I recently looked at a 1972 Hardin Force 50 to purchase. She has seen considerable blue water and appears to be a comfortable liveaboard. Some cosmetic work is needed, along with new sails. While I intend to have a complete survey done, I want to learn what I can about the vessel construction and/or design before jumping in. There doesn’t seem to be much info out there–can you help me? Thanks.
Hi Patricia: Be sure to get a very thorough and detailed survey, including all of the structure, systems, and rigging. Many of these older Taiwanese builds left a lot to be desired in the quality and detail department. This is usually reflected in the price. Just be sure you know what you are getting into, and that the boat is suitable for your needs. Good Luck – Steve