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Message 7 of 7
Posted by member Jim leahy on Sunday 5 April 2020

Simon,
Looks like mostly mud but will check it out when Covid restrictions are lifted.
Thanks,
Jim

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Message 6 of 7
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Saturday 4 April 2020

Hi Jim,
It really depends on the type of bottom the boat goes on the ground. If is is mud or soft sand. Then if it lays over it is not a problem, however, if the ground is any other surface then having legs would be a good idea. As the action of movement of the boat is like sandpapering the bottom and will remove the antifouling and will go through the gel coat if you do not take measures to stop it happening. I hope this answers your question.

Regards

Simon Papendick

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Message 5 of 7
Posted by member Jim leahy on Saturday 4 April 2020

Thanks Peter, I found that article.
Jim.

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Message 4 of 7
Posted by member Jim leahy on Saturday 4 April 2020

Simon,
Thank you for your number, is the previous owner right to be concerned about the boat suffering damage if it lays over on its side given its shape?
Jim

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Message 3 of 7
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Tuesday 31 March 2020

Hi Jim,

We never fitted stilts to any boat as small as Pilots, However, there is no reason you can not fit them as long as to strengthen up the area where you put the bolt through the the hull. The best position to put them on the boat is through the bulwark where there is a fair about of strength in the hull. You will have to put plates on both sides of the bulwark to spread the loading over a good area to spread the load when you take the ground. If you have any question you can always call me on my works mobile 07585506960 during work office times.

Regards

Simon Papendick
Fromer Hardy Marine Employee 1983 to 1990

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Message 2 of 7
Posted by member Peter Cox on Tuesday 31 March 2020

I think that there was an article in a recent HOC magazine about a new 32 delivered with Hardy stilts, or it might have been on Hardy's website. The 32 owner might be able to help. Several of the smaller Hardys have stilts but I don't know whether they were factory-fitted or later additions.

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Posted by member Jim leahy on Sunday 29 March 2020

I am new to boating, our Family Pilot 20 arrived a few weeks ago. There is a nice quiet pier nearby and have been offered a mooring. However, the boat will lay over on its side at low tide and this is something the previous owner warned me against. Has anyone advice on the use of stilts?

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