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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 :eek:?
Volvo diesel :eek:?
More teak :confused:?
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
c
 

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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 ? :p:):p

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

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TDW:
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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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. = )

happy sailing

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

Mike and Brenda
 

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Baba 30 is a glorious looking boat but SA/D and D/L numbers say it needs a good breeze to move well. I'm in the Chesapeake which has light air in the summer so I don't think it's well suited for this area. Boy are they beautiful, though.
 

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Is anyone still following this thread? It's now 2018, so I assume not..

My family owns a beautiful B30, located in the Seattle area. We have not yet listed it, but are preparing to put it on the market (unfortunately).
 
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