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    I recently spent some time at the Wooldridge shop in WA. Took in a little fishing as well in a couple of OB boats.
    I have attached some pictures of the 29ft Pilot. Pictures just don't come close to showing all the room in that boat, it has over 9 feet of rear deck space!!!!! The 26 model looks tiny side by side.
    I think this is the nicest Pilot they have built yet, they are building their third 29ft model now.
    To all that have inquired YES, there will be one in this years boat show with 150 Yamahas and the Garimn 5212 package with radar. They now have a 180 gal fuel tank option you can get as well.




    I fished the Skykomish in a 23 Alaskan II


    Puget sound on a 26 pilot with a 250 HO Etec for Blackmouth 2 year old feeder kings. My wife prefers fishing to shopping in Seattle!

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    A 26 with the 29

    Fun with 8lb test even if they are chums

    A 23 pilot headed to Idaho with bow ladder and interior truck seats that let the passenger swivel to sit at the table or face forward.


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    Rode in this 18 Sport Offshore with extended transom twin Honda 60 loaded with electronics, custom built to the owners specs. This boat had to fit in the guys garage he only had 21 ft to fit it in hence the stubby look and swing tonge.




    A 21 ft offshore boat with a tiller and full diamond plate sides

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    I bet that 29 is at least 175K by the time it is put on a trailer and delivered up here.
    Any firm pricing on it?
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    What show is the 29 going to be at?

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    What is the beam on the 29 and how heavy? Looks like a nice setup.
    Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

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    Snowwolfe the boat is in the $150,000.00 range here at the show, it is equipped like the one in the first posts I put up with build pics, but with the garmin 5212 with radar. It would be well worth someones time if they were serious about one to contact the local dealer they could get a better deal if it was sold before the show.

    The show is Jan 30 through the first weekend of Feb.

    Spoiled one here are the specs.
    Here are the test results on that 29 pilot Wooldridge did this summer 8ft bottom 9.6 wide by 29. The boat and trailer is 7,760 dry 6,140 boat alone dry as equipped in these pics.
    Here is a link to a Seattle outdoor/fishing radio show that took it for a spin on the lake. Their is also some numbers on a 26 with twin 150 Yamahas on thier website now if you want to compare them to the twin 115 set up.

    http://blog.theoutdoorline.com/post/...-29-Pilot.aspx



    Twin 150 Yamaha 4 stroke with 18” props
    RPM MPH GPH MPG

    1000 6.1 1.6 3.81
    1500 7.5 2.4 3.13
    2000 9.5 3.8 2.5
    2500 14.4 5.8 2.48
    3000 21.7 8 2.71
    3500 26.5 9.9 2.67
    4000 31.7 13.2 2.4
    4500 37.8 17.3 2.18
    5000 40.4 20.7 1.95
    5500 44.7 26.2 1.71
    5900 48.2 32.2 1.5

    Single 150
    RPM MPH GPH MPG
    1000 4.9 0.8 6.13
    1500 6.2 1.2 5.17
    2000 7.8 2 3.9
    2500 8.9 3.4 2.62
    3000 11.2 4.7 2.38
    3500 16.4 6.8 2.41
    4000 19.5 8 2.44
    4500 27 10.6 2.55
    4800 32 14.1 2.27

    Rear deck drains

    Front step to exit out the bow through the front hatch


    Another 29 under construction

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    Quote Originally Posted by sport drifter View Post
    Spoiled one here are the specs.
    Here are the test results on that 29 pilot Wooldridge did this summer 8ft bottom 9.6 wide by 29. The boat and trailer is 7,760 dry 6,140 boat alone dry as equipped in these pics.
    Wow, 7760 on the trailer! That is lighter than the 26 pacific cruiser. The exceptional economy makes a bit more sense now. I wonder how they cut so much weight? A comparable "custom" alloy hull will weigh that much without the trailer or power. Good looking setup.
    Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

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    Spoiled one,

    Hey no comments allowed from you! This forum is for us mere mortals who are still dreaming. Your ship has come in already.

    But holy coy 2.67mpg at 26.5 mph that is fantastic economy. Those numbers are a real testament to Wooldridge's design and build quality. And a 29 with tiny twin f150s!!! My inlaws 31' uniflite (fiberglass) needs all of its 540hp (twin 350s) to run (at 1mpg).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sobie2 View Post
    Spoiled one,

    Hey no comments allowed from you! This forum is for us mere mortals who are still dreaming. Your ship has come in already.

    But holy coy 2.67mpg at 26.5 mph that is fantastic economy. Those numbers are a real testament to Wooldridge's design and build quality. And a 29 with tiny twin f150s!!! My inlaws 31' uniflite (fiberglass) needs all of its 540hp (twin 350s) to run (at 1mpg).

    Sobie2
    Hey, I earned it! Anyone that knows the half of it knows what I am talking about. And anyone that has experience the process or is, should get a flipping medal or should I say metal (as in aluminum). I would love to take a tour of Wooldridge's facility. It looks like a top shelf set up. I guess that several decades of business yields that. Those woolies are starting to grow on me.
    Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

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    Here is the performance report off the Yamaha website, looks like the Hewes PC and Wooldridge 29 are pretty close, but the WB is 400 lbs heavier when tested 6" wider and 1 foot longer. If you guys or anyone gets down to Seattle stop by the factopry they are always glad to show people the shop.

    Hewescraft 260 Pacific Cruiser ET
    Length 27' 8-1/2"
    Beam 8' 6"
    Dry Weight (Boat Mfr. Published) 4,900 lbs.
    Maximum HP 450 hp
    Fuel Capacity 156 gals.
    Weight as Tested (Approximate) 6,927 lbs.

    RPM MPH GPH MPH
    1000 5.3 1.1 4.82
    1500 7.2 1.9 3.79
    2000 8.8 3.6 2.44
    2500 12.8 5.2 2.46
    3000 18.3 8.8 2.08
    3500 25.5 9.8 2.60
    4000 31.1 13.6 2.29
    4500 34.9 15.8 2.21
    5000 40.7 21.3 1.91
    5500 45.2 27.1 1.67
    6000 49.3 30.3 1.63
    Seconds to Plane 5.46

    WOOLDRIDGE 29
    1000 6.1 1.6 3.81
    1500 7.5 2.4 3.13
    2000 9.5 3.8 2.5
    2500 14.4 5.8 2.48
    3000 21.7 8 2.71
    3500 26.5 9.9 2.67
    4000 31.7 13.2 2.4
    4500 37.8 17.3 2.18
    5000 40.4 20.7 1.95
    5500 44.7 26.2 1.71
    5900 48.2 32.2 1.5

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    Really nice boat. Like most every thing about it except the Dinette table/seats can not be converted to another bed.

    How big are the fish wells? Do they have macerator pumps in them?
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    Randy the fish boxes are 80 gal each and the one in the transom is over 50 gal. They do not have pumps in them but each one has a drain to the outside under the transom. I know they can put in pumps in if you wan't.
    The pic above with the truck seat is in a 23 pilot, it is going to a lake in ID so they did not need a bed. They do have a dinette that has a flip flop backrest that is 3x7ft long.


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    Here is a Alaskan XL that was set up to float as shallow as possible, for side drift fishing they mounted the batteries in the bow and the oil tank to try to get the boat to set as level as possible. No wires were visable for the downrigger mounts they had ran them through the side rails, took me a while to find them, the whole transom was finished off with storage compartments with shelvs to store tackle boxs in .


    An 18 Extra Plus headed back east

    a 29 under construction.

    Here some pics of a couple of boats I posted earlier they are finished up now.
    http://www.wooldridgeboats.com/blog/...-at-wooldridge

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    I had time to kill on Friday at work, and Wooldridge did an awesome job updating their website. For any given model click on "more pictures" and see all of Wooldridge's recent builds of that particular model.

    Sobie2

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    Wish I had the money. I've been dreaming of a Wolly for years now. The old 83 Almar Lite is getting well................old. One day, one day!

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