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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Deck 2 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 Dec 24, 2016.

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.

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, 2016.

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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 — 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

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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Luz Marina and Carol Julie Hipps are now friends
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Dec 30, 2016
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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
Carol Julie Hipps commented on Carol Julie Hipps's blog post deck vent cap
"Thanks for info.  Yes I'm aware of how the dockyards eyes light up when you say a Hinckley.  LOL"
Dec 22, 2016
Sea Fever commented on Carol Julie Hipps's blog post deck vent cap
"If I were you, I'd avoid boatyards altogether and find a good machine shop. They can fabricate just about anything. But to play it on the safe side, don't mention the word "Hinckley". There's just something about that word…"
Dec 22, 2016
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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 Maine.Re-powered 4 years ago with Beta marine 30. Totally overhauled at Hinckley/SWH 1999.Lives at Hinckley/Savannah.Ron Satteler.sattele@yahoo.comSee More
Dec 19, 2016
Airball commented on Gunga Din's blog post Pilot Names
"Have to sell Airball due to health considerations Airball is a 1968 Hinckley Pilot. We have owned Airball for more then 30 years. Primarily used as our coastal cruising home about once per year for 2 to 8 weeks. She was completely overhauled at…"
Dec 19, 2016
Carol Julie Hipps updated their profile
Dec 18, 2016
Luz Marina posted a status
"LUZ MARINA is on the hard at SailCraft in Oriental NC. Might be on the market in the Spring"
Dec 14, 2016
Eric Machinist left a comment for Daniel Mattox
"Hi Daniel, Welcome,  While not new to boats - I am an old fart after all...lol - I've only had my pilot since spring and didn't start work until this fall. Where are you located and do you have any specific plans for your…"
Dec 9, 2016
Eric Machinist and Daniel Mattox are now friends
Dec 9, 2016
Daniel Mattox is now a member of Hinckley Pilot 35
Dec 9, 2016
Carol Julie Hipps commented on Carol Julie Hipps's blog post Hull Speed
"Thanks for the info."
Dec 8, 2016
Glory commented on Carol Julie Hipps's blog post Hull Speed
"Hull Speed - I have always used a formula which is 1.34 x the square root of the waterline length. For the Pilot that would be 5x1.34 which equals maximum hull speed. Of course when we are surfing downwind this does not apply"
Dec 7, 2016
Carol Julie Hipps commented on Carol Julie Hipps's blog post Hull Speed
"Orca whales   Too cool  Have pics "
Dec 6, 2016
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!"
Dec 6, 2016
 
 
 

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