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Old 09-08-2013, 12:54 PM
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Default Pangas: Getting skinny...

So can anyone give me "the skinny" on Pangas ? Thinking about a small 16' tiller Panga for one person or two for trips to run the flats with. Basic and simple. I've read and heard they'll float pretty skinny but looking for more input.

There are of course the Ankona Microskiffs and even something so simple as a Towee Calusa would probably work. Just NEED something fairly stable and more stable than a Gheenoe. Biggest issue is something that would take a bit of a chop on the way to the "skinny water" and I'm pretty sure a Panga would do that.
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Pangas will kill you in chop. Their flat bottoms were made to fish close to shore and fishing grounds, in the early morning, them skedadle home before it gets rough.

The Logic or Twin Vee classic would be a much better choice at that length.
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Thanks much, I'll check them out. I am talking inshore and crossing bays with a maybe 1' give or take chop though.
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Checkout the Newwater skiffs.
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idk what these folks are talking about - been in many andros' boats.. all did great in chop
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A panga can run just fine in the chop, as long as you keep the bow and the speed down...I have a 22ft so I know.....pangamarine makes a really nice, versatile 18ft....walk on gunnels, uses low hp and runs skinny....
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Thanks for the info and I'll check those and any others out.
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