PG25 Panga Build

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PG25 Panga Build

Post by PangaRon » Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:23 pm

I finally pulled the trigger and started building the Panga PG25 after much consideration of designs and build methods. I live on the Central Coast of California with some windy and rough sea at times so I want a tested, sea worthy, fuel efficient fishIng boat with some good lines. Wish me luck!

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Re: PG25 Panga Build

Post by jorgepease » Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:12 am

Love the Pangas, would be a design I'd be interested in too!! Good Skill!

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Re: PG25 Panga Build

Post by pee wee » Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:13 am

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That's a lot of strong back! Will you be putting a roof over it?
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Re: PG25 Panga Build

Post by PangaRon » Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:15 pm

Thanks Hank and Jorge! The weather is very good here, so I'm using a tarp for now until painting and then think about an enclosure. I read all of the The Malolo-panga22-Kauai build for inspiration. I also love this look, detail and finish:
http://www.middletonboatworks.com/currentproject.html Are there any other similar builds I should read?

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Re: PG25 Panga Build

Post by PangaRon » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:55 am

Bending 1/2" ply is a challenge, but patience paid off and the bow took shape. I tried wire twisting, but wide ratcheting cargo straps are the way to go. I pre-drilled too many stitch holes, should have drilled as needed. It's mazing how easy it all comes together with a good plan.

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Re: PG25 Panga Build

Post by Cracker Larry » Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:40 am

I first found this site while searching for Panga plans. Love that hull design 8) You made a good choice, looks like you've made a good start too. I'll be watching this one :D

Edit: Looks like yall need some rain. I can send you some :lol:
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Post by PangaRon » Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:46 am

Thanks Cracker Larry! I've read about your builds and am thoroughly impressed. Thanks for all your posts. I'm open to any and all advice. First time build and excited. I've fished a few Pangas in Baja Mexico and they seem to be the boat of choice south of me so I figured it was a tested and true design.

The drought here is the worst in 100 years, send all you've got, the wells are going dry.

Starting to take shape here. I found I didn't need the bow mold I had ready. It all came together like origami!

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Re: PG25 Panga Build

Post by Cracker Larry » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:45 pm

It all came together like origami!
It's amazing how all those curved panels line up and fit just right. Jacques knows what he's doing :D

Pangas are the boat of choice all through the Caribbean and Central America.
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Re: PG25 Panga Build

Post by kcinnick » Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:09 pm

That is a big girl!

I wish I could send you some rain! It hits me on the way to CL!

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Re: PG25 Panga Build

Post by Walkers Run » Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:33 pm

Beautiful. I too will be watching your build. If I'm ever afflicted with BBV again the Panga is on my short list.
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