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Old 03-09-2011, 07:16 PM
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Default 18 mojito or 19 panga marine need help

Anybody have any experience with either? Especially the mojito? Since Mojito is new, I can't find any reviews on them. I'm trying to make a decision on one or the other asap. Thanks!
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I don't know the Mojito, but my Panga Marine 18 Skiff was fabulous!
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:56 PM
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Got to the Panga Forum. Mojito has its own forum on the Panga Forum, as does Andros and Angler. All Panga style boats.

Mojito is brand new but is a new endeavor of an established and reputable builder, albeit a builder of a very different kind of boat.

Panga is proven, been around, lots of references, and run by a very good guy with a sterling reputation. You won't find anyone who has a bad thing to say about the Panga folks or their boats.

After looking at them and researching for 18 months I just bought the 22 1/2' Panga and love it.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:28 PM
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Default Narrowed my decision

Thanks. I am in-between the panga marine 19, the panga marine 22, and the andros 22. Is there a big size difference between the 19 and the 22? Can you still pole and fish the 22 in skinny water?
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I just had a Panga Marine 20ft Super Skiff built and am in love with the boat. Floats skinny and takes the chop great. I am taking it 17 miles monday to do some snapper fishing. Rob is a fantastic guy to work with and backs his products 100%. Good luck


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These are not boats for poling.....note the bow.....like a big sail for wind.

Put a troll motor on or get out and wade.
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We just bought the XO Marine 18 ft skiff, which is the same hull as the Mojito 18. Only had it out twice now. Yesterday in a considerable chop on top of a 1.8 m swell. I was totally surprised at how well the Mojito hull handled the chop. It doesn't exactly ride like a panga, as I was accustomed to after owning an Andros Permit 22 for several years. When I first looked at that wide hull on the XO (Mojito) I thought "Oh great, this thing is going to slam in the chop....like a Whaler".....but guess what. It didn't. I drove it about fifteen miles yesterday in chop, standing up, and I don't quite yet know how to characterize the ride. We motored into 3-5 foot swells head on with another foot of chop coming across them, mile after mile. I mean, it handled like one of the best skiffs I have ever driven, basically. Later, back in protected water, I was looking for larger boats with wakes to cross, just to try it out. We have plenty of bigger boats around, and there is no law about keeping the wake down here, so they tend to blast right out of the inlets. The XO handled them great. It's a very interesting hull.

I think I am having some engine/jackplate/offset issues with it, but frankly, I expected some after seeing that the jackplate setup puts the motor mounting faceplate a good 12" aft of the transom. I am going to be messing around with the setup, but I suspect that removing the six inch spacer and putting the motor six inches closer might work out. But the hull itself was a very pleasant surprise. La Gringa also commented on it, several times. We are quite used to boating in chop, and the slamming pretty much goes along with it. This boat didn't slam. Not once.
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