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    Has anyone seen the 23" xl or priced one. Would love to know your thoughts on Wooldridge river boats and what you woud power with, prop? jet? and what HP. The limited pics I have seen sure make me want one.

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    Have you checked out the Wooldridge web site? Not a whole lot of pics yet but some info on them and more pics coming soon.

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    I did go to the website. I am looking forward to more info and pics from Wooldridge. Just wanted to see if anyone from that area had gone over to see them or just plunk down the money and owned one already.

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    Just thinking outloud here but judging from my 23 Alaskan I would put either a 225 or 250 jet on it. My choice would be a 250 Optimax or Etec.
    I would estimate by the time you bought the outboard, jet pump, and added a few accesories and had the boat shipped to Alaska you are looking at a purchase price of 45-50K.

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    I would go with a prop, because you can go much farther and it feels like more power while burning less fuel. The Wooldridge hull design is a pleasure to drive and it rides like it is on rails with either prop or jet lower unit. I would think about where you plan on doing your boating and adjust accordingly. For a little more money, you can do both if you do the outboard option and change out the lower units. I like the Honda motor although they are a bit heavier. If anyone is interested in just checking out a Wooldridge hull, you can contact me. I flew down to Seattle before I got mine and if it would save a few bucks and airline miles, I would be happy to help out. I am in Fairbanks 457-5383 - Mike

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    Default Wooldridge AK XL Load Test w/ ETEC 150

    Performance Data: 20' AK XL 150 E-tec 7 3/8 Jet
    (580lbs. payload)
    RPM MPH GPH MPG
    1500 5.3 0.1 53
    2000 6.7 0.2 33.5
    2500 7.5 1.2 6.25
    3000 17.2 3.7 3.08
    3500 22.95 6.0 3.83
    4000 27.9 7.95 3.51
    4500 32.4 10.5 3.09
    5000 36.6 13.7 2.67
    5100 38.15 14.1 2.71
    (2200lbs. payload)
    4000 11.5 7.65 1.5
    4500 25.7 10.5 2.45
    5000 31.25 13.7 2.28
    5100 32 14.1 2.27
    (3000lbs. payload)
    5000 25.9 13.7 1.89
    5100 28.05 14.1 2.02

    Specs for Wooldridge AK XL
    20' & 23'
    Length 20'10" 23'10"
    Beam 98 1/2" 98 1/2"
    Side Height 29" 29"
    Side Gauge 1/8" 1/8"
    Bottom width 76" 76"
    Bottom Gauge 1/8" 1/8"
    Weight (open) 1250# 1400#
    Weight (windshield) 1350# 1500#
    Fuel Tank 45 gals 45 gals
    Max Prop HP 130 130
    Max Jet HP 250 250
    Deadrise 9 degrees 9 degrees

    for more info go here http://www.wooldridgeboats.com/boats/alaskanxl.htm
    http://www.wooldridgeboats.com/brochures/AlaskanXL.pdf




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    They just tested this boat in the above post Monday. I think the report will be on the web soon. If you remember they hauled 2900lbs on the old style Alaskan 20ft with a 200HP small block Etec, same jet and impeller as this test, I wonder what that engine would do on this hull????

    I know if you were in the river it could haul more and get up quicker. They will have a kenai model in this years show with a 50HP on it. They will be testing it as well I hope to share the pics as soon as it is done. They have slider seats for 4 in it that can be adjusted up and down the length of the boat for convenience. A huge fish box in the bow and a console, It even has a new nifty cam over locking tool to keep it in place, quiet and out of the way no more bolt tightened into the side of the rail like other brands.

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    2,900? Come on, give the boat a real workout, it can take it

    On my Alaskan we had 360 gallons of gas, 2 unboned moose, 2 fat hunters, camping gear for 2 weeks, plus beer and bottled water. Going up the Yukon I know we had at least 4,800 pounds on deck and my 200 Optimax was on step within 8-10 seconds easily. Our boat was much faster to plane than either the Honda or Etec in our group and may of been heavier than either of the other boats.
    Long live DI 2 strokes!

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    Why were you taking 2 moose to camp?

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    Snowewolf, jet or prop? Tunnel? What size AK? Any pics? I still think running the Yukon and going up the Koyukuk with a prop is fine and therefore a lighter hp and lighter weight outboard will do you fine. Am I missing something? Would you guys go 20' or 23'?
    What differences between these hulls and the older AKs? Now that I sound like a two year old. I love talking new boats thru the winter. Thanks for the quick water tests and outcomes!

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    23 foot tunnel Alaskan, 200 hp prop (19 pitch). In my limited opinion there is really no need for a jet on the Yukon or Koyukuk. And I do stand corrected. We had about 4,000 pounds on deck coming back, not 4,800. I kinda forget we burnt a couple hundred gallons of gas on the way up, lol.
    I would go 23 just because you need to carry so much gear and gas. I carried 285 gallons or so (not counting a full fuel tank) and it was not enough as I had to really conserve once we hit camp. But where you hunt might be different and closer than where we went.

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    Talking 4800lbs in 10 sec,ya right lol

    Quote Originally Posted by snowwolfe View Post
    2,900? Come on, give the boat a real workout, it can take it

    on my alaskan we had 360 gallons of gas, 2 unboned moose, 2 fat hunters, camping gear for 2 weeks, plus beer and bottled water. Going up the yukon i know we had at least 4,800 pounds on deck and my 200 optimax was on step within 8-10 seconds easily. Our boat was much faster to plane than either the honda or etec in our group and may of been heavier than either of the other boats.
    Long live di 2 strokes!
    hello, can i ask a question<<why would you have 360 gallons on board if youve got your 2 moose,,i live in galena and have never heard of any one hauling that much back up river,next time your down this way i would love to see you get up this fast with all listed above,,ive got a 21ft classic,with a new 350 injected 325hp,plus 3 other boats so im not new here,,just my 2cents

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    Read the previous post and you can see I posted I made a mistake about the amount of fuel we had coming back.
    But the 10 seconds or less to plane still stands and I would put money on it. It is all about hp ratio to weight. I was running about 1hp per 30 pounds. And my GPS confirmed I hit 37 mph coming back up the Yukon running 5,000 rpm's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowwolfe View Post
    2,900? Come on, give the boat a real workout, it can take it

    On my Alaskan we had 360 gallons of gas, 2 unboned moose, 2 fat hunters, camping gear for 2 weeks, plus beer and bottled water. Going up the Yukon I know we had at least 4,800 pounds on deck and my 200 Optimax was on step within 8-10 seconds easily. Our boat was much faster to plane than either the Honda or Etec in our group and may of been heavier than either of the other boats.
    Long live DI 2 strokes!
    This boat in the test is only 20'10 long with 105hp at the jet. Put on a prop on a 23 and you would have a great koyukuk rig.
    Check out the GPH it is using at WOT with the 3000 LBS.

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