Re: Mantus Anchors NEWS: anchor sizing tool
This a letter we just received about the Mantus:
A few months ago I purchased a 35lb Mantus anchor for my Endeavour cat 30 sailboat to go with a new windless. I just returned from 2 months cruising the Bahamas. I have sailed for over 30 years and used many brands of anchors.
No anchor I have ever used before has set EVERY TIME, in every type bottom, on the first pull except the Mantus. In the heavy grass I always dive to check the set. The Mantus set perfectly every time with only the "roll bar" showing. Heavy tidal currents and midnight storms all failed to unset it.
Friends I was cruising with would dive their anchors then look at mine and could not believe it. No other anchor even comes close!!!
I also bought one of your chain grabbers. It also worked well with two exceptions:
1) Once in shallow water with little wind, it unhooked itself
2) Once, some how, it grabbed the chain a second time, leaving a loop of chain in the rode. That is hard to believe, but true
A design modification to "close the entry slot" when attached would solve both of the above.
Both items are the absolute best, and I recommend them to all cruisers.
Vaughan Weaver PE,
LCDR USN Ret.