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Old 02-06-2014, 08:53   #1
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Anyone have Harken T-Track Switch?

Has anyone here used or possesses a Harken switching T-Track mainsail slide system?
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Re: Anyone have Harken T-Track Switch?

I have used one quite a lot. The two boats I worked for had them.

The big boat (Andrews 70' w/115' mast) used the battcar system with the switch, and frankly it is still one of the easiest sails I have ever dealt with. Other than being ungodly heavy the sail always went up and down effortlessly. Even reefing in a downwind blow was never an issue. The switch was pretty much a necessity on a sail this big.

The Santa Cruise 52' also had it, and again it worked flawlessly the entire time I worked for the boat.

Do you have any specific questions?
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Re: Anyone have Harken T-Track Switch?

Nope, thank you. I've since had the opportunity to see one in action. Nice. I'm looking at the trysail track version. An amazingly simple piece of engineering.
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Re: Anyone have Harken T-Track Switch?

You might consider Tides Marine Sailtrack system. Works great on our 35' boat.
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Re: Anyone have Harken T-Track Switch?

Capt.Don, thanks for your input. I have been looking at their system but haven't finally settled on what the outcome will be. Can't beat the price, though, can you?
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Re: Anyone have Harken T-Track Switch?

Roy, We added the Tides sailtrack to our 35' sailboat last year - made a huge difference in the grief factor when dropping/flaking the main. Last weekend I had the mainsail reefed. I was concerned about the lateral pressure either pulling the track from the mast or the slides from their plastic slide material. Fortunately, no such problem and all was OK.

Shop around a bit and you can save on this. Installation is easy: about 2 hours to remove the old slides and replace, along with new battern pockets + cars. About an hour to slide the track in place and relead the main. So far, very satisfied.
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Thanks, Don!
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