I'dv thought a polite phone call to JK, a posting in response/defence or turning the other cheek would have been the sensible course of action. Litigation, or even the threat of it, makes no-one rich except Lawyers!
It proves a point that I've thought for sometime which explains HMS's attitude to money and to rib.net in particular. Ready for this? Ok, I'll explain....HMS has been part of the the RIB scene since the earlyish days. Not the begginning but he has been around. Now what you jolly rib.netters fail to appreciate is that Hugo Montgomery-Swan owns the UK Franchise for Ribbing. He bought it from the deity of your choice back in the early days. If you want to do anything Rib related then you he has right to charge you for the privilege
. Its only by the goodness of the mans heart that he doesn't charge you to go out in your boat
! So you should read RI, send in articles and photos and not expect payment (but do expect a bill), pay extorniate fees to attend any RIB International organised event (say gbp100 for a trip to the scillies, and bundle more to be a support boat for his RB4 gig) and absolutely positively never use this upstart RIB forum run by a chap who doesn't own the UK RIB franchise!!!
Actually, thinking about Fjordrafting who started this all off, mebbe HMS owns the global RIBbing franchise? Do you think it covers Canada?
BTW, JK, where's the published apology and have you suspended Fjordrafting's account?