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Mantus Anchor

Discussion in 'Catalina 310' started by Cat 310 #1 in GA, Aug 2, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Cat 310 #1 in GA

    Cat 310 #1 in GA

    Joined Jan 17, 2013
    245 posts, 29 likes
    Catalina 310
    US St. Simons
    It is not my intent to start an anchor debate or discussion. Instead I am just being lazy and thought I would ask if a 35 lb or even a 45 lb Mantus anchor will fit on the bow roller of the Catalina 310? I don't want to assume and I realize I could print out the template and measure but if anyone has already done this I would appreciate knowing if either or both will fit.
    TIA,
    bob
     


  2. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    1,673 posts, 565 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    The 35 fits on my C36
     


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  3. Stu Jackson

    Stu Jackson

    Joined Feb 26, 2004
    19,907 posts, 575 likes
    Catalina 34
    224 CA Maple Bay, BC, Canada


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  4. KZW

    KZW

    Joined May 17, 2014
    550 posts, 36 likes
    Catalina 310 #307
    US Bluewater Bay, FL
    A Ronca 45lb anchor fits on my bow roller. However, it lives in the dock box and will be used when forced to anchor out for Tropical Storm / Hurricane. For that purpose, 45 lb isn't too heavy. I have 100 ft of chain and 200 ft of rode to go with it. It is my fondest hope I will never need to use it.
    A Fortress FX-16 lives in the bow roller for normal use
     


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  5. JK_Boston_Catalina310

    JK_Boston_Catalina310

    Joined Nov 18, 2010
    1,954 posts, 79 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Hingham, MA
    We live on our anchor much of the time. It's a 35 pound Manson Supreme. If we were buying today I would probably get the Mantus. I had to take the bail off the anchor roller and I don't think I would have to with the Mantus.

    We were at anchor during a storm watching a tornado coming right at us. The wind instrument topped out at 55 knots. Local news put it at 75-80 knots. We have never drag with at least 5:1 scope out. So I don't know if the 45 pounder is necessary and I would never want to hand haul that anchor.

    The chain is about chafe. We used 30 feet with a 10 pound mushroom as a kettle to keep the keel wraps away for the whole east coast. We switched to 140 feet of chain for the Bahamas and the Caribbean due to chafe from coral.

    Just our experience.

    Good luck and fair winds
     


  6. JK_Boston_Catalina310

    JK_Boston_Catalina310

    Joined Nov 18, 2010
    1,954 posts, 79 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Hingham, MA


  7. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    1,673 posts, 565 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    I have one. Much stronger than standard old school swivels. My Mantus always comes up in correct orientation.

    Les
     


  8. Stu Jackson

    Stu Jackson

    Joined Feb 26, 2004
    19,907 posts, 575 likes
    Catalina 34
    224 CA Maple Bay, BC, Canada
    That's something that MS didn't cover in his linked response.
    Surely helpful, 'cuz mine always comes up backwards.
    But then I'm always playing "being a windlass manually" so I'm right there to watch! :)
     


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  9. teammt

    teammt

    Joined Oct 12, 2009
    3 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina C320
    US Bay Bridge Marina, Stevensville, MD
    We have a 35 lb Rocna on our bow roller.
     


  10. Alansails

    Alansails

    Joined Oct 3, 2011
    567 posts, 65 likes
    Anam Cara Catalina 310 Hull #155
    US Lake Erie/Catawba Island
    We have a 35lb Manson Supreme and it fits fine!
     


  11. marchem

    marchem

    Joined Nov 16, 2012
    614 posts, 60 likes
    Catalina 310, 2000, #31
    US Santa Cruz
    No problem with the bail on the anchor roller?
     


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  12. Steve_Catalina

    Steve_Catalina

    Joined Apr 1, 2004
    84 posts, 2 likes
    Catalina 34
    US Herring Bay Chesapeake, MD
    Just purchase a larger bail if required, different sizes are available.

    Just a thought,

    Steve
     


  13. Alansails

    Alansails

    Joined Oct 3, 2011
    567 posts, 65 likes
    Anam Cara Catalina 310 Hull #155
    US Lake Erie/Catawba Island
    We have a longer bow roller, PO had a Danforth, we had got rid of that for my wifes birthday present-Manson Supreme!!!
     


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  14. JK_Boston_Catalina310

    JK_Boston_Catalina310

    Joined Nov 18, 2010
    1,954 posts, 79 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Hingham, MA
    I had to remove the bail. Haven't had a bail on there for 7 years and 10-15k nm. Hasn't been an issue.
     



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