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Old 24-08-2013, 11:34   #451
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Re: August Giveaway: Mantus Makes Another Great Offer!

Anchor and chain hook for a beautiful cruising ketch:

65 lbs Galvanized Steel Mantus Anchor -

Mantus Chain Hook | MantusAnchors

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Old 26-08-2013, 11:21   #452
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Re: August Giveaway: Mantus Makes Another Great Offer!

Thanks for the chance to have some great anchoring equipment, and a cool bottle opener!
Cheers, Easy Go

my picks are:
http://mantusanchors.com/purchase-online/galvanized-steel-anchors/45-lbs-galvanized-steel-mantus-anchor/

http://mantusanchors.com/purchase-online/mantus-bridle/small-mantus-bridle/

http://mantusanchors.com/product-category/bottle-opener/
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Old 26-08-2013, 14:50   #453
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Re: August Giveaway: Mantus Makes Another Great Offer!

It's True! The Mantus 65-lb. hooks first time, everytime.
I picked Mantus in the spring of 2013 after spending many hours investigating numerous types of anchors for my sailboat.
I have an Endeavor 42, weighing in at 15 tons and I use 5/16" chain. My previous anchors were a 45-lb. Super Max for the primary and a 45-lb. CQR for the secondary.
I've had a fair amount of experience anchoring while cruising around the Great Circle 2 & 1/2 times and 3 winters in the Bahamas anchoring out 98% of the time. Hard bottoms swept by tidal currents and grassy bottoms such as in the northern Florida Keys or in the Bahamas were my two main anchoring problems.
When I bought my Mantus I immediately painted it blue to impede theft. We call it "Big Blue". We were anxious to try it out in local anchorages where we've had problems anchoring. The first place was a hard bottom with tidal currents. "Big Blue" hooked immediately. However, I found a problem with my old anchoring technique, whereas I'm on the bow of the boat and my wife backs down on the anchor while I let out the chain and then lock the chain down. Well, "Big Blue" set so hard the bow of the boat dipped about a foot; I thought it was going to rip the bow roller off.
CAUTION! Do not back down hard on the Mantus when setting the anchor.
Next, we tried anchoring in hard sand. "Big Blue" dug in right away and held during a thunderstorm with 40-knot winds, the boat turned 180 degrees and "Big Blue" held.
For our next test, we cruised to the northern keys and anchored in grass. Again, another successful hook and held during a thunderstorm which blew from the opposite direction.
We continued to anchor in a number of places in the keys in grass and "Big Blue" hooked the first time and held in every situation. In Key West, Man-O-War harbor we anchored north of the Coast Guard Station. Tropical Storm Andrea was coming and we survived one thunderstorm after another with strong tides. Success again. Not all boats held their anchorage. This is a place that provides entertainment watching other boats trying to anchor. A few years back we were anchored here, a strong thunderstorm came through and put eight anchored boats on the shoreline.
I thought the Mantus would be hard to haul up, but not the case. I just haul up the chain until Iím over the anchor, sit there for 20-30 sec and it comes up most time without having to power down on it.
So Iím totally happy with my Mantus anchor and would recommend it to anyone.
My wish list from Mantus is:
http://mantusanchors.com/mantus-universal-key/
http://mantusanchors.com/mantus-chain-hook/
http://mantusanchors.com/mantus-anchor-bracket/
http://mantusanchors.com/mantus-bridle/
http://mantusanchors.com/product-category/mantus-anchors/galvanized-steel-anchors/
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Re: August Giveaway: Mantus Makes Another Great Offer!

45 lbs Galvanized Steel Mantus Anchor -

Universal Deck Fill Lid Key -

3/8 Galvanized Steel hook -
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Re: August Giveaway: Mantus Makes Another Great Offer!

Nice! I just happen to be shopping for an anchor and something to use as a snubber.

35 lbs Galvanized Steel Mantus Anchor -

3/8 Stainless Steel Hook -
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65 lbs Galvanized Steel Mantus Anchor -

ridin the storm out
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Re: August Giveaway: Mantus Makes Another Great Offer!

8 lbs Stainless Steel Mantus Anchor |
Medium Mantus Bridle |
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OK, I'll bite. I registered on the forum after lurking for a long time just so I could win one of these:
http://mantusanchors.com/purchase-on...mantus-anchor/

And four of these:
http://mantusanchors.com/product-cat...bottle-opener/

Thank you to Mantus for sponsoring the contest.
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Re: August Giveaway: Mantus Makes Another Great Offer!

The 45 lb galvanized would be the perfect replacement for our CQR.

This hook would go perfectly with it.

Thanks for the shot at it Mantus!

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Re: August Giveaway: Mantus Makes Another Great Offer!

wouldn't this be sweet
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65 lbs Galvanized Steel Mantus Anchor -

3/8 Stainless Steel Hook -

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Re: August Giveaway: Mantus Makes Another Great Offer!

I would love a new anchor and hook 65 lb and 5/16 hook
http://mantusanchors.com/wp-content/...Dimensions.jpg
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We will need a 45 lb storm anchor.....
http://mantusanchors.com/purchase-on...mantus-anchor/

a 5/16 hook....
http://mantusanchors.com/purchase-on...ed-steel-hook/

and a medium bridle.....
http://mantusanchors.com/purchase-on...mantus-bridle/

and that oughta do us!!
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Re: August Giveaway: Mantus Makes Another Great Offer!

I hope to get a Mantus at some point, but I'd be delighted to get one sooner:

35 lbs Galvanized Steel Mantus Anchor |

8 lbs Stainless Steel Mantus Anchor |
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Re: August Giveaway: Mantus Makes Another Great Offer!

Good day,
I'd choose the 65lb. anchor to hold my seafarer 31 through the next hurricane if I couldn't be hauled out in time.
Thanks for the chance...


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1/2 Galvanized Steel Hook |
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