What is SlideMoor?


Description of SlideMoor

  Product  Specifications   

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.   

7) Fasteners  -­‐  All  fasteners  are  18.8  marine  grade  stainless  steel.

8) Mounting Hardware is Not Included.  


Track Size and Placement


How to determine track placement 

1) Determine the LOWEST your rubrail will be at its lowest point.

 2) Start the bottom of the track one foot below that point 

3) The top of the track will then allow for the most vertical travel with your chosen track length. Standard 8’ track allows for 6’ of vertical travel. 

4) If 6’ of vertical travel is not enough, determine how much vertical travel you will need and see below.

How to determine custom track length? 

1) Determine the LOWEST your rubrail will be at its lowest point. 

2) Start the bottom of the track one foot below that point 

3) Determine how much vertical travel you will want and add one foot to the top of that travel.  

4) The track length will be 2’ more than the total vertical travel of your boat.

REMEMBER that the track must be supported by your piling for its entire length!


Conditions for Using SlideMoor --- Figure 1.1

It must be said that SlideMoor only works when the boat is held TIGHT to the SlideMoor and will not work any other way!

This product is used to control boat location in a slip where tide or water level is prone to change.

On smaller boats it can be used to control boats in wavy conditions along with tide changes.

Since SlideMoor only works when the boat is held TIGHT to the SlideMoor, the location of your piling/track with regard to the cleats on your boat will be your most important consideration. By holding the boat tight, all lines will be on ONE side of the boat with no need for any lines other than the line you use on the SlideMoor. You may need to add a cleat to your boat directly in line with the piling/track OR add or move a piling to be directly in line with the cleat on your boat. The time and expense to do this correctly will be rewarded with the many benefits of the SlideMoor system.

At times unnecessary pilings can be removed from one side of your mooring as is the case with outer pilings. These pilings can be used to correct the line-up problems stated above. This also gives more room to maneuver in your docking area when these pilings are out of the way.

If adding a cleat to your boat, be sure it is attached properly. If your are not sure how to attach a cleat, have it done by a qualified technician.


The ONLY way SlideMoor works is when it is TIGHT!

When typing up your boat to the SlideMoor Boat Docking system the lines need to be tight.

The best method we have seen to get it tight is shown  in diagram to left.
Please Note: That each SlideMoor has TWO lines to add to the protection of your boat. 


How SlideMoor Works

SlideMoor works much the same as a floating dock.

SlideMoor 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.

Figure 1.1

Figure 1

SlideMoor can solve many problems when used correctly.
As with any great product, it must be used properly to
experience all of the benefits possible.


SlideMoor works on most boats in protected waters.  If you are not in a protected area or unsure, contact us and we will be happy to come to your dock and discuss options.

Figure 1.2

Figure 1.2

If your boat design uses deck cleats that are located on the boat much higher than the rub rail, and your boat is in a location that has waves or other means of rocking your boat, then SlideMoor may NOT be suitable for your application.  The leverage caused by the spacing between the cleats and the rub rail may pop the cleats off or break the rope. (See Figure 1.2) 

Figure 1.3 and Figure 1.4

Figure 1.3 and Figure 1.4

 Some larger boats with very vertical sides as found towards the stern may also make contact with the track if used in wavy conditions. (See Figure 1.3). If in calm areas, as in protected canals or marinas, this is usually not a problem.

Another thought concerning boat design may have to do also with size. The boat width at the rub rail must be at least as wide as the hull directly below the attaching cleat. Therefore, many older style hulls with designs that bulge out at the water line or have a spray rail just below the cleat should not use SlideMoor.