CC or Panga?

Blackfish

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cortezpirasea

Pangero
Feb 23, 2012
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Russell
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21 ft panga Sea Moan/17 ft gregor Pirasea II
The difference is price plus the placement of the "Steering Wheel". Traditional pangas have a tiller motor. CC has a "steering wheel"... You can make tighter turns with a tiller. Boat weighs a lot less with a tiller. Easier to trailer and launch. Way less maintenence.
 
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Nov 10, 2007
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Chino
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Joe
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The difference is price plus the placement of the "Steering Wheel". Traditional pangas have a tiller motor. CC has a "steering wheel"... You can make tighter turns with a tiller. Boat weighs a lot less with a tiller. Easier to trailer and launch. Way less maintenence.
If a panga style boat has a console with a steering wheel would that technically not be considered a panga?
I don't mean to be annoying with my questions it's just that I hear the word panga thrown around quite a bit and I'm just trying to understand exactly what they are talking about...thanks
 

butcherboy

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tom cunningham
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Compton 33 / Gig Harbor Whitehall rowboat
Most panga's are made in Mexico. Plusses and minuses.... Pretty easy to go charter one and see for yourself. If you want bang for the buck the panga could make sense.....otherwise a U.S. Center console. The very well made Maritime Skiff kinda has a "panga look"
 
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hucklongfin

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MarkT
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I think of it as more the hull design. In #3 above, the first pic is a Panga and the second a standard CC. You can certainly have a center console, T-top, etc on a Panga but most of the ones I've fished from at Cedros Island have a center console but no T-top but I've fished from ones that do. I don't think I've seen a Panga with an inner liner either.
 
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cortezpirasea

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Feb 23, 2012
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Russell
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21 ft panga Sea Moan/17 ft gregor Pirasea II
If a panga style boat has a console with a steering wheel would that technically not be considered a panga?
I don't mean to be annoying with my questions it's just that I hear the word panga thrown around quite a bit and I'm just trying to understand exactly what they are talking about...thanks
It's the hull design/shape that designates it a Panga.
 
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Dragon

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Stop It!!! A Panga is a Panga...they have been making them for 100 yrs + You can put a center console in one, they didn't traditionally come with one.

And a Center Console is just that...(2) separate styles and (2) separate boats. for the reasons mentioned above...

Sheesh...
 

aguachico

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pangas were designed to be used with oars. The design has never changed.

pangas are great, until you own one and want to go offshore or a south wind.

a good 21 CC console, Grady, Wellcraft or Parker will outperform a 26foot panga... unless you are on the sea of cortez in flat clam water

I love pangas when I rent them, just don't own one unless you plan on staying 3 miles offshore.
 
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ShadowX

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pangas were designed to be used with oars. The design has never changed.

pangas are great, until you own one and want to go offshore or a south wind.

a good 21 CC console, Grady, Wellcraft or Parker will outperform a 26foot panga... unless you are on the sea of cortez in flat clam water

I love pangas when I rent them, just don't own one unless you plan on staying 3 miles offshore.


You're not going to put an oar on this 32 foot panga/center console baby. The only use of that oar is to beat away any sea lions who get too close.

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cortezpirasea

Pangero
Feb 23, 2012
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la mesa, ca
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Russell
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21 ft panga Sea Moan/17 ft gregor Pirasea II
Panga Puto... :food-smil

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