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11-19-2013 11:50 AM
nolesailor
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...
11-19-2013 10:25 AM
Mantus Anchors
Re: 1st Summer With Mantus Anchor

Netters! Come and see us at St Pete
St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show 2013
We will have the usual something special for a netter deal going on
Greg
11-16-2013 08:10 PM
FranklinGray
Re: 1st Summer With Mantus Anchor

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chas H View Post
How is the Mantus in a limestone bottom?
-CH
There is an area just off the restricted zone in Key West where I was told it was linestone and therefore I shouldn't anchor there. I used the Mantus there with the Bulwagga in a Bahamian mooring situation due to the current and I do remember riding 30 knots for a day or two on just the Mantus there. It held and didn't drag. All in all, I was in that anchorage at the same location for about 3 weeks with it blowing 20-40 knots most of the time and didn't have any trouble with holding or setting, only with party boats and wanted to run me over even though I was out of the "channel".

I hated the "anchorage" at key west.
11-16-2013 08:03 PM
Chas H
Re: 1st Summer With Mantus Anchor

How is the Mantus in a limestone bottom?
-CH
11-07-2013 10:53 AM
goincruisin
Re: 1st Summer With Mantus Anchor

We too took the Mantus Anchor out for a cruise (comparing it to the other scoop type anchors) and really liked its performance. It is definitely worth considering!

More here:
Mantus Anchor Taken out for a Cruise
11-06-2013 09:18 PM
FranklinGray
Re: 1st Summer With Mantus Anchor

Yeah....that was Sandy. Abacos is a wonderful place. I will for sure go back soon. In Panama now.
11-06-2013 09:13 PM
swampcreek
Re: 1st Summer With Mantus Anchor

Didn't Sandy go right up though the Abacos? I remember tracking a recent storm that did just that but I can't remember if it was Sandy. Whichever storm it was when it was over and the people were asked what kind of help they needed, the reply was "All we need is chainsaw chains, this is Abaco! It's no place for sissies!". I really do love that place!
11-06-2013 04:40 PM
FranklinGray
Re: 1st Summer With Mantus Anchor

Oh yeah....break down of use. In Key West with 20-40 knots of wind for 10 days. In Miami for 60 days (only rarely strong winds but heavy tide current near the bridges). 7 days in Green Turtle, and 3 days in Marsh Harbor (Sandy).
11-06-2013 04:38 PM
FranklinGray
Re: 1st Summer With Mantus Anchor

Some of you may have read my posts on another forum so I'll keep this short. I've been on the Mantus (45 lb on Hunter 376) anchor for about a total of 80 days this year including hurricane Sandy at 100 knots of wind. It's an awesome anchor.

I wish everybody had one. I could sleep better at nights if they did. For those of you upgrading from an old style anchor, please don't drop it off at the resale shop, drop it off at the recycling plant
10-13-2013 10:52 PM
Rhapsody-NS27
Re: 1st Summer With Mantus Anchor

Quote:
Originally Posted by UncleJim View Post
Daniel
when I was talking with the Mantus people the topic came up of using the anchor with out the roll bar. Sems the roll bar aids the most in rocky bottom conditions. Don't know what type of issue you have with the bowsprit but it might be worth checking into.

btw, did you stop and chat at the Hunter Owners Association booth? your avatar looks like some one I talked with yesterday
No, I didn't go by there at all.

I have seen pictures of others who have their anchor hanging. That might be possible.
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