Just got my first picture from Glen showing the beginning stages of the build. I have really enjoyed the pictures and commentary shared by others during their XLSJ build, and have been looking forward to doing the same. At this point it's hard to tell, but this will be the first Center Console XLSJ to head for Alaskan waters ( I know that the XL has been made with a center console in an outboard configuration, but a person has to make their claim to fame somehow :-)
I have owned the Wooldridge 17' Alaskan and 20' Alaskan II. Both were open boats with Center Consoles, and were great fishing platforms. I can't wait to get this boat on the river and do some fishing. The open configuration, and extra width of the XL model, combined with the incredible maneuverability and performance of a Sport Jet is going to create an awesome fishing machine.
Thanks again to others who have shared their Wooldridge build experiences on this forum, and I'll post updates as the build progresses.