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Old 25-03-2018, 22:25   #1
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Mantus Dinghy Anchor

Specifically the roll bar style that breaks down with no tools.

Any experiences? How about the mechanism? I've used one a good bit, including testing it at some pretty high loads (over 200 pounds in good sand). I was wondering what others have found.

Notice that it is NOT bolted together.

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Getting a bit carried away for a dinghy aren't you?
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Getting a bit carried away for a dinghy aren't you?
Depends on how you look at it. I anchor a lot in tidal areas. I once had a well-set Danforth (genuine) trip during a sharp wind change and it was a very near miss (boat went about 200 feet fast and somehow caught again) for loosing a dinghy and engine.

I like to know the boat will still be there when I get back. It's become one of my favorite bits of gear, because it always works.

(It comes in galvanized too, which is a better value. But that's neither the question no the point.)
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Re: Mantus Dinghy Anchor

I don't have one for my dinghy (yet) but have played with one at a shore-side demo. Just dragging it by hand, it set quickly and firmly. I'm planning to get one.
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Getting a bit carried away for a dinghy aren't you?
and how much is this years must dinghy accessory?

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Depends on how you look at it. I anchor a lot in tidal areas. I once had a well-set Danforth (genuine) trip during a sharp wind change and it was a very near miss (boat went about 200 feet fast and somehow caught again) for loosing a dinghy and engine.

I like to know the boat will still be there when I get back. It's become one of my favorite bits of gear, because it always works.

(It comes in galvanized too, which is a better value. But that's neither the question no the point.)
Never anchored the dinghy without me onboard in 700 days at anchor, mostly tidal, but if I did I would be happy enough with my oversized Danforth knockoff and chain.
If I was really worried I would use one of the spares I have on board before buying yet another anchor. (In this case 35lb sarca used as stern anchor)

And you on a multi?
I would have though weight saving and everything doing multiple tasks was the mantra to live by?
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Re: Mantus Dinghy Anchor

I have one (pre roller bar) that I use on our 18 1/2 ft center console. Two actually, as when we anchor off a beach, as we often do, I anchor bow and stern to keep the boat off the beach.



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These anchors are INCREDIBLE. Set quickly and solidly.
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Thing looks like a dingy killer, with that tip
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Thing looks like a dingy killer, with that tip
Puffcard. Any anchor that is sharpened could be, and any anchor would work better if sharpened. But not really. I keep it in a storage box under the seat with other bits and pieces we carry. It's not big.

Pete7: $53 in galvanized.

Really, I was looking to see if anyone had experience with the break-down version and how the mechanism worked for them. I guess not.

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My primary use is to tow kayaks somewhere the paddling is good and then leave the boat. Shore ties are often sketchy in a marsh (just grass), and I don't really want the boat beating on the shore anyway. Anchoring is easier.
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Re: Mantus Dinghy Anchor

Nifty disassembly. Mantus has always been innovative. I wonder if they have any plans to scale this concept up in the future?

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Never anchored the dinghy without me onboard in 700 days at anchor, mostly tidal, but if I did I would be happy enough with my oversized Danforth knockoff and chain.
If I was really worried I would use one of the spares I have on board before buying yet another anchor. (In this case 35lb sarca used as stern anchor)

And you on a multi?
I would have though weight saving and everything doing multiple tasks was the mantra to live by?
Don't you ever go ashore?

Anyway this anchor weighs 2 lbs. Makes more sense to me than wrestling a 35 lb anchor into and out of the dinghy.
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Re: Mantus Dinghy Anchor

The Mantus dinghy anchor looks good for 2 lbs. I will consider it for my next dinghy.

I have not seen one in person, but I would be a little concerned about the spring loaded pin. I hope there is a way to safety-wire it in place or replace it with a nut and bolt (with hole for safety wire). I guess, for me, the spring loaded pin is another thing that can go wrong. When I am cruising, I try to reduce potential problems...

On my previous boat dinghies (11ft and 12ft AB aluminum), I used a 4.4lb 316 stainless steel Bruce/Claw copy anchor. It is fairly inexpensive in eBay, pretty to look at, does not have sharp points, and works pretty well. I scuba dive and usually anchor where it is not that calm (atoll entrances, etc.).
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Don't you ever go ashore?
Or diving?
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Re: Mantus Dinghy Anchor

What would be slick is if they could add a small triangular pocket in the shank for the point to nest into and use the same pin to lock them together disassembled. less space in the dingy and no sharp point for inflatables.
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Nifty disassembly. Mantus has always been innovative. I wonder if they have any plans to scale this concept up in the future?
You mean like this? Sarca have been making that sort of break down system on a range of sizes of excels for a few years now.
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