Build Progress - Panga 25

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Build Progress - Panga 25

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Started the build on a Panga 25 last weekend. Got the strongback built, leveled and secured and layed out all the frames, the bottom and the stringers during the evening this week. Planning to cut out the frames & stringer pieces tomorrow and glue the bottom panels together prior to cutting them. I do have a few questions before I undertake these next steps that I'm hoping someone can help with (this is my first time building a boat):

1. Do you use thickened epoxy for laminating parts (stringers, transom, etc.) of just straight epoxy?

2. Is there any need to glass the joints on the stringer with the 12oz biax tape?

3. Do I fillet the butt joints of the stringer and transom lamination (middle layer of the transom is cut in 2 pieces) or just glue them together?

4. Ran into an issue laying out the transom, what's the dimension from the baseline to the keel? There's none shown on the frame details, only the dimension from the chine to the baseline is shown...which would make the bottom flat at the transom. Does anyone know what that dimension is, or is the bottom supposed to be flat at the transom?

I plan to post plenty of pictures of progress as I go along, but I figured that everyone has seen enough photos of a strongback, so I won't put those up.

Thanks,

Ryan



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Re: Build Progress - Panga 25

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Just received an answer form Jacques on the transom dimension from another post (question #4), the dimension is 6-1/8" just in case anyone else needs it.

Thanks Jacques.

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Welcome to the forum!

We love boat porn. Post plenty of pics!

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I'll be supplying lots of that as the build moves along! Hopefully it will progress quickly, semi-retired dad is helping so we should be able to make steady progress between the two of us.

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Does anyone know how to post a photo? When I paste the shareable link to my photo using the Img feature I get this error: "reply It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image. Please verify that the URL you entered is correct"

Any suggestions?

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subbie95 wrote:Does anyone know how to post a photo? When I paste the shareable link to my photo using the Img feature I get this error: "reply It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image. Please verify that the URL you entered is correct"

Any suggestions?
jacquesmm wrote:First, your picture must be somehwere on the Internet. If it is not, post it in our gallery.
It is free but you must be a registered user of this message board.

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- Select "Properties"
- highlight the complete URL for your picture and "Copy"
- go to your message, click where you want the picture and "Paste"
- highlight the link you just pasted and click on Img (at the top of the message box).

That's all there is to it.

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Making progress. Frames are all laid out, transom and stringers are cut and laminated with joints taped. We're ready to start setting the jib up....just as soon as we return from a week of fishing on Lake Superior! I'm going to try to tape the joints on the bottom panels before I leave early Saturday morning so we can cut them out when we return, but there's a strong chance that doesn't get done.

Posting a few pictures here, nothing exciting, just trying to make sure that I have the process figured out.
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Looking good!

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[quote="subbie95"]Making progress. Frames are all laid out, transom and stringers are cut and laminated with joints taped. We're ready to start setting the jib up....just as soon as we return from a week of fishing on Lake Superior! I'm going to try to tape the joints on the bottom panels before I leave early Saturday morning so we can cut them out when we return, but there's a strong chance that doesn't get done.{quote}

Where are you located so that you can run up to Superior and still live in MI. I have been in that neck of the woods several times and it is beautiful. I think the PG25 will be a great boat for you in the waters you are fishing in.
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I'm in southern Michigan, in the Lansing area. It's about a 6 hr drive to the spot on Superior we go to every year. I agree about the boat, I think the Panga is perfect for slicing through the steep chop of the great lakes, and efficient enough to troll for a week without needing to refuel. I'm excited to have it (someday). Now I'm trying to decided what level of finish I want to put on it....there are some beautiful boats on this site, but they took longer to build than I might have patience for.

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