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1 Week Ago 09:17 AM
vtsailguy
Re: Those new fangled Mantus Anchors..Bought One...Why

I am currently long term testing testing a mantis on our tartan 41 around the Caribbean. It's been excellent so far, digging in firmly and quickly. We have held comfortably in 35 knot nights, and squeezed in with fast sets in some crowded areas.

I'd recommend one.
2 Weeks Ago 04:47 PM
RTB
Re: Those new fangled Mantus Anchors..Bought One...Why

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Originally Posted by capta View Post
We sit on our Rocna 355 days a year, or nearly so. It works just exactly as it should. We have never dragged and for the first year we dove on it and it almost ALWAYS set within it's own length. We've sat through gusts of over 60 knots w/o problem, while others dragged around us (on older generation anchors like Bruce and various plows and deltas).
I can in no way say that our anchor is better or worse than the Mantus; I haven't used one and conditions might never be the same in any two anchoring sessions to judge them fairly.
Pretty much the same experience with our Manson Supreme. I chose the Manson over the Rocna because it fit my boat (the shank was too long on the Rocna, because of the sampson post on my bow). Bottom line, I haven't met anyone with a new gen anchor that was unhappy with it's performance. Pick one, and go find a nice anchorage (where there is no turtle grass), have a sundowner, and sleep easy.

Ralph
2 Weeks Ago 02:40 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Those new fangled Mantus Anchors..Bought One...Why

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Originally Posted by capta View Post
I assume your post is tongue in cheek?
If not, I'm guessing you and I live in different worlds.
If I could get an 80+# new gen anchor for 300 to 400 dollars I'd certainly have a couple. But at a grand and a half, I'm not going to have a plethora of big, heavy, hard to stow anchors laying around the boat.
Same world, I just have a lighter boat. Well - and there's this...

Mantus 65# in our very own SN store is under $500. Rocna 55# on WM site is $559.

Mantus 85# is $600 here on SN. Rocna 88# on WM site is $1129.

So, again, same world, just different pricing.
2 Weeks Ago 02:27 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Those new fangled Mantus Anchors..Bought One...Why

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
It does crack me up that there is so much hand-wringing over a $300-$500 item that will very likely last decades. That's not even a boat buck.

Buy a couple of different ones. No biggie.
You must have hit your head. That's what we do here, including you.
2 Weeks Ago 02:26 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Those new fangled Mantus Anchors..Bought One...Why

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......the galvanizing on my roll bar is crap.
Funny you mention. I orders the Mantus chain hook and returned it, because the finish grinding and galvanizing were atrocious. It had irregular surfaces, where you could tell the mold halves met and the galvanization seemed painted on and already showing weakness. Galvanizing isn't a surface coating, like paint, it should bond with the metal.
2 Weeks Ago 01:23 PM
capta
Re: Those new fangled Mantus Anchors..Bought One...Why

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
It does crack me up that there is so much hand-wringing over a $300-$500 item that will very likely last decades. That's not even a boat buck.
Buy a couple of different ones. No biggie.
I assume your post is tongue in cheek?
If not, I'm guessing you and I live in different worlds.
If I could get an 80+# new gen anchor for 300 to 400 dollars I'd certainly have a couple. But at a grand and a half, I'm not going to have a plethora of big, heavy, hard to stow anchors laying around the boat.
2 Weeks Ago 12:20 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Those new fangled Mantus Anchors..Bought One...Why

It does crack me up that there is so much hand-wringing over a $300-$500 item that will very likely last decades. That's not even a boat buck.

Buy a couple of different ones. No biggie.
2 Weeks Ago 10:45 AM
UnionPacific
Re: Those new fangled Mantus Anchors..Bought One...Why

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Good sales answer, but links on the chain can't loosen.
Not sure what they are using, but I have never seen nylocks come undone.
2 Weeks Ago 09:07 AM
IStream
Re: Those new fangled Mantus Anchors..Bought One...Why

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
So I got to thinking about bolts. One of the most important issues with any anchor is to keep it from rusting to bits. Galvanization is the most common method, although, stainless is available (and inferior).

When an anchor is welded, it is then galvanized and protected. I've not seen a Mantus up close, but I presume the parts are galvanized separately. I have to wonder if the stress on the mating surfaces is going to wear the galvanization and cause premature oxidation. Worse, will it corrode from within the bolt hole, without you knowing.
I've had a Mantus for a year and have been happy with its holding power so far, but it hasn't really been in trying conditions yet. I'm not so crazy about the appearance of the shank-to-flange-weld and the galvanizing on my roll bar is crap.
2 Weeks Ago 03:42 AM
harmonic
Re: Those new fangled Mantus Anchors..Bought One...Why

Hi smack I agree with you about the anchor looking good but how many times have you used it to get a comparison against any other anchor?
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