Please find below the most common questions we are asked.

If you cannot find the answer please email [email protected] or try the chat below right!

Which anchor is better? The M1 or M2?

Without doubt the most common question!

The real answer is simply pick the anchor that best fits your boat! Both anchors have a truly fantastic ability to set in most bottoms types and it is this that really separates Mantus from the rest. If you look at our sizing guide and templates you can make the decision and place your order!

Will the Mantus anchor fit my boat?

Anchor fit on boats is affected by the geometry of the bow as well as the position and angle of the bow roller the anchor sits on.

We strongly recommend using our templates to to check the fit on your boat.

These can be easily printed out and mounted to a cardboard backing for an easy test fit:

M1 Anchor Templates

M2 Anchor Templates

Using the bridle for both mooring and anchoring

When anchoring most people use a chain hook to connect the snubber to the chain and when mooring we recommend using our mooring snap shackle to attach the bridal to the mooring ball.

If using the Mantus bridal for both snubbing when anchoring and as a mooring bridal, you would need to disconnect the chain hook and connect mooring snap shackle when setting up for a mooring ball connection.

Unfortunately, that means that you would need to cut the ceasing wire every time the hooks are swapped and re-cease the mooring shackle again with  ceasing wire.

One solution is two have two designated bridals one for mooring and one for snubbing the chain, each rigged with the proper attachment.

Another solution is to have the bridal rigged with the mooring snap shackle and use the snubber pendant to connect the mooring snap shackle to chain.

How often should a swivel be replaced?

Even stainless steel degrades over time in a salt water environment.

We recommend replacing your swivel every 5 years to ensure the required reliability.

Both S2 andS3 swivels fit 3/8 chain - which one should I get?

The S2 swivel is ideally used for 5/16″ – 3/8″ for Grade 30 or Grade 40 (G4) chain and the swivel will match or exceed the chains ultimate breaking strength.

The S3 swivel can also fit 3/8 chain to match the loads required for G70 chain. Since Grade 70 chain is uncommon most of the time, the S2 swivel is the appropriate choice for 3/8 chain.

Oversizing the swivel is not recommended; as a bulky swivel can create fit issues, negatively affect anchor set and adds pointless expense.

Both S1 and S2 swivels fit 5/16 chain, which one should I get?

The S1 swivel is ideally used for 1/4″ – 5/16″ for Grade 30 or Grade 40 (G4) chain and the swivel will match or exceed the chains ultimate breaking strength.

The S2 swivel can also fit 5/16 chain to match the loads required for G70 chain. Since Grade 70 chain is uncommon most of the time S1 swivel is the appropriate choice for 5/16 chain.

Oversizing the swivel is not recommended; as a bulky swivel can create fit issues, negatively affect anchor set and adds pointless expense.

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