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Re: Those new fangled Mantus Anchors..Bought One...Why
I bought a 45 lb. Mantus and have used it as my primary anchor. We bought it in December but didn't actually get to put it to the test until this past month. We did a portion of the ICW from Georgia to Norfolk and anchored out most of the nights. Let me tell you something, this anchor set EVERY, SINGLE TIME! Fast and deep. In Georgia and South Carolina we saw currents over 4 knots at some points. We had reversing currents with opposing wind and at one point we had to anchor in Whiteside Creek off of Dewey's Inlet due to some serious weather building. Whiteside is not protected by anything other than a small bluff with trees on it. The wind built to 25 knots fast and there wasn't too much room for error due to the grass sticking up out of the water on either side of the small creek. It was the only time I "worried" about the anchor setting and holding. I tell you, we didn't have a single issue. It set and held all night long.
I met Greg and Deneen at the boat show in Ft. Lauderdale and their anchor looked really impressive. I had been using an old CQR which came with the boat and I wanted a Rocna / Manson type anchor. To be honest I got tired of reading all the crap on the forums about "who did what to whom" between those companies and Mantus was making great deals so we took a chance. I liked that it wasn't cast steel. I liked that you could break it down and get it off the bow when off-shore. I originally posted here that I had concerns about he SS bolts and crevice corrosion. But I was wrong... the bolts are Grade 2 Carbon. Sorry bout that. The strength of the bolts doesn't concern me. When you see the thing, you'll understand why.
My wife and I live full-time and travel on our 35 ft. Cal sailboat. We bought the 45 lb anchor and I can say, the only thing I hate about this anchor is pulling it up in the morning. If you're looking for a roll-bar type anchor, you should definitely put them on your list.
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