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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-07-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 4,287
Posted By 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...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-04-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By goincruisin
I am a member of the SSCA (not an employee) as...

I am a member of the SSCA (not an employee) as well as being one of the instructors. My interest is helping people find good education sources. There is a lot of "stuff" out there that can be...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-04-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By goincruisin
Thinking of Sailing - Learn about Anchoring

Education for those long winter months - :

Happy Hooking - the Art of Anchoring, with
Have you been dreaming of sailing off to the Caribbean? Has the cold weather gotten under your skin? Are...
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-13-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By goincruisin
Education for those long winter months: Seven Seas University

Hi there

Ongoing education is definitely worthwhile, and we feel it is never ending - No matter how many thousands of miles we have sailed over the years. So yes I would concur that the ASA...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-07-2011
Replies: 113
Views: 12,234
Posted By goincruisin
Anchor hard to pull up

Hi PCP

Well, in my book if an anchor digs so deep that it is hard to pull up, it is about the best thing I can say, and a very desirable trait. We too have a strong windlass, and need it too....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-07-2011
Replies: 113
Views: 12,234
Posted By goincruisin
I am sorry Souljour, the Scoops dig deep, as does...

I am sorry Souljour, the Scoops dig deep, as does the Fortress and in soft stuff both types hold very well. Plows plow well - and farmers still use them to good purpose. Most instances of dragging...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-07-2011
Replies: 113
Views: 12,234
Posted By goincruisin
It has been our experience having anchored almost...

It has been our experience having anchored almost daily over the fast few years of nearly full time cruising that:

a: Soupy mud may be a lot more common than you think - for example in any very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-07-2011
Replies: 113
Views: 12,234
Posted By goincruisin
Hi Brian I enjoyed reading this thread - and...

Hi Brian

I enjoyed reading this thread - and you were right at the outset, there are always good discussions when it comes to anchors.

Btw: we are working on the next edition of "Happy Hooking...
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