Haji

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About Haji

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    Super Anarchist
  • Birthday 04/15/1960

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    http://www.oceanplanetenergy.com
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    Woolwich, Maine
  • Interests
    Energy systems, Bike racing, Guitar playing, XC Skiing

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  1. Haji

    Improbable

    Thanks. And even with your delays I'm definitely a bit jealous...
  2. Haji

    Improbable

    We're swamped here at OPE, and I'm supposed to be working... But I couldn't resist having a peek at the thread again. Hoping to somehow arrange a trip to Anacortes soon. I'm going crazy with the boat just sitting there...groan...
  3. Haji

    Improbable

    Been there! Now that I'm the "boss" here at OPE, I'm supposed to be the one with a heart of stone. I often fail miserably, so I hired a bookkeeper who is serious and doesn't mess around...;-) Now that we have more people on payroll, have to think about more than myself. I'm lucky to have a really great team (most of whom are working remotely right now). Hopefully the investment in them will pay off someday...I'll sure need it to, in order to finish the Improbable Project!
  4. Haji

    Improbable

    Don't let too many know you can make carbon parts...you could get deluged as all the yards have their hands tied...
  5. Haji

    Improbable

    Thanks for the pic. Good to know she's ok...:-) I'll get out there again as soon as it's safe. Lots of work to do....
  6. Haji

    Improbable

    I was supposed to be there March 25 to April 8, but a little pandemic got in my way...
  7. Haji- Improbable's plans from the old One Design & Offshore Yachtsman magazine are posted on the forum, under Ocean Racing Anarchy, the topic is "Some old design clippings". Scroll down to find it. I am posting a lot of clippings from the old Yachting magazine, with a few from OD/OY and Sail mags. Just to provide some history of design and hopefully give some sense of where the sport was in the late 1950s up through the 1970s.

    1. Haji

      Haji

      Thanks!  I've been trying to coordinate another trip to work on the boat, however had to cancel just thus week.  Eventually will pick up the pace....

  8. Haji

    Greta Rides Again?

    Yes, changing the discussion to reducing pollution and encouraging taking responsibility for inflicting poison upon others, is a good way to frame the discussion. The way for the West to lead is simply by setting good examples...by making being efficient and non-polluting a cool thing (thank you, Elon Musk).
  9. Haji

    Greta Rides Again?

    Chrysler plug-in hybrid minivan? I could use one of those to stuff bikes into on the way to cyclocross, mtn, and Fatbike races. And sails...
  10. Haji

    Greta Rides Again?

    My Ioniq EV makes a spacey noise for pedestrians to hear. Hard to notice from inside unless you roll down a window.
  11. Haji

    Greta Rides Again?

    Ha! I still have one myself (Gen1 - 2004). Once I got over 80mpg out of a whole tank of gas. But I mostly drive a Hyundai Ioniq EV now (highest miles/kWh on the market). I let an employee drive the Insight to save ga$ over his jeep on his commute to work.
  12. Haji

    Improbable

    That's interesting, I've actually been to Torbay, it was a stop in the 02/03 Around Alone. Quite an adventure, had to madly finish the replacement boom which had been shipped over from Ted Van Dusen's shop in Concord, MA, USA. Good to know that Improbable was there too, only 29 years earlier...;-)
  13. Haji

    Improbable

    Thanks Steve! Progress has been slow lately, with winter and the long commute from Maine. However the design for new rudder and hull insert is coming along. There are many little details that are all parts of the overall vision, some of which have been stewing in my head since I was young....
  14. Haji

    Improbable

    Great stuff. I'm really pining to get back to the boat but have been swamped with work stuff at OceanPlanet Energy. Will be out again in December, probably Dec 6-15 or so...
  15. Haji

    Improbable

    So true. And on top of it all, my mom just moved to NC in the nick of time to get rained on by Dorian. She's not even unpacked and is making me feel guilty I'm not there to help out. It would be much better if she'd stayed in Seattle where I could visit on the way to & from the boat...;-)