The SlideMoor Docking System Components
SlideMoor has been successfully providing custom “Tied Tightly to One Side Only” Docking Systems for vessels up to 120’ LOA for more than 25 years. Our secret? We control 100% of the vessel’s lateral movement, thus virtually eliminating the destructive forces of momentum responsible for most damage sustained while at the dock.
The SlideMoor System consists of several components all working in unison to protect the vessel. THE AVERAGE VESSEL WILL REQUIRE TWO (2) SLIDEMOOR UNITS. VESSELS OVER 65’ IN LENGTH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL UNITS.
IMPORTANT – AT LEAST TWO PILINGS MUST ALIGN WITH TWO CLEATS ON THE VESSEL FOR A SLIDEMOOR SYSTEM TO WORK PROPERLY.
Each SlideMoor Unit consists of:
One aluminum Track typically affixed to a piling that aligns with a cleat on the vessel. The Length of the Track is predicated upon the size and weight of the vessel as well as the tidal range at the dock. Tracks are available to accommodate round or flat surfaces.
One Custom made Slide complete with a proprietary pre-lubricated linear bearing and rubber bumper. The length of the Slide is predicated upon the length, weight and rub rail design of the vessel.
One stainless steel RatcheTite Line Tensioner complete with low stretch line. The RatcheTite is affixed to one side of each Slide and provides the yacht owner with the required mechanical advantage necessary to keep the vessel’s rub rail pressed tightly against the SlideMoor bumper.
There are also a myriad of additional accessories designed to keep the vessel further away from the dock, help lift heavy components, avoid drilling holes in pilings, Heavy Duty bumpers designed for heavier vessels, an adaptation to secure floating docks to stationary support structures and even a specialized dock bracket intended to replace one of the existing pilings in the event that the vessel’s cleats don’t line up.
The components quite often can be mixed and matched as needed to accommodate almost any vessel design. The number of SlideMoor units is determined by the size and weight of the vessel and the conditions at the dock. So the selection of the correct components and the number of SlideMoor units for any installation can be a very dynamic decision that requires the assistance of a SlideMoor Expert.