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Old 12-05-2019, 21:02   #1
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Viking anchor , now where have I seen this before.....

And its a pull apart one as well.





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looks like a Mantus, but with a shorter handle bar
why, lookit that! I hadn't noticed... wonder how that happened???


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Yes. It's just a cheaper, less hefty knock-off of a Mantus.

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not really cheaper so...
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Cheaper to BUILD ...
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Sorry, should have been more specific. "Cheap" in its true definition, means "badly made", not "less expensive" (as it's commonly used).

So here's my revised assessment:

*Looks like a badly made, less hefty knock-off of a Mantus*

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Pretty shamelesss...

Even copies the layout of the Mantus website, and some of their product names! If you are going to knock something off at least PRETEND you have had an original thought!

"Viking" either has some very special magic, or their sizing recommendations are just insane. A 25 kg (55 lb) anchor for a 40,000 kg (44 ton) boat???? That recommendation borders on the criminally irresponsible.
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Re: Viking anchor , now where have I seen this before.....

Well it looks really shiney, so just the sort of thing for a motorboat dock queen.

Why no obvious address of the company on the website? always a concern.

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Pretty shamelesss...

Even copies the layout of the Mantus website

Wow!! Did they ever! It's like looking at Mantus' site in a mirror!

The only thing that's different is Viking's #25 anchor is "glvanized" and sells for $440, where Mantus' #25 is "galvanized" and sells for $255.
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Sure looks like a patent lawsuit waiting to happen.
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Re: Viking anchor , now where have I seen this before.....

I am amazed again and again how people are so lite on their keyboards.
I will address all issues and serious questions in time.

Right now we are sailing in Greece with our 43 Jeanneau sailboat armed with our new Viking 15 anchor testing it day after day in pretty rough conditions, you will be amassed how good it works and I promise to shear it with you in time, not now, now it is sailing time.
still, since you waste your time, again and again, talking about Viking giving us free publicity, two points for you to talk about, more:

To say we copied Mntus it's like saying Elon Musk copied Ford with his Tesla cars, they both have 4 wheels and an engine, don't they?

How can you sit in your recliners and type unbiased nonsense without even asking, me, for example, to show you the differences?

And another thing, for all of you Mantus cheerleaders in this forum, I would be happy to see any publication from Mantus showing their holding power test results, try to find for yourself and please shear it here, i am going sailing, and today after beeing all night anchored to our Viking 15 in 25 knots wind in Neo Klima Skopelos we are sailing to Alonisos.

Happy sailing and safe anchoring, talk to you soon, please keep on writing.
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I am amazed again and again how people are so lite on their keyboards.
I will address all issues and serious questions in time.

Right now we are sailing in Greece with our 43 Jeanneau sailboat armed with our new Viking 15 anchor testing it day after day in pretty rough conditions, you will be amassed how good it works and I promise to shear it with you in time, not now, now it is sailing time.
still, since you waste your time, again and again, talking about Viking giving us free publicity, two points for you to talk about, more:

To say we copied Mntus it's like saying Elon Musk copied Ford with his Tesla cars, they both have 4 wheels and an engine, don't they?

How can you sit in your recliners and type unbiased nonsense without even asking, me, for example, to show you the differences?

And another thing, for all of you Mantus cheerleaders in this forum, I would be happy to see any publication from Mantus showing their holding power test results, try to find for yourself and please shear it here, i am going sailing, and today after beeing all night anchored to our Viking 15 in 25 knots wind in Neo Klima Skopelos we are sailing to Alonisos.

Happy sailing and safe anchoring, talk to you soon, please keep on writing.

True enough. Anchors are all evolutions built upon on prior art, and I see some key differences underneath superficial similarities.



I suggest approaching sailing magazines, such as Practical Sailor, Good Old Boat, Sail, Cruising World, Yachting, or others regarding testing. It's been a few years since I've seen anything, and a good many years more since anything comprehensive.


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Re: Viking anchor , now where have I seen this before.....

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Well it looks really shiney, so just the sort of thing for a motorboat dock queen.

Why no obvious address of the company on the website? always a concern.

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What's next? A chrome plated plastic anchor for dock queens?


Edit: This guy is holding a 43' mono in 25 knots of wind with a 15 lb anchor?

Even a 15KG anchor is iffy for that size boat.
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