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Baba 30

I'm going to check out a Baba 30 for sale, am I nuts?
Anyone with direct experience owning a Baba 30?
Lots of teak ?
Volvo diesel ?
More teak ?
Lots of new gear though: running rigging, standing rigging, newer sails, alum. spars , new fuel and water tanks, some other gack!

What can you tell me, pro and con about these little gals?
Any advice, opinions, stories appreciated
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Chuck:
I hope you like sanding and varnishing.
The Baba 30 will surprise you with its performance. It sails quite well.
There were some early problems with engine mounts but I would asume that time has cured that on this boat.

A bricklayer from Baltimore did a single handed circumnavigation on his.
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Chuck,
There's a bloke over at Cruising Anarchy by the name of 'Sonadora' who owns a B30 which he is currently restoring. Worthwhile visiting the thread.

Hey Mr Perry .... fellow with the same name as yours designed the Baba. You any relation ?

Seriously though they are lovely boats. The B40 PH was high on our list of desirables.

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Yes, I know that guy. Charming fellow if you catch him on the right day.
But from personal experience I can tell you those days are few and far between.

I agree. Go so SA/CA and look up Sonadora's thread on rebuilding his Baba 30. He knows the boat well.
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I sure like mine...took 20 years but I finally got one...
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Glad you like it.
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Chuck, are you looking at the one in Seattle by chance? If so, it looks nice, needs a bit of bright work love if you have patience, time, or the check book for that sort of thing. \
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.... you cant really go wrong with a Baba 30.....always going to hold its resale value. Consider
a Tashiba 31 if you can find one in your area and price range. A little stiffer boat, and a little
faster. Nows the chance to beat down the price....economy is bad , etc. etc. = )

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Never sailed one, but to my untrained eyes, it's one of the most beautiful boats ever designed. It's our dream boat; maybe someday when we have a bit more money.


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Baba 30

We are jealous. The Baba 30 is probably our favorite boat on our current short list. Beautiful, beautiful boat.

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