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Old 19-08-2015, 20:22   #1

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Sailboat to Motorboat...thoughts?

We've been sailors most of our boating lives, though we had a 19' Aquasport that we just couldn't kill and finally had to give away to have an excuse to buy our first sailboat.
Now we're looking at getting another power boat. We're considering a Panga because we want to be able to trailer it to various parts of Florida:
(I've marked the places we are planning to trailer the boat in red)

Any feedback on the Pangas? We're used to sailboats that cut through the water. Any other suggestions?
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Re: Sailboat to Motorboat...thoughts?

A true panga (like IMEMSA 25) is hard to beat for simplicity, fishability, capacity, trailerability, ride, ease of use, low maintenance, fuel economy/low hp requirements, seaworthiness, ...more.
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