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Thread: Pimp my Panga
Jul-05-2008, 12:43 AM #1
Pimp my Panga
Thought I would share with the board my recent project I started last weekend. Some of you may recognize this boat, it use to be "Dos Panchos".
Anyway I took on the decision to re-power it with a F250TUR instead of the 130 V4 twins it had on it. With this decision I wanted to mount the new motor on a transom bracket and enclose the transom. That meant that I had to remove the existing splash well. Here is how a I/we went about starting. First off I must give a lot of credit to Shane Picklesmire who helped me, as I have no fiberglass experience what-so-ever.
Remove existing splash well:
Cutting it out:
New extended main deck all the way back to the stern meant cutting out some of the existing deck for a better seam:
Next... grinding and sanding, grinding and sanding:
to be continued...
Last edited by Great Escape; May-02-2011 at 10:04 PM. Reason: spelling
Jul-05-2008, 12:55 AM #2
Is it an Amato?
Jul-05-2008, 12:57 AM #3
Jul-05-2008, 01:22 AM #4
More... sanding and grinding:
Found some dry rot, and removed it:
Comet wash and Acetone wipe got things fairly clean... more sanding:
No use for this, so it came out:
New stringers cut:
Jul-05-2008, 01:41 AM #5
Oh... and got the transom pattern cut, we'll add to it in layers with a rail across the top and fair and glass it all in with 25oz. biaxle:
Jul-06-2008, 09:10 PM #6
Got the stringers and the transom pieces glassed....
The stringers are in and buttered up....
Hope to get the bilge painted and the deck cut and fit in this week...
Jul-10-2008, 02:17 PM #7
Kinda slow progress this week because of our real jobs that pay the bills.... we got the deck piece cut, finished buttering and glassed in the stringers and deck supports. I thought I would get the bilge all pretty and painted but didn't get to it. Hopefully this weekend....
Cutting the holes for the new aft deck hatches...
Holes cut, ready to fit check the hatch...
Looking good... I'll have almost 28sq ft more fishing room space...
Next steps... paint the bilge and give the new deck some glass...
Jul-10-2008, 02:21 PM #8
I love this stuff...Very nice!
Jul-10-2008, 02:28 PM #9
that is fucking hardcore
now that i can work on the boat again, thank god i don't have to do that on my project!
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Jul-10-2008, 02:49 PM #10
Nice work man, always cool to see people making their shit better...That was me jumpin out the bedroom window.