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post #137 of Old 08-06-2012
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Re: Let's talk about anchors some more

Ok, I am going to try "disk" brakes vs. my old "drum" brakes. Just placed an order for a Mantus 35 lb. anchor....we'll see how it works out. I don't anchor out much, but the thought of anchor failing when I do is not good. I'm not abandoning the tried and true Bruce and Danforth types. I plan, initially, use the Mantus to supplement the others so that I more fully cover the range of bottoms I may encounter, and as a storm anchor. I debated getting a 45 lb. anchor, but at 73, I have to watch out for things that are too heavy. A few years earlier, I would have gone with the 45 lb. anchor just to be sure. I chose the Mantus because I can disassemble it and store it below. Fortress has this same capability, but I my case, I feel that I cover the range of bottoms more widely with this anchor given the anchors I already own.
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