Thread: Mantus Anchors
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:33 PM   #134
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Originally Posted by Wman2blame View Post
Just got back from 7 months cruise, central fla to key west to Rodrigues cay to Bimini to Georgetown exumas to Naussau then back to centra fla.We anchored every night. We bought the 125 lb. Manta , Our trawler weighs approx. 40 tons Is 54' with 23' beam. The windage factor is high, we also have 600' of chain , We had winds 15 to 60 mph but mostly 15 to 25 mph most of time it was a windy 7 months. I felt very at ease having that anchor , The only time it didn't catch was it tall , thick grass and weeds . We anchored in a lot of places where the explorer charts said poor holding or marginal and had no problems. That anchor got me a lot of sleep.A lot of the anchorages had swift currents in tight places , between the tide changes and 30 mph winds and the only thing to hit is iron rock , some weeks the wind blew for the whole week and we would hunker down waiting for an opportunity to leave. The anchor works.

That is a great testimonial for the Mantus.
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