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Sunday, October 23, 2016

First In-the-Water Veracruz Panga Photos

Keith Prager just sent me these pictures and email about his recently completed 18' Veracruz Panga:

Hi Jeff,

This has been a great project. It still needs a few odds and ends, but we couldn't have asked for a better design for our boating purposes. Everybody has asked, where we got the plans, from law enforcement to random people pulling up and just asking. I gave your web address out at least 50 times.

There are no leaks and our little 50lb trolling motor moves her 3 mph into a headwind, it steers great, is incredibly stable, and most importantly, it floats!

Thank you again for taking the time to design such easy to build boats and for always being just an email away. We can't wait to start our next vessel, and are thinking about your tug design; it just looks and sounds like a lot of fun.

Thank you again for everything,

Keith Prager

Veracruz Panga Wood Boat Plans

Veracruz Panga Wooden Boat Plans

I always like it when first time boatbuilders are surprised when their homebuilt boats actually float! The boat looks like you did a great job with it. I'd love to see what it will do with a 40 hp motor or so.

Free study prints and more information is available at: 18' Veracruz Panga Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Please don't be embarrassed to send in photos of your projects. I get a lot of emails from people who tell me about their build but never send any pictures. I'd love to see them, as would all of the other people who are either building a boat or thinking about it. They need all the encouragement they can get.

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