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Old 10-08-2012
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Re: Riddles with a Prize, by Mantus Anchors

I believe this has been answered correctly, but since I am on the hunt for a new anchor for my girl [COLOR="Blue"]Sea Diamond, (Beneteau Oceanis 38), I'll put my name out there for advice on your recommended model. So far, I've had good resuts with a 35lb CQR, but it is now a bit "kinky" after a collision with a huge nav aid that was hiding out behind the jib. Oh well, if only once every 30 years I guess that's OK - best thing though, the crumpling of the anchor totally protected the boat from any damage whatsoever. (Just dumb luck on that one). Oh yeah, the nav aid was one of those HUGE barrels the navy uses for mooring (they call then "Trot Buoys")About 15ft. diameter and 30 ft. long floating on its side and cladded with 4x4 timbers - it too was un harmed.

For the record, I agree with a previous post...
Activate Sw#1 for 5 minutes. Turn it off.
Activate Sw#2 and immediately RUN to the actic.
Lit bulb is Sw#2, Hot bulb is Sw#1 and cold bulb is Sw#.

Hopefully the original poster has already won an anchor, but maybe I will get an opinion on an anchor type for my 38 ft. 17,000 lb. Beneteau. Anchorage is usually mud bottom - I have a Danforth for backup/sandy bottom.

Les
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