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Old 06-11-2009, 16:56   #1
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Baba, Panda, Tashiba 40's

Are these basicly the same boat? Are they all built by Ta Shing? From what I've seen they have a similar interior layout. Is this something like a GM, Chevy, Buick kind of situation.
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Old 06-11-2009, 17:24   #2
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There is a good info on these boats in Bob Perry's book
Yacht Design According to Perry: My Boats and What Shaped Them

If you are interested boats designed by Perry, it is a very worthwhile $30

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Old 07-09-2023, 11:45   #3
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Post Re: Baba, Panda, Tashiba 40's

The Baba, Panda, Tashiba 40's are all the same except for some minor cosmetic changes. The Baba was the original design and the most expensive to build. The others may have less teak down below, fewer port lights, etc. All are absolutely wonderful, comfortable boats. They all have a comfort ratio above 41.5. The displacement is 29,000 lbs, empty. They have a LWL of 34, giving it a design speed of 7.8 kts. It's a pleasure to sail, difficult to back down in tight quarters, unless you practice. It has beautiful lines, a whale's belly bottom and loves to sail in storms. The interior looks like a Russian tea room. This boat is designed for circumnavigation, not racing. If you want a safe, reliable, comfortable cruising sailboat, you cannot beat the Baba 40. Mine has the upgraded tanks; teak decks removed, and a new Beta 40 (Kubota) diesel engine. A Max-Prop is also recommended, as it will give you an extra knot of speed under the same condtions without a Max-Prop. I will soon be installing a Hydrovane autopilot and an EchoTec watermaker. Also, at least 1000 watts of solar panels is recommended.
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Old 07-09-2023, 13:36   #4
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Re: Baba, Panda, Tashiba 40's

Where do you propose to put such a large solar array on those designs?

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