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05-08-2013 12:51 AM
biggles72
Re: Baba 35 vs Tayana 37 vs Hans Christian 38

Some random pictures so far...

I uploaded a few pictures here. Hope to add me and write some words soon.
She needs a tidy up and a scrub, but overall is very sound.

The Adventures of Noorderzon
or - The Adventures of Noorderzon

enjoy
04-30-2013 04:38 PM
kwaltersmi
Re: Baba 35 vs Tayana 37 vs Hans Christian 38

Quote:
Originally Posted by biggles72 View Post
I am wanting to start a blog to share my experiences and photos. Can anybody recommend a good free blog site?
The free blog giants are Blogger and WordPress, but SailBlogs also offers a free blogging platform with themes and features specific to sailing.

There are a lot of other choices as well, but I'd recommend going with any of the above since I've used them all in the past. SailBlogs is probably the easiest, but offers the least amount of customization. WordPress can get complicated if you insist on custom features, designs etc. but the pros swear by it. I personally use Blogger and think it is a good middle ground between being user-friendly and feature-rich.
04-30-2013 01:25 PM
TQA
Re: Baba 35 vs Tayana 37 vs Hans Christian 38

Quote:
Originally Posted by biggles72 View Post
As the starter of this thread I am proud to announce I am the happy owner of a Hans Christian 38 and happy with my decision. If I would do anything differently next time I would buy the HC43 or HC48, but I don't have a lazy 1/4 of a mill in the bank for the 48.

If I had the choice here in Asia I would have looked closely at the Baba/Panda/Tashiba 40 but for the money the HC is hard to beat. I even saw one today asking 35k. For such a fine vessel this is a bargain. That being said and with all teak laden boats you get what you pay for and a 35k boat could turn into an expensive repair job.

My boat had its teak decks professionally redone about 5 years ago, and re-caulked last year. No leaks. The engine and smelly bilge needs a cleanup and eventually a re-power but runs perfectly fine. Just a little smelly inside when under power (might need exhaust inspected)

Shes moored in Thailand where the water is warm and the teak work and labor are very cheap. (By the way teak gets bloody hot in the tropics)

I am wanting to start a blog to share my experiences and photos. Can anybody recommend a good free blog site?

If anyone has any questions I would be happy to help.
Congratulations on your buy. I liked the HC as well.

Re the Blog well I have used google blogger for some 5 years now and am happy with the free service they offer. Your pics end up online too so learn to use Picasa web albums.
04-30-2013 09:30 AM
remetau
Re: Baba 35 vs Tayana 37 vs Hans Christian 38

Quote:
Originally Posted by biggles72 View Post
As the starter of this thread I am proud to announce I am the happy owner of a Hans Christian 38 and happy with my decision. If I would do anything differently next time I would buy the HC43 or HC48, but I don't have a lazy 1/4 of a mill in the bank for the 48.

If I had the choice here in Asia I would have looked closely at the Baba/Panda/Tashiba 40 but for the money the HC is hard to beat. I even saw one today asking 35k. For such a fine vessel this is a bargain. That being said and with all teak laden boats you get what you pay for and a 35k boat could turn into an expensive repair job.

My boat had its teak decks professionally redone about 5 years ago, and re-caulked last year. No leaks. The engine and smelly bilge needs a cleanup and eventually a re-power but runs perfectly fine. Just a little smelly inside when under power (might need exhaust inspected)

Shes moored in Thailand where the water is warm and the teak work and labor are very cheap. (By the way teak gets bloody hot in the tropics)

I am wanting to start a blog to share my experiences and photos. Can anybody recommend a good free blog site?

If anyone has any questions I would be happy to help.
Good choice!
04-30-2013 05:44 AM
biggles72
Re: Baba 35 vs Tayana 37 vs Hans Christian 38

As the starter of this thread I am proud to announce I am the happy owner of a Hans Christian 38 and happy with my decision. If I would do anything differently next time I would buy the HC43 or HC48, but I don't have a lazy 1/4 of a mill in the bank for the 48.

If I had the choice here in Asia I would have looked closely at the Baba/Panda/Tashiba 40 but for the money the HC is hard to beat. I even saw one today asking 35k. For such a fine vessel this is a bargain. That being said and with all teak laden boats you get what you pay for and a 35k boat could turn into an expensive repair job.

My boat had its teak decks professionally redone about 5 years ago, and re-caulked last year. No leaks. The engine and smelly bilge needs a cleanup and eventually a re-power but runs perfectly fine. Just a little smelly inside when under power (might need exhaust inspected)

Shes moored in Thailand where the water is warm and the teak work and labor are very cheap. (By the way teak gets bloody hot in the tropics)

I am wanting to start a blog to share my experiences and photos. Can anybody recommend a good free blog site?

If anyone has any questions I would be happy to help.
04-27-2013 12:29 AM
blt2ski
Re: Baba 35 vs Tayana 37 vs Hans Christian 38

As folks dig up and comment on a one yr old thread, as if the op is still looking? who know, they maybe..........

at the end of the day, if the boat floats your view points, buy it!

I'd rather have an islander 28 than a baba, tayana, hc style boat!
04-26-2013 04:47 PM
outbound
Re: Baba 35 vs Tayana 37 vs Hans Christian 38

had a t37 and loved it. stainless not the best but very solid ride.
?Have you thought of adding a cape George to your list.
04-26-2013 12:37 AM
aeventyr60
Re: Baba 35 vs Tayana 37 vs Hans Christian 38

Correct me if I am wrong but is the deck teak overlay not screwed down onto the fibreglass deck? So we have how many holes leading into the core?

Actually, I was surprised how few screws had penetrated the core. A screw guide must have been used when applying the teak decks. Uniform penetration of the screws into the fiberglass was the norm. I drilled out every hole and filled with epoxy.
04-26-2013 12:33 AM
aeventyr60
Re: Baba 35 vs Tayana 37 vs Hans Christian 38

Been through all the so called problems on my T37. Easily solved by a bit of elbow grease and a few bucks. We took off the last of the teak deck on the coach roof in January/February while at anchor in Thailand. Sure lots of small holes to fill, core in excellent shape as I had kept up with the deck seems and plugs.
Same with the Black Iron tank, cut that sucker out with a sawzall in New Zealand. New tanks in bilge and under port and starboard settee's, better weight distribution etc.

Any of these boats are going to require some work. Better the devil you know then....
Suggest you pay a little more for a well cared boat.
If you don't love working on boats then something with a little less teak and a lot more plastic may suit you better.
04-24-2013 02:06 PM
bobperry
Re: Baba 35 vs Tayana 37 vs Hans Christian 38

TQA:
You have your facts but I don't think they are "universal" they are just your "facts". Kind of like your "leaky Teak" comment.
I have a fact too. My pal Donn has a beautiful PH Baba 35 with no deck problems at all. He bought this boat two years ago in reasonable condition. It's a great boat. He now has it in tip top shape.
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