Mantis Anchor Swivel Install

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by dtfeld, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    Axiom 12 MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    After Bennett sacrificed his anchor to the tree root gods of Lake Lanier, I decided that I would add a new anchor swivel to my pre-emptive maintenance. Bennetts’ swivel sheared at the bolt that holds the 2 halves together, and I have the same standard 20 year old swivel that spent its life in and out of salt water. The recommendation was for a Mantus Swivel. I ordered the S1, for 1/4” to 5/16” chain. I think $75 delivered.

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  2. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    Nice! Considering one myself.
  3. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    Hmmm. Never been in salt, but the boat is 14 years old. Gonna look and see what I have. That looks nice!
  4. LMBoat

    LMBoat Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    Ft Lauderdale
    1999 450 EB
    Cummins 6CTA's
    I've had swivels and removed them as they were literally the 'weak link". I've never noticed a difference with or without. Am I missing something?
  5. dwna1a

    dwna1a Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 23, 2012
    James River
    88 Weekender 300 "Seahorse"
    Twins 350
    I too have one and love it. I don't have chain just rode. My anchor would never seem to right itself.

    Be sure to add checking the connection to your Spring and mid summer check list. Only takes a second and can save you big boat bucks
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  6. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    I went with the 2-shackle set up like my3sons. Both are rated almost identical to my 5/16 chain. Anchor rights itself every time so no issues there. Have set the hook numerous times with this set up and it appears to dig in well.

  7. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
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  8. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    Axiom 12 MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives

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