Senco Mantis Deck Clip System Review
The Senco Mantis Deck Clip System is one of the most popular deck clip systems used in the world today. It was developed by a company called Senco Corporation (now known as Senco Marine).
The system consists of two parts: a deck clamping device and a waterproof housing which holds the clamps. Both are made from stainless steel with rubber gaskets. They have been tested to withstand high temperatures up to 1000°C. The system comes in different sizes so that it fits almost any size boat or kayak.
When you need to use your new deck clip, just remove the waterproof housing and place it over the opening of your canoe’s bow channel. Then slide the deck clamping device onto the top of the waterproof housing and tighten down using a standard U-shaped screwdriver bit.
You will notice that the clamping mechanism is very strong and does not easily come off even if you try to do so.
You can also buy additional clamps separately. These clamps are designed specifically for the Senco Mantis Deck Clamp System.
If you want to add extra deck clips, simply purchase them from our store.
How To Install The System
When installing the clip system, make sure there are no other types of waterproof housing in the opening of your canoe’s bow channel. You would not want to end up with multiple types of clamps on top of each other since one of them might not be able to withstand the pressure and temperature.
The deck clip system is designed to be used only on the bow channel of a canoe or kayak. Do not attempt to use the clamping device or clamps anywhere else on your boat.
If you need to cover another opening on your boat besides the bow channel, you can buy other types of waterproof housing and deck clips separately.
When using the clamping mechanism for the first time, you might find that it takes a little while to adjust. This is because of the rubber gaskets that fit tightly.
The more you use it, the looser the mechanism becomes. This makes it easier to open and close.
Remember to always buy additional clips since you never know when you might need them. If you want your stock of clips always full, consider buying them in bulk.
This will save you money in the long run.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does this come with a plastic carrying case?
A: No, the only thing that comes with this system is the stainless steel clamping device and the two clamps. You will have to buy a separate storage container if you want to store them away when not in use.
Q: Are these suitable for wooden canoes?
A: Yes, the system is suitable for wooden canoes. The clamps are very strong and will not come off easily.
Q: Is this suitable for a kayak?
A: Yes, the clamping device and clamps will fit any size of kayak.
Q: Are these waterproof?
A: Yes, these are completely waterproof. They have rubber gaskets which prevent water from leaking in or out of your boat.
Sources & references used in this article:
- All the Catalogs (A–Z) (P Umbrico – Rethinking Marxism, 2004 – Taylor & Francis)