Thanks, SIN and Robert. The Mexican pangas are exactly what I was looking for. Once I knew what they were called I found several sources for plans, so my new Georgia/ Mexican Panga will soon be under construction.
I've always preferred a wider beam too, Robert, but I've never been in a boat that handled chop like the pangas. I bet they roll something fierce if you tried to drift fish in a sea, but they sure ride nice. Plus they are just a good looking boat. Can't have everything, that's why ya need more than one boat! Thanks again!