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Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by bigmike0601, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. bigmike0601
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    bigmike0601 New Member

    Hi everyone,

    I'm new and this is my first post!!!!! I want to build a boat from a mold. I want to build a mexican panga style boat. I don't like the commercialized pangas offered in the US and can't find the 3rd world versions around locally. I'm looking for barebones workboat panga. What is the best way to learn about building one of these? I realize I will need a mold (I think), but outside of that I don't know squat. I want to build more than one if it's fun. Can someone point me in the right direction so I can start the learning process.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    Welcome to the Forum.

    There are a lot of posts about creating moulds for fibreglass hulls on this forum. It might be worth doing a bit of searching to start with.

    Just a hint - " I don't like the commercialized pangas offered in the US" is an unhelpful statement, it conveys no real information

    I suggest you actually list the Statement of Requirements (SOR) of the design you want so people can understand what you are aiming for.

    Heres a couple of things to start your thought processes :

    Length
    Beam
    Operating Conditions
    Engine Type and Power
    Number of Passengers
    Craft Usage
    Quality of Build required
     
  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Building a "boat from a mold" is a damn hard and expensive way of getting a boat. First you have to build a mold, which usually costs a whole lot more then the boat shell itself. Once this is done, you get to do it again, this time a boat might result from your efforts.

    I agree, you do need to refine your needs and desires a bit and possibly justify the need for a "Panga" style craft. Styling can be changed on any design, so what do you need this boat to do?
     
  4. redreuben
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    redreuben redreuben

    A picture of a Panga might help ?
     
  5. OFFSHORE GINGER
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    OFFSHORE GINGER Junior Member

    Welcome to the forum , and for starters you will need a Plug prior to building the Mold unless your plan is to use another boat for a splash .
     
  6. OFFSHORE GINGER
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    OFFSHORE GINGER Junior Member

    X-2That .
     

  7. redreuben
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    redreuben redreuben

    Just to give you something to go on with, if it can be built from flat sheet like a ply boat you can lay up those sheets on a flat table mould (formica sheets) and assemble it over a few stations.
     
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