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Old 06-10-2014, 09:49 PM   #1
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Anyone have any experience with Mantus anchors?
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:54 PM   #2
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From all accounts they perform well, although their web videos don't look particularly convincing. They recently went from mild steel shanks that I doubt anyone would want to a better quality of steel, although it is unclear if they are shipping only strengthened shanks now or whether you have to ask for it. The hoop is huge so make sure it fits before investing, but from what I have read, if you get the upgraded shank and you want a hoop style anchor you'll probably be quite happy.
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Mantus is the only anchor I have used so I have nothing else to compare to. That being said, it has performed flawlessly. Been using it a little over a year, maybe 20 nights on the hook and several "lunch" stops, from Virginia to Texas and it has been rock solid. I could not be more satisfied.

Also I think it's a good value. Mine's a 35lb and w/ shipping it was under $300
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The last anchor I bought is a 33lb Lewmar Claw and intend to use it as our primary anchor. If by next spring I find it necessary to save the day (or night) w another anchor it will be the XYZ. I should be unfortunate enough to anchor in at least a 40 knot wind by that time. If several times without incidence I'll have some real confidence.

Meanwhile I'll be watching the anchor tests hoping to see new untested anchors tested and others like the XYZ. Also I'd very much like to see a real objective test including some old anchors. I very much suspect the magazine tests are geared to sell the advertisers products.

AND ..... I plan to modify 2 of my anchors and report on that. One mod I thought of I already concluded won't work.

As to the Manta it seems like it should be as good as the other roll bar types. But everything including reversing directions and short scope performance have not been tested.
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Yeah, Hendo's being a wee but provocative there. Those poor Northern Hemi folks can't seem to lay their hands on Sarcas yet Matt, so don't twist the knife too vigorously mate.

However, you might have flushed old Moonstruck out a bit there. Sounds like he has let slip he is working on that very issue, even as we speak/type…
That so Moonstruck Don..?
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Yeah, Hendo's being a wee but provocative there. Those poor Northern Hemi folks can't seem to lay their hands on Sarcas yet Matt, so don't twist the knife too vigorously mate.

However, you might have flushed old Moonstruck out a bit there. Sounds like he has let slip he is working on that very issue, even as we speak/type…
That so Moonstruck Don..?

Pete, whatever could you be talking about?
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Pete, whatever could you be talking about?[/

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Oh, that.
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Oh, that.
Me suspects Mr. Moonstruck is looking for bow bling bragging rights for North America...
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Me suspects Mr. Moonstruck is looking for bow bling bragging rights for North America...
In the words of a wise and famous character, "that's all I have to say about that"
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