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Old 01-06-2015, 08:17   #1
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Anyone Using SlideMoor System?

Is anyone using this system?

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We have a Seawind 1000 catamaran (33 ft long, 19 ft wide, approx. 12,000 lbs) and would like to keep it on a dock behind the house. Our water "ownership" allows for a tie-up on starboard side, but not enough for poles on the port side except maybe one aft. Tide movement there is only a couple of feet up/down, but trying to put in something that can handle 8 ft of storm surge from hurricane. We are on the coast, in Port Aransas, Texas. Also, the backyard is a marina, and we get big boat traffic coming in and out (supposedly at no-wake speed, but you know how that goes sometimes).

Anyway, the boat has a bow and stern cleat, and the SlideMoor system would need to be located immediately adjacent to each of these attachment points. We will have a barge come in and put in new pilings in the appropriate place. But was looking to find someone who has actually used these, to get some feedback. Other alternative would be a short section of floating dock, to which the boat could be tied - and move up and down with the dock. Much more expensive.
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Re: Anyone Using SlideMoor System?

Ok, just wondering whether anyone has any experience with this system?
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Re: Anyone Using SlideMoor System?

I've been searching the Internet for reviews. So far, on forums, I've only seen a few. More then the idea of adjusting to the tides, I like the fact you don't have to worry about your boat banging up against the dock pilings.


Does anyone here have them?
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Re: Anyone Using SlideMoor System?

I, too, need something like this. I don't have to deal with tides, but boat wakes and wind driven waves. This has to be better than fenders rubbing on the side, our fender rubbed the boot stripe off one time. We're in the same situation where we can only tie on one side, but we have a floating dock.

Seems a little pricey for what you get. I'll probably just build something similar.
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Re: Anyone Using SlideMoor System?

They look like a recipe for crushing or tearing the shear out of your boat. Nothing beats a floating pontoon and lots of fenders for good moored boat care.
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They look like a recipe for crushing or tearing the shear out of your boat. Nothing beats a floating pontoon and lots of fenders for good moored boat care.
We're on a busy canal occasionally used by clueless boaters who don't understand the concept of no wake. That could be a problem.





And then there's just the hull design itself...

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Re: Anyone Using SlideMoor System?

I ended up going with the TideSlide system. Two at the bow, which allows the boat to be suspended between pilings. One at the midship cleat, and one aft of the boat. Installed 30 ft pilings with rub strakes, that extend about 12 ft above the water. My slides are 11 ft long. We live in Port Aransas Texas about 20 miles from where Hurricane Harvey came ashore. Our boat was undamaged, with a 9 ft storm surge.

A SlideMoor boat one canal over broke loose of one of the slides, rotated to break the other, and then sunk. One of the reasons I didn't do with SlideMoor was reports of severe load on the two cleats and spider cracking common. Also, the placement has to be exactly at the boat cleats.
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