Micro-Offshore Skiff

Discussion in 'Big Boat Bragging Spot' started by CurtisWright, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. CurtisWright

    CurtisWright Light, Strong, Cheap. Pick Two.

    Does anyone here have any experience with Panga's? Not the Panga's made here in the states. The ones you see in the developing worlds. I put a pencil and paper together and figured that I could build a 24' Panga that had a 5'-6" beam, 4'-8 at the waterline and would do just fine with an F70 tiller.

    Divynal Cored hull with 2 stringers and a false floor weigh about 800 lbs. Unloaded it would run 25-28mph. Plus 1000lbs of people and gear it would run about 20mph and plane around 14mph.

    This could be used as a mother ship, or for dirt cheap offshore trips.

    I could build the hull for $6-8k. $17-19K all in with motor and trailer.
  2. AfterHours2

    AfterHours2 Stripper in my own Mind!

    It's going to be hard to compete with the Imemsa brand being distributed from Mexico. There's a dealer around Fort Pierce that is able to get them. I've only fished from a Andros brand 22. It did very well offshore, 20 miles in 2-3 ft conditions. Very fuel efficient and overall a blast to fish from.

  3. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    I've spent a decent amount of time on them. They aren't perfect but are damn good all arounders and very efficient. The second you start making it into something it's not (bigger motor, center console, etc etc) imo they become worthless. They work best as a low hp tiller boat. The best ride is in the back anyways...
    And like after hours said, you can go get a brand new immemsa 25 for a little over $3000, why bother building one
  4. CurtisWright

    CurtisWright Light, Strong, Cheap. Pick Two.

    3k!   Wow. Based on my past though I will probably end up spending 6x as much and 2 years doing it myself. [smiley=1-smack-myself.gif]
  5. spottail1588

    spottail1588 I Love microskiff.com!

    The cheapest 22' immemsa I've seen is 10k. Build it!
  6. JimCameron

    JimCameron I Love microskiff.com!

    Whatever you spend on the construction of the hull will be out the window if you ever decide to sell. Almost no one will buy your home built panga. Buy an older skiff, fix it up, repower. Less $$ than your panga project, and someone will buy it if you ever want to sell.
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  7. fjmaverick

    fjmaverick Well-Known Member

    Panga Marine will sell you a 22 without a gas tank or floor for about 5k

    Ever consider at building a tolman skiff?
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  8. CurtisWright

    CurtisWright Light, Strong, Cheap. Pick Two.


    Crazy how that works isn't it.