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Old 07-16-2019, 02:41 PM
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I am looking at buying a WC 320cc. Since there aren't many around and the few that are must have gold hidden somewhere in them I am wondering about buying an slightly older WC and repower and upgrade anything needed. My question is does anyone know if and when the hulls may have changed and if there are years that are better than the other. I was looking at a 2010 or newer as an idea of what I had in mind. For anyone that may say get a prowler I haven't seen any of those available in my price range either($150K or less). Thanks for any info you guys can share.


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I am surprised you are seeing the wc 32 in your range. Yes there have been changes in the 29' model

Mine is the earlier design they call it a 290CC and the newer hull is 295CC. I suspect that your budget would be able to find a 295CC in good condition. For what it is worth, the changes are not huge, the 295 IMHO has a slightly better running hull than older 290, I like the layout a tad better in the 290CC, even though they are very very close to each other.

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Ya I can't say I've truly see any in my price range. I saw one listed a while back for around 170. I have considered going and putting eyes on a 295 to see how big it felt. I may just need to wait until the economy slows down and prices come back to earth(if that happens). I appreciate the response.
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You can probably find an older 33te in your price range. Maybe look for one with newer power, it’s heavier than the newer 32 cc so look for one with 300s on it.

Agree with your assessment of prices. I’m banking cash for the possible economy dip, certainly not hoping for it but feel it will eventually happen. Prices for boats, trucks, real estate, etc. has gotten unbelievably high.
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The lay out of the 29 and 32 is not very different. Live wells in the transom, a sink set up behind the helm, a cooler seat in front of the console are a few differences but when you get on the 29 the set up is nice and maybe more importantly...in your price range.
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Thanks Billable. That was my hopes is that there wouldn't be all that much differences in the abilities of the 295 compared to the 32. Maybe I should expand my search to the 295.
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The 32 is wider and has a nice tackle station, there are a few things to watch for.

rear supports for the t-top is the big one.
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Originally Posted by highflier1 View Post
The 32 is wider and has a nice tackle station, there are a few things to watch for.

rear supports for the t-top is the big one.
Highflier is correct. That is an issue for both the 290/295 and 320. I had a set of rear supports made for my 290 made by Ashley Welding who at the time was doing WC welding. WC paid for it. Even with those supports the top moved around in heavy seas. There is a lot of cantilevered weight to the aft of those tops. I thought most 320s got the supports.


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