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Old 07-02-2020, 10:18   #1
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Mantus M2

Anyone seen or tried this yet?
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Old 07-02-2020, 12:31   #2
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Re: Mantus M2

What’s up with that bolt?
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"That bolt" allows the anchor to be disassembled and stored flat if needed. Saves lots on the initial shipping too.

Look at "that bolt". It is MUCH thicker in cross section that the chain you are attaching to, AND it is more lightly loaded. If the bolt STILL bothers you, think about the other end of the anchor chain. How is that cleat attached to your boat? With BOLTS! More than likely smaller and more highly loaded than the bolt in the anchor.

I haven't used the M2, but our standard Mantus anchor is top notch, and all of their products are designed and built to the highest standard. You'll be happy with the M2 if it is the right size for your boat.
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Interesting... Looks a lot like a Spade or the newer Rocna Vulcan (which looks like a Spade to me). I look forward to some 3rd-party testing results.

I've never used a Mantus, but I'm confident that the original works as well as all the other similar roll-bar designs. I'd expect this new one to similarly work well.

Love to try one ... if only I had a couple of extra boat bucks to spare (I'd want the 65# version).
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I'd like to have a complement to my Rocna on the other roller - my thinking that Spade (or equivalent) should be better on weedy bottoms. I'd go for a Spade, but that's a lot more boat bucks than the Vulcan or M2. I'm with you in wanting to see a good 3rd-party comparison test.
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I'd like to have a complement to my Rocna on the other roller - my thinking that Spade (or equivalent) should be better on weedy bottoms. I'd go for a Spade, but that's a lot more boat bucks than the Vulcan or M2. I'm with you in wanting to see a good 3rd-party comparison test.

Personally, I'd want something a bit more different on the second roller. Maybe a Fortress. In a bottom where the Rocna wouldn't work well, I'd want something more than a little different to try as the next option.
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Personally, I'd want something a bit more different on the second roller. Maybe a Fortress. In a bottom where the Rocna wouldn't work well, I'd want something more than a little different to try as the next option.
Fortress allegedly doesn't work well in weed either. Regardless, I've got a Guardian (Fortress' lower-budget line) under the settee, as a back-up/mud/kedging anchor. IME, the Rocna works very well in thick mud, and can be a real pain to wrest free from the goo.
As I said the Spade is reportedly better in thick grass/weed over the Rocna, so that to me is more than a little different as an option. If Vulcan or M2 have similar qualities in that sort of bottom, then either would represent added capability for me.
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I'm really liking our M2. Only a dozen nights on it so far but I'm already liking it better than our spade - and that is saying a lot because I really really liked our old spade.
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I'm really liking our M2. Only a dozen nights on it so far but I'm already liking it better than our spade - and that is saying a lot because I really really liked our old spade.

Can you do a specific comparison? What is it that you find superior?
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Can you do a specific comparison? What is it that you find superior?
It seems to dig in much much faster - almost immediately.

Although we only have a short time with it, we did drop it in many of the same anchoring spots that we have been with the spade in just about the same locations. It also seems to be much more difficult to get unstuck. The M2 is 10 pounds heavier than our Spade but we use 5/16" with it vs. 3/8" with the spade.

This is in no way saying that the Spade isn't an awesome anchor.

One thing I prefer about the Spade is that it sits in our roller a lot better because it has less curve in the shank so that is something to consider when changing.

Unfortunately, we have reached our hurricane season destination and won't get anymore time at anchor until November.
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Thanks. That sounds pretty darn good. I've only used a Rocna, and have always been impressed with how quick it sets. But I've been considering upsizing (I currently have a 55#), and am impressed with the Mantus line.

Good to have some real world experience .
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The Mantus M2 is apparently going through a redesign at the moment.

The shank is being changed to solve a problem that has shown up in soft substrates. It looks like Mantus owners will be offered a replacement although I would hold off purchase until the situation becomes clear.

I stress the above is just third hand information. That I hope it is accurate.
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Again didn't they have problems with the m1 and now the m2?
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The Mantus M2 is apparently going through a redesign at the moment.

The shank is being changed to solve a problem that has shown up in soft substrates. It looks like Mantus owners will be offered a replacement although I would hold off purchase until the situation becomes clear.

I stress the above is just third hand information. That I hope it is accurate.
Their website says back on sale in September, so they will get the redesign and testing all done in a month? I agree I think I would be waiting until the situation becomes clear as well.
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