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  1. BalticBandit

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Whatcha folks in CA whining about plenty of snow in the mountains
  2. BalticBandit

    Seascape 27

    So what am I missing? I saw the seascape at the Salon Nautic in Paris... meh - I found nothing impressive
  3. BalticBandit

    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    Hell I'll trim the blooper anytime they need crew.
  4. BalticBandit

    Radio Control Multihulls

    Thanks Blunted - that's what I was asking about...
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    Radio Control Multihulls

    There ya go! What's the thinking behind the amount of prismatic you have in the center hull?
  6. BalticBandit

    Radio Control Multihulls

    Doug has been building this thing for 4 years. and is nowhere near finishing. He not only has no plans - he doesn't even have a project task list. Most of the tricky bits like painting, Mast, Sails etc. He's outsourced.
  7. BalticBandit

    Radio Control Multihulls

    Yes Lohring, that is why it was so surprising to see them let Doug get away with personal attacks on a regular basis. I suspect its why Doug has now been sanctioned by them twice in less than 3 weeks, hopefully it will be a learning experience for him
  8. BalticBandit

    Radio Control Multihulls

    I only see lace, not a cross bar...
  9. BalticBandit

    Radio Control Multihulls

    here's Doug's response from when he was allowed back in
  10. BalticBandit

    Radio Control Multihulls

    Given that its a 10 year old discussion, I would suggest its a bit dated. And its not the lack of monitoring that makes forums deteriorate Lohring.
  11. BalticBandit

    Radio Control Multihulls

    No because SA reset its blogging system while doug was banned, so that content is not available. But there is finally a semblance of a revivification of those conversations. Its in Dinghy Anarchy and there are two threads: Moth Worlds 2013 and one on Moth design
  12. BalticBandit

    Radio Control Multihulls

    He's still posting in other threads, and all I've done is just document his claims - the claims he erased so that he could come back and deny they existed Its called innoculation - but I think we have enough now in the record I can follow the advice of that photo
  13. BalticBandit

    Radio Control Multihulls

    Some more performance predictions by Doug (garnered from
  14. BalticBandit

    Radio Control Multihulls

    +10 :-)
  15. BalticBandit

    Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    Notice the logic behind this. SailLaser is HQed in the UK and hence within the sales region of Laser Performance (Rastegar) but it "aims to open new franchise centers globally on an ongoing basis". Now a franchise agreement typically has various quality minimum requirements AND ALSO can include "product sourcing" requirements. So a "Sail Laser Franchise" opening say in Sydney Harbour, could be required by Sail Laser HQ to buy its boats from Sail Laser UK. Which of course is a backdoor way for Rastegar to sell into markets he supposedly isn't allowed to. Furthermore by selling used boats from the SL Centers (sailing centers often sell off used boats to fund getting new ones) he directly attacks the market of his competitors. And just because Sail Laser is a franchise, doesn't mean that Rastegar himself cannot "co-own" the franchise. this is truly slimy business tactics What an insightful post and a truly brilliant leap of logic. From a mere announcement that SailLaser is relinquishing the site at Weymouth, Baltic has been able to deduce the worst order of "slimy business tactics" and breach of trademark. Thus it was something of an anticlimax, (when checking the SailLaser website) to discover that all of sailLaser's sites are within LP's territory (global with the exception of Australia, NZ and Japan). Shucks. To further add to Baltic's disappointment, there is little to support the notion that Rastegar was involved with the Bay of Pigs or with the conspiracy to assassinate JFK. Back to the drawing board. I think there are enough real facts (chopped fingers on strollers) without inventing them. What "leap of logic"? LP owns SailLaser. Rastegar owns LP Rastegar is pissed at what he perceives are the NZ team moving in on "his terrritory" - His response is to move in on theirs. but to do so in a way that at the surface is not obvious to anyone.. How? By making a shell company "Sail Laser" - and then turning that into a "franchise" operation that can have "world wide presence" (ie in the markets that LP is not supposed to sell into) And by going with a "Franchise" structure, and basing the HQ inside of his region, he can essentially make it look on paper as though LP is "clean hands" and "only selling in the UK" ....EVEN THOUGH "Sail Laser" as a franchisee, is bringing EU region hulls into other regions. where is my "leap of logic"?