SlideMoor is a boat docking system & jet ski docking that brings together many of the advantages of a floating dock with the appeal of a traditional fixed dock. The system makes docking safer and easier while mitigating the risks associated with tidal change, wind, and wave activity.
This simple yet effective system secures your boats tightly to a sliding bumper on one side only. SlideMoor takes the guesswork out of tying up your boat & jet ski, solving many of the docking and mooring issues encountered by boaters. All your boating needs.
Mooring whips are flexible fiberglass poles used to hold a boat off a dock to prevent damage to the boat or dock. Also known as boat whips or dock whips, they were originally designed to counter the effect of changing tides, boat wakes, and wind driven waves. Mooring whips use tension to hold the boat at a safe distance from the dock and their flexibility allows some movement of the boat due to tidal changes. Boat whips have a number of applications in the docking industry, but are generally used for smaller boats. Mooring whips were a major innovation for boat docking systems and these boat whips have been a fixture in the boat docking industry for over half a century.
Mooring whips are mechanically fastened at one end to the dock while the opposite end is connected to a cleat on the boat via a dock line. When a boat whip is tied to the boat cleat it causes the fiberglass pole to bend, and will keep separation between the two. Dock whips are often used in conjunction with bumpers, fenders, and marine grade lines to ensure the safety of the boat.
Mooring whips have been in use for over half a century and are most effective for small boats and in calmer waters. Boat whips are composed of fiberglass, which gives them their flexibility, however, the fiberglass can fail and has a relatively short lifespan when compared to alternative systems. In high tides mooring whips are least effective because there is no tension on the pole, which allows enough slack for the boat to hit the dock. Alternatively, in low tides the boat whips will experience a tremendous amount of stress that will greatly increase their potential to fail, leaving your boat unprotected. Fractured fiberglass poses serious injury risk. Because mooring whips keep your boat away from the dock, boarding and loading can become difficult and unsafe. Dock whips can work well, especially in calm waters, but next-generation boat mooring systems such as the The Slidemoor System provide a less expensive option that is safer for you, your boat, and its passengers.
Yes! The Slidemoor system is the next stage in the evolution of docking systems. SlideMoor takes the guesswork out of tying up your boat, solving many of the docking and mooring issues encountered by boaters. SlideMoor works much the same as a floating dock. It secures your boat tight with two lines on one side only, eliminating bumping, banging, and other damaging movements. SlideMoor allows your boat to move securely up and down through waves, wind, and tides.
1) Slide -‐ The patented Slide is manufactured from 6061-‐ T6 Extruded aluminum, for strength and high resistance to corrosion.
2) Bumper -‐ Extruded, flexible, high-‐molecular polyvinyl chloride will not crack, rot or corrode. Non-‐marring and impervious to ultraviolet rays. Manufactured for durability and strength and is designed for increased protection with increased pressure.
3) Bearing -‐ ⅛" extruded Carilon® lines the interior surfaces of the Slide for frictionless movement, providing high lubricity for smooth travel on the Track.
4) Cleats -‐ 8" injection molded, non-‐corrosive black nylon Cleats come standard with the system. (2 per Slide).
5) Track -‐ 6061-‐ T6 Extruded aluminum I-‐beam. Track lengths available from 8 to 25 feet.
6) Slide Stop Top & Bottom -‐ Prevents Slide from coming off. Top may be replaced with lock. Fasteners -‐ All fasteners are 18.8 marine grade stainless steel.
SlideMoor’s Low Stretch Lines are double braided, marine grade nylon with Dacron centers available in both 5/8” and 3/4” diameters. When used properly, they will keep your vessel tight to the SlideMoor bumpers and will not stretch excessively over time.
Introducing the SlideMoor RacheTite! The RacheTite is a stainless steel, self-contained ratcheting winch that replaces one of your two SlideMoor Slide cleats and simply and easily increases tension to your dock lines while tied to the SlideMoor unit. The RacheTite features a spring-loaded locking detent that solidly clicks with each adjustment ensuring that your vessel remains tight to the SlideMoor bumper.
The SlideMoor RatcheTite is designed to end the destructive lateral movement of the vessel while tied to the SlideMoor Docking System due to loose lines. The mechanical advantage provided by the RatcheTite makes that easy. The RatcheTite simply replaces one of the two existing cleats on the SlideMoor Slide.
The RacheTite is easily retrofittable to any SlideMoor System and is designed to take up any slack in the line by simply turning a small lever on the side of the Slide. Simply remove one of the two SlideMoor Slide cleats and replace it with a RacheTite bolting it using the existing cleat mounting holes. Each RatcheTite comes pre-strung with a 5/8” double braided marine grade Low Stretch dock line. Simply run the dock line around your vessel’s cleat and tie it off tightly to the other side of the SlideMoor Slide. Now you’re ready to adjust any slack in the line while tied to the SlideMoor Slide.
The RatcheTite comes equipped with a preinstalled SlideMoor Low Stretch dock Line. RatcheTite’s are only designed to be used with this special dock line. Should it become necessary to replace the line, contact All About SlideMoor for guidance.