Merry Christmas everyone!
I had ordered our new Mantus Anchor and brand new Anchor chain and line prior to our trip in May.
I knew that it wouldn’t be installed until our August 2017 trip.
After thorough research and based on a lot of reviews I ordered a 35 pound Mantus Anchor with 30 feet of 5/16 chain and 270 feet of 8 plait 5/8 line. I ordered this Anchor through our Marina on the Island and the Anchor rode through Defender as they had the best price.
Anchor install and marking the rode.
I snaked the Anchor rode on our lawn and marked the rode every 25 feet after the 50 foot mark.
The install of the Anchor and the Mantus Anchor Mate was easy peasy. I also installed a swivel. I have heard various pros and cons regarding the use of swivels but figured we would give it a shot. A swivel, I would guess, would be much more applicable when using all chain rode. I did notice after the install that I will need to add an additional length of chain between the swivel and Anchor to allow the swivel to be stored in the Anchor locker.
Unfortunately we never got to use the Anchor in 2017, but that’s another story.