Puget Sound Pounder
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bainbridge Island, Port Madison, WA
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Re: Advice wanted: Tides Marine Track and Slide system
I have the Tides Marine system on our new Beneteau 45 with full battens, works great. Originally I was aiming for the Antel system which has a long track record but our boat rep pushed us hard towards Tides. The Tides system works fantastic, I can raise our very large main about 80% of the way up without a winch, crazy. And when it comes down I need to be cognizant of laying out the halyard line so it does not kink as it rips through the spinlock line clutch, and keep small children's hands away, not kidding. Every 2 months or so I do a quick spray of sailcoat on the cars. Great product.
I almost forgot, the yard doing the commissioning was able to install the track in about 30 minutes, dead simple. Didn't even charge me for that.
Last edited by kellysails; 10-17-2012 at 06:11 PM.
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