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Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » T - Boats starting with 'T' » Tashiba

 
Tashiba 31
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Description: Tashiba 31
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Review Date: Mon May 3, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This Perry-designed cutter follows in the footsteps of the popular Baba 30, of which almost 250 were manufactured between 1977 and 1986. In mid-1986, Ta Shing began building the Tashiba line (including 31', 36' and 40' models) which are in essence the updated version of the Baba 30, Baba 35 and Baba 40 (aka Panda 40). I believe about 30 Tashiba 31's were manufactured - most of them in 1986 (my 1987 is hull #21).

Adding an extra foot to LOA and an extra 6" of beam, the Tashiba 31 provides a larger interior which includes a much improved head layout. Construction is of superior quality (Ta Shing currently builds the Taswell line of boats, among others) and several refinements were made to this model. If you are considering a Baba 30 or Baba 35, this model is a must-see... that is, if you can find one! We chose the Tashiba 31 over a late-model Baba 35 (which was about the same price).

A quick description of the boat is: full-keel cutter with a cut-away forefoot, very traditional look that incorporates a fair bit of teak, well-balanced helm in light or heavy air... overall, a very solid cruiser. It's primary liability is light-air performance due to displacement (almost 15,000 Lbs.) - but don't let that stop you; we're often surprised by just how well she performs in light wind.

Overall, we are incredibly satisfied with "Felicity" (which, by the way, means happiness and bliss). We are currently planning an early 2001 departure for the Queen Charlottes and then off to Mexico and the South Pacific.

If you would like more info on the Ta Shing family of boats, check out the Baba web site. While focused on the Baba line, Tashiba and Panda lines are well represented as well. And drop me a note if I can answer any questions for you...

Fair winds and following seas,
Ken






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Review Date: Thu March 25, 2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This is an update to our previous post for "Felicity." We left a year earlier than planned and sailed from Seattle to Mexico and across the Pacific to New Zealand and Australia.

For a record of our journey and a detailed account of our equipment and boat performance over close to four years of cruising, please see our Web site at http://www.svfelicity.com. Please also feel free to e-mail us with any questions about the Tashiba 31 model as we are now intimately familiar with the boat.

Fair winds,
Ken and Cathy
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