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They didn't get bent or get more rounded. They sorta became out of focus. I think operator error started to come into play. The tests are coming along though, but I haven't tried it coastal sailing. I'll do that first before I go offshore with it. I'll keep you posted.

Say Smack, that's a real nice tried and true opener you got there. Rugged and reliable. I like it. The guys at Mantus sent out 5 the other week who could properly beg for one. I was one of the lucky few. Can't beat free!

As for a twisted wine opener RTB, I think Rocna made some of them a while back that were farmed out to China to cut costs

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SV Tatia, it's my primary now. It's a seat of the pants testing. Since not all sailors don't need no stinking instructions, there were none. I didn't want to call for fear of being seen as inept, so I'm winging it. I guess it works on various bottle tops. I'm not done with field testing yet. It'll be a while. The field now is with a few dock friends for their unbiased view points and a couple of random drunks that stagger by on the odd occasion. They all like the design and quality of the opener.

Capta, funny you should mention it. It was my girlfriend who encouraged me to enter for the kind give-away. She's been mentioning how uncomfortable it is when I use her lower teeth to open my bottled beer, so just to be nice, I entered and won an opener. She's a great gal, no?
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All these shiny gadgets just mean something else you have to maintain and polish.

All a real sailor needs is a rusty old church key.

Just remember when it comes time to recycle the beer real sailors know:
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Obviously you need to continue your research. True results come after a run of thousands, even tens of thousands.

In fact, I would attack it like a more complicated problem of probabilities. It could take millions of calculations before coming to a realistic conclusion.

I'll volunteer to help by using a standard opener to act as a control in your study. I drank several Corona's over the afternoon on Wed. I used the opener on my multitool. The multi tool is a high quality Victorinox. As the evening wore on it seemed to be leaking hydraulic fluid as it became slippery, I also experienced frequent urination that I attribute to an allergic reaction to the metals in the tool itself. Eventually I switched to Angel's Envy Port Barrel Finished Bourbon, but it was too late. The damage was done.

I also seemed to have a mild headache the next morning, along with a strange groggy feeling that I attribute to some metal toxins in the knife of the multi tool that I used to cut the limes for the Coronas.

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Good to hear Rob. I'm working on those millions, one bottle at a time. The field testing might have to be carried out in a warmer environment, possibly the Caribbean after I'm done outfitting. I have noted with certainty that it's not good to open Grolsch bottles. That was a discovery late one night during field testing.
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Personally, I am waiting for the VINO opener, so I can continue my quest to say I have drank a "buttload" of vino.....

For those not in the relm of this, a "BUTTload" of vino is 128 gals, or 475 liters or somewhere near there abouts. should probably relook up the actual figures from a decade or two ago......

With that in mind, need to go open another bottle thank you very much!

I prefer beer with the openers that Smackers showed!

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Good to hear Rob. I'm working on those millions, one bottle at a time. The field testing might have to be carried out in a warmer environment, possibly the Caribbean after I'm done outfitting. I have noted with certainty that it's not good to open Grolsch bottles. That was a discovery late one night during field testing.
With luck I'm sailing over to Long Island next week for a few days. There is a brewery over there that sells growlers of beer. I'll test my opener on the growler...

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Re: Mantus review

Guys, Thanks for the awesome feedback! Because of real sailors like yourselves who use our gear and provide useful suggestions, we are able to continuously improve our products!!

I don't know what the packaging department was thinking when they decided to not include instructions... and I guess we'll never know because I've now fired the whole team! But fear not, I have ordered the video department to create an instructional video (because really, who reads these days anyway - it's all about YouTube). Problem is, Casting keeps sending me pretty boys that are afraid of chipping a nail... if only I knew where to find some salty-dog, sailor-type guys that are willing to work for liquid $$. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated, otherwise I may have to resort to using one of those random bikini girls that keep trying to invade my camera space when I'm shooting anchor tests at the beach.

Keep the comments coming. We at Mantus love hearing from our customers!

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