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Re: Those new fangled Mantus Anchors..Bought One...Why

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Originally Posted by HUGOSALT View Post
NCC320...Any further feed back on your Mantus anchor or
anyone else with their own experience...think Mainesail
was happy with rather fast set with this anchor.
Any long windy nights lying to this anchor?
Hugosalt,

No, I haven't used mine...actually haven't anchored out since I bought it. In my case, I primarily wanted that anchor to use in combination with my other anchors in the event I have to anchor out in a named storm. My calculations, based on all information that I could find, was that without the Mantus in the mix, I couldn't expect to hold in a really severe storm. With the Mantus included, I believe I can handle whatever comes my way. If I had a storm anchor that didn't disassemble, I would have to leave it in an on-shore storage, and that didn't seem just right. Mainesail recently posted in a thread that his (I think it was 35 lb., maybe 45 lb.) Mantus held in one of his test pulls to 4500 lbs., where he terminated the test to protect the test boat.
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