Let’s face it, floating mats are a great way to beat the heat, fun for the kids, and a great addition to a day out on the water for the adults also. If you don’t know what one is, they are a HUGE non-porous piece of foam ranging from 6’ wide to 12’, 15’, & 18’ in length. The largest one can float 6 adults on it without sinking. What a way to hang out at the sandbar, lake, reef, spring, or other body of water. There are several brands of floating mats to choose from; such as O’Brien Water Carpet, Aqua Lily Pad, Wave Pad, Rubber Dockie Floating Mat, and many more. Below are links for different reviews and different styles of floating mats.
With the ever-growing popularity of floating mats, there is a growing desire to transport them on our boats. The frustration of transporting them to and from the sandbar on our boats is growing as well. You may have heard stories of these floating mats flying out of the boat while underway. Where do you put them in your boat? How do you tie them down? Do you tie them on the T-Top? They take up more space than an adult passenger and block the walkways or seating of every boat, small or large. Maybe you have thought, “If I leave a family member at the dock, I can take the water carpet on my boat…”
With the most popular brands of floating mats reaching up to 18 feet in length, recreational boaters have long struggled to find a way to safely and securely transport their floating mat to and from their favorite boating destination.
Manta Racks has designed another revolutionary new product specifically to provide a simple, quick, safe, and effective solution to the problem of securing rolled-up, bulky floating mats when a vessel is underway. Just like our other Rack Systems, the FM Rack System also slides into the flush-mounted rod holders on the gunnel or transom of your boat. There is nothing to install. It’s really that easy. As we say at Manta Racks, another problem solved for the recreational boater.