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.