Mantus hook works
Within a week of ordering my Mantus hook it arrived, which is very good service to a small town in country SA.
When I first opened the package I thought I had ordered the wrong hook but it was soon evident that it was the correct one for the 200′ of 3/8 chain I carry on my 35′ yacht. It appears to be over engineered when compared to my old spring hook which I have used for 20 years (see photo), but that is not a bad thing. I also upgraded my spring line to 19mm but with a reduced length of 15′ as I usually anchor in depths of between 8 & 25 feet.
Having used it now for half a season my crew and I found that it is easy to install and remove. It has performed well in the 25-30 knots sea breezes we get here in South Australia’s Spencer Gulf, although I haven’t used it in any stronger winds yet I am sure it will make the ride at anchor a lot easier.