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« on: June 27, 2010, 02:39:44 PM »

I have started to restore the Guardian 5.35m, whilst not being a runabout I thought some of you may be interested in my little restoration project. I bought this hull and trailer for $500 and decided after having a mate who is  a shipwright check it out to go ahead and start my first restore project.The hull originally came with a four pot 80hp merc that was seized so we have now got a 90hp merc I6 which is in fine mechanical condition. The first thing we did was rip up part of the floor which  had been replaced before to see what had been done, well after opening it up we for about 50L of water stuck between 2 bulkheads, looks like the bulkheads had been done on a Friday night about 5 minutes before knock off time. All the bulkheads are on the piss and most had no drain holes between them  Huh look more like a storage system for emergency water supply. Not the be too phased my mate said no problems we will fix it so it never gets like that again, the  before & results are in the first pics. More to come ..........
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2010, 02:44:53 PM »

The floor removed .


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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2010, 02:50:35 PM »

The original bulkhead drains NOT.....


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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2010, 02:58:30 PM »

The next job was to dowel and glass over the existing mount holes in the transom, looks like this is the third motor this hull has seen.The transom and floor are in a solid condition other than a few bits of floor which are being replaced due to  a crap job done by a previous owner. This is one weekends worth of restoration work so far, now preparing to lay some more timber in across the bulkheads to support the new floor.
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2010, 02:59:51 PM »

Transom dowelled and glassed up.


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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2010, 03:08:45 PM »

Now the timber work is the easy part for me as my father taught me as a young fella how to build small racing sail boats. All the floor sub structure will be done with local WA jarrah and coated with  seapro TP 80 wood preserver.This is the first part of the sub floor to be dry fitted, much more to cut yet before its all screwed and glued. Thats it for now till the next exciting episode .........
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2010, 03:17:32 PM »

Thought I had better show you what the hull looks like, its a Guardian 5.35 m glass hull. Made in WA I guess in the late 70's. Produced about 5 km away from where I live . Guardian marine industries no longer exists so I kind of feel I am preserving a bit of WA boating history.


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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2010, 03:21:08 PM »

View of the pointy end.I will show you her butt later  Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2010, 10:52:24 AM »

This week I have managed to trim out  the removed floor section with Jarrah and dry fit the floor ply.


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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2010, 10:58:22 AM »

The floor ply dry fitted, not a bad fit considering I had to use a circular saw in confined space. The floor is now all screwed down, next step is to remove the whole lot paint with TP 80 wood preserver and glue and screw it all back together.I am going to leave the main floor section just screwed until its had a sea trial so I can see if any water is leaking in from some where.


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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2010, 02:10:42 AM »

Hi Nev, Im new here, just looking into a similar project, my fear is the one im looking at is in worse condition... keep the pictures and post coming, i'm real interested

Hey do you know where i could find any info on Guardian Marine industries and any history??
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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2010, 11:52:47 AM »

Rexxo I havent had much more done ATM , I have got the floor all glued up and ready for some glass. I have been working on a few 20Hp Merc's I have so time has been limited.This week I hope to get some glass on as the weather is turning for the better.
Guardian industries now make pools and are in the same place on Great Eastern Hwy in Redcliff WA. I havent contacted them as yet as I only want a year of manufacture.There are still a few nice examples of these hulls around in different length's.
As I advance I will post more pic's.
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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2010, 04:00:24 PM »

I finally got around to doing some cabinet work for the helm, it doesn't look like much work but it was quite fiddly.

The frame was machined up from recycled Jarrah and glued up before I screwed the joints.

The front is marine ply, I hope this will be strong enough.The top is Cedar. As you can see I went crazy with
 the screws on the top, I think I may remove some and countersink then just for a cleaner look.
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2011, 06:42:02 PM »

Here is a pic of the transom of the Guardian, just put one coat of two pack primer on today, good thing you cant see the runs. Roll Eyes
I love the very high transom on this hull, not much chance of getting much coming over the back of this hull.
I think it will be a great sea hull.
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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2016, 11:09:42 AM »

Thought I would start where I left off, the 90 I6 is now in place and sporting some free advertising for my brewery.


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