilot 35 and was wondering what your experience was like listing yours for sale. Walter"
May 21
charles roberts posted a discussion

wind vane steering on a pilot yawl?

Greetings!were considering some offshore travel and interested in wind vane or other self steering options for the yawl. any pilot yawls w wind vane self steering?thanksCharlesSee More
May 15
Half Moon posted a status
"Anybody need a spinnaker pole? Spar only, effectively--jaws are fused solid. Available in Westbrook, CT this summer."
May 13
Pelican replied to Morning Star's discussion 100% Jib
"Our luff is padded and the shape is not to bad but not perfect especially up wind. I don’t really know what kinda sail cut I would go with. That would depend on the type of sailing you would be doing. Racing vs cruising. "
Mar 8
Morning Star replied to Morning Star's discussion 100% Jib
"Thanks Ryan. I've been doing the same but the sail shape is pretty inefficient as I roll it up that much. But it's less money than a new jib! Would you look for a tri radial in a new genny?"
Mar 8
Pelican replied to Morning Star's discussion 100% Jib
"We have a 135 Genoa and find that reefing it down to a 110 when the wind is 15+knots we don’t lose any speed up wind. The boat sails flatter and faster with less weather helm. I would like to eventually get a 110 Genoa made for our…"
Mar 8
Morning Star posted a discussion

100% Jib

I mostly single hand my Pilot though being the good sport that she is, my wife will occasionally sail with me on shorter 2 or 3 day cruises. Since I bought Morning Star 20 years ago, she has had a 135% genny which has been wonderful. Now that I’m getting older I’m wondering how folks feel about having a smaller jib like a 100% or 110%? I know I will give up some speed with wind below say 12 knots but from 15 knots and above I don’t think I’d give up too much speed and she’d be easier to handle…See More
Mar 6
Pelican posted photos
Feb 24
Titanikós replied to Titanikós's discussion opening ports to replace the fixed portlights?
"Thanks for your comment , Charles.  It would be interesting to discuss with anyone who has done the replacement.  I wonder, for example, what would be the most practical size to fit into the openings, and how to make sure the finished…"
Feb 6
charles roberts replied to Titanikós's discussion opening ports to replace the fixed portlights?
"have considered this for Edel, our pilot yawl. spartan marine makes ports that look to be a good option. "
Feb 6
Fair Wind left a comment for IRIS
"Hello Jim. Thanks for your message. Hopefully we'll connect during the season. I'm looking forward to seeing how this boat handles the Buzzards Bay sou'westerlies. Looking forward to meeting you. Mark"
Jan 25
charles roberts replied to Ariadne's discussion Windlass rebuilding
"we have an ideal windless on Edel. they became part of Schaefer marine and parts are/were still available a few years back. if this is your brand, it might be wort a call. nice folks! Service of Ideal Windlass - Schaefer Marine"
Jan 24
Titanikós posted a discussion

opening ports to replace the fixed portlights?

Hi- I now own the last Pilot 35 made. She is located on San Francisco Bay, and had the name Gygax before I renamed it Titanikós - for good luck.I saw a long ago post on this forum that had no responses, but it addressed an idea that I had as well, to replace the fixed port lights with opening ports. Apparently, almost nobody ever does this, as I thought I might find some item somewhere on the internet about somebody's ventilation improvement project, but without any luck. If anyone has any…See More
Jan 23
IRIS posted photos
Jan 20
IRIS left a comment for Fair Wind
"Welcome Fair Wind! You have a pretty boat. I'm the owner of Iris, a Pilot sloop moored in Mattapoisett. Looking forward to seeing you on Buzzards Bay this summer! Best, Jim Coffey"
Jan 20
 
 
 

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