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Baba 35 information?
So, I've been looking at various sailboats for the past few months with an eye towards living aboard in Boston. I've been a sailor for most of my life and am very comfortable on boats.
My perusing has taken me from classic Cabo Rico's to more modern styled boats like Moody's and Endeavours. I've now drifted around to the more classic pilot-boat look and am seriously looking at the Baba's/Flying Dutchman.
Does anyone have a Baba (I'm looking at the 35's) and would you be so kind as to share some information and personal experience with them? I've done quite a bit of research on them, but what's out there is somewhat limited.
I want something that will be warm and cozy in the middle of a New England winter and cool and airy in the middle of summer. I plan do do as much cruising as my work schedule will allow, so I'm looking for a top-notch sea boat. Since I'll be living aboard, I want something comfortable, but not so comfortable as to eliminate all of the aspects which make it a good boat in which to ride out a blow. I'm looking for something fairly easy to single-hand, but roomy enough for a couple people to go out for a weekend or whatever. I like the Baba's. They seem tough and sturdy. For having a full keel, they seem fairly maneuverable. I don't plan on racing it, so speed isn't a primary concern, but the Baba's seem like they can move when they need to. They seem moderately comfortable and moderately roomy. And those lines! I absolutely love the double-end lifeboat service look.
So, what are your thoughts on the Baba's?