Here are some frequently asked questions. If you do not find what you are looking for here, please reach out through our contact form.
Why should I have a Wooldridge Jet Tunnel?
Our tunnel will get you further up river with less potential for sliding into an obstacle or hitting your jet foot intake.
What type of anode should I have on my saltwater aluminum boat?
There are three materials that sacrificial anodes are made of. Zinc, Magnesium and Aluminum. You would use Zinc if your boat was ONLY in salt water. If you plan to have your boat in both fresh and salt water then you want an aluminum anode. If you are in fresh water only then magnesium.
What style liner/wear-ring do I need?
There are two types of liners, Flanged Liners and Flangeless Liners (Also known as wear-rings). Flanged liners will have a flange with 6 mounting holes around the circumference of the liner, Flangeless liners are held into place with 2 or 4 bolts that mount the liner directly to the jet foot.
Do you repair outboard motors at the factory?
We do not service or repair outboard or inboard engines at our Factory though we are happy to help if we can or direct you to a service center in your area.
What is the advantage of a two piece windshield?
We developed the two piece windshield to give you better visibility and more gracious beach access. Two larger pieces of glass are easier to see through in poor visibility conditions then three smaller pieces of glass with the additional divider. On our two piece windshield the door is much larger then on a three piece windshield so access in and out of the bow carrying gear through (such as a cooler) or getting someone through less mobile is made much easier. This is most noticeable, the smaller the boat is.
Do all square or flat bow boats have flat bottoms?
No, we do not build any boats with a flat bottom though some folks assume that is the case due to the shape of the nose. The lease amount of deadrise we put in any hull is 9 degrees.
What is the advantage of a square or flat bow?
In many cases there is more square footage in the boat and bow area with a square bow. The windshield can be moved further forward than a pointed nose boat. Also many folks find it easier to load gear and people in and out of the bow of the boat when pulled up on a bank or beach. Generally there is less deadrise in the bow of a square nose boat than a pointed nose boat.
What determines the ride of a boat?
Weight, length, bottom shape, deadrise and location of where you are in the boat all determine how a boat feels in different water conditions.