...I am not sure personally about the continously bolting and unbolting of the anchor, but thats your choice...
I would not continuously unbolt it. I would bolt it together for my once-a-year cruise, and take it apart for the rest of the year. I only need a lunch hook (8 lb Danforth) for the daysailing I do the rest of the year. As I said before:
The detachable shank could make it much easier to do long-term storage, since I will not need it for the daysailing that I do 95% of the time.
...I gave you my opinion,,,buy what you already had your mind mad up to buy...
I have not made my mind up. Quite the opposite, I said:
I'm thinking of getting a 25 lb. Mantus...I'm aware of the fierce debates between Rocna/Manson/Mantus, and will study up some more on those tonight. But at this moment I'm leaning toward the Mantus.
Keep the suggestions coming.
I can see SmackDaddy's point of view too. Practical Sailor did say this in April 2013:
Certainly, setting and holding power are paramount in an anchor, and a sailor could use an anchor with a milder steel-shaft for a lifetime and never see it bend—as many makers, like Rocna, contend. Anchors from both Fortress and Spade bent in our recent tests, and these anchors have years of use to back them. However, as we will demonstrate in the May issue, bending an anchor shank made of so called “high-tensile” steel in real-world conditions is not as hard as one may think. Fortunately, Mantus, like many makers, offers a lifetime warranty that would likely cover a bent shank.
And in the May issue, they highlighted the differences in the warranties, where Manson came up a little short:
Mantus and Rocna have a worldwide replacement policy for any damage or defect (including bending). Manson and Lewmar warranties cover manufacturing defects, but not bending...Manson representatives said that if they were shown that their anchor bent as a result of normal usage, a replacement would be considered, but they have no history of this type of failure.