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Baba 35
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Description: Baba 35
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Review Date: Wed September 18, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Cutter rigged cruiser. Med. to Heavy displacement.

Excellent Bluewater cruiser.
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Review Date: Fri November 7, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Bob Perry designed moderate (heavy, 23,000lb.) displacement double ender built by the excellent Ta Shing yard in Taiwan, solid g.r.p. hull and cored deck teak over, cutter rig, v-berth, settee berths and one quarter berth and nav. station (facing forward and sitting on end of the quarter berth). Tankage is about 50 gal of fuel and 50 of water. Very strong, confidence inspiring in heavy weather. Heaves to very comfortably (under bare pole or shortened rig in heavy weather). Gets along nicely in light winds, being fine in her quarters. Acquitted herself well in single-handed Panama to Hawaii run. Perkins 4-108 is a good engine and adequate. The cutter rig is magic for offshore sailing.
Mine has teak-over-glass deck (I think they all did) and the teak was of generous thickness (sic) and shows no signs of problems. Has beautiful butterfly hatch that admits a breeze from 360 degrees (beat that with a Lewmar hatch), is tight in heavy weather and a thing of beauty to look upon from above or below. And you can't hardly find them anymore--certainly not on the new Tashiba 36 which is her virtual replacement. Abundant+ storage places--drawers, lockers coming out the ying yang. She does display a tendency to hobey horse over waves if you keep weights in her ends so make sure that you run your anchor chain aft a few extra feet and, for ocean crossings etc, store your anchores amidships somewhere.
On the downside, you can't beat waterline length and I would certainly give up her moderate length bow sprit for more length on the waterline. And that fat iron keel does not move as easily through the water as a slim fin keel.
I would say that a flat bottom and deep fin keel should give you excellent upwind performance. The Baba sails high on the wind but she is somewhat defeated by that fat keel with all its wetter surface. But on the other hand the Baba tracks downwind like a locomotive.
In short, the Baba is excellent for ocean passages but a bit of overkill (too heavy and slow) for weekending around the bay unless you really want that robust safe feeling more than the excitement of sailing fast over smooth water.
In our cruise southabout round North America, I talked to all the Baba owners that we ran into as well as the Tashiba and Taswells and Masons, all made by Ta Shing, and they were all extremely pleased with the bullet proof strength and good sailing qualities of these boats.
For its size, I can't think of another boat I'd rather be caught out in heavy weather in and I've been through North Atlantic Gales and South Pacific water spouts with her.
I'm in the process of upgrading to a bigger boat for longer term cruising and possibly South America eventually. I've already sold my Baba so all of the above is said without prejudice or vested interest.
I am an early retired sea captain with a Master 350 ton ticket and I do yacht deliveries if you should hear of anyone needing....
Point high and sail true, Stan Gauthier
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Review Date: Fri February 12, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Design: Canoe stern, full keel, heavy displacement cutter. LOTS of teak. Great if you like teak, otherwise...

Key Features: Nice "U" shapped galley - very secure under way. Comfortable and safe for cruising couple. Small but safe cockpit. High bulwarks, bow sprit and stern pultit - a great back porch. Plenty of ventilation with many bronze ports forward hatch and a butterfly hatch in salon.

Overall: A great performing boat for a cruising couple looking for a safe, comfortable, well-built cruising boat under 40' I highly reccomend it!
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