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Postby kingmech1 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:35 pm

Here is my 82 Wooldridge Classic Project So far mechanically I had hydraulic reverse added with a new throttle control, I have acid washed the hull and I am sanding the entire boat with 120 grit with a DA it gives it a pretty sweet look I may need to figure out a way to seal it after I'm finished, I picked up a used competitive trailer that was made for a V drive ski boat I remove the bunks from it and built new ones I also shortened the trailer 18"s and built anew nose chalk. In the near future this boat will be getting a stick steer and a couple air rides. Long term she'll get new motor and pump! last pic is when I got her home and 1st pic is her sitting on her new shoes!
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Re: 82 Wooldridge Classic

Postby smitty » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:47 pm

Nice work
boat, motor, squirt nozzle
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Re: 82 Wooldridge Classic

Postby Riverjohn » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:07 pm

You should have that Sucker Polished 8-) 8-) Hull looks like it is in real nice shape for it. :Drink: :Drink:
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Re: 82 Wooldridge Classic

Postby Akclassic » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:36 pm

Nice work. Where did you get that boat? And how long is it? Looks just like my classic.
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Re: 82 Wooldridge Classic

Postby Toddco » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:54 am

Looks like the hull is nice and straight. Should be a great boat when you are finished! I noticed you cut the front of your trailer to shorten it. Just a word of caution, i hope you have gusseted the frame rails as the front is where there is a lot of stress when you load and unload in crappy launches or where there is barely enough water. :Drink:
I fit in nicely when i am completely alone!
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Re: 82 Wooldridge Classic

Postby Riverjohn » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:01 am

Toddco wrote:Looks like the hull is nice and straight. Should be a great boat when you are finished! I noticed you cut the front of your trailer to shorten it. Just a word of caution, i hope you have gusseted the frame rails as the front is where there is a lot of stress when you load and unload in crappy launches or where there is barely enough water. :Drink:

Pictures 8 and 9 Boiler plated where he cut it. Unless you are talking about somewhere else on the trailer. :Drink:
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Re: 82 Wooldridge Classic

Postby kingmech1 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:16 am

I am not sure i will polish the boat, I already have one that is and it takes up a lot of time keeping it polished but they do look good when they are. I found the boat on Craigslist outside of Anchorage last year, its a 22'er the guy was the second owner and the boat was in relatively great shape, the bottom is damn near prfect with some small dings on the sides. I installed 2 18" X 1/4" plates on the outside frame rails to keep the trailer from coming apart fully welded out plus plates on the inside rails as well. The trailer pulls exceptionally well. I would really like to replace the pump as soon as possible so if there are any good deals on 212's out there i would be interested.
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Re: 82 Wooldridge Classic

Postby CRQAK » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:48 pm

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Nice work. I love the Wooldridge hulls. I picked up a 1996 27’ Wooldridge Classic with deeper V. I kind of went back in time with boats. I got rid of my 2017 Wooldridge for this one. I wanted a project boat and this was a perfect platform with only 196 hrs on it.
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Re: 82 Wooldridge Classic

Postby Akclassic » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:13 pm

CRQAK wrote:
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Nice work. I love the Wooldridge hulls. I picked up a 1996 27’ Wooldridge Classic with deeper V. I kind of went back in time with boats. I got rid of my 2017 Wooldridge for this one. I wanted a project boat and this was a perfect platform with only 196 hrs on it.


Nice boat. I cant say I've ever seen a 27' classic.
I'm assuming it's got a big block and 212?
It looks like hour in Alaska?
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Re: 82 Wooldridge Classic

Postby CRQAK » Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:29 pm

It’s 27’ OAL. It actually has a small block chevy coupled to a Hamilton 212. It has a 427 small block. The block is aftermarket made by brodix 4.125 x 4.000. It has all the goodies to go with it. The boat gets up and moves in a hurry and I can cruise at 2800/2900 on step and burn 10-12 Gph. 4100 RPMS @ 44 mph that’s with 3 adults 2 dogs and 100 gallons of fuel. I’m pretty amazed on the boats performance.
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Re: 82 Wooldridge Classic

Postby CRQAK » Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:51 pm

Im in the process of installing a high deck on it.
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Re: 82 Wooldridge Classic

Postby viking » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:14 pm

CRQAK --- impeller?
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Re: 82 Wooldridge Classic

Postby CRQAK » Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:51 pm

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Re: 82 Wooldridge Classic

Postby akhunter67 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:07 pm

Nice wooldridge! Sounds like a serios small block!
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Re: 82 Wooldridge Classic

Postby CRQAK » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:15 am

It’s a pretty radical set up. If I was to change anything it would be a cam swap. Take out the mechanical cam for a hydraulic one. I can’t see my self doing so because the boat runs so well.
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Re: 82 Wooldridge Classic

Postby prd » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:23 pm

Got any more info on the 427? Dyna curve or approximates? Any build info? I've looked at 427-434 sbcs and have dreamed about one, your 4100rpm and 44mph in a big boat is pretty darn impressive. Any info on the hull dimensions and weight? I've never seen a woolridge in person so I'm a little out to lunch.

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Re: 82 Wooldridge Classic

Postby CRQAK » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:45 pm

prd wrote:Got any more info on the 427? Dyna curve or approximates? Any build info? I've looked at 427-434 sbcs and have dreamed about one, your 4100rpm and 44mph in a big boat is pretty darn impressive. Any info on the hull dimensions and weight? I've never seen a woolridge in person so I'm a little out to lunch.

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Re: 82 Wooldridge Classic

Postby Akclassic » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:20 pm

CRQAK wrote:It’s 27’ OAL. It actually has a small block chevy coupled to a Hamilton 212. It has a 427 small block. The block is aftermarket made by brodix 4.125 x 4.000. It has all the goodies to go with it. The boat gets up and moves in a hurry and I can cruise at 2800/2900 on step and burn 10-12 Gph. 4100 RPMS @ 44 mph that’s with 3 adults 2 dogs and 100 gallons of fuel. I’m pretty amazed on the boats performance.




That is an amazingly low rpm for cruise rpm. I believe it for sure. Wooldridge classic's really have a great design. Some dont like the pointy end, or lack there of. I love my boat.
I am surprised that your wot is only 4100. Is this at elevation?
What carb and exhaust do you have on there?
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