I have used 2 manual Anchor Mates for years and couldn't do without them. The only problems I have is not being able to anchor down and stay in the same place. I have a 2072 Sea Ark and it is very hard to hold in place especially if the wind is blowing. I think it is because too much of the boat sets out of the water. But I fish by myself alot and they really speed up pulling anchor and moving.