Originally Posted by cat man do
Oh no, according to the video my Manson supreme and Delta
are worthless piece's of sh1t, what shall I do.
Worthless, no! Remember, we tested in a very challenging bottom. But if you want the most reliable set..... Mantus does set better than any other anchor.
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Re: Another "Next Generation" anchor enters the market...
Mantus Initial Observations:
OK so only 8 anchorings on the Mantus over the weekend. The big problem for us is that our Rocna
and Manson Supreme have perfect track records over hundreds & hundreds of sets.
The only time our Rocna
failed to set was in waist high eel grass when it pulled up a root ball the size of Milwaukee...
So how do I put the Mantus through the ringer and see what she's made of...?? I know, we will only set it between 2:1 and 2.5:1 scope
. So over 8 sets that is what we did.
On the first set, my buddy Jay, whom we've sailed with for 20+ years, was setting the hook. I asked him to play it out to 2:1 and snub it. He did, and while the boat was moving backwards at a pretty good clip. The anchor set not just quickly but instantaneously. We knew it was set because the bow of our 36' boat dipped a few inches as the boat was stopped dead in its tracks. I then, without waiting for it to "settle" into the bottom as you need to do with many old school
anchors, backed down at full reverse throttle and held it there for a good while. On our boat this is about 600 - 800 pounds of reverse thrust. The anchor would not budge even in some very soft gooey mud. This is a 44HP four cylinder diesel
spinning a three blade prop with the anchor at roughly 2:1 scope
and wide open reverse throttle...
Over the weekend we repeated the 2:1 +/- sets and each time remained anchored at 2:1 +/-. The anchor set, as my buddy Jay puts it, "Dude this thing is like a magnet for the bottom."....
Having come from a Rocna this type of setting abuse, I felt, was going to be the only way to note any performance differences.
There was a noticeable difference in the speed the anchors sets at compared to the Rocna and Manson Supreme. This is not to say the Manson and Rocna do not set fast, they do, and always set within inches, but the Mantus feels as though it sets as soon as it touches down and immediately.
At this point it is too early to say whether this is luck or performance but if I had to shoot from the hip I would say it is performance. It will remain on my bow for our cruise
Downeast and I will give it some more abuse.
So I would have to say that as of now my gut feeling is that this is an "evolutionary" improvement in setting over the Manson Supreme and the Rocna but not a "revolutionary" improvement. Evolutionary is good especially when going up against the tremendous performance of a Rocna or Manson Supreme
The performance was good enough this weekend that for now it is replacing my non-Chinese Rocna as our primary bow anchor..
As we were leaving our anchoring
spot Sunday morning my buddy Jay had pre-shortened scope to about 1.1:1 and we then had breakfast. This is a trick we learned with the Manson Supreme an Rocna and it helps to gently un-set the anchor, as I bury them pretty well each time we "power-set" it. When we went to leave the anchor was still well set so I throttled forward and Jay felt it un-set. He then began to bring up the chain and the damn thing re-set, at about 1.1:1 almost yanking him off the bow.......
So far so good but I do still want to gain more experience with it before declaring it our new primary anchor......