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Old 01-27-2022, 08:14 AM   #1
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Default Cooper Anchor for Jetski?

Those of you who've followed my anchor research in the past know that I love me some Mantus.

One of the three I own is a collapsible dinghy version for my jetski. It works perfectly, but the Cooper blue vinyl, which is ~$100 cheaper, gets very good ratings for jetski use as well.

Does anyone have/has anyone used one of the blue Cooper anchors? This would be for my wife's bow anchor. We use one of those dog leash/screw anchors for the rear when at sandbars.

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Old 01-27-2022, 02:30 PM   #2
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We looked at those at a boat show and they seem like they might work, but are pretty expensive for what you get.

I use a 2.2 lb Lewmar claw with 5 feet of 3/16" chain and 100 feet of nylon on my 10'6" RIB dinghy. It works really well and is very inexpensive. We have had up to 5 dinghies rafted together, just off Hampton Beach for fireworks, on that one anchor, a few times with no dragging.
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Old 01-27-2022, 03:47 PM   #3
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The Mantus is trick because it folds flat and doesn't require much chain. The Cooper is even lighter, I think, so I'm not sure if it'll drop cleanly and hold well enough to justify the savings

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Old 01-29-2022, 04:48 PM   #4
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To close this (lackluster) thread:

1. The Cooper is larger and doesn't break down, so I'm not convinced it would fit well in the older-style storage of my wife's ski.

2. What's $100, amiright?!

Mantus ordered.

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Hey Think...do me a favor and send me a link to the Mantus you are ordering or have used successfully before. I may purchase one myself. I've been using a 12 lb mushroom for my jet ski for the last few years. It's been fine but I've been hesitant about dropping anchor in all but the calmest coves. I thinking the Mantus might provide me with a little more reassurance regardless of what kind of bottom I'm dealing with. Thanks.
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Here you go: https://www.mantusmarine.com/product...yABEgIFS_D_BwE

They sent me a 10% code, so it was $161 shipped. Message me if you'd like the code.

Honestly, I'm not really sure why I bothered even asking/looking for alternatives—I've used this anchor at sandbars, coves, beaches, etc. and it's perfect.

I especially appreciate it when I'm at a rough sandbar like West Alton and it can hold multiple machines without worrying about walking away for a bit.

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Think, do you need/use just one anchor for the jet ski? What’s the default, front back? How does it logistically hold more than one jet ski?


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Think, do you need/use just one anchor for the jet ski? What’s the default, front back? How does it logistically hold more than one jet ski?


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It all depends on the current/wave action and closeness of other vessels, but there are a few different ways I typically use anchors:

Solo:
1. Mantus for the bow with a "dog anchor" for the stern. This is for tight(er) sandbars.

2. Mantus for the bow with no stern anchor for places with a decent current/directional waves such as the west side of Ragged or where swinging doesn't matter.

Groups:
1. Mantus for the bow with additional skis tied together and bumpers between. With or without dog screws. This is for calm(er) areas.

2. Mantus for the bow(s) with additional skis separated by dog screw stern anchors. Sandbars with one or two others.

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Just got the new Mantus delivered. These guys make some high-quality products, and they've made a few adjustments to the new dinghy anchor that are nice touches: 1. The finish is just a little higher quality than my earlier Mantus anchors, 2. The roll bar is like their larger anchors, but removable, 3. The notches and pins for the main body are much smoother and fit together easier, and 4. The hoop on the shank for the swivel/shackle is more open, so it'll be more fluid when dropping it in (my original needed to be opened a bit because otherwise the shackle would get stuck and the anchor wouldn't drop/set straight).

Overall, I'm once again reminded to "buy once, cry once" or that "quality is remember long after the price is forgotten."

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Think, would you post a few pics of the new Mantus for us to see??


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Here you go.

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Thanks. It looks so futuristic.


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