We considered a couple of Baba 40s before settling on our new girl. Reality is they are really nice boats and from what I have seen get along quite nicely given their full keel.
Mate of mine over at Cruising Anarchy (Sondadora) has a B30 and would be happy to give you any advice. Bob Perry himself is also a regular over there. Sometimes pops in here but not quite as often. Tell 'em Womby sent you.
If you are talking access from dinghy then definitely needs to be thought about as its not as easy as access onto a sugar scoop/open transom stern but its not that big a deal.
As for footwell, I am not sure what you mean. Both the B40s that we looked at (one was a PH, the other not) had footwells in the cockpit, indeed the cockpits were pretty damned comfortable.
If there was any one reason for why we didn't go down that path it was probably age combined with teak deck.
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Last edited by tdw; 02-27-2012 at 03:35 PM.