Grumman Widgeon Owners Group
Widgeon Variants, there are many, so pay attention… Every widgeon is different, an early serial # may have been rebuilt with a later bow style. What is written below is for basic reference.
There are 2 basic hull types:
The G-44 / J4F has a flatter shallow "V" bow, serial #’s 1201-1400
The G-44A has a deeper "V" bow, serial #’s 1401-1477 and SCAN #1-41
Originally the Widgeon had a longer step with minimal step vents,
that small hole at the corner of the step.
Most hulls have had hull tunnel vents installed aft of the step.
There are a few airframes that don’t have them.