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Re: Baba 35 vs Tayana 37 vs Hans Christian 38
I have just been comparing the HC38 and T37 myself. With both companies still in business you really can't go wrong either way for resale value.
When you look at numbers built HC38 167 (including 30 Telstar Keel versions), T37 588 Baba 35 75.
Around 1983 the T37 comes in MKII version with an aft stateroom instead of a quarter berth. Also at some point Ta Yang relocated forward in the fore peak the fuel tank, a full tank weighing 700 pounds so far forward resulted in trim problems and hobby-horsing.
The variations on the HC38 are as mysterious as the sea itself.
Baba35 variations have interior layout options in key areas. In the forepeak was either a v-berth or a double, while in the saloon there were either straight settees with a drop-leaf table or a L-shaped settee on one side wrapping around the table. Further aft to starboard the option was either a sea-going quarter berth or a generously sized hanging locker. The mild steel fuel tanks have proven susceptible to corrosion mounted in the bilge.
HC38 Theoretical hull speed: 7.7 knots, T37 Theoretical hull speed: 7.46 knots, Baba35 Theoretical hull speed: 7.3 knots
Last edited by EricktheRed; 04-23-2013 at 11:09 AM.