(verified owner) – August 22, 2016
The anchor sets and sticks in a variety of different bottoms. I just returned from a long trip in the Pacific North West and used the anchor exclusively on 150 feet of 3/8 inch high test chain to hold about 12 tons of boat. The anchor sets easily and sticks. I experienced a lot of tidal change, up to 20 feet in some areas and the boat swung with the tides but never came loose. I never used a stern anchor or tie. It holds well at 3:1 and gets more stubborn with longer scope. The anchor stuck well in sand, mud, clay and gravel. I punched through grass several times without having to reset. This is important to me as I mostly single hand. I carry two other anchors, but trust the Mantus most.
Cabo Rico 38
– August 22, 2016
This is my primary anchor aboard my CR38. Rolls off the bow easy, and always grabs on the first try. Not much scope is needed. Works great in sand, mud, and clay. Used this anchor now for 3 years, and hope to continue being just as happy with it.
– August 29, 2016
This has been the primary anchor on my CAL 35 for the last four years. It sets first time, every time. We’ve cruised the entire East Coast and Gulf of Mexico. I’ve been forced to use it on short scope in areas of swift tidal shifts, high winds, and it’s never let us down! Won’t trust anything else.
We currently have it set on 70′ of 3/8″ chain and 250 ft. of 5/8th rode. We’ll be changing down in size to 5/16th (100′) chain for our run down to Panama this fall. The customer service at Mantus is fantastic. Their product line keeps expanding, and that’s a great thing. Great product. Great service. Thanks Mantus!
(verified owner) – October 14, 2016
Have not have a chance to use it yet. I was surprised how large it was. Suggestion. your drawings show the bail facing forward the anchor but your instructions say face it backwards. If you line the bail correctly it can only face forward. I found the grease you shipped a mess to use. You should have it a container that you could squeeze on the bolts. Anchor appears to be well made. This anchor was put on a Jeanneau 39i 2007. It replaced a 35#Delta
(verified owner) – October 31, 2016
Have used the anchor on a 35′ allmand sailboat around Port Charlotte, FL, it sets fast and holds well.
(verified owner) – November 21, 2016
Ended up needing the anchor mate in order to fit in pulpit / windlass. Easy to build.
Juan M. Lagomasino, III
– November 29, 2016
Outstanding anchor. Replaced a plow with 65# mantus on my 44 Sea Ray DA. Yes, I went a little oversized b/c spend lots of nights off the dock in Bahamas and South Florida. Would have gone fortress b/c of great past experience but awkward in the roller. Tried mantus after much research. Some theoretical comments about small shank size and possible bending. Forget it. Plenty strong. If you know how to anchor(and recover a jammed anchor) will not be a problem. For me it has set first time every time in sand, mud and turtle grass. Stays set with wind/current changes. And it’s the only anchor down on overnights rafted up with my brother’s 46′ hatteras. Will not give. Love sleeping sound at night…
– March 18, 2017
I recently purchased your 45# galvanized anchor for my 2003 Jeanneau 37 Sun Odyssey. I replaced my 35# Delta. I was already using your swivel and chain hook. I had talked to you at a couple of boat shows and finally decided to give you a try. The shipping box was great and assembly was easy, although the grease is messy and I don’t understand the need for many packets but grease is grease. I wish the roll bar and the tabs it was mounted on was a little smaller. The anchor itself is about the same size as my Delta but the roll bar makes it looks quite large on my bow. We have only used it once so far but the old Delta never hooked as hard as this Mantus. We did at least three 360 degree turns with wind changes over 4 nights and never moved or failed to reset with winds gusting to lower 20’s. The next real test will be in the Bahamas in April but I’m confident that it will exceed the Delta’s performance.
FYI, I think a t-shirt with a “hook her hard” graphic would be great! Numerous designs come to mind.
– August 30, 2017
An update on my anchor review. After 9 weeks in the Abaco’s we’re still extremely happy with our Mantus. It never failed to set and hold. We were in one storm, during the middle of the night, of course, and saw 3 other boats drag. Even after a 180 degree wind shift with gusts near 40 kts our Mantus held. When I would dive the anchor to verify that it had set I could see that it set within a foot of touching bottom. Much better results than we had with our old Delta.
– July 24, 2017
I purchased anchor based on thorough review on line. They asked a lot of questions on boat and usage to insure I got the right size at good price. It shipped as promised. During assembly I had one small issue with a lock washer. I called factory and Greg and Amy send replacement washer immediately.
These people are really good to deal with. I will report later on actual experience.
(verified owner) – July 24, 2017
– May 3, 2018
Anchor seems a little erector set like to me. Fitted one to a customers cruising cat and had to modify his code 0 pole setup to accommodate the ear hangovers for the roll bar. No doubt well engineered but perhaps overly so. And as a professional rigger for 25 years, the bolts concern me. People just won’t check/maintain them.
Will check again with customer and edit review, but he was unsure he’s made the right choice as well.
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