Our Mantus has never failed me. As a full time cruiser/live aboard I need to depend in something that works every time without fail. I used the mantus anchored out in various conditions on a muddy/slick bottom where other anchors refuse to set. I have slept over 300 nights last year on this anchor alone. The anchor has been fouled three times, but still managed to set, once with a US flag, a wind scoop and a rather large branch with fishing line tangled in it.
I plan on getting the chain hook, the pulpit anchor mount and the 35 mantus. I’m going to get rid of the genuine 33 Bruce collecting dust. Before I bought the mantus, a Manson supreme failed me miserably one night in 55kt winds, I sold it less than 2 weeks later.