PG 25, July 2017, PangaRon

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Re: PG 25, July 2017, PangaRon

Post by MrPaul » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:24 pm

Man....last time I saw pics of this one I don't even think it had primer on it. Now its done and absolutely gorgeous. Nice job Ron!

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Re: PG 25, July 2017, PangaRon

Post by Fonda@kauai » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:30 pm

YES! :D 8) So stoked for you Ron! She's perfect!
I'm sure it can handle Cali waves.
Absolutely. I've had my 22 in some pretty wild conditions out here in the middle of the pacific and always felt safe and confident. The panga design was very well done by Jacques :!: When it gets really snotty, like 30 knots plus, it's still a dry and comfy ride running into a head wind. Just gotta speed up a little. The 25' is gonna be awesome!
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Re: PG 25, July 2017, PangaRon

Post by geronimo1111 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:37 am

Nice, Ron!

Can you post more pics when you get a chance? Curious to see how much space you have between console and gunwales...

Is this the 25s or straight up 25?

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Re: PG 25, July 2017, PangaRon

Post by cvincent » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:34 pm

Congratulations, she is a beauty!
Completed D15, Building PH18

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Re: PG 25, July 2017, PangaRon

Post by PangaRon » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:11 pm

geronimo1111 wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:37 am
Can you post more pics when you get a chance? Curious to see how much space you have between console and gunwales...

Is this the 25s or straight up 25?
It's the "straight up" 25 I believe. I made no changes to the PG25 plan. There is 24" between the console and the gunwales. The gunwale height feels perfect, not too low to feel unsafe and not too high for fishing etc.

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Re: PG 25, July 2017, PangaRon

Post by PangaRon » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:14 pm

geronimo1111 wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:37 am
Can you post more pics when you get a chance? Curious to see how much space you have between console and gunwales...

Is this the 25s or straight up 25?
It's the "straight up" 25 I believe. I made no changes to the PG25 plan. There is 24" between the console and the gunwales. The gunwale height feels perfect, not too low to feel unsafe and not too high for fishing etc.

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Re: PG 25, July 2017, PangaRon

Post by PangaRon » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:49 pm

I ran the new Panga 70 miles up and down the California coast yesterday and am absolutely pleased with how it handled. On the up hill leg we had 3 foot swells and the 90 hp ran about 18 mph average less than WOT. On the way back downhill in 4 foot, 21 mph average, surfing the swell with ease. Never once did I take any spray over the side and it never pounded, riding up an over the waves like a champ. I also like how the bow does not ride super high in the air, like some Mexican Pangas, blocking visibility. It's also very stable side to side in a beam chop while fishing. I'm a little concerned about how much water comes in the transom scuppers when standing still or backing. I will post a question to forum and see if I can find a better system for the scupper doors and update later. I'll also post some fuel efficiency numbers later. I get such positive comments from bystanders everywhere I go!

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Re: PG 25, July 2017, PangaRon

Post by TomTom » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:33 am

Dear Ron,

Great job on your Panga - was wondering whether you had had a chance to use it much more?

And whether you had any performance figures for it?

Tom

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Re: PG 25, July 2017, PangaRon

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:52 am

Thanks for the report.
I like all my Panga designs, seaworthy boats.

For the scuppers, try flapper valves or those with a ball.
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