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Re: 1st Summer With Mantus Anchor

Oh yeah....break down of use. In Key West with 20-40 knots of wind for 10 days. In Miami for 60 days (only rarely strong winds but heavy tide current near the bridges). 7 days in Green Turtle, and 3 days in Marsh Harbor (Sandy).
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Re: 1st Summer With Mantus Anchor

Didn't Sandy go right up though the Abacos? I remember tracking a recent storm that did just that but I can't remember if it was Sandy. Whichever storm it was when it was over and the people were asked what kind of help they needed, the reply was "All we need is chainsaw chains, this is Abaco! It's no place for sissies!". I really do love that place!
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Yeah....that was Sandy. Abacos is a wonderful place. I will for sure go back soon. In Panama now.
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Re: 1st Summer With Mantus Anchor

We too took the Mantus Anchor out for a cruise (comparing it to the other scoop type anchors) and really liked its performance. It is definitely worth considering!

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Re: 1st Summer With Mantus Anchor

How is the Mantus in a limestone bottom?
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There is an area just off the restricted zone in Key West where I was told it was linestone and therefore I shouldn't anchor there. I used the Mantus there with the Bulwagga in a Bahamian mooring situation due to the current and I do remember riding 30 knots for a day or two on just the Mantus there. It held and didn't drag. All in all, I was in that anchorage at the same location for about 3 weeks with it blowing 20-40 knots most of the time and didn't have any trouble with holding or setting, only with party boats and wanted to run me over even though I was out of the "channel".

I hated the "anchorage" at key west.
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Netters! Come and see us at St Pete
St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show 2013
We will have the usual something special for a netter deal going on
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Re: 1st Summer With Mantus Anchor

Despite this being a thread about the Mantus, I thought I'd chime in with my experience with a Manson Supreme. I've had it for about 8 months, for the spring/summer sailing down here in FL. My experience echos that of others with the Manson, Rocna, Mantus, etc., in that I have been very pleased. I've experienced 180 degree shifts due to currents, wind, etc., and it seems to have handled them fine. Anchoring bottom in these instances was sand/mud.

I haven't had a problem with retrieval either, and this without a windlass. I've found it's best to bring the scope to about 1:1 and let it slowly work its way out if you have time. It can bring up a lot of mud/bottom with it, but nothing that I haven't been able to get off prior to bringing back on deck. So far I have no complaints...
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