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2 Days Ago 01:59 AM
Re: How about a Hardin 45 Thread

Hello All, I own a 1981 Hardin Ketch which I am preparing for some long distance sailing. My boat was built without the teak decks and was pretty well cared for over the years but is in need up updating and maintenance. I am removing every pc. of deck hardware, removing any core in each hole, filling/sealing with epoxy and then rebedding/adding backing plates. I am replacing all of the original teak fairing blocks located under each stanchion with filled epoxy which is bonded to the prepared deck and painted to protect from UV after shaping. I had two minor leaks along the rail which I traced to two hawsepipes. I have removed the hawsepipes, created a fiberglass tube shaped the same as the bronze and bonded and glassed these to the inside of the bulwark and the hull creating a solid pass thru so that regardless of the caulking they will never leak again. I will do the rest of the hawsepipes as well even though they don't leak. The rigging wire seems to be a bit light compared to some other boats but doesn't actually look too far off when I do the calculations provided by Skeenes. I would be very interested in hearing what size wire is being used on other hardin 45's out there, especially the mainmast caps and lowers. I will be renewing all of the standing rigging and it would be great to know if anything should be changed/upgraded beforehand! I have been inspecting the chainplates below the cap rail after removing the cover plates/ caulking and also through the bolt holes, so far they look excellent, 0 cracks found so far. I am thinking of adding a fixed intermediate attached at the level of the inner forestay to prevent the spar from bending that would also add some additional redundancy to the rig. BTW I read one story of a Hardin 45 "Almesian" that was rolled completely over in a really bad storm off of the Carolina's years back, she came back up with both spars still in intact but unfortunately lost one of her big forward windows, quite a story. Part 2 of the story appears to still be available online. Sailnet won't let me post the link, but if you search on Gulf Stream Rescue + Hardin 45 it should come up.
Thanks for any input on the standing rigging. James
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.
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