1989 Wooldridge Classic 24
| Please call owner Dan at 907-982-9716 or 907-376-2630. |
Boat is in Wasilla, Alaska.
This website link
http://www.wooldridgeboats.com/catalog/products/classic-inboard will take you to Wooldridge's Classic Inboard Boat page.
The 24' is not listed but most
of the data is right-on.
Wooldridge 24' Inboard Classic for river-running, fishing and
hunting Original owner, log book for every hour of use o Most maintenance records
available o All manuals for boat, engine, jet and accessories come with it o
Original Wooldridge coat came with the boat -- actually worn less than a few hours
Needless to say, like new condition. o Stored under its own roofed
parking area since new -- except for active fishing season '89-2002 o It has only
been on the water three times since 2002 I've been working way too much o It has
never been in saltwater o 'Classic' hull -- this specific 24' hull is not made any
more that I know of this one has the 'wide bottom,' 12° bow, 8° stern deadrise and
30" high sides freeboard with a square-nosed, self-bailing bow.
It's a 'riverboat'
classic, not an 'offshore' classic. o Ford 460 inboard jet, 330hp o Original owner
manuals for maintenance and repair o Full engineparts manual for specs and overhaul
o Less than 1340 hours total engine time been parked for 12 years o Spare engine --
less than 500 hours with history.
Needs camshaft, oil pump pickup tube and
reassembly o Lots of spare parts o Starter o Alternator o Carburetor o Coil o Full
spare tuneup on board o Provable 11gph average fuel consumption over 12 seasons of
use o Inlet water strainer and sand trap o Spare sand trap o Halon automatic fire
extinguisher system in engine compartment.
Monitor on dash o Kodiak Marine KEM 7"
three-stage jet pump similar to Hamilton 773 o Original manuals for maintenance and
repair o Grate rake o Spare jet parts o Extra stator maybe two o Extra impellers o
20-23° pitch o High-pitch third stage o Some cryo-treated o Posi-nozzle for steering
ease and advantage o Full two-part glass windshield with wipers o Left port door
opens for inegress o Do not have to unbutton top to open the door o Good windshield
height -- good visibility o Side windows on windshield frame o Removable hard-frame
top o Nine feet of covered cabin, stand-up height, with side and rear
window-curtains seven feet of open deck out back, plus bow -- for fishing.
Comfortably and conveniently fishes six o Automotive-type hot water heater runs off
engine for interior heat and defrost o 'new' Sunbrella top replaced just before it
was parked -- NO weathering o 'Glassine' windows need replacement o Top front can be
unbuttoned, unzipped and 'peeled back' to allow stand-up driving o Interior light
for covered area o Captain and co-captain seats have storage underneath o Six-foot
'seat tank' on each side. 60 gal per tank capacity, 120 gal total.
'tank seat.' o Electric fuel tank and gauge switching from dash o Fuel flow meter
wresettable total gallons and current gph accurate to 2 o Storage capacity for life
vests, emergency supplies and loads of fishing gear under seats sale can include
most of the gear on the boat o Seats large enough to sleep on, thick cushions o Seat
cushion on engine compartment o Storage under bow -- open access from inside o Side
boxes -- lined -- for handy fishing gear access out on rear deck o Storage
compartment built-in for tackle in stern covers o Full-flow faucet in
storagefish-box built into stern o Hose can be attached for washdown o Box drain can
be plugged or not o FULL Soft-Comm 'AIRCRAFT' INTERCOM.'Captain' plus eight
stations wired 'co-captain,' plus three on each side for passengers, and one in back
at engine compartment o Eight Soft-Comm headsets - all are voice activated o Captain
has noise suppression capability -- like Bose o Captain has push-to-talk for CBVHF
no VHF installed now o Everyone else listens and can cross-talk but can't talk on
radio o Captain selection switch for functions o AMFMCassetteCB interface o
Multi-disk CD player available but not installed o Cell antenna installed o
Hard-wired cell installed but not digital o High gain CB antenna installed o Had VHF
antenna, wiring is still in for it o Eagle depth finder o Compass o Bilge pump with
ultra-sonic detector o No 'float hangups' o Switched on dash On Off Auto.
indicate operation -- monitor bilge activity as you run o Two batteries with battery
selector switch for offeitherboth o 'Constant-hot' switched 12v circuit wired around
Leave batteries off with just the bilge pump hot o Twelve-volt plug
in bow o Trim tabs o Kicker bracket -- jack-up type, adjustable o Three anchors,
extra ropes o Z-cleats for tie-off o Life vests and safety equipment most never
used, still in like-new condition o Rod holders and brackets o Tackle, tackle,
tackle and rods o I guided for about 12 years so have boxes of tackle and loads of
rods and reels -- all usable.
I'll let most of it go. o Tools -- I assembled a
toolbox that I carried on the boat.
If I worked on it, I used on-board tools.
couldn't fix it with the tools on-board, I added the tool to the kit.
I wasn't going
to be left out on the river without being able to get home. o E-Z Loader tandem-axle
trailer o Charts and maps of SusitnaYentna rivers and fishing holes o Hands-on
driving and river-running lessons if needed Riverover is my baby, hence the long
delay in letting her go.
I guided part-time from '87-'02 starting with a Wooly 18
I ordered this boat from Glen Wooldridge on July 2, 1989 and launched it
August 10, 1989.
Don't let the age of the boat throw you -- she's not beat up, just
I started a logbook and kept track of every trip, every gallon of fuel,
every minute of use, every service, every problem, every solution.
You can review
them andor have copies -- there are a lot of memories vested in them, a lot of great
river-running, and a lot of good fishing trips.
I've never been much of a hunter but
she's hauled moose and is just as capable of hunting on the rivers as she is at
I set her up just the way I wanted 'my boat' to be.
She's got gee-whiz and
extras that make a difference -- I spared little expense when I did something.
hauled a few tons of freight one entire lodge, hundreds of fishers, more hundreds of
fish, moose, numerous campers, hunters and their camps and gear, canoes, kayaks,
other boats and game, pulled or towed a number of other boats out of problems, and
been the source of a lot of great times.