The Baba I gather is a straight Perry design, including a 35 all built by Tashing.
The owners assoc speaks of the design being revised twice first as the Panda series including a 34, then as the Tashiba series including a 36.
The Panda designs are credited to Gary Grant of Performance Design Corp, while the Tashiba series are attributed to Perry. Perry claims the Baba and Tashiba.
I don't think it would be accurate to say the Panda is a clone of the Baba if that is what you are thinking of but it was built by the same company for a similiar purpose so one would expect similarities and some differences.
The HC stems from a 34 commissioned and designed by Perry but enlarged by the Union yard that then built it as the HC36. Evidently they denied him royalties and he then disputed their using his name.
The person involved split subsequently and the Union yard built the Union 36, under various names, including Mariner and the former teacher who had been involved built the HC 36 elsewhere, presumably as a copy since Union apparently kept the moulds.
Perry had his revenge by designing the Tayana.
I haven't heard of a Baba clone but who knows. Perhaps you are thinking of the Panda. Perry's influence is there amongst most of the above boats which are of similar type and size. The BABAowners site will show you the plans so you can compare them.
Last edited by chris_gee; 03-01-2007 at 03:54 PM.