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Old 04-22-2018, 05:25 AM   #1
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Mantus "digger" anchor

Outfitting new build GHTT35. Does anyone have direct experience with Mantus anchor? Online reviews have been very favorable, but I'd be interested in hearing from someone with firsthand experience.
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:45 AM   #2
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See Steve G’s Anchor Setting Videos.
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I have been using one for 5 years, once around the "loop" and two trips to the Bahamas. It has been rock solid. I am a very satisfied customer.

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Sent you a PM rather than starting AFAT (another frigging anchor thread)
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I've got the 105# Mantus anchor. Best one ever. There is no doubt when this baby sets, and I have never dragged. They are a bit odd looking though.

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Old 04-22-2018, 10:36 AM   #6
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Oh no say it ain't so!!!! Another anchor thread...LOL
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:11 PM   #7
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Outfitting new build GHTT35. Does anyone have direct experience with Mantus anchor? Online reviews have been very favorable, but I'd be interested in hearing from someone with firsthand experience.
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Not sure what a GHTT35 is, but I do have a Mantus anchor, and LOVE it. I had a Delta anchor of some sort before and hated the thing. Took multiple attempts to set, would drag on occasion, never trusted it.

Got a 65lb Mantus and it has set the first time, every time, and we have never dragged.

Might have saved my marriage as the stress the other anchor caused wasn't good for our relationship.
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They are a bit odd looking though.
And that should never even be a consideration for mission critical items onboard.

If our supreme didn't fit I would have taken to the boat with a saw until it did.
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Sent you a PM rather than starting AFAT (another frigging anchor thread)
Why not keep it in the forum where everyone can discuss? Those who don't want to be bothered with AFAT, don't have to participate.
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Mantus Anchors and Digger Anchors are two completely different things to my knowledge.

Does Mantus have a new model? I couldn't find it anywhere. Only the standard rollbar model that is bolted together.
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I have a Rocna. The Mantus looks, well, cheap with the bolt assembly....
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Sea-Duction,
Whaddya try'in to do deep six what dosn't appeal to you?
There's other threads that may.
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Old 04-24-2018, 11:54 AM   #13
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Why not keep it in the forum where everyone can discuss? Those who don't want to be bothered with AFAT, don't have to participate.
Shrew,
They think it's funny.
Or they want to post and can't think of anything meaningful to say.
Or they don't like the product being discussed.
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Old 04-24-2018, 11:59 AM   #14
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I have a Rocna. The Mantus looks, well, cheap with the bolt assembly....
I would imagine the bolt together anchor would require more attention to clearances and perhaps machining that would make it more expensive and not cheap. Just picking pup a stinger and zapping a weld on it is much easier and cheaper.
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Looks and reality are not always the same. Sometimes new things styles are better. I have both a Mantus and Rocna anchor and feel both are very good. I like that the Mantus can be stored in the bilge disassembled and not take up so much room.
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Thank you to those who have responded with direct experience with Mantus. I'm favoring Mantus at this time; your comments have aided my decision. Mantus it is.
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I would imagine the bolt together anchor would require more attention to clearances and perhaps machining that would make it more expensive and not cheap. Just picking pup a stinger and zapping a weld on it is much easier and cheaper.
Come on Eric smile, it OK.....Let's have fun and not be so serious.....
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The Mantus looks, well, cheap with the bolt assembly....
It’s not. Take a look at the stats on those bolts.

We’ve used a Mantus 85# for several years. Only once did it not set the first time. It’s never drug and never failed to hold after a 180 degree tide or wind change. We would never consider using anything else.
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Serious? Me? You’ve gotta be joking.
Oh I forgot that’s what you do.

It was funny the first 50 times but that post has probably been done 500 times.
Upgrade your humor.
I’m pick’in on you but there are many others I could’a picked on .. Sorry.
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From memory the Mantus was one of 3 which set and reset well on Steve`s SV Panope very objective testing. One other was a Sarca,and the other a Manson I think. Worth spending time finding and reviewing Steve`s tests if you are planning on buying, the work has already been done for you.
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