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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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.

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…Continue

Started by Sea Fever Mar 7.

Carbon fiber mast 3 Replies

Has anyone here done this or have any info? I am strongly considering installing a carbon mast and would love to hear from anyone with firsthand or even secondhand knowledge. Thanks, Fred. Please…Continue

Started by Wandering Star. Last reply by Whimsey Mar 4.

Companionway Hatch leaks 2 Replies

I am new to the Hinckley pilot and am finding the Comanionway hatch has gaps above the runways as manufactured. Does anyone know if this is generic and if so, is there a hatch cover available that…Continue

Started by Repo Queen. Last reply by Sea Fever Dec 27, 2013.

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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

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
Whimsey replied to Sapphire's discussion Autopilot
"We also used a professional captain part of the season last year and he liked the Raymarine wheel pilot too. Took our boat down from Maine for us and found it very reliable then and throughout the long season."
Mar 4
Lorelei updated their profile
Mar 4
Lorelei replied to Sapphire's discussion Autopilot
"Beam Reach, I am considering installing a Raymarine EV-100 wheel pilot and would appreciate any further thoughts you might have on how well this will work given that a Pilot 35 is at the top end of the displacement spec. …"
Mar 4
Sea Fever replied to Wandering Star's discussion Carbon fiber mast
"Hi Fred,    I have found a few more concerns with carbon fiber.  When it does fail, I understand it fails in a very big way.  I'm told it shatters.  Also, I was told that a scratch in carbon fiber, weakens it…"
Feb 26
tom waldeck left a comment for Sea Angel
"Don't have the hull number handy Sold late 90's Thought it went to newport"
Feb 24
Sea Angel left a comment for tom waldeck
"Welcome aboard, Tom... CAn you send the hull number and previous names so we can update the list? Tom and Bonni Funkhouser, 'Sea Angel'"
Feb 24
tom waldeck is now a member of Hinckley Pilot 35
Feb 24
Sea Fever replied to Wandering Star's discussion Carbon fiber mast
" Hi Fred,     We've considered the same, but chose to stick with aluminum.       Have you had problems with your aluminum mast?  I know the main reason many people go carbon is to carry more sail.…"
Feb 13
Wandering Star posted a discussion

Carbon fiber mast

Has anyone here done this or have any info? I am strongly considering installing a carbon mast and would love to hear from anyone with firsthand or even secondhand knowledge. Thanks, Fred. Please email me. Fginn@aol.com
Feb 13
Wandering Star posted a status
"Hi all. I am considering going to a carbon fiber mast, would love to hear from anyone who has done this. Please e-mail fginn@aol.com thanks"
Feb 12
Starfire updated their profile
Feb 5
Sea Angel left a comment for Starfire
"Welcome, John. We try to have members use their yacht name rather than owner name. 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…"
Feb 5
 
 
 

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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