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We chose the same Mantus 65# for our 44′ cutter. Couldn’t be happier. Have safely been on the hook for squalls over 50 kts; sustained winds of 40 kts. and Hurricane Matthew winds in southern FL, >50 kts. The boat weighs in at 23,000, empty. (But, when does that ever happen?!) Fully laden we are probably closer to 28,000#. Our #2 is a Fortress FX-37. It was deployed on a 45* alongside the Mantus for the hurricane. Have a Britney 38# and a Danforth 25# on the stern, just in case. We even have two sizes of dinghy anchors. Never, never, never skimp on ground tackle.