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Old 07-18-2002, 05:53 PM
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I read in the September issue of Family & Performance Boating that the first Skater was built in Canada. The article did not expand on where exactly Peter Hledin was born or raised . So I ask ,is this guy in fact a Canadian ? Just curious Rick G.
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what does it matter ? He builds a dam fine boat here in the States

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I met Pete in 83.. didnt get to know that well, but I do know he is from Canada. Not sure about birth place and where he grew up, but he has an accent.

You can go to the Skater website and email his newphew that runs the site.. At least he did a year or so ago.. I asked a question about Pete. I ran into him at the gas station, but didnt recogize him and figured out who he was later..
Anyway hope that helps.. He lives around the corner from me next to the lake..

Hope that helps..

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So what!....some of my best friends are Canadians..... little beedy eyed Canadians...... Now they may not be as fast upstairs as we are but hey....they invented Hockey...... eh?

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And when was the lat time a Canadien team won the Stanley Cup??? Quite some time ago. Granted there are a lot of Canadiens on the US NHL Hockey Teams, but hockey was PERFECTED right here in the good ole U. S. of A!!!!!! Just like Skater boats!!!!!!!!

I met Peter once also several years ago. Love his accent eh.
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T2X, "not too fast upstairs", Can't wait till Peter reads this. T2X when you coming down to drink some German beer again???Otto
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Pete is from Canada he has a brother that still lives here, Alex is a dentist and in his spare time he builds kick ass outboards, he does all the motor work and R&D for the Seebolds, I have a 32 Skater in my shop now with 3 of Alex's 400 hp mercs on the transom.
 
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Ahhhhhhh, Foul......Hockey perfected in the USA???? Ahh MAN!!! The only thing the USA has done for hockey is provided a population base that allows the greatest game on earth to be showcased. Although I do admit the US college scene is looking good.If by perfected you mean coaching, the NHL is dominated by Canadian coaches.
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Why do canadiens do it doggy style???

So they can both watch the hockey game!!! hehehe

All that Canada has done for hockey is negated by the fact that they produced Celine Dion.....

I agree with Steve 1, Peter builds one hell of a boat !!!!
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RT- getting laid while watching the hockey game........sounds good to ME!!!!!!!!.........and just when you're ready to............score..........oh never mind........and Celine Dion is from Quebec so she's not really...................Doug
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