Pimp my Panga

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  1. Great Escape

    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:
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    Cutting it out:
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    It's out:
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    New extended main deck all the way back to the stern meant cutting out some of the existing deck for a better seam:
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    Next... grinding and sanding, grinding and sanding:
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    to be continued...
     
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  2. sealskinner

    Is it an Amato?
     
  3. Great Escape

    Yep!
     
  4. Great Escape

    More... sanding and grinding:
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    Found some dry rot, and removed it:
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    Comet wash and Acetone wipe got things fairly clean... more sanding:
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    No use for this, so it came out:
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    New stringers cut:
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    More later....
     
  5. Great Escape

    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:
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  6. Great Escape

    Got the stringers and the transom pieces glassed....
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    The stringers are in and buttered up....
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    Buttered gaps...
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    Hope to get the bilge painted and the deck cut and fit in this week...
    stay tuned...
     
  7. Great Escape

    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....

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    Cutting the holes for the new aft deck hatches...
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    Holes cut, ready to fit check the hatch...
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    Perfect...
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    Looking good... I'll have almost 28sq ft more fishing room space... :boobies:
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    Next steps... paint the bilge and give the new deck some glass...
     
  8. PHOTOG

    I love this stuff...Very nice!
     
  9. umoa

    that is fucking hardcore
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    now that i can work on the boat again, thank god i don't have to do that on my project!
     
  10. byeye

    Nice work man, always cool to see people making their shit better...
     
  11. johnnylite

    I love this shit since I know there is no way I could do it. Keep the thread going you guys are doing some nice work.
     
  12. Fintuition

    Great job Don! Love checking in on your project, looks like you will be ready for the labor day fun. FYI, Caught 3 albies (2 ea. 20lb and 1 ea. 22lb), at the 371 with curt, linda and their 6 yr old grandson. Sunday fished outside from 1-5pm. water was flllattt. Heading to Ensenada this weekend, call me if you can get away.
     

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  13. Great Escape

    :hali_parkutuli:

    Turns out that we found more work for ourselves in the bow:
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    Forward bow hatch:
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    It all came out:
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    Pretty extensive damage:
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  14. T BICKLE

    wow and i thought i was doing a number on my boat. looking good man, that thing will be sick and you will be proud when its all done! btw what is "butter"?
     
  15. Great Escape

    New bow pieces dry fit:
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    Forward bow deck support:
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    Cutout for new bow hatch:
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    New bow deck hatches dry fit:
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    Next all will be glassed and buttered in.... stay tuned!
     
  16. Great Escape

    "Buttered" is a term for an epoxy and filler mixture. You can obtain different densities by the amount of filler that you add to your epoxy.... ie. suryp, butter, mayo, etc.!
     
  17. Great Escape

    Got the bilge painted and most of the plumbing, pumps etc. installed:
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    Turned out pretty good:
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    Next steps... install the new main deck over this stern area!
     
  18. Fishbones

    Are you going to have access to those pumps after the deck goes down? Seems like you would want things closer together so you would have fewer hatches.
     
  19. Great Escape

    Plenty of access for everything below the deck, I made sure of that. Thanks for the advise.
     
  20. live2fish

    you want to help me with mine??? :D