Well, Coming from an arrogant,stupid,ignorant straw: let me staten out some miss quotes and deleted e-mails.
First, this episode started with my attempt to locate Seawolf plans that the Navy has seen fit not to release(no reason why they should). It has been said that I did not bother to do research, well not so. I could find 2 commercially available plans for SSN21, Gregg Sharpe's ,which I'd already ordered, and Thor's. Thor's website directed me to Atomic Subs, who informed me that Thor's policy was that they, Atomic Subs,, not sell anything but complete kits. OK. So I approached Thor.
Contrary to what has been suggested I have offered to buy any plans available.
Mr Thor offered to send me a copy in CAD format. I don't have CAD abd am not about to purchase a program for a set of plans. Futher I was informed that that expense and time,3-4 ,to have a set of plans reproduced was not worth it. It was also during these PRIVATE e-mails that Mr Thorsaid that his compeitors plans were not accurrate. These communications were conducted off the SC board because I did not think it was anyone else's business. Mr Thor apparently has felt otherwise, however he should post all the messages he sent, not just those he feels he can edit to his benefit.
As for causing Mr. Thor to "close shop" as stated by his distributor Atomic Subs, HOGWASH! If I am the "straw" that broke the Camel's back, then I must be in good company with many other straws.
I have never asked for anything for free. Mr. Thor is said to be running a business, well supplying replacement parts/plans or whatever is part of the business. Cusyomer service takes many forms, be it warranty, or cost replacement.
Many suppliers in this hobby bend over backwards to help us, Skip Asay@ Subtech, Matt Munger, the list goes on.
If Mr. Thor wants me to be his scapegoat so he can close shop, so be it: but knowing his track record I'm sure You fans of his will see him back soon.