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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Design 1219 - Pilot 35


We have a document written by Roderick Stephens, Jr. entitled History of the Pilot 35 Design. Best to let him tell the story.

The Sparkman & Stephens Pilot, our design #539, was one of our first yacht designs prepared after the conclusion of World War II. The first boats were constructed in wood by Fisher Boatworks in Detroit, Michigan. When Fisher Boatworks terminated their operation, the project was taken up by Thomas Knutson Shipbuilding Co. in Huntington, Long Island, New York.

In 1955, at the request of Henry R. Hinckley, a "new Pilot" was the subject of our design #1219. Henry R. Hinckley built 8 of these Pilots, then known as the Pilot 35 (or Hinckley Pilot 35), in wood. Most of these were sloops, only one a yawl.

In 1962, again at the request of Henry R. Hinckley who had begun building in fiberglass, the Pilot design was revised and became our design #1727 (the number stamped on all of the fiberglass Hinckley Pilot 35 nameplates). It was this design that became known as the Hinckley Pilot 35 built exclusively by Henry R. Hinckley & Company. Of the 117 fiberglass Pilots built, 25 were yawls.

In later years, a slightly shorter rigged version was licensed to be built in Chile and became known as the "Chilean Pilot". We believe that 12 of these boats were built.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 35'-2"
LWL 24'-3"
Beam 9'-7"
Draft 4'-9"
Displacement 11,970 lbs
Ballast 4,200 lbs
Sail Area 528 sq ft


3 comments:

  1. You ever wonder if one of these was on a mooring outside of Carl Alberg's window when he drew the Alberg 35?

    I have an A35 and it matches up very closely to the Pilot 35. Of course it is no where near as nicely finished...but it is no where near the price.

    Performance Comparison
    LOA Hinckley Pilot 35 Sloop
    35.4
    Alberg 35 Sloop
    34.75
    LWL Hinckley Pilot 35 Sloop
    25
    Alberg 35 Sloop
    24
    Beam Hinckley Pilot 35 Sloop
    9.53
    Alberg 35 Sloop
    9.67
    Displacement Hinckley Pilot 35 Sloop
    13510
    Alberg 35 Sloop
    13300
    Sail Area Hinckley Pilot 35 Sloop
    554
    Alberg 35 Sloop
    522
    Capsize Ratio Hinckley Pilot 35 Sloop
    1.6
    Alberg 35 Sloop
    1.63
    Hull Speed Hinckley Pilot 35 Sloop
    6.7
    Alberg 35 Sloop
    6.56
    Sail Area to Displacement Hinckley Pilot 35 Sloop
    15.63
    Alberg 35 Sloop
    14.88
    Displacement to LWL Hinckley Pilot 35 Sloop
    386
    Alberg 35 Sloop
    430
    LWL to Beam Hinckley Pilot 35 Sloop
    2.62
    Alberg 35 Sloop
    2.48
    Motion Comfort Hinckley Pilot 35 Sloop
    36.58
    Alberg 35 Sloop
    36.48
    Pounds/Inch Hinckley Pilot 35 Sloop
    851
    Alberg 35 Sloop
    829

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  2. The principal dimensions given here differ significantly from those given in the sales brochure. Which are correct?

    David Laing
    davidlaing@aol.com

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  3. The Chilean Navy was licensed to be built in Chile the famous and known "Chilean Pilot". Design S&S #1727-C2. 12 of these boats were built. The first was built in 1967 and his first owner was Charles Kay, the name of first chilean pilot is Jupiter. Today she is in WI, USA. The list of Chilean Pilot is the next:

    Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, in Yacht Club of Chile.
    Camanchaca, in the Yacht Club of Nautical Sports, Chilean Navy.
    Cruz del Sur, in the Yacht Club of Quintero
    Cygnus, in Yacht Club of Chile.
    Equinoccio, in the Yacht Club of Algarrobo.
    Karma, in the Yacht Club of Higuerillas.
    Ona, in the Yacht Club of Marina Reloncaví.
    Yagan, in the Yacht Club of Quintero.

    Blue Moon, Port Angeles, WA, USA
    Jupiter, Lake Michigan, WI, USA

    My Way, in the Yacht Club of Quintero, poor state
    Cyrano, lost and destroyed in the north of Chile.

    Cygnus
    yate-cygnus.blogspot.com

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