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Old 08-20-2019, 12:16 PM   #1
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Slide anchor? Anyone seen these?

I sub to Iboats and today, I got an ad for a slide anchor. When I saw it, I thought cool an anchor for water toys like a floating slide or those blow-up toys that are anchored dockside. Upon further inspection, they are meant for boats and pretty large boats at that. Anyone have experience with these? Curiosity is getting the better of me with these things.



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Old 08-20-2019, 12:45 PM   #2
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My dad bought one many years ago, he would brag that it never dragged. He also never deployed it. Ugly thing.
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Looks more like a contraption than an anchor.

A lot of anchors act like bulldozers and I think this one does. Navy anchors are like that and dragging probably is’nt usually a safety concern because they probably rarely drag very far. But I would guess this one has more holding power than most would suspect.
Not very high holding power to weight though. Danforth is similar but much lighter.

Products like this exist probably because many people thing new things are better just because they are new. After all why come out w a new product if it wasn’t better? Not say’in one shouldn’t buy this but it probably has little or no reputation and is clearly heavier than it needs to be.
But Fish I’ll not argue the ugly comment.
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I've never tried one but have heard good things about them from the watersports crowd, they fold flat for easy stowage and are generally used for lunch and swimming breaks in non-tidal areas and probably not for overnight or unattended use.
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Old 08-20-2019, 01:21 PM   #5
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Whether it drags or not, if you have a large one, where do you store it on deck?
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Anchors are like fishing lures.

They are designed to attract human eyes.
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And some work way better than others.....just Iike lures....
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Far too many moveable pieces.
My preference is for one piece construction other than the shackle holding it to the chain.

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That thing would look pretty stupid hanging off a pulpit.
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Box and slide anchor
Under $200 for the large model.
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In a Mantus promotional test, box anchor pulls out, flips over, wont hold.
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On of my anchors is a little 7lb SeaChoice danforth style, and it holds real good. It is very light. I have 6 feet of 3/8 chain and I use it as a picnic anchor off the stern of the boat.
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I’ve seen those misleading Mantus vids before. They must put in countless hours arranging all the variables that make other anchors look silly.
Never seen Manson, Anchor Right Australia, Rocna or any other manufacturer off the top of my head doing this sort of stuff. Give me a beach and a little 1”4” line and I could make the Mantus look just as stupid.

Re the box anchor flipping up it’s rear end ....
That’s on the beach w/o water. In the water the rear end probably stays down. I don’t see the Box anchor as a commercial threat to the likes of Mantus so why are they even wasting time doing this?
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Eric, say it isn’t so. Many people have been duped.
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Yup ....

And see how hard the sand is in post 11?
He pulls smoothly on his Mantus but jerks on the line to the other anchors.
He could be setting up the Mantus on a “messed with” spot of sand and on an especially hard spot for the other anchors.
Lots of tricks can be performed on the beach.

Not say’in the Mantus is a bad anchor. Not perfect on two counts that I can think of but a fairly good or a bit better anchor in most respects. Rocna hasn’t been fully honest presenting their anchor either but it’s a full knotch better than the Mantus. And the Supreme isn’t as good as I once thought it was either. The Rocna and Supreme are about equal IMO now but everything is fluid in anchoring. Fluid haha
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I have seen some yachts with smoothed and high polished stainless anchors. They must be marina queens by the mirror finish on their anchors. Every weld was meticulously smoothed and blended to make the anchor look to be one piece before polishing.
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Carp, I got off topic in my own thread.


These are interesting anchors. Not pretty by no means. Not something I would swing from the bow. Wouldn't be bad for a backup anchor incase the main is lost. I wonder how they would work as a second anchor or stern anchor. My small boat could use an easy to stow anchor.
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Ben I had one of those on a previous boat, the anchor was an Ultra, really highly polished stainless . Beautiful and mud slid right off it, I probably anchored a few hundred times with that anchor and it always looked beautiful, I would have taken it but it was too small for the new boat. No marina queen for sure.
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I have seen some yachts with smoothed and high polished stainless anchors. They must be marina queens by the mirror finish on their anchors. Every weld was meticulously smoothed and blended to make the anchor look to be one piece before polishing.
I know several polished SS anchor owners that have never dropped the anchor. They go dock to dock or raft alongside another boat.

Their reason - they don't want to scuff up the anchor!
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The market these sell well for is ski boats and pontoons, neither have pulpits and I think they are stored in whatever storage area is available, under seat or in storage next to the v-drive engine. I believe they are typically used without and chain rode and at steep ratios. I recall hearing people rave about them on wakeboarding forums.
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