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This is a test post. The key features of a Panga design are a narrow hull, high bow, flotation bulgearound the gunwale, and the delta pad protruding along the bottom of the hull, widening as it moves towards the stern. The combination of itsnarrowness and delta pad makes these boats so incredibly efficient and is crucial to a true Panga design. The high bow with sharp entry proves these boats to be extremely dry and seaworthy.The key features of a Panga design are a narrow hull, high bow, flotation bulgearound the gunwale, and the delta pad protruding along the bottom of the hull, widening as it moves towards the stern. The combination of itsnarrowness and delta pad makes these boats so incredibly efficient and is crucial to a true Panga design. The high bow with sharp entry proves these boats to be extremely dry and seaworthy.

It allows for netting fisherman to pull in heavy loads from the bow offshore without swamping the boat in swells. Also is the added security of buoyancy in the flared gunwales running the length of the vessel which help contribute to the deflection of water spray as well. The Panga tends to skip across its delta pad when on a plane as opposed to plowing through the waves. It has a very shallow draft which is comparable or better than drafts of skiffs and bay boats except the Panga has the added benefit of far more offshore capability.

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