Haji

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About Haji

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  • Birthday 04/15/1960

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    http://www.bruceschwab.com
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    oceanplanet

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    Woolwich, Maine
  • Interests
    Energy systems, Bike racing, Guitar playing, XC Skiing

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  1. Haji

    Improbable

    Thanks Jim! I can see a likely influence on some of Tom Wylie's "monomarans"...for instance Rage, and even Ocean Planet! Next time I talk with Tom I'll have to ask.
  2. Haji

    Improbable

    Looking forward to it.
  3. Haji

    Improbable

    Me too. However I not much point to come to Anacortes just to climb up & down a ladder and talk. Besides, have been on the phone with Commodore & Wylie at length about the project anyhow. We're all on the same page.
  4. Haji

    Improbable

    They're all too old now to make them work on the boat! It will be at least a year before the boat will be ready for them to enjoy again. However it will be worth all the work if I can pull it off.
  5. Haji

    Improbable

    Awesome. Skip, I sure hope to get you, DKW, Commodore, Tom Wylie, and others of the Old Guard out on the boat after we get her dialed in.
  6. Haji

    Improbable

    How times have changed!
  7. Haji

    Improbable

    Interesting. I'll have to look up his work.
  8. Haji

    Improbable

    Joe Adams?
  9. Haji

    Improbable

    Nicely done. I like the drawing style.
  10. Haji

    Improbable

    Wow, thanks Groucho!! So the drawing was made from a photo, but who did the drawing...you?
  11. Haji

    Improbable

    Great article! Yes, Improbable is/was more of an all rounder than the full on light NZ and Santa Cruz ultralights. After all the keel is 8500 lbs. I want to keep all that upwind ability (especially for short handing without crew on the rail), while getting enough weight out to better light up off the wind. Can only go so far with the weight reduction, which is a reason for the transom extension. And to get in & out of the dink when cruising...:-)
  12. Haji

    Improbable

    And that's not counting the generator & associated stuff, which was over 150lbs. More to come off, including SS anchor roller (will build composite), and windlass will be removable. Headstay fitting is hunky aluminum that needs to go, will build composite or imaginative synthetic loop/lashing. I'll figure that out once the corroded aluminum is off and able to assess what's hidden up there (by a small box) in the very nose.
  13. Haji

    Improbable

    Excellent, thanks for the numbers! Don't worry about the longitudinal stiffness. Did you go up and see inside?
  14. Haji

    Improbable

    Hmm....interesting. I should check in with the MMM folks. Regarding IBEX, I'll be there Oct 2 before heading to Annapolis....
  15. Haji

    Improbable

    I will deny any naked shots, have no idea what you're talking about.... However will say that 110 days at sea can affect ones judgement a little...