Antares Series 9 Fly

greyham

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Hello
I have been looking at a second hand Antares Series 9 Fly- saw the boat yesterday and the guy selling it said that the flaps had been set permanently in one position by the previous owner and was done for the purpose of the owner only using the boat for fishing purposes and he found by fixing them in one position it gave more stability. Is this absolute rubbish !! and are they simply broken.

Secondly he said Beneteau changed the hull design of this boat around the year 2000. I have been on a number of sites and could find no evidence of this as extremely difficult to contact Beneteau to confirm or deny this.
 

David2452

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Sounds like twaddle to me, assuming you mean trim tabs. The hull design was altered inasmuch as there were a few twin engine models and the aft underwater sections obviously needed to accomodate that, otherwise they have been the same right up until they ceased production, cracking boat by the way.
 

greyham

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Hi there
Thanks for your advice - you seem to know your boats - I would appreciate if you have any opinions on the Rodman 900 as it is the other boat that I am looking to possibly buying.
 

greyham

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Hi
Thanks for your advice. Have in fact just got back from looking at a Rodman 900 Fly - 2001 in Brittany France. I live in France. The previous owner has spent a fortune on additional items, bow thrusters etc, and it has only done 550 hrs. It has two Volvo motors 2 TAM43P 230 cv. Think it could be a little bit thirsty on fuel ? The owner told us 15l each motor at 15 knots and at 30 knots 50 litre per engine, which sounded a lot ? I will have to find out whether you can use just one engine for general coastal work.
Once again thanks for your help - nice to find someone with such good knowledge.
Greyham
 

jrudge

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Running one engine in practice is a pain and not likely to save much.

One engine will run power steering so when off it will be a pig to drive. Next on one engine you will only make 7/8 odd knots so at that speed fuel saving will be nominal as a. You are not using much fuel and b. The one engine is working harder
 

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