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09-28-2015 12:21 AM
Scotch Mist II
Re: How about a Hardin 45 Thread

I have been lucky to own a 1979 Hardin Voyager 44 for the last 12 or so years. Many adventures behind us along the Pacific Coast of North American and many more to yet experience who knows where. Currently I am not on or at the boat but if any of you are and can measure your plastic port lights for me that would be great. I did this when on the Scotch Mist but seem to have misplaced my drawings and measurements.

09-25-2015 09:40 AM
Re: How about a Hardin 45 Thread

in Fort Walton; not Lauderdale. 500 miles away. 500 times more beautiful. Sorry.. But come on up anytime!!!
09-24-2015 05:00 PM
Mark Gilmore
Re: How about a Hardin 45 Thread

Where are you doing the re-build? I hope to be back in Ft Lauderdale in late October and would like to see your progress and maybe get some ideas.
Mark Gilmore
09-20-2015 12:07 AM
Re: How about a Hardin 45 Thread

Originally Posted by StevenandLyra36 View Post
My partner and I are interested in purchasing a Hardin 45 in the future. (We currently live on a Nonsuch 36.) As of right now, this is all based on information we've read. Is there anyone on this thread who has a Hardin 45 in the Destin Fl area who would be willing to show their boat off to a couple of hopefuls? Thanks!
in Fort Walton rebuilding our beloved. Call me anytime 240-0863. Al.
09-20-2015 12:00 AM
Re: How about a Hardin 45 Thread

Hello. I am mid rebuild of our beloved Hardin 45 right next door in Fort Walton Beach! Feel free to contact me at 850-240-0863. . Fair winds..... Al.
09-13-2015 10:55 AM
Mark Gilmore
Re: Hardin 45 ( 44 voyager bounty )

may i have a copy of the hardin 45 listing?
Mine is Bodrum a 1980 model
09-13-2015 10:28 AM
Mark Gilmore
Re: How about a Hardin 45 Thread

Does anyone scuba from their Hardin 45? I am need a good dive ladder design for the boat
09-13-2015 10:20 AM
Mark Gilmore
Re: How about a Hardin 45 Thread

has anyone located any of the original fabrication drawings or design of the Hardins
09-11-2015 09:26 AM
Re: How about a Hardin 45 Thread

Not so quick, hull 99 is in Port Madison, Bainbridge Island, next to Port Madison Yacht Club. If in the area, we live across street from boat in little blue house.
09-09-2015 05:15 PM
Mark Gilmore
Re: How about a Hardin 45 Thread

Originally Posted by Bejasus View Post
Haven't visited the site in a while, but we have had a few upgrades done to the boat and some still ongoing.

1. Had most of the aft. end raining replace with welded stainless rather than the lightweight riveted that was there.
2. Replaced the teak trim around the cockpit.
3. Replaced all the glass around the saloon with 3/8in hurricane glass with a 3m tint(really nice). Confident enough in the product to remove the plexiglass screens that were fitted. Fantastic difference.
4. Reworked the forward heads with new trim and worktops and paint and a new sink.
5. New Douglas Fir bowsprit made Grade A straight grained fir. 5 strips laminated, then epoxied and painted with Awlgrip.
6. New teak base made for the anchor winch. Winch totally stripped and rebuilt prior to refitting.
7. New pulpit platform made and epoxied. Looks lovely. Clear coat finish.
8. New scupper drains cut and glassed into the hull below the toe rail on the aft section where previously there was a small drain hole on either side. Now even the dew runs off.
9. Aft head currently being converted into a shower room, Rainfall shower new worktops and sink.
10. New 3 mile LED nav lighting fitted. (Not srtrictly correct since should be 2 miles, but what the heck)

Work still to be carried out. Retrim the aft cabin ceiling surround with something new incorporating LED lighting.

Complete rewire both 12v and 110.

Possibly some replumbing.

Rework the aft stbd side cabin with washer/spin dryer, tool cabinet.

Lifting and rebedding all the stantions with new backing plates.

Refinish the decks with KiwiGrip.

Then look at converting to roller furling and some electric winches.

What can I's a boat.

I had a suggestion on the chain plates for the Hardin 45. It was recommended that I remove the interior mounting of the plates through the fiberglass of the toe rail, and fabricate plates with standoffs that go outside the hull. This would eliminate the chainplate cover issues and interior bolt rusting. Has anyone done that?
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