I did have questions about the strength and integrity of the bolts and the possible crevice corrosion issue that might arise but I spoke to one of the designers and he explained that each of the 4 bolts that hold the shaft to the fluke has been overly engineered to take the entire load of the anchor. There’s a special grease they send (which you see on all the bolts in the photos…that’s not rust!) that you apply to the bolts to help seat them correctly. They also have a pretty cool YouTube channel with several videos that demonstrate their holding power underwater in various conditions which we watched extensively before making our choice.
We received our new 45 lb. Mantus a couple of weeks ago and it is impressive. I was going to upgrade the chain and rode but I want to see how our new Mantus does with the same set-up we had when we came down the ICW in September. We leave in May for our journey back up the East Coast. Our first leg of the trip will be off-shore to good ole’ Charleston Harbor and those derelict boats all swinging to their own wind. We’ll let you know how it goes.*** Disclosure: Once we decided to go with a Mantus anchor, we received a discount on our anchor in exchange for an honest review of their product. They have asked us to be completely honest when speaking of their product, which we plan to do.