Originally Posted by HopCar
For the record I have a Delta on my boat.
I think the Delta is still a good value.
I had a Delta on my 32 foot sailboat for my first trip down the ICW and back so got to anchor in every bottom between Halifax, NS and Coco, FL.
I then replaced it with a Mantus for the next two ICW cruises.
Night and day. I used to stand up on the bow pulling and jerking the rode to get the Delta to set. I set a second anchor (Fortress) nearly every night after waking up in the middle of the night a few hundred yards from where I set.
With the Mantus, I learned to be sure my fingers were clear of everything when it touched bottom because it would set before I expected it to. I never had to do anything
encourage it to bite. The Fortress only came off the bow once or twice after I had a little experience with the Mantus.
My only complaint about the Mantus is that it can be very hard to break out. I usually had to use power on the sailboat. If you are going to have one problem with an anchor, that would be the one to have.
Two subsequent trawlers and ICW round trips have confirmed my faith in the Mantus.