I will try and keep this updated throughout the build. Right now I’m in the parts collecting phase while I wait another week or two for the hull to show up.
Decided to get out of the skiff world for a few years to have a more family friendly boat and some more fishing opportunities offshore.
Goal is to save weight where possible in the hope that I can still pole it from time to time in calm waters and also fish it 10-20 miles off the beach.
Decided to build my own based on the fact the Panga marine hulls seem drastically heavier than their South American counterparts and kinda go against some of the things that make this design great.
Also really tired of working on skiffs where it seems repair and maintenance come way behind the looks so I will be trying to make a much more friendly boat to work on when needed.
W-22 Mexican imemsa hull build
Raised front deck
Rear guide boxes with removable livewell /center seat
90 hp Suzuki 4 stroke
36v rhodan 84” with front and rear power pux
Core will likely be a mix between carbon core and coosa in areas where beneficial.
The general layup will likely be 1708 with a thin layer of csm applied on top of it to speed up fairing.