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Message 20 of 20
Posted by member Richard Stewart on Sunday 28 June 2020

Hi Rob,
Yes that is quite small, will have another look.
Thanks
Richard

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Message 19 of 20
Posted by member Richard Stewart on Sunday 28 June 2020

Hi Rob,
Thanks for the photo but mine has obviously been removed at some point.
Richard

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Message 18 of 20
Posted by member Rob on Sunday 28 June 2020

* Hi Richard
Here is a photo of the stamped serial number. It is about 6cm below the blue if the padlock. This is on the stern/port corner of the boat. You will see my back up engine and canopy in the picture. You have to read it back to front, like you would see numbers looking through a mirror.
Have fun with your boat.
Rob

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Message 17 of 20
Posted by member Rob on Sunday 28 June 2020

* Hi Richard
Here is a picture of the builders plate on the bulkhead. It is above the right hand side of the fire extinguisher and has a black background. This has a 4 digit serial number on it.

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Message 16 of 20
Posted by member Richard Stewart on Saturday 27 June 2020

Hi,
Had a look today but no sign of any number plates but the boat does have a Hardy Owners Club sticker in the window.
Thanks
Richard

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Message 15 of 20
Posted by member Richard Stewart on Saturday 27 June 2020

Thanks Robert,
I will have a look today.
Richard

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Message 14 of 20
Posted by member Robert Sneddon on Friday 26 June 2020

Hi Richard
On my FP It also has the serial number stamped on the inside of the stern, port side, quite small just above the gas locker.
Worth a look. It took me a while to realise it was there.
Regards Robert

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Message 13 of 20
Posted by member Richard Stewart on Friday 26 June 2020

Hi Simon,
Had a look today but no plate on the Bulkhead so no boat number I am afraid.
One question I have for you, on the canopy side slider rails, do the two machine screws just act like a clamp on the rail for the canopy spigot, as mine is minus the screws and both sides of the canopy hoop are held back by some bungee cord. Would you know the thread size for these countersunk bolts/screws?
Thank you
Richard

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Message 12 of 20
Posted by member Richard Stewart on Tuesday 23 June 2020

* A previous owner spent some time making this outboard well cover

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Message 11 of 20
Posted by member Richard Stewart on Tuesday 23 June 2020

* And the helm

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Message 10 of 20
Posted by member Richard Stewart on Tuesday 23 June 2020

* Interior photo

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Message 9 of 20
Posted by member Richard Stewart on Tuesday 23 June 2020

Thank you Simon, I will have a look at the weekend, the previous owner thought it was around 1990 but it has the deep keel.
Inside it has a wardrobe in front of the galley so only 2 berths.
Thanks
Richard

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Message 8 of 20
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Tuesday 23 June 2020

Hi Richard,

If you could find out the boat number off the boats' hull or off the bulkhead where you steer the boat. the plate is normally just under the side deck on the lower part of that bulkhead. This where the bulkhead plate were originally fixed when the boat was build. White Family Pilot's were normally made to order as the normal run of Family Pilots were Blue hulls. I know during my time at Hardy Marine there were a few made. But they were a rare boat. The two tone family pilots were more common but even they were just a few. So that between 1983 and 1990 they were rare, after I left Hardy Marine they well have made more. However, the boat number would be a good starting point, to find out its age.

Kind Regards

Simon Papendick
J-Star Marine Services 07585506960
Former Hardy Marine Employee 1983 to 1990

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Message 7 of 20
Posted by member Richard Stewart on Tuesday 23 June 2020

* Hi,
I have also just bought a Family Pilot named Hardy Girl, the previous owner tells me that she was used by one of the Christchurch sailing clubs as a starter boat for races and has been fitted with a tall mast for flying the flags.
Trying to find out the age and history of her?
Thanks
Richard

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Message 6 of 20
Posted by guest Pat O Callaghan on Sunday 12 December 2010

Many thanks Tim,will check that out. Pat

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Message 5 of 20
Posted by member Tim Guest on Friday 3 December 2010

Hi Pat, Sorry - I have only just seen your post. The serial number on my boat is on a small plate screwed to the starboard side bulkhead, below and to the right of the wheel and the main switch panel, below the shelf. Hardy will be able to tell you about the boat with this number. I have discovered incidentally that there is also a longer number, on a plate stuck to the underside of the deck which forms the roof of the heads compartment. It can be seen if the roof lining is removed. I have no idea of the significance of this one! Hope this helps, Regards, Tim.

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Message 4 of 20
Posted by guest Pat O Callaghan on Tuesday 23 November 2010

Hi Tim, I just purchased a '97 Hardy 20. Can you tell me where the serial no. is located on the boat so that I can verify age etc with Hardy. Regards Pat.

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Message 3 of 20
Posted by member Tim Guest on Sunday 11 April 2010

Anthony, Thanks for the info. We currently have a PVC canopy which is just about OK, but our current priorities are some mods before taking her to sea (she was, it seems, a lake and river boat mostly). I'll give you a call....

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Message 2 of 20
Posted by guest Anthony Mc Keon on Friday 26 March 2010

Tim,just to let you know I have a brand new canopy for a Family Pilot 20, if you are interested in buying same email or ring me at 087-2927565.The canopy was made by Suffolk Trimmers in the U.K.The canopy can be seen in Dublin.

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Message 1 of 20
Posted by member Tim Guest on Thursday 11 March 2010

We are the new owners of a 1996 Family Pilot 20 SE named Oggie Too. She is still in very good nick for her age, but in need of a bit of TLC, which will be a fun project. There is already a Hardy Owners Club sticker on a window, so we were wondering whether anyone might know her history, beyond what we have gleaned from Hardy from her serial number. We know that two previous owners were resident in Ireland, as are we. We would be grateful for any information.

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