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Re: Those new fangled Mantus Anchors..Bought One...Why

Guys we are in Mexico, making anchor comparison videos!!!!
This was what we did on a day off....

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Guys we are in Mexico, making anchor comparison videos!!!!

Gotta love owning your own business...

Wife: Honey... I want to take a vacation to Mexico.
SBO: Sounds great... I'll bring an anchor, shoot some anchor test videos, and we can write the whole trip expense off as a business expense.

IRS: Sir, we are questioning your deduction for your Mexico trip.
SBO: We just couldn't reproduce the holding grounds of our customer base without going to where they sail.


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Hi Folks~
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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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 had some concerns about the crevice corrosion issue with the ss bolts but the anchor works so well... I might just replace the bolts every few years as a maintenance issue. 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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Guys we are in Mexico, making anchor comparison videos!!!!
This was what we did on a day off....

I'd suggest you come to Thailand with a few samples, A 45 pounder would be a good size for extensive mud testing here. I know just the boat you could use....


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Bought a 35# Mantus after seeing them at the St Petersburg boat show. Greg the owner was very helpful. I didn't want to lug it around the show and pack it up to bring home to NC, so Greg made me a great shipping offer.

I use it on my Seidelmann 37, and it holds much better than the Bruce I was using. Best test was during a trip to Bath NC in Oct 2013. We came in at dark with a severe thunderstorm. Got anchored out in the middle of the creek with 30 - 35 knot winds for a few hours, and stronger gusts on occasion. When the sun came up, we were exactly where we dropped, and man had that anchor dug in! It took some effort to pop it loose, but it earned my confidence in it's ability to hold.

I did suffer some damage to my furler housing somewhere on that cruise from the anchor shaft hitting it. I'm sure this could have been avoided if I had been better aware of the flip angle.

As far as the bolts, I asked Greg about that at the show. He pointed out that the bolts were larger and stronger than any link on the chain. Made sense to me.
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....As far as the bolts, I asked Greg about that at the show. He pointed out that the bolts were larger and stronger than any link on the chain. Made sense to me.
Good sales answer, but links on the chain can't loosen.

I'm sure the bolts are just fine on the Mantus and I'm not suggesting a big risk they will loosen. However, I find the thing rather unpleasant to look at and the bolts make it worse. All the next-gens are ugly, but the Rocna seems the least offensive. Maybe I'm even getting used to it.

I think Mantus' primary advantage is being stowed away as a spare. That's a great idea.

I will say that I find their superior self-testing against the other next-gens to be highly suspicious. That causes me some pause.


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I will say that I find their superior self-testing against the other next-gens to be highly suspicious. That causes me some pause.
I'm actually the opposite. I think their very simple set-ups and side-by-side comparisons in their videos are WAY better than what you typically find in sailing mags' more "scientific" tests.

So much so that I bought one. And would definitely do it again.



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I would love to have a new generation anchor but one thing that holds me back is the shaft thickness issue. Having no swivel, like the CQR to "bend" around on a tide change, I see the potential for very high twisting loads on the shaft, especially when trying to pop the anchor. I've seen pix of these types of anchors with badly twisted shafts. I just have questions about the grade of steel and thickness of the shafts.

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