Subject: Re: [harryproa] Easy boatbuilding,
From: jerry freedomev
Date: 4/22/2007, 5:23 AM

Hi Jim and All,

--- Jim Shanahan <> wrote:

> Jerry,
> this is a serious charge to make, especially on an
> international
> forum. You are potentially impacting not only
> Derek's livelyhood but,
> more importantly, his reputation.

What is, is!
And it's not that serious except to designers
like Rob with a marketable product. Should I not warn
him, others?
Have you never stolen an idea? Be honest.
There are those who admit it and those who lie.

> If there is any possibility in your mind that Derek
> could have been
> working on the same or similar ideas at the time as
> yourself (and
> quite reasonably not telling you), then I strongly
> suggest you retract
> your statement.

He told me he didn't have one at the time.
And it came out almost completely identical to my
design, considering mag lead time, he had to do it
right away.
It's all legal though, just a little
unethical. At least he could have credited me. I was
rather startled to see it in Multihulls so fast.

Jerry Dycus

> Jim
> > How I became a multihull designer was
> when
> > asking for advice back in 76? of Kelsell when he
> stole
> > the design ideas and showed up 3 months later in
> > Multihulls Magazine as the Kelsall 32 Cat ;^D.
> Expect
> > your designs, ideas to show up in his plans soon
> I'd
> > bet as his!

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