Since 1991, Tides Marine has provided essential marine components to the marine industry. At Tides, providing excellent customer service is our no. 1 priority and we proudly manufacture our Shaft Seals, Rudder Bearings and Sail Track in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Our products improve vessel performance and reliability, solve unique system issues, reduce the need for scheduled maintenance and provide worry-free, long-term boating enjoyment. We are the US Master Distributor for MATE-USA Pumps, Horns & Rubrail as well as Super Stainless, a gel based, non-abrasive, stainless steel cleaning agent.
If your Track System was purchased PRIOR to 2006, you will need to order "SM" stainless steel slides.
If your Track System was purchased AFTER 2006, you will need to order "SS" stainless steel slides.
In 2006, Tides Marine improved the consistency of the internal shape of the SailTrack when they changed the shape of the knives used to machine the track shape. This eliminated a step that was once done by hand.
This modest change to the track also required an associated change in sail slides that are made from stainless steel. Please see below.
Track & Slide
1995 thru June 30th 2006
Track & Slide
After July 1st 2006
CORRECT - When ordering replacement or additional slides, be sure to order the SM Slide. (Slides SH-401, SH-500 or SH-600)
INCORRECT - Do not order the SS Slide It will not fit properly into this track.
If the serial number on your sailtrack is 44229 or smaller, your track was produced BEFORE July 1, 2006 and it requires stainless-SM Series Slides.
If the serial number on your sailtrack is 44230 or greater, your track was produced ON or AFTER July 1, 2006 and it requires stainless-SS Series Slides.