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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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Engine weight 13 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 Feb 8.

Deck 4 Replies

Well the work on Nebaras has really begun in earnest.  I have been stripping the deck, et al, while the painter has been getting the hull ready.Looking through some listings for pilots I noticed a…Continue

Started by Eric Machinist. Last reply by Eric Machinist Feb 7.

Teak decks and more. 1 Reply

Well, I have finally started the renewal of Nebaras, a custom.  The bottom has been soda-blasted and barrier coated - no blisters - and the bright work taken down to bare wood.  the entire boat will…Continue

Started by Eric Machinist. Last reply by Sea Fever Dec 22, 2016.

Airball Is For Sale

Airball is a 1968 Hinckley Pilot. Have owned her for over 30 years.Health considerations.primarily used and maintained for offshore coastal cruising once a year between coast of Georgia and…Continue

Started by Airball Dec 19, 2016.

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Keel Cavity and water line

The Dorothy Rose is currently hauled at a yard in Port Townsend WA. 

She has recently begun to appear a bit down in the bow.  This brings up two questions:

#1 does anyone have a drawing that would show the original water line on a pilot 35?  My hull was repainted recently, and I want to confirm the painted water line is where it should be.

#2  When  she was hauled, the yard noticed a steady leak from the lower fitting of the rudder to the keel.  Does anyone know,…

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Posted by Dorothy Rose on February 6, 2017 at 6:43pm

deck vent cap

Also, I lost the deck vent cap overboard, sheet line wrapped around it.  Does anyone know where I can buy a replacement. This is for the solid fuel heater below that vents through deck via a pipe.  Hinckley says they can custom make one but I feel that might be a little pricy.  This is the vent cap not the lid.  Thanks

Posted by Carol Julie Hipps on December 5, 2016 at 2:57pm — 2 Comments

Hull Speed

Does anyone know the hull speed for a 35.  Sailed mine this weekend in 18-19 knot wind and hit 7+ speed close hauled.  

Posted by Carol Julie Hipps on December 4, 2016 at 3:20pm — 4 Comments

Fuel tank replacement

Any advice or experience in replacing an original fuel tank. Mine is located under the engine compartment.

Posted by THOMAS M DEMARCO on November 19, 2016 at 2:51pm

 

Latest Activity

Don and Jane Danilek and David Smithson are now friends
Feb 10
David Smithson updated their profile
Feb 9
TARA replied to Sea Fever's discussion Engine weight
"For argument sake lets call the v-birth everthing from the head to the doors in the picture above.  My v-birth has an upper freshwater tank located under the cushions.  Nothing is below this tank.  (I plumed this tank to my toilet and…"
Feb 8
Sea Fever replied to Sea Fever's discussion Engine weight
"But it's not under the tank itself, I gather? I wonder if you could see some of them from the doors under the V berth? This is like solving a mystery. Thanks so much for the map to the treasure. I wish Sea Fever was close by, I can't wait…"
Feb 8
TARA replied to Sea Fever's discussion Engine weight
"Open the two doors foward of the V-berth (see pict) and the lead bars are under the floor in this location prior to the anchor chain locker.  It is a real pain to remove the floor as all the shelves have to be removed and the freshwater tank…"
Feb 8
Sea Fever replied to Sea Fever's discussion Engine weight
"You might be glad to know that one of the nicest pilots I've had the pleasure of sailing with is Buzz and Beth's custom "Glory". She's also one I can't catch for the life of me. I chaulked it up to my lack of experince…"
Feb 7
Eric Machinist replied to Sea Fever's discussion Engine weight
"That's affirmative.  But keep in mind that the custom has a very different layout.  I fear that Nebaras will not sail quite as well as other Pilots, given that she has the heavier Hood Stoway mast, etc. As for weight in…"
Feb 7
Sea Fever replied to Sea Fever's discussion Engine weight
"Sea Fever Well, well, well, Nice to see my old thread is alive and kicking! I'm so glad to hear what you both are saying. I've heard others talking about balance issues as well. I did install a new Yanmar 30 and I have been blaming my…"
Feb 7
Sea Fever replied to Sea Fever's discussion Engine weight
"Well, well, well, Nice to see my old thread is alive and kicking! I'm so glad to hear what you both are saying. I've heard others talking about balance issues as well. I did install a new Yanmar 30 and I have been blaming my full holding…"
Feb 7
Sea Fever replied to Sea Fever's discussion Engine weight
"Well, well, well, Nice to see my old thread is alive and kicking! I'm so glad to hear what you both are saying. I've heard others talking about balance issues as well. I did install a new Yanmar 30 as well and I have been blaming my full…"
Feb 7
TARA replied to Sea Fever's discussion Engine weight
"The new Yanmar is at least 100lbs lighter. I also changed my mast for a much lighter one as well.  As a result I have fond Tara sails effortlessly through chop, she doesn’t pitch pole as much and just takes waves with ease.  Lighter…"
Feb 7
Dorothy Rose posted a blog post

Keel Cavity and water line

The Dorothy Rose is currently hauled at a yard in Port Townsend WA. She has recently begun to appear a bit down in the bow.  This brings up two questions:#1 does anyone have a drawing that would show the original water line on a pilot 35?  My hull was repainted recently, and I want to confirm the painted water line is where it should be.#2  When  she was hauled, the yard noticed a steady leak from the lower fitting of the rudder to the keel.  Does anyone know, or have a drawing that would show,…See More
Feb 6
Matt Durkin posted a photo

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Jan 24
Luz Marina and Carol Julie Hipps are now friends
Jan 3
Dorothy Rose and Glory are now friends
Jan 2
Eric McCartney and Rolf Winters updated their profile
Dec 30, 2016
Eric McCartney and Rolf Winters posted a photo
Dec 30, 2016
Eric Machinist replied to Eric Machinist's discussion Deck
"Thanks for the response Sea Fever.  It's good to confirm what I had suspected, also surprising that I had never heard a comment about the lack of coring.  It was great news when I discovered it.   Morning Glory, I'm located…"
Dec 24, 2016
Sea Fever replied to Eric Machinist's discussion Teak decks and more.
"Welcome Eric, My mooring neighbor friend has a Bermuda 40 with a stow away mast. When we were sailing it I remember it was giving him a lot of trouble sticking. I don't know what was causing the problem but I would look into ways to prevent…"
Dec 22, 2016
Sea Fever replied to Eric Machinist's discussion Deck
"Sea Fever has solid decks and she's a '67. I believe some later model were cored. And of course some earlier models (like the lovely Huntress) are solid wood!"
Dec 22, 2016
 
 
 

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