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Pilot 35 Service

For almost thirty years, John M. Pratt was a service manager at The Hinckley Company in Southwest Harbor, ME.  During the 1980s and 1990s, John supervised several upgrade/retoration projects on our TECUMSEH (#3558, now CAPER). THC's bean counters dismissed John (and others representing an aggregate of 90 years experience) this past January.  Happily, John has relocated as Service Manager at Atlantic Boat Co.. He is available to any Pilot owners who wish to discuss service and/or restoration…


Added by Don and Jane Danilek on May 24, 2012 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Interesting History of S&S Pilot Sloop Built by Renowned Argentinean Boat Builder

See the link to Sparkman & Stephens Association website for an interesting story of an Argentinean built Pilot designed by S&S.  For those interested, I understand this beauty may be on the market.




Added by Gunga Din on April 17, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Hinckley Announces Owners Rendezvous

Hinckley Owners Rendezvous, July 13-15 Nantucket:


Truly one of New England's premier boating destinations Nantucket's charm is unique.  Owners will dock at the Boat Basin, enjoy cocktails at the beautiful Great Harbor Yacht Club Friday evening, have dinner at The White Elephant Saturday, and have some Hinckley-style fun all weekend.

To register or to learn more, please e-mail…


Added by Gunga Din on April 10, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

HPA Cruise 2012

We have the makings of an HPA cruise which will take place from July 28th - August 2nd in the mid-coast region of Maine. Glory and other Pilots will be departing from Round Pond, ME harbor on Saturday, July 28th. Those interested in participating, should contact Buzz.

Added by Gunga Din on March 19, 2012 at 3:44pm — 1 Comment

Galley sliding panels

has anyone removed the sliding panels covering the galley cubbies?  Mine are very tight and need loosening, but I do not readily see how to remove them.  Any ideas?  Thanks, Bill

Added by Skye on February 26, 2012 at 6:19pm — No Comments


As you know, one goal of our site is to locate and connect with all current Hinckley Pilot 35 owners and to update the master list from the Danilek’s 1984 book, “Pilot 35.”   Please take a moment and review our Pilot Names page and send any updates you might have to us at hinckleypilot35@gmail.com.  Thanks! We look forward to hearing from you.

Added by Gunga Din on December 28, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Back in '77 Frederique and I bought a 1966 Pilot, originally "Sequence", renamed her "Willow" and owned her for about 14 years.  We were young and an 11-year-old boat seemed antique. For every hour s…

Back in '77 Frederique and I bought a 1966 Pilot, originally "Sequence", renamed her "Willow" and owned her for about 14 years.  We were young and an 11-year-old boat seemed antique. For every hour spent sailing a few more were spent maintaining and upgrading, and they were joyful hours and years.

Fast forward another 20 years, making us 34 years older than buying Willow days, looking around at daysailers, maybe a small cruiser, and we discovered the most elegant 35-footer…


Added by Linéad on December 18, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Chilean Pilots Blogspot

CYGNUS recently provided information to help us update our Pilot Name list for the Chilean Pilots.  He has an interesting blogspot http://yate-cygnus.blogspot.com that contains news, historical information, and pictures of the the Chilean Pilots.

Added by Gunga Din on December 3, 2011 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Coaming removal for refinishing

I am going to remove my coamings this fall to refinish and re-bed them.  It seems that no matter how well I varnish them water sneaks in from behind and lifts the varnish on the edges.  I am planning to strip, sand and seal with penetrating epoxy, then varnish.  Has anyone done this?  I worry about damaging them after been in place for almost 45 years.  If you have experience with this I would be very interested in your story.





Added by Willow on October 22, 2011 at 7:35am — 2 Comments

Audra and Willow battle in 2011 Constellation Cup

Willow and Audra just completed his year's USS Constellation Cup in Baltimore in what has become somewhat of a match race series. The series is now split with one win each. Audra and Willow placed 3rd and 4th in the Full Keel class and 4th and 5th overall in the combined Full Keel and Fin Keel Pursuit race.   With winds gusting close to 40 mph the fin keel boats didn't have much of a chance against their more traditional sisters. Willow had been running second when she suffered her second…


Added by Willow on October 20, 2011 at 4:19am — No Comments



Cygnus have Blog in Google....




Best Regards.


Added by CYGNUS on May 4, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

USS Constellation Cup

Hi All,

For those Pilot skippers in the Chesapeake please consider sailing in the USS Constellation Cup on October 16th this year. There are presently 2 Pilots entered and one more makes it a class. There is a terrific party on board the ship afterwards to benefit the Constellation and the Living Classrooms Foundation. I know this is a bit late for this year but it would be great to have a Chesapeake Pilot Rendezvous around this event next year. Call me for info…

Added by Willow on October 6, 2010 at 2:08pm — No Comments


Hi, can you help me.

I'm looking for some accessories, mainsail and genoa for my Pilot.

I have some doubts, because different versions of PILOT appear on web sites, these are:



Added by CYGNUS on September 30, 2010 at 9:03pm — 1 Comment

LYRIC will attend the mid-summer clambake

Thank you PANACEA! Looking forward to another great event.

Added by Lyric on March 24, 2010 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Ocean Navigator Article

Check the October, 2009 issue of Ocean Navigator for an article on this past summer's Hinckley Pilot rendezvous in Round Pond, Maine. Let us know if anyone would be interested in hosting the event for summer 2010.

Added by Sea Angel on October 17, 2009 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Thanks for the support Sea Angel

Bonnie, Thank you so much for supporting us in the USS Consellation Cup. The Cup is a fundraising race for the Living Classrooms Foundation which runs the last all sail warship built by the US Navy, the USS Constellation. It means a lot to us to have your support. It would be grat to have some Chesapeake are pilots to come over to Baltimore for the race. Perhaps it can be a local annual rendezvous?

Thanks and best wishes,

Michael Brassert

Added by Willow on October 8, 2009 at 9:31am — No Comments


I am trying to get another copy of the 1984 book about Hinckley Pilot owners written by Don & Jane Danilek. I am the proud owner of Whisper and would like to order another copy of the book. Please let me know who to contact if there is another book available.

John Woollam

Added by Whisper on September 14, 2009 at 12:39pm — 1 Comment

search for pilot #1130

I am trying to find the person who bought Harpoon from my father. she was originally owned by benjamin goodman of new york. My father, Harold DeOrlow owned her in North Palm Beach, florida. her HRH# is 1130. her sail number is 3538. I would love to know who has her now.. so if you are sailing and see her number.. please have them join us!

fair winds to you all!

Added by HARPOON on August 29, 2009 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Our 2008 Chile Visit

Last November our daughter studied abroad in Chile, and we decided to pay her a visit. She lived overlooking the marina where our sister-ships were built in Vina Del Mar. We took this opportunity to search out information as to the history and whereabouts of any Pilots. Boy, did we have an adventure. The Chilean Navy gave us the royal treatment, and Christian Yovane's family took us in as one of them. They actually own a lodge and charter EQUINOCCIO in Patagonia. We have so much to share about… Continue

Added by Sea Angel on April 15, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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.

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