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Re: Advice wanted: Tides Marine Track and Slide system

We installed a Tides Strong Track Main Sail System when we bought our new full batten main loose footed 8.3 oz from Quantum. The main goes up easily and The main comes down so fast we have learned to lower it it a little more slowly, especially in the beginng when our new sail had no memeory folds in it when dropping it.

I would suggest the EZ-jack system also. We found it far superior to the Harken Lazy Jack system we previously had. It can actually be deployed from the cockpit. When the sail is finally tied up they pull away to the mast and under the sail so when raising the main there is no conflict with the batten ends getting caught.

Dave


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