Tides Marine Sailtrack & Slide System
The Tides Marine Track and Slide System is a high performance, low-friction mainsail luff track and slide system built to handle the increased loads and demands of today's full-batten mainsails.
When installed, the mainsail will rise easily and drop the instant the halyard is released. The System consists of a one-piece UHMW track and an "owner-defined" selection of matched slides and batten receptacles designed for smooth, long-lasting operation.
The Sailtrack is priced per foot, which includes all hardware. It offers minimal stack height, less weight aloft and low-friction performance rivaling systems costing more than twice as much. It can be installed without going aloft and without drilling holes in the mast.
A couple of months ago we fitted a Tides Marine Sail Track to our 40 foot cutter "Dreamtime III". For 16 years we'd been spraying lubricant onto the slides or just struggled to haul and drop the main...but those days are over.