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1 Week Ago 09:21 AM
StevenandLyra36 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!
07-13-2015 04:16 PM
Re: hardin ketch owners

Hi dandebbiehenry,
I live in Hawaii but keep my Hardin in antecortes on the hard and then cruise the area during the summer. Drop me a line.
07-10-2014 03:38 AM
Re: How about a Hardin 45 Thread

This thread has been around a few years now, like the Hardin boats. Maracucha is now as good looking a boat as any in the water. A few minor details to take care of and out she goes.

I will trade speed and sleek lines for comfort and stability anytime. I love the curves on these boats. The Hardin and Formosa boats are great. They take some TLC.
04-21-2014 07:34 AM
Re: How about a Hardin 45 Thread

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.

12-14-2013 01:31 AM
Re: How about a Hardin 45 Thread

SV Maracucha is ging for a haul out. New thru hulls, bottom job and zincs. We are considering a new paint look for the topsides, an all blue hull. Only cosmetic stuff I know, but figure she would look great. Anyone know of a Hardin who changed the white to blue? I can find no photos.
10-01-2013 11:32 AM
Re: How about a Hardin 45 Thread

Repairs, repairs and more repairs.... Finally the Rapture is almost up to the standard that is required for an easy life...
She is a live aboard and comfortable... so there!! for all of you people who have those rolly fast boats.

Plus she can out sail any house or apartment out there...
11-14-2011 02:42 PM
Boasun Just about have all of the electronics changed out. Need a sea trial to adjust the Auto pilot. And then I can really start moving the Rapture around.
Found a berth for her at South Shore Harbor Marina, New Orleans, On Lake Ponchatrain. The ship canal is blocked because they are rebuilding the lock there, so when I go offshore, will be using the scenic route of Lake Borgne to get on the Ocean... well the Gulf of Mexico at least.
08-09-2011 07:37 PM
zeehag congratulations!!!
08-05-2011 07:49 PM
Boasun Today was emailed the Bill of Sale for the S/V Rapture.
07-29-2011 10:56 AM
sea trial & survey

Didn't get any pics of her sailing and the winds where light... But she wonderfully under sail
The surveyor found many problems, but that was to be expected. Some I can take care of myself and others will have to be handled by technicans.

The sad thing is that this site won't upload my pictures... Drat--it!
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