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XYZ Boat Anchor - presentation and information about the best boat anchor

What do you all think?

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Re: New Anchor

I remember an anchor test where it wouldn't set at any scope. Multiple attempts and it just would't take 1lb of pull. I thought it was a Practical Sailor test but I could't find it with a quick search. I'll have to look harder for the test.

Still have the Mantus on my bow. Planning on torture testing it some more this summer.

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Re: New Anchor

watched the video.

Under what senario of anchoring would the rode be laying flat on the surface/ground while setting the anchor?
In short, not a demo of real life conditions.
I recall the PS review - this anchor is on my list after I win the lottery so I can afford it.

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Re: New Anchor

Looks very "gimmicky" to me. But who knows? If it works well, then it should be just a matter of time before people will be using them and coming back with glowing reports.

On the other hand, the cost seems almost ridiculously high. $900 for an 18 lbs. anchor. At that price, they may never get the critical mass of owners needed to prove out the design.
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Re: New Anchor

Does anyone remember Maine Sail's treatise on removing your anchor from the bow roller in a blow? In essence the concern is that the anchor would chafe through your mooring line.

While this thing is designed for a bow roller, it has a frickin' SAW on the sharpened anchor blade...

No thanks. I'll stick with my Chinese Rocna.

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Re: New Anchor

just what I have been looking for, a fighting anchor. a weapon to hang on the bow for races. They will no I mean business on the starting line now. could also be used for scraping varnish that needs to be refinished. use for scaling fish. do carpentry work while a sea. captain can keep a stern anchor near the helm in case of a mutiny. I was thinking of being buried at sea but I was not wanting to do it myself. why not have one more thing on this boat that is trying to kill me.
Have you noticed it has a Frickin' saw on anchor blade?
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