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Re: Another "Next Generation" anchor enters the market...
Originally Posted by smallboatlover
Im still not really convinced. you could stick with the old and faithfull that you know workes or go for some thing else that shows to work but you can't trust cause it's new. has mantus bin tested in hurricane force winds? ive seen other people use danforths the right 1 size over recomended size for huricannes and they didn't move a inch. I'm just not sold on this new type of anchor i have a plow and danforth and never had one pull even in 40mph winds. i just don't see the up side to this mantus anchor yet. I don't see what so diffrent from other anchor then fast setting.
The new Mantsocnas are more than just different. I have some experience with a hefty Rocna (not in hurricanes.
) and it is a definite improvement over older anchors - sets instantly, every time so far, never drags, resets instantly when veered out from swinging etc, never fouls, stores well on the bow roller. The roll bar makes a great grab handle if it needs to be adjusted in the roller to set a locking pin. Only downside I've seen is that it brings up 1/2 the bottom when hooked in mud.
I haven't used the Mantus but I'm sure it's the same, with the added advantage of breaking down to be stored flat.
Try one, you'll like it.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.