What Equipment Do You Need to Carry SUP Boards?

When you have water sports equipment you want to be sure they are transported safely and securely. Water sports boards are relatively heavy and tend to weigh around 30 to 40+ pounds. Because of this, it is easy for them to bounce around in the back of your boat while being transported. To prevent damage to your boards and anything else you’re transporting, you can apply the use of a high-quality rack. Manta Racks and SUP accessories are specially designed for the prevention of damage to your water sports boards. 

What Are Water Sports Racks For?

These racks and SUP accessories are used as safe transportation for SUP boards and other popular water sports equipment. This includes wakeboards, kite-boards, and kayaks. They are designed so that no installation is required for this mounted water sport carrier. Instead, they can be neatly incorporated into the boat. They keep water sports boards from sliding around and being damaged by the movement of the boat. 

What Types of Water Vehicles Can They Be Installed In?

Racks such as these are very versatile and can be used in a variety of water vehicles. They can be placed in most fishing boats as long as they have a standard shape. They are also designed to fit on yachts and yacht tenders. They are also used in center consoles you may see on large to medium ships. 

 

Which System Works Best?

There are a few different styles of racks to choose from for your water sports equipment. Each one is designed for different specifications and sizes of equipment. There is an S1 Rack, an S2 Rack, an L2K Rack, a B2 rack, and FM Rack System. The S1 Rack is for one SUP board, while the S2 Rack is for 2 SUP boards. The SUPs can only be up to 6 ¾” thick in order for them to fit. The L2K Rack System can harness kayaks. It can be up to 11 feet long. The B2 Rack System is more versatile and can transport smaller boards. This includes kneeboards, wakeboards, and more. Lastly, the FM Rack System can transport floating mats that are as long as 18 feet or less. It is possible to incorporate more than one Rack system if there is enough space for them onboard your ship. 

 

Special Qualities of Racks

These racks have the ability to fit many different sizes of their compatible water sport equipment. For example, the L2K rack for kayaks is very versatile. This is also designed to fit paddle-boards that are large. Paddle-boards aren’t the same as SUP boards and require more space, however not a lot of racks are as flexible in fitting more than one water sport device. You can go through many No Motor Zones with your water sport kayak or paddle-board. You don’t have to go there all the way by paddle but can enjoy a boat ride there. Once in the location, you can embark on your location with your securely transported kayak or board and SUP accessories.

 

Why It’s a Good Investment

Rather than use a DIY harness, use a rack that’s engineered for your convenience. A lot of research and testing went into designing these water sports racks so that you wouldn’t have to worry about the damage that might occur to your boards during transport. Even if a boat or yacht goes over rough waves, these harnesses are standardized to be up to the test. They will keep all equipment secure. The straps and bolts are high quality and won’t loosen or fail. Additionally, they are made with high-grade materials so that they can bear the weight of heavy water sports boards or kayaks. 

 

Find Out More About Manta Racks

To find out which system and SUP accessories are right for you, you can speak with a representative who can help you decide if it will fit your particular gear. Each rack is designed for specific equipment, and Manta Racks can recommend the appropriate system for you. Test out the gear for yourself to see how well it’s built. Contact us today at 1-888-622-0225 to go over your needs. 

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