Folks--- I can attest so far at least, that Manson Supreme HOLDS!!! I crept up to an 88# Delta
because a 55# would not hold. My boat is large, heavy and completely enclosed with canvas/isenglass. It has more sail area (I think) than my old 30' Hunter
where I am with my Garmin GPS
. Currently I am in about 8' with 50' of 5/16HT chain out there. My Garmin
has traced a perfect circle of where my boat has been.
I really don't want to pull that windlass for any reason but if I do, I am going to place a sensor on the shaft so I can count and display the turns using a microcontroller. Now, I count the turns as the chain leaves the gypsy
and of course by measuring the radius of the GPS
circle, I can confirm I have 50' thereabout holding my anchor.
Anybody want to purchase
a 55# Delta?? How about an 88# Delta??
EDIT: West Marine offers the 80# Manson Supreme today for $949 and they are out of stock!