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    Default Wooldridge Classics? with Deeper V?

    I have been looking at Wooldridge Classics for sale recently and am curious if you can tell if the boat is a deeper v model or a normal classic model (the difference may be sutble, also maybe higher sides are an indication some classics look like they have low freeboard in the stern compared to others). I am looking for possible use around Juneau with 50% river time 50% salt time. Some owners know their boats are deeper v versions while other sellers don't know.

    I think a great boat could be a 22' or more with the deeper v the wider bottom, UHMW bottom, and possibly a sportjet, or do you have to have a V8, and a hard top and bulkhead.

    Has anybody ever put UHMW on a a Classic? Are the older Classics with a 460 and three stage Hamiltons dogs?

    I have seem some boats in fair condition for $12-15 and some primo rigs for $22-25k.

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    I use to have the classic with the deeper V and high sides had a 460 with the Hamilton ran great didn't consider it a dog like any jet keep the impellers up. Ended it selling it to get the SJX with 200 sportjet
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    I don't think you will find any of then deeper v, wider bottom versions until you get to about the 2000 model year. Same with the freeboard. I have yet to see a newer style Classic for sale in Ak, and I have looked. Wait, I lied. There was a Green Classic wide body deeper v, 21', for sale a few years ago. I wish I had bought it. 5.7/212 combo. Rare. I don't think they are the best candidate for a SJ. Better all around, load hauler than a super skinny water rig. And really, unless you really want a rig only for super shallow waters, a V8 rig is the way to go. The old 3 stage pumps are not dogs by any stretch, they just aren't a 212. Hence the lower prices. If you find one you like and are in doubt, send the image to Wooldridge and they'll give you the low down.
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    Great insight thanks guys!

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    Default used 22 Classic

    https://boise.craigslist.org/boa/4979431328.html
    looks like this 22 deeper v was lost in time. I believe it was stored in a dark barn for all these years.

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