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Old 29-09-2007, 03:45 PM   #1
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Skater - Peter Hledln

Just hiked this link from OSO - great article.


http://www.proboat-digital.com/proboat/20071011/

(page 80 on)
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Old 30-09-2007, 12:34 AM   #2
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Really intresting detailing the history of Douglas Marine from the start - PHs comments on splashers having a lack of work ethic and getting being ripped of by them in US and Mid-East was intresting. Nigel thanks.

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Smashing reading, thanks for the heads up Nige.
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Very interesting article and tremendous insight into how Hledin builds boats as light as he does. I would have never thought of making the fuel tank an integral part of the hull.

Couple of things;

The sidebar says the 399 V bottom is a Super V Light. Wrong...it's too big for that class.

Hledin says his boat was splashed in Dubai by the man he sent over there to oversee their racing program. That man was Randy Scism, now owner of MTI. He has said he did not splash the Skater.

My understanding is Michael Peters designed the Victory hulls.
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Old 16-10-2007, 08:30 AM   #5
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Hello Cat, how ya keeping?

Late 80s, early 90s the Victory team boats were definitely regular Skaters, and stretched and modified 28 & 32 Skaters, no doubt at all. I have shed loads of pics I took out there in 92 & 93 of them.
They later started building the Peters designed Tencara-esk cats, but this was only the UIM Class one side of things. it was all the UIM 6 litre & Class II stuff that was Skater based (and maybe their first attempts in Class one with some 40s, I can't remember) Mr PJC would be able to give a very accurate view on it, as would Neil Holmes.

BTW, integral fuel tanks is pretty old hat. certainly been used over here in Europe for nearly 20 years that I know of. (though not always succesfuly!)

Did you ever get your Three Pointer back?

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Very interesting article and tremendous insight into how Hledin builds boats as light as he does. I would have never thought of making the fuel tank an integral part of the hull.

Couple of things;

The sidebar says the 399 V bottom is a Super V Light. Wrong...it's too big for that class.

Hledin says his boat was splashed in Dubai by the man he sent over there to oversee their racing program. That man was Randy Scism, now owner of MTI. He has said he did not splash the Skater.

My understanding is Michael Peters designed the Victory hulls.
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Yes I got it back but the bastards chainsawed it so badly it couldn't be repaired. I'm looking to put my 2006 Dodge dually to work hauling stuff and putting out flyers for a liquidation co. so I can make some money to buy another boat.
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Yes I got it back but the bastards chainsawed it so badly it couldn't be repaired. I'm looking to put my 2006 Dodge dually to work hauling stuff and putting out flyers for a liquidation co. so I can make some money to buy another boat.
Sickening!

Best of luck with the plans... and get yaself a shooter in case they return for your new'n!

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I don't remember if I posted the pics on this site so here are three...

http://www.carlsonspeed.com/forums/i...?showtopic=322
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