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Old 15-05-2013, 10:24   #1
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Mantus NEWS

CF members we have a new anchor sizing guide/tool, that allows you to more accurately size an anchor for your specific needs.

Why the Mantus? | MantusAnchors

Just click on anchor sizing and give it a go!

We are also about to release a knowledge base and would love you feed back, so the idea will be that a community will be able to contribute to improve the information for all to use... so stay tuned!
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Old 15-05-2013, 12:59   #2
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Neat tool--I like it, and the recommendation matches my experience on my boat.
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Old 22-05-2013, 07:36   #3
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Re: Mantus NEWS

This is a from a letter from a customer thought we would share:
A few months ago I purchased a 35lb Mantus anchor for my Endeavour cat 30 sailboat to go with a new windless. I just returned from 2 months cruising the Bahamas. I have sailed for over 30 years and used many brands of anchors.
No anchor I have ever used before has set EVERY TIME, in every type bottom, on the first pull except the Mantus. In the heavy grass I always dive to check the set. The Mantus set perfectly every time with only the "roll bar" showing. Heavy tidal currents and midnight storms all failed to unset it.
Friends I was cruising with would dive their anchors then look at mine and could not believe it. No other anchor even comes close!!!
I also bought one of your chain grabbers. It also worked well with two exceptions:
1) Once in shallow water with little wind, it unhooked itself
2) Once, some how, it grabbed the chain a second time, leaving a loop of chain in the rode. That is hard to believe, but true
A design modification to "close the entry slot" when attached would solve both of the above.
Both items are the absolute best, and I recommend them to all cruisers.

Vaughan Weaver PE,
LCDR USN Ret.
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Old 22-05-2013, 07:50   #4
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I was looking forward to using my new chain hook, now I'm thinking I should stick with a hitch. Thanks though, it was not not that expensive and it's a nice looking piece.
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Old 22-05-2013, 08:14   #5
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I was looking forward to using my new chain hook, now I'm thinking I should stick with a hitch. Thanks though, it was not not that expensive and it's a nice looking piece.
Guy the customer had a old version of the hook that was sand cast, the new hook is investment cast and has tight tolerances,sits much tighter on the chain we never had it fall off....
Give it a shot I think you will be very pleased!
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Old 30-05-2013, 10:16   #6
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I was looking forward to using my new chain hook, now I'm thinking I should stick with a hitch. Thanks though, it was not not that expensive and it's a nice looking piece.
Guy this is a post on multihull4us from one of our customers.....

We just finished coming up the ICW and after many, many nights of anchoring I had tried all kinds of different ways to connect the chain to the bridle. I tried hooks, shackles, rolling hitches, etc. All had their shortcomings. Took too long to install / remove, fell off, etc. Then I found the Mantus chain hook. What a beauty in simplicity! Easy to install on the chain and easy to remove. Literally only takes seconds. The Mantus hook never fell off, even when it lay in mud all night. I could not be happier with this purchase. If you're looking for the perfect chain hook, check out the Mantus.

I would love to hear your feedback, once you give it shot, but so far everyone has been really happy with the new hook....
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