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After almost 10 years of ownership it is time to pass Jaan Too onto another owner. She was repowered with a Yanmar 3YM30AE and has less than 90 hours. She is in excellent condition and moored in Coconut Grove, Florida. All service records are on file and a boat survey was carried for insurance purposes last year.

For more information feel free to contact me by text first.

Walter 305-542-1930

Added by Jaan Too on May 21, 2024 at 6:40pm — 1 Comment

Article on the Pilot.

OOPs you can go on their website and look up back issues.

Added by My Girl Groves Dinning on January 16, 2024 at 10:08am — No Comments

Article on the Pilot

Everyone should read my article in the 2023 August issue of Points East Magazine about my story with the Pilot.  I'm the guy in the centerfold. 

Added by My Girl Groves Dinning on January 16, 2024 at 10:06am — No Comments

Bridge clearance height

I should already know this but does anyone know the  bridge clearance height for a sloop.  Thank you 

Added by Bijou on April 15, 2023 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

Shogun for sale

After 24 years of ownership it is time to pass Shogun onto another owner. With getting older my wife and I have purchased a Trawler to join many of our friend visiting the ICW each winter. 
She is in excellent condition and ready to sail away this spring. Presently under cover on the hard at SafeHarbor Oxford Maryland

phone 410-226-0290

Added by THOMAS M DEMARCO on January 20, 2023 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Enjoying Maine

Panacea has been stretching her legs after a long winter and refit. What a sweetheart. Fair winds.

Added by Panacea on June 12, 2022 at 6:02pm — 2 Comments

Restoration Update: Gelcoating the lazarette, engine compartment and galley

For anyone who has not ripped their boat down to the bare hull (inside), this is what they look like! I decided to gelcoat the interior of the hull while I have it all open (you'll notice the spots where the gelcoat is absent: the bulkheads need to be rebuilt beneath the companionway and those bare spots are where the tabbing will go).

Added by Pendragon on October 20, 2021 at 4:11am — 1 Comment

Looking for new cockpit cushions for Jacqueline C

Can anyone suggest a vendor that has done a good job and BTW probably still has the measurements and patterns?

Added by Peter MacPherson on June 8, 2021 at 12:08pm — 1 Comment

Canvas cover

Does anyone know where I can purchase a canvas cover for a 68 pilot? Not looking forward to shrink wrapping every year. New or used.
John Q ( Sea- Finn)

Added by John on November 18, 2020 at 1:51pm — 1 Comment

Jupiter Sail #X-1

I'm looking to sale Jupiter if anyone is interested in giving this storied Chilean Pilot some TLC. Needs new topside paint.

Added by Jupiter on July 20, 2020 at 11:58am — No Comments

She's been purchased by Mike Pope, a Brit living in the south of France. He did the insurance survey after the problem. He may bring her back across

She's been purchased by Mike Pope, a Brit living in the south of France. He did the insurance survey after the problem. He may bring her back across


Added by Louis Meyer on January 26, 2020 at 5:24pm — 2 Comments

New owner for Srummer

Strummer sailed from Stonington, CT, to the Azores and on to Madeira in June 2018. Then in March 2019 on to Gran Canaria. Ran into problems heading for the Caribbean and forced to leave her in the Canaries. 

Added by Louis Meyer on January 26, 2020 at 9:06am — No Comments

Pilot Original Sail Plan

Can anyone recommend a good sail loft that's familiar with the Pilot? I'd like to replace my hank on 110% and 135% headsails. My local loft(Sarasota) is asking for the original sail plan as a starting point and Hinckley hasnt been able to produce one. Thanks in advance, Daniel

Added by Daniel Mattox on June 12, 2019 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

EDNA #1229

Great to be a member. My wife and I own EDNA: Hinckley Pilot #1229. Keel laid in 1964. We keep her in Westbrook, Ct. on Long Island Sound. She was completely refitted at Brewers Pilots Point in 2015. We’ll post a profile photo soon. We plan on getting Down East Summer 2020, and hope to see Hinckley Pilot members when there.  

Added by EDNA on June 3, 2019 at 6:19pm — 1 Comment

Jacksonville to Sarasota on a '67 Pilot

This season we decided to relocate Egret to the Sarasota/Tampa Bay area via the Okeechobee Waterway. 600ish mile trip from Jacksonville, and since we have a young baby onboard(2 months old when we left)we took the ICW most of the way. We took 4 months to make the trip, stopping for a month in Fort Pierce and again in Fort Myers Beach. If you are under 49' than I highly recommend taking the Okeechobee Waterway, beautiful trip and saves 200+ miles. Here's a few pictures of our adventure. Fair…


Added by Daniel Mattox on April 20, 2019 at 8:03am — No Comments

Chrome cowl vent

Looking for a source to replace 8" chrome cowl with 4"base, other than ebay

Added by George Yankowich on April 7, 2019 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Looking for help with finding chrome plating and wooden shroud rollers suppliers

I am having my interior bronze ports and other hardware chrome plated. Do you recommend any specific vendors?

Also I am getting wooden shroud rollers. What do you recommend 5' or 6' and ash or teak.

Added by Peter MacPherson on April 5, 2019 at 11:45am — 2 Comments


Hello - We are the new owners of Grace, hull #116, one of the yawls. Grace will join another Pilot, Dremel, in Rockport, Maine this summer. I understand that a third Pilot will also be taking up residence in Rockport. This is a big step up for us; we sailed a Stone Horse 23 for the past six years. We have two sons, ages 10 and 13, both capable sailors. The bigger boat will extend our range on Penobscot Bay and free us from hauling camping gear for overnights. We have much to learn and are…


Added by Grace on March 17, 2019 at 11:50am — 1 Comment

Pilot victories

Shogun and Susie finished 1st and 2nd in the annual Naval Academy Race to Oxford on 9/8/18. Winds at start were @30 knots and sustained in the 20’s all day.Together almost 100 yrs on the vessels! Congrats to Bob Shapiro on Susie!

Added by THOMAS M DEMARCO on September 9, 2018 at 3:37am — 2 Comments

AYC-TYAC spring race to Oxford

Shogun is looking forward to seeing 2 Pilots on the same race course with the modern fantastic plastics!

Let’s go for it!

Added by THOMAS M DEMARCO on April 7, 2018 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

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