Re: Panga Marine 22' ft Boca Grande
April 24 at 7:25am
No. I ended up buying a used 24' Blazer Bay model 2400 cc. Great boat. It was perfect for black bay, lake pontchartrain, close rigs out empire / grand isle, and inside delacroix. Even did a little shrimp trawling out of it. Down fall for that boat was you needed every inch of two feet to get that big bastard up.
If you got the coin to play, the Blazer 2400 is a solid boat. I would just buy a new one next time and slap a yamaha f250 on it. I was running a suzuki on mine. These days the blazer bay and black jack boats are catching my eye.
I recently sold the blazer and down sized to a 18' Tims custom flat w/ 3'ft fantail. You rarely can find a used one. A new one rigged out will run you $26K+-. I got lucky and found a 2004 model which is rare. If you find a used one they are typically 1980 models. People build the to order and keep them. Since I fish alot by myself during the week. This boat is perfect, economical, and strong. Perfect for Delacroix where i mostly fish.
I would love to have a panga 22' but the 18' tims flat is hard to beat for what i do. The narrow bottom, high deck, and speed of panga kept me mostly from buying.
I hope this helps.