I'll chime in on loving the Mantus
. I was a fairly early adopter, and switched over from the CQR
with delight. Having dragged that CQR too many times, I have never, ever, not once, had the Mantus
drag.We've gone around Van Isle and had all the usual windy conditions one encounters in year-round cruising around the Salish Sea. Ours is not oversized, being a 35# on our 16,000# Gulf 32. I use 120' of chain, and several hundred more of heavy line, and find that the vast majority of our anchoring
here in the NW is in depths less than 40! It is nice to put out 130 or so feet of rode
and get to the three strand, so the chain is not on the windlass
and the noise
is not transmitted.
Anyway, the Mantus is such an incredible improvement over the Bruce and CQR's I've had, that as I walk marinas
here in the NW I am stunned to see the majority of boats still hanging them off the bow. Then again, most of these boats never anchor. By far the most harrowing stories I have heard had to do with anchors dragging, and they were never a Mantus or Rocna
companies should require them!