Re: Another "Next Generation" anchor enters the market...
Dave, thanks! I just fixed the link.
In reference to individual anchor performance in our tests, can you be more specific about what data cast doubt in your mind?
In general our tests show agreement with previous results. In really soft silty bottoms all anchors can set, so blade surface area decides the best holding. In this situation
Danforths/Fortress perform better than the lot, as these anchors offer bigger blades for the given size. In harder more challenging bottoms, setting ability becomes more important, this is where new generation anchors shine. We claim Mantus to be the best in its ability to penetrate hard packed soil. This setting ability not only effects initial penetration but also the depth it dives and ultimately, holding power. In more forgiving soils it is sometimes hard to show the difference between the more traditional anchors and the ones designed to penetrate. But an anchor is a piece of gear that lives depend on. It needs to work everywhere, all the time and that's what we have achieved with Mantus.
Last edited by Mantus Anchors; 07-02-2012 at 01:43 PM.