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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...