We guarantee the materials and workmanship on our LakeMat® for five years from the date of purchase with normal use.
Here’s how our LakeMat® Guarantee works:
The biggest enemy of your LakeMat® is direct sunlight. So if you leave it laying out in your yard, you’ll not only kill your lawn, you shorten the life of the fabric. Leave it in the water or store it out of direct sunlight.
We don’t guarantee the LakeMat® if you’re goofy enough to:
- Run your boat motor up so shallow that you hit the LakeMat®. You will, however, likely need a new cotter pin for the prop. The LakeMat® fabric is very, very tough. It needs 135 pounds of pressure to puncture it, that’s about three times as much pressure as you put in your tires!
- Rev up your wave runner, jet boat or jet ski over the top of your LakeMat® and suck it up into your impeller. Like a giant boa constrictor, the LakeMat® will wrap around the shaft and squeeze the life out of your watercraft. You can then take it to the repair shop where the mechanics will look at you funny and charge you a lot of money to fix it. Or, you can do the repair yourself…I changed an impeller once, it took eight hours and a lot of swearing.
- If you have old metal pipes, sharp wooden posts, sharp rocks or other, obviously unpleasant things on your lake bottom, you should remove them before you place your LakeMat®.
This doesn’t involve the guarantee, but it does involve common sense.
If you throw non-weedless fish hooks on your LakeMat® and get them caught in the fabric, you’re going to either break your line, or your rod. If you’re using some heavy duty line, like Spider Wire or Fire Wire and catch the edge of your LakeMat®, you may pull it up off the bottom. “Hey look Bill, I caught a 30 footer! Not much of a fighter though, it just kind of lays there…” Even if you manage to land it, your LakeMat® tastes awful, stick to walleye.
Lastly, you need to roll your LakeMat® over once a year. If not, sediment will build up and, remarkably, aquatic weeds will begin growing in the sediment on top of your LakeMat®.