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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Re-powering? 4 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 Aug 16.

Repower 1 Reply

Decided on Beta marine 28 hp. Removed 4-107. Have all external bits including injection, manifolds. Long block & trans gone. 

Started by Airball. Last reply by Marshal Gibson Aug 15.

westerbeke Engine shut off

Has anyone else had real difficulty with the engine pull shut off. The yard tells me that it is designed to he very close to the engine and rubs against it , even though intentionally bent to avoid…Continue

Started by Marshal Gibson Aug 15.

Autopilot 7 Replies

Sapphire had a Simrad wheel autopilot that failed last season.  I'm considering installing a Raymarine wheel autopilot. Would be interested in opinions about the wheel autopilot vs below deck units…Continue

Started by Sapphire. Last reply by Sea Fever Mar 10.

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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

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 — 2 Comments

 

Latest Activity

Airball updated their profile
Sep 6
Sea Angel left a comment for Airball
"Ahoy, Ron and Gerry! Welcome to the Pilot 35 group. We would like you to use your boat name rather than personal name as your user ID. To change from your personal name to yacht name, go to your page, and in the upper right-hand green box,…"
Aug 27
Airball is now a member of Hinckley Pilot 35
Aug 27
Marshal Gibson replied to Airball's discussion Re-powering?
"Has anyone else who has re powered concerned themselves with the need to change the aperture?"
Aug 16
Richard S. Weidman Jr updated their profile
Aug 16
Marshal Gibson posted a discussion

westerbeke Engine shut off

Has anyone else had real difficulty with the engine pull shut off. The yard tells me that it is designed to he very close to the engine and rubs against it , even though intentionally bent to avoid this.
Aug 16
Marshal Gibson replied to Airball's discussion Repower
"How did you decide on that engine? Did you look at Yanmar as we'll?"
Aug 15
EQUINOCCIO posted a photo
Jun 5
EQUINOCCIO posted photos
Jun 3
EQUINOCCIO updated their profile
Jun 3
EQUINOCCIO is now a member of Hinckley Pilot 35
Jun 2
Sea Fever posted photos
May 7
Sea Fever posted a discussion

Engine weight

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 it is a much smaller engine than the Westerbeke.  I can't imagine it could be anywhere near as heavy. (it's also more powerful)  Granted there's the gas versus diesel debate. (my wife and I have taken opposite sides of that one many times)  But my thought is, if in fact Sparkman and Stephens had…See More
Mar 11
Sea Fever left a comment for Lorelei
"Welcome Lorelei,      Nice name!  I'd love to see more pictures.  She sure looks nice in the one you've posted.               Charlie"
Mar 10
Sea Fever replied to Sapphire's discussion Autopilot
"Thanks Marshal,      You could just load them here for all to see.  It's very easy to do (click "my page") and you can also pick one for your profile picture.  Don't forget to add your boat's name as…"
Mar 10
Marshal Gibson left a comment for Sea Fever
"Thanks for the message. The boat is being refitted in Maine. No pictures yet. My e mail is mgibtax@aol.com. Marshal."
Mar 9
Marshal Gibson replied to Sapphire's discussion Autopilot
"Sea fever. I will send pictures, but not sure how to send them through blog. Marshal."
Mar 8
Marshal Gibson and Sea Fever are now friends
Mar 8
Sea Fever posted photos
Mar 8
Whimsey replied to Wandering Star's discussion Carbon fiber mast
"We are total beginners but had a conversation with two local yards here about the advisability of a variety of modern upgrades to our pilot...basically to make the boat even easier to handle...Carbon fiber mast, self tending jib, electric…"
Mar 4
 
 
 

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.

Changing Personal Name to Yacht Name and Profile Picture

To change from your personal name to yacht name, go to your page, and in the upper right-hand green box, click on settings. Type in your Yacht name in the "Full Name" box, and click save at the bottom. To change your profile photo from the Hinckley Talaria to a photo of your own, go to your page, and in the upper right-hand green box, click on settings. Under your name, click on the profile photo, and you can choose one from your computer that you would like to upload.

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