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Message 12 of 12
Posted by member Steve Hogwood on Wednesday 29 July 2020

Hi Simon, thanks for that, I removed it this afternoon and there isnít a dashboard just a hole down into the toilet cubicle and itís unbelievably easier to get through into the cabin (not down into the cubicle)
So I now have a choice as to what I can do 🙄
Will report back but donít hold your breath.

Steve.

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Message 11 of 12
Posted by member Nick Askham on Wednesday 29 July 2020

Hi Marie - many thanks for making reference to your information regarding the age of my craft. I am not onboard today but will check for the other number in the aft area that you suggest. I am 99.999% certain that my boat is not a Navigator; the two boats are quite different. I have checked the Boat Listing, part of canalplan.org.uk which states that my boat is a Pilot and built in 1984. However their records are based, I believe, on information provided by licencing authorities so not necessarily completely accurate. I will obviously be most interested to find the second boat number in the location that you suggest. Nevertheless it might just be as well if on my next visit I take a tape measure!!!
Regards and thanks, Nick Askham.

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Message 10 of 12
Posted by member Hardy Editor on Tuesday 28 July 2020

Hi Nick,

I did check to see what if any information I had for your Hardy, but number 1009 was actually logged as being a Navigator 18 and not a Pilot 20. Would you mind having a look at the aft quarter section of your boat, and just checking to see if you can locate the number which should be etched in to the white upper edge of the grp as it curves around the rear upper locker ? If you look closely, you should be able to find a tiny little box with the correct number of the boat in it. Sometimes those little metal plates get removed for various reasons and perhaps the wrong one was reattached. But if you check where I have just described, you should be able to find the other place where these numbers were embossed in addition to the plates positioned at the helm.
Let me know what you find and I will double check for you.

All the best,
Marie

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Message 9 of 12
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Tuesday 28 July 2020

Hi Steve,
From your photo, the piece of over the doorway is a after market fitment. It is not a part Hardy Marine ever fitted. I would remove it. You will possibly find the old top under the plastic piece.

Regards
Simon Papendick

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Message 8 of 12
Posted by member Steve Hogwood on Tuesday 28 July 2020

Hi Marie, thanks for the info re date of manufacture, I have looked on a lot of adverts and not yet found one the same. Still looking though.
Thanks again.
Steve.

P.s. looking more like a jigsaw job 🙄.

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Message 7 of 12
Posted by member Nick Askham on Tuesday 28 July 2020

Hi Marie - could you possibly please check your available information for a date, and any other details, for my Family Pilot. The number on the manufacturer's plate is 1009.
Many thanks, Nick Askham.

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Message 6 of 12
Posted by member Hardy Editor on Tuesday 28 July 2020

Ahoy Steve,

I have checked my information and Pilot 20, number 1721, is indeed listed as being originally ordered through Avonside Boats & Caravans - dated 23/05/86.

I am afraid that I have no further information about her, but perhaps either Simon Papendick or Simon Kidd will be able to offer more advice once they see your posts.

I might add that I have owned a Pilot 20 myself for 11 years, and my craft has the usual configuration of a removable bolted section at the top of that dash covering, enabling you to descend into the saloon without the 'head banging' effect !!

Good luck,
Regards,
Marie
HOC Editor

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Message 5 of 12
Posted by member Steve Hogwood on Monday 27 July 2020

Well I am very pleased .
Thank you Peter.
Steve.

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Message 4 of 12
Posted by member Peter Cox on Monday 27 July 2020

Hardy is not closing down

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Message 3 of 12
Posted by member Steve Hogwood on Monday 27 July 2020

* Hi Richard,
On my boat I have been looking at lots of pictures but nothing like this. There a 3 pop rivets along the port side on top, and at least 6 along the screen side and then on starboard side and front are screws. In my book I donít call these hull structural as the port rivets are through the fibreglass and expanded into a piece of1Ēx1Ē timber top left of door way.
Now with Hardy marine closing, down I think I may not get any details re the date of manufacture the plate in the cabin is 1721,it was previously sold to the previous owner as a 1986model ,another thing is that it has a decent sized keel but I donít yet know when they changed to a semi planing hull.
Thanks for your interest
Regards
Steve.

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Message 2 of 12
Posted by member Richard Harrison on Saturday 25 July 2020

* Steve, I have a 1986 Pilot 20 with what I assume is the standard doorway. You can see that itís an extensive structural moulding and doesnít seem to fit your description. Incidentally it has a cushioned covering on its forward edge in case of unintended contact with oneís head, but I havenít found that to be a common occurrence. It would be interesting to see a photo of your issue. Richard

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Message 1 of 12
Posted by member Steve Hogwood on Tuesday 21 July 2020

Hi guys, I have sold my Hardy Regatta and am about to purchase a Hardy Pilot 20 circa 1986.
Whilst moving around on the boat I have cracked my head several times on the top of the door way when going down into the cabin, the top of the door way is a sheet of moulded grp screwed down to the top of the dash.
The question is, will it be ok to modify this ? as I have read somewhere that this adds strength to the hull.
I have seen pictures of other Pilots without this grp moulding. Has anybody modified their dash re this problem before I get my jigsaw out ?

Steve.

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