Plans to build the 16' Robalo Junior Panga

After I introduced the Tiburon Panga, many people wrote and asked for a shorter version in the 16 foot range, so I set out to develop one. Here's my results, the Robalo. Robalo is "Snook" in Spanish, and it is the perfect fishing boat for chasing snook in back bays, rivers, bayous and the occasional offshore trip. It should be just as good in lakes as in saltwater, too - fast, stable, low power and able to drive through choppy water with ease. If you ever yearned for a near ideal fishing boat you can build on the cheap, takes minimal power and fuel, and you can stash in your garage when not in use, the Robalo may be it.

Robalo Junior Panga Boat Plans


Photos of the Robalo Junior Panga


Robalo Junior Panga


Free Study Plans for the Robalo Junior Panga

Our study plans are two of the actual construction drawings. They're not enough information for you to build the boat, but they do give you the overall boat size, shape and construction methods. This is a pdf file readable with the free Adobe Acrobat pdf file reader.

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Electronic Construction Plans for 16' Robalo

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Printed Construction Plans for 16' Robalo

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About Pangas

Plans to build a panga fishing boat

The Panga is a type of modest-sized, open, outboard-powered, fishing boat common throughout much of the developing world, including Central America, the Caribbean, parts of Africa, the Middle East, and much of Asia. Pangas are commonly operated directly off of beaches. The name comes from the upswept bow of the boat which resembles the machete or knife called a panga.

The panga design is a happy combination of a very efficient hull requiring minimal power, a hefty load carrying capability, and excellent seaworthiness, making them an ideal choice for commercial fishermen in developing countries requiring economical, but safe commercial operations. Though most pangas have solid fiberglass hulls, the basic design is readily adapted to glass/epoxy covered fiberglass over inexpensive dimensional lumber framing.

 


 

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