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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Genoa Cars 2 Replies

Has anyone replaced their genoa cars on the stainless steel tracks? My cars are Lewmar but the new Lewmar cars i ordered were the right width but not the right thickness. Wondering if anyone has…Continue

Started by Ragamuffin. Last reply by Don and Jane Danilek Jul 7.

Dodger, Cockpit Cushions For Sale

I was contacted by a non-Pilot owner who has a few things from a Pilot he would like to sell. Items were from the 1965 Pilot 'Wind Flower': 4 cockpit cushions (sky blue vinyl, with white piping in…Continue

Started by Sea Angel May 12.

Chain plates 1 Reply

My yard tells me that its obvious that its time to replace the chain plates, even without inspection.What is others experience?  My boat was built in 1969Continue

Started by Dorothy Rose. Last reply by Dorothy Rose Apr 17.

Re-powering? 7 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 Dorothy Rose Apr 14.

Blog Posts

Calypso!

My boat is on the hard at Port Townsend.  Saturday I was on board, finishing preparations to be put back in the water, when I heard someone call out.  

It turned out it was Rick and Helen, who own of the Chilean Pilot 35s!  Its original name was Calypso, and I cant remember its current name.  At any rate, they live in Port Angeles, but keep the boat in Port Hadlock.  Port Angeles is on the Strait of Juan de fuca;  she reported that at that location the weather was either "hooting", or…

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Posted by Dorothy Rose on June 21, 2016 at 9:57pm — 1 Comment

Whimsey

Sadly, we are putting our lovely Whimsey up for sale. Considering a move out west
this year and if we go ahead, it doesn't make sense to keep her.
Anyone have a friend who might be in the market for this beautiful sloop?

Posted by Whimsey on April 6, 2016 at 10:37am

A "Hinkley" thing

It hit me as I was getting our Pilot ready to launch this spring, just how people react to these old girls.

I was talking to a very nice man who was working on his sailboat a few boats down from mine. He was telling me the old story we've all heard about how his boat had very little bright work as he didn't want to be a slave to it. I find myself trying to not brag up our boat as it tends to "brag" itself up plenty on it's own. So I took the old "I know what you mean" approach. I was going… Continue

Posted by Sea Fever on October 14, 2015 at 8:31pm

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

 

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David Smithson posted a status
"We're moving Caper from Lake Texoma down to Lake Travis, just west of Austin. Can't wait to have her close to home!"
yesterday
Don and Jane Danilek replied to Ragamuffin's discussion Genoa Cars
"Sorry to be late to this exchange. We contemplated replacing TECUMSEH's (#3558) genoa tracks to accommodate the new cars and blocks. As I recall, old tracks are 3/4 inch and the new require one inch. Judy Wilson, now retired from…"
Jul 7
John Kibarian posted photos
Jul 5
Audra left a comment for Dream
"Hi John. After two seasons on the hard (work thing) we are launching Audra next week. One of the events on our schedule is a three Hinckley raftup (2 35s and a 40) off of Fort McHenry for the Blue Angels show(s) in October. Is Dream still in the…"
Jun 30
Audra replied to Ragamuffin's discussion Genoa Cars
"Hi Pete, I just came across this post. I can't find the correspondence on the issue but a few years ago I dealt with our genoa cars and, yes, the thickness of the track is custom. If you call Hinckley in Maine they can give you the…"
Jun 30
CYGNUS commented on Dorothy Rose's blog post Calypso!
"Hi Dorothy The name is BLUE MOON (ex Calypso)."
Jun 22
Dorothy Rose posted a blog post

Calypso!

My boat is on the hard at Port Townsend.  Saturday I was on board, finishing preparations to be put back in the water, when I heard someone call out.  It turned out it was Rick and Helen, who own of the Chilean Pilot 35s!  Its original name was Calypso, and I cant remember its current name.  At any rate, they live in Port Angeles, but keep the boat in Port Hadlock.  Port Angeles is on the Strait of Juan de fuca;  she reported that at that location the weather was either "hooting", or foggy, so…See More
Jun 21
David Smithson is now a member of Hinckley Pilot 35
Jun 16
Susan and Michael Eckhart is now a member of Hinckley Pilot 35
Jun 6
Don and Jane Danilek left a comment for Eric Machinist
"Eric - Pardon my delayed response. My communications with Mark revealed that he had compiled a complete history of NEBARAS (ex ODYSSEY) and I filled in the details he was missing. Therefore you should have her complete history from Mark. If you…"
Jun 4
Eric Machinist updated their profile
May 19
Eric Machinist left a comment for Don and Jane Danilek
"Good Evening Don, The confusion about Nebaras (Odyssey) 3528, is an easy one.  Mark Miller, the mechanic to whom you refer, purchased Odyssey and he did communicate with you.  I've know Mark for some years as the marina at which he…"
May 19
Don and Jane Danilek left a comment for Eric Machinist
"Congratulations, Eric, on your acquisition of NEBARAS (ex ODYSSEY) and best wishes for smooth sailing.  Regarding the book Pilot 35, I do have some copies available but you must realize that it was published in May, 1984, 32 years ago and is…"
May 19
Don and Jane Danilek left a comment for Eric Machinist
"Congratulations, Eric, on your acquisition of NEBARAS (ex ODYSSEY) and best wishes for smooth sailing. Regarding the book Pilot 35, there are some copies available but you must realize that it was published in May, 1984, thirty-two years ago, and is…"
May 19
Don and Jane Danilek left a comment for Eric Machinist
"Eric - might you be the gentleman from the Annapolis area with whom I exchanged recent emails?  There are Pilot 35 books available but I hasten to warn that, having been published in 1984, these books are considerably out of date. This website…"
May 19
Luz Marina posted a status
"Luz Marina is on a truck from Texas to Oriental NC her new homeport."
May 19
Eric Machinist left a comment for Don and Jane Danilek
"Good Evening, I recently purchased Odyssey and have renamed her Nebaras.  She is a custom, number 3528.  I am writing to see if you have any books available for sale?  If so, I would very much like to purchase one and would like…"
May 13
Sea Angel posted a discussion

Dodger, Cockpit Cushions For Sale

I was contacted by a non-Pilot owner who has a few things from a Pilot he would like to sell. Items were from the 1965 Pilot 'Wind Flower': 4 cockpit cushions (sky blue vinyl, with white piping in very good shape) - $200; spray dodger (blue sunbrella with clear windows in very good shape) - $500. Contact me if interested and I can pass along contact information.See More
May 12
Eric Machinist is now a member of Hinckley Pilot 35
May 10
Ragamuffin posted a discussion

Genoa Cars

Has anyone replaced their genoa cars on the stainless steel tracks? My cars are Lewmar but the new Lewmar cars i ordered were the right width but not the right thickness. Wondering if anyone has encountered similar problems or has some thought on what cars fit the tracks. ThanksPete#85See More
May 2
 
 
 

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