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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Fuel tank replacement 4 Replies

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

Started by THOMAS M DEMARCO. Last reply by THOMAS M DEMARCO Nov 29.

Deck

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 Nov 18.

Sea/spray hood 5 Replies

Next question:Do any owners have a sea hood over their companion way hatch? If so, was it original equipment?Open to thoughts on adding one.  I will be sailing Nebaras offshore with the prospect of…Continue

Started by Eric Machinist. Last reply by Eric Machinist Nov 18.

Air conditioning 1 Reply

Hi everyone. Has anyone had ac installed on their pilot. I'm down south and summers are not fun without the air. Had it on my b-40 but think space might be an issue with the 35. Thanks

Started by Carol Julie Hipps. Last reply by Eric Machinist Nov 14.

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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

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 — 2 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

Airball for Sale, 1968 Pilot 35

We are sadly putting Airball up for sale due to health reasons. We have owned her for about 30 years and she has served us well cruising her from Maine to Florida. She is presently on the hard at Hinckley/Savannah. She is a later model launched in 1968. 

Airball is a very sound Pilot 35. The Georgia coast is home base and we would take annual cruises usually north to the Chesapeake. We did have her trucked to Hinckley/Southwest Harbor in 1999 for a complete overhaul and then sailed…

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Posted by Airball on October 18, 2016 at 11:52am

 

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Carol Julie Hipps commented on Carol Julie Hipps's blog post Hull Speed
"Orca whales   Too cool  Have pics "
19 hours ago
Dorothy Rose commented on Carol Julie Hipps's blog post Hull Speed
"I dont know the arithmetical answer, but I think you're about there.  That's about as fast as my Dorothy has ever gone.  Once it was in the company of orca whales!"
19 hours ago
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Eric McCartney is now a member of Hinckley Pilot 35
Nov 30
THOMAS M DEMARCO replied to THOMAS M DEMARCO's discussion Fuel tank replacement
"Thanks for the information. I believe my tank has a small leak somewhere and I find small amounts of fuel in the bilge. The tank is 47 yrs old and deserves a rest. Ill let you know how things progess after haul out. I don't see any option but…"
Nov 29
Glory commented on Anne Slater's blog post Hello everyone
"Hi Anne - have not been to the site for quite some time but spotted your thread . Congratulations to your and your husband and family with your new boat. We have owned and cared for our Custom Pilot since '87. She hails in Round Pond, Maine and…"
Nov 23
Glory replied to THOMAS M DEMARCO's discussion Fuel tank replacement
"Our tank is under the main cabin sole . We have our boat maintained by a local yard in Round Pond , Maine. As you can imagine plenty of prep time just to access the tank but once the cabin sole was up they were good to go . I'm convinced the…"
Nov 21
THOMAS M DEMARCO replied to THOMAS M DEMARCO's discussion Fuel tank replacement
"Thanks for the reply.BTW how hard was it to remove the tank?"
Nov 21
Glory replied to THOMAS M DEMARCO's discussion Fuel tank replacement
"Thomas, We replaced our fuel tank last winter. When the decision was made we didn't have much time to research who might be able to make a new tank of the same monel material. In the end we commissioned Lyman Morse in Maine who produced a new…"
Nov 21
Matt Durkin posted a status
"I just found the original name of my boat. "Georgy Girl". Maybe after a song made famous in 1966 by the Seekers. 1st owner named George."
Nov 20
THOMAS M DEMARCO posted a discussion

Fuel tank replacement

Any advice or experience with replacing an original fuel tank. Mine is under the engine compartment.
Nov 19
THOMAS M DEMARCO posted a blog post

Fuel tank replacement

Any advice or experience in replacing an original fuel tank. Mine is located under the engine compartment.
Nov 19
THOMAS M DEMARCO posted photos
Nov 19
Eric Machinist posted a discussion

Deck

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 reference to solid fiberglass hull and cored deck.  Nebaras' deck is not cored. As she is an early custom, 1964, and originally built for Hank Hinckley, I'm wondering if mine is an exception?I understand that Brokers often get the 'facts' wrong  so perhaps all  pilots  actually have uncored decks. …See More
Nov 18
Eric Machinist replied to Eric Machinist's discussion Sea/spray hood
"Thanks Julie, I really appreciate it.  I will study them and get back to if I have any questions. Eric"
Nov 18
Carol Julie Hipps replied to Eric Machinist's discussion Sea/spray hood
"Hi Eric. I've posted some photos of sea hood on my page. Hope they help. Any questions please contact me Carol"
Nov 18
Carol Julie Hipps posted photos
Nov 18
Matt Durkin left a comment for Joe King
""Hi Joe, Jubilee was Lady Jane purchased through Willie. We will have to catch up. IRIS is a great boat. We will be at Brewers So. Freeport.""
Nov 16
Joe King left a comment for Matt Durkin
"Hi Matt, Currently IRIS is in winter storage at Brewers in South Freeport ME.  Next summer I plan to have her moored in Robinhood.  I noted the picture of JUBILEE.  Is she the other Pilot 35 (Lady Jane) which was for sale through…"
Nov 16
Matt Durkin left a comment for Joe King
"Hi Joe, Welcome. I am a new member myself (Jubilee). Where will you be keeping your boat? Matt"
Nov 15
 
 
 

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