Sails, Rigging & Deck Gear

Requiring no tools to assemble or take apart, Mantus’ prototype can be quickly broken into three components that will fit into most small lockers.

Collapsible Anchor Prototype Tested

Mantus explores a three-part rollbar anchor.

A big rollbar-style anchor on a bow roller is now synonymous with cruising. They are efficient in many types of bottoms and reliably rotate or reset when the wind and tide change. Unfortunately, they are shaped awkward and are difficult to stow anywhere other than a bow roller. Lacking this, many smaller boats, both sail and power, are forced to store the anchor in either a shallow bow locker, a snag-prone railing bracket, or in a lazarette.

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