Hardy Family Pilot 20 Built by Hardy Marine of (then) North Walsham in 1989 (Hull No.2089)
Adele is a good example of a Hardy Family Pilot 20, built by Hardy Marine of North Walsham in Norfolk, and designed by Colin Mudie. The Family Pilot is a 20ft (6.1m) sturdy, well-built and very sea-worthy semi-displacement boat, of which around 4000 were built, which justifies its good design. The design of these boats was based on the traditional "pilot boat" style, and is characterised, as are other Hardy boats, by the rope fender around the blue hull. We have now sold Adele to her proud new owners in Fowey who are happy for these pages to remain live to help document her story, and to whom we wish the very best of times sailing with her to continue that story. At the time we sold Adele, she came with extensive fittings, many newly installed while we owned her, and a full inventory. She is powered by a 2003 Mariner 75HP 4-stroke outboard, and has a 2013 Tohatsu 6HP 4-stroke auxiliary.
Hardy Family Pilot
Adele on her fore and aft mooring in Pont (Fowey)
For some additional photographs of Adele out on the water, see Motor Boating in Fowey.
Adele has been featured in previous issues of the Hardy Owners
Club magazine, giving details of some of the fittings and
modifications carried out,
and for further photos and information about the initial works undertaken when we first purchased Adele, see the Family Pilot "Adele" page.
For detailed information and photos about the fitting of the Sea Toilet, Battery Management System, and other items, see the Modifications page.
For detail information and photos about fitting the Outboard Bracket, and the Trim Tabs, see the Modifications 2 page.
Finally, for details of the new Navigation Mast, and how to make one, see the Making a New Wooden Navigation Mast page.
Photos of Adele and the details of her Engines, Fittings and Inventory, as she was in 2021.
Adele on a previous temporary mooring in Fowey
Adele ashore in the boatyard (September 2021)
Adele on the pontoon at Penmarlam (Fowey)
Adele has a Mariner 75HP 4-stroke outboard (model 7F75412MD) manufactured in 2003, driving a 3-blade 3 x 13.75"x x13 propeller, which is the recommended propeller size for these boats, and the best size for a Hardy Family Pilot with a 75HP engine. We originally had a 3 x 14" x 19" pitch propeller fitted when we bought Adele, but this gave us too high revs and would not get to planing speed. The longer pitch is better suited to much lighter planing boats - not a heavier semi-displacement boat like a Hardy Pilot. The 13" pitch prop that we installed has more punch to get more powerfully up out of displacement to planing mode, and with the Trim Tabs fully deployed that we also installed, we now get to planing speeds at around 12-13kn with revs well under control, before retracting the tabs.
The Mariner 75 has a full throttle range of 4500 to 5500rpm, and over a measured one hour trip from mooring to mooring, including some displacement 5-6kn motoring at around 3000rpm, and a 17kn thrash about in a reasonably choppy sea below max revs, I have measured fuel tank usage by graduated dipstick at 5 litres, giving around 5 litres/hour fuel consumption in perhaps "general" motoring usage at varying revs. At 10kn, the fuel consumption has approached more like 10L/hr, in semi-displacement mode, before fully planing when consumption drops and varies again. Revs recorded at 12kn are around 4400rpm and revs at 18kn are around 5500rpm.
The Mariner was fully professionally serviced during Spring 2021, and the engine has also been fitted with a complete new tilt unit during Spring 2021. The engine is secured by a Volcano Lock.
Adele also has a Tohatsu 6HP 4-stroke long shaft auxiliary outboard (model MFS6C-SL-EX) in excellent condition, which was bought new for the purpose in 2013, and which is mounted on a heavy duty easy lift outboard bracket. The auxiliary is secured by a motorcycle-style Cable Lock.
Mariner 75HP Main Engine and Tohatsu 6HP Auxiliary Outboard on Adele
(as seen after fitting Trim Tabs)
Mariner 75HP 4-stroke Outboard on Adele
Left side of Mariner 75HP Main Engine
Right side of Mariner 75HP Main Engine
Mariner 75HP Main Engine and Tohatsu 6HP Auxiliary Outboard on Adele
when afloat and outboard legs raised
Fittings and Equipment on Adele (see photos below)
Blue Canvas Canopy was new when we
bought Adele Dec 2012. It has been professionally laundered March
2021, and is in good condition
Lectrotabs Electric Trim Tabs (fitted 2015)
Jabsco Sea Toilet and Blakes Seacocks (fitted 2013)
100L Water Tank in forward locker (fitted 2013, also provides useful trim ballast!)
Separate Starting and Leisure Batteries with Add-a-Battery Management System (fitted 2014) plus Battery Level Meters
Heavy Duty Auxiliary Outboard Bracket
Outboard Well Cover (hinged to allow main engine to be raised)
3 x 30L Fuel Tanks (two for Main Engine and one separate for Auxiliary (all interchangeable for extended range)
Fuel Change-over Valve for the two main engine fuel tanks
Thetford Spinflo Nelson Double Burner and Grill in Galley with Fiddle Rail, plus Gas Bottle in Lazarette (plus spare bottle kept off-boat)
Galley Lid fitted plus Galley Cushion for Co-pilot Seat
Whale Swivel Tap for Galley Sink
Helm Seat and Legs (folding and collapsible to enable standing at helm)
Wooden Navigation Mast fitted with LED Navigation/Anchor Light (lowerable for bridges etc and removable)
VHF Aerial (lowerable and removable)
LED Port & Starboard Navigation Lights
LED Cabin and Wheelhouse Lights
Lecomble & Schmitt Hydraulic Steering
New Wheelhouse Headlinings fitted Spring 2021
Wheelhouse Hatch replace with Plywood Cover and Solar-powered Vent (original canvas cover still available)
New Vetus Windscreen Wiper Unit, Arm and Blade
Binocular Rack and Chronometer
Carbon monoxide (CO) Alarm
Mid-ships Mooring Cleats
Automatic Bilge Pump in Fuel Tank Well plus additional Manual Bilge Pump with extension tube
2 x 12V Sockets for Cool Box and USB Charging Adapter
Full set of very good condition Cabin Curtains, Cushions, Throw Cushions and Vinyl Cockpit Cushions
2 x Tables and Legs (removable and stowed aboard) for use in cockpit and/or cabin
Traditional Rope Fender - this is serviceable, but it is the only item that will benefit from replacement by any new owner at some point
Full Inventory (see photos below)
Electronics & Navigation:
Garmin EchoMAP 55DV Chartplotter and Down-vu Sonar (with pre-ploaded UK & Ireland Chart) - removable for security
Garmin GT20TM Down-Vu Transducer
Autohelm ST50 Tridata Depth Transducer and Paddlewheel Log (intermittant hence the Garmin!)
Simrad Navico RT1200 VHF Radio (with Licence/Call Sign) - removable for security
Ritchie Explorer Compass (removable for security)
Horseshoe Lifebuoy and Light
MOB Throwing Line
2 x Crewsaver Red Manual Lifejackets with Harnesses (useful for guests aboard)
2 x Personal Safety Lines
Flares Box (sorry, flares just gone out of date but retained as back-up)
Emergency Rope Ladder
2 x 1kg Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers
Emergency LED Steaming All-round white light with suction mount and securing line
Large Hand-held Safety Torch
Signal Flags - 'O' Man Overboard; 'V' Require Assistance; 'W' Require Medical Assistance
Fore and Aft/Trot Jimmy Green Mooring Strops plus Mooring Pickup Line & Buoys
Fore and Aft Alongside Mooring Lines plus additional long Mooring Line and short Mid-ships temporary Mooring Line
6 x Fenders and Lines
Anchor (7kg CQR), Chain and Warp
Telescopic Boat Hook
Mobicool U32 12V/240V Cool Box
2 x Boaties Frying Pans
2 x Wheelhouse Steps
Ducksback Main Engine and Auxiliary Engine Storage Covers