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1991 22' Guardian
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posted 05-10-2009 06:10 PM ET (US)
1991 Boston Whaler Guardian with twin 1997 115hp Johnson oceanrunners. $18k’ish located in S. CA
I bought this from a government auction June 2006 then spent 2 years tearing it apart and putting it back together (before kids). It is located in Southern California and has been fun but the wife wants something more comfortable with a cabin for her and the kids. According to the Government Services Administration the boat was an underwater demolition training boat in San Diego. This is a heavy duty boat that has a ride significantly smoother than a standard outrage. The military pimped this ride. I’m only listing on this board for now because it was such a great resource for me and people here love and know this boat. I know it was worth more before the economic tsunami and I certainly have more in it than I’ll get for it, but it’s a boat… that’s part of the deal.
Forward positioning on the full height aluminum console leaves a huge back deck area for diving or fishing. And makes people take a second look to see if you are law enforcement. I use the boat for spearfishing mostly and there’s nothing better than sliding in and out of the 60” dive door with chafe plate, well except putting a big fish on the boat through the door.
Cool military/ guardian stuff!
Replaced redone or installed in the last 2 years.
2x 1997 Johnson Oceanrunner 115’s
Trailer- dual axle “Float On”, the trailer gets the boat on straight every time, I usually launch and retrieve solo with no problem and no motors needed. Trailer is constructed of 4”x6” I-Beam, and is heavy duty. It is not tuned up for a long haul, it gets the boat from storage to the ramp just fine and has working lights. It has a pintle hitch and needs a jack which pretty much guarantees nobody can steal it. brakes are not functional, has a spare tire, new winch strap, truck wheels never touch the water as trailer has a long reach.
It’s not a perfect boat, that would be boring. Cosmetically there are a few items that could be done but it is close enough to perfect for me so when I weigh the merits of a day on the water versus a day on land the water wins every time. The splash well and the console were not refinished in the rehab. I fabricated a starboard type material sun shield on the console, rub rail needs end caps, transom gate has a dent (navy), the door at this point is about perfect for me but maybe not for you, the interior gel coat has some crazing. The console actually looks kind of cool with leftover military numbers on it. At least that’s what I tell myself. Just enough stuff to make for manageable projects but nothing that keeps you from taking it to Catalina the day you get it.
Link to pictures if I did it correctly
posted 05-10-2009 06:13 PM ET (US)
posted 05-15-2009 01:31 PM ET (US)
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