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Old 12-18-2012, 04:59 AM   #1
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Introduction - Beneteau Antares

Hi All,

I have been lurking around this forum for a while and think it is the best on the net for the boating I do and I find it very informative.
We moved up to big boating March of this year with the purchase of our Beneteau Antares flybridge and havent looked back, although there is more to learn, just recently I am now able to single hand the boat into the slip if the wind is not to high.
I hope the boat qualifys to your forum as it seems to have the same type of semi displacement hull that the modified trawlers have and the same wave pattern at displacement speeds, but with a few small changes I was hoping somebody could explain to me; Has a keel but does not extend back to the prop? and hooked chines at the rear extending forward?
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:19 AM   #2
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Hi, and welcome Scott. As you might have noticed, when it comes to boat types, and what ours really are, and what constitutes a trawler, we can't even agree on that ourselves, so no - we don't discriminate. Your craft looks nice from the butt - now let's see her from other angles...
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Hi All,

I have been lurking around this forum for a while and think it is the best on the net for the boating I do and I find it very informative.
We moved up to big boating March of this year with the purchase of our Beneteau Antares flybridge and havent looked back, although there is more to learn, just recently I am now able to single hand the boat into the slip if the wind is not to high.
I hope the boat qualifys to your forum as it seems to have the same type of semi displacement hull that the modified trawlers have and the same wave pattern at displacement speeds, but with a few small changes I was hoping somebody could explain to me; Has a keel but does not extend back to the prop? and hooked chines at the rear extending forward?
Regards ScottA
G'day Scott. Nice marlin boardMate, like Pete said, people on here can't come to a consensus on anything so don't worry about wether your boat qualifies or not and yes please do post more pics. Pics are gooooood :-D
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:51 PM   #4
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Welcome ScottA,
Hull design is one of my interests but I'm not quite put'in together your question ... keel and hooked chines.
Even though we're just trawler guys you'll have facts and opinions to match our own I'm sure as you've observed in your lurking about. It's obvious you think it's safe to come in here ... and it is.
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Greetings,
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:35 PM   #6
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Welcome on board Scott!
You must be at the (ex Halvorsen) Bobbin Head Marina, now operated by Empire, with instant access to the magnificent cruising grounds of the Hawkesbury river system and Broken Bay. I`m sure your boat qualifies as a trawler, whatever that really is.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:37 PM   #7
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Hello Scott and welcome Five Star. Bobbin Head is a great base for cruising the Cowan area, it has a pretty good cafe as well.

I will keep an eye out for you on the water, not many trawler members in our part of the world.
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Hey, Scott, and welcome aboard. Wish I could claim that I knew something about Australia other than having read "Fatal Shore", but that is about it. However, boaters all share common experiences (and problems!) so we will all be interested in hearing from you.

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Hi Scott - Nice to have another Aussie on board.
I'm far from an expert on hull design, but from what I understand the hooked chines are designed to aerate the water lifting the stern and getting the bow down lower, at speeds less than a full plane.
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Hey, Scott, and welcome aboard. Wish I could claim that I knew something about Australia other than having read "Fatal Shore", but that is about it.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:44 AM   #12
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Thank you all for your welcome!!

Here is my boat in profile (this is the sedan version, I have a flybridge exactly the same hull) notice the keel is stopped well before the end of the prop - have been told this is too reduce wetted surface??? but would have thought a long keel would be better for stability and tracking, but then i supose harder to spin around when docking etc.
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