I use a kellet pretty regularly - but not for holding power, rather to keep the nylon rode from hooking on my fin keel during current reversals. Works a charm for that.
I had a 10kg Rocna, (28', 7000# boat) and it set so hard it would just about knock us off our feet.
Not dis agreeing there and points well takenI gotta laugh at the Mantus 'comparison' videos.
If you look, the set of both the Mantus instances have a different chain catenary than the other brands, and they are both set more upslope than the other brands, and they pause to set the Mantus (manti?) and snatch like hell at the other brands.
Go look at the Mantus vids where the guy is dragging them down the beach in I think it's Galveston? G.Zeus, those catenary angles are ridiculous.
I'm not going to ask the fox to watch the henhouse. Panope's vids have far more credibility in my book
.......And the requisite 2.5 to 1 test at the "Point Hudson", sand/gravel site.
The Mantus performed well. However, I noticed the anchor did not set as "hard" at this short scope. Also, the anchor seemed to not bury quite as deeply and had much less resistance when retrieving.
What? No comment on the Rocna?Ish, It's a tough call.
Bruce (Genuine): Looks the best. It is structurally strong. It Sets reliably but, it does not dive into the seabed like the others. Consistently tests (not my tests) at low ultimate holding power. No to the Bruce.
Mantus: Very, very fast and hard setting. Excellent at 180 deg. resets. Structure is not as strong as some of the other anchors but is probably strong enough....or not. Looks like a gangly teenager. It is crazy for me to not pick this anchor because in several ways, it performs the best.
Manson: Very fast and hard setting. Very strong structure. Looks like Mike Tyson (compact, powerful). Uncanny holding in my "reducing scope" test. Has a problem with 180 deg. resets at 2.5 to 1 scope. Comes up with the most seabed attached. It is crazy for me to not pick this anchor because the only operational fault (2.5 to 1 scope) does not really represent reality.
Excel: Very strong structure, Fast and hard setting, releases during 180 deg. resets but quickly reengages. Looks like a proper anchor but unfortunately, the angular form does not go with Panope's "curvy" style. It is crazy for me to not pick this anchor as I have not found an operational or structural fault with it.
Spade: Very fast and hard setting. Very good with the 180 deg. resets. Looks great on Panope's bow (no roll-bar sticking up). I believe the structure is not as strong as the Manson or the Excel (shank could use a bit more material where it meets the Fluke). It is crazy for me to pick this anchor based on the way it looks.
Fuck it. Looks are important.
I think it would be more appropriate to use the remedy that is preferred by the Chinese: Panopea generosa
Wow. That thing is hung like a geoduck.I think it would be more appropriate to use the remedy that is preferred by the Chinese: Panopea generosa