TideSlide Frequently Asked Questions
hard to install?
No, TideSlides are relatively easy to install. The units are either lag
bolted or thru bolted to the side of your pole or piling. The side
mounting makes for easier access and, in most cases, TideSlides are easier
to mount than a conventional cleat and 10 times stronger.
work on my dock?
TideSlides will work on virtually any dock. From side tie-ups using only
two units on one side, to three point tying, all four corners, and more.
We will assist you in determining the best positioning for the most
benefit. TideSlides are the most flexible and easy to use dedicated
mooring system available.
TideSlides made of?
TideSlides are constructed of the finest materials available, solid 316L
stainless steel and 100% UV stabilized Polymer plastics. We even go as
far as machining the mooring blocks from solid pieces of UHMW, not
injection molding for even greater strength! TideSlides are made to stand
up to years of hard use.
Where do I
mount TideSlides on my dock?
TideSlides are mounted on the "side" of the dock pole, out of the mooring
area. To the left, is shown an example of how the unit is mounted. This
eliminates the chance of bumping into it while docking and does not take
up space in the slip. Because TideSlides rotate on the solid 316 SS
shaft, you can use them for different boats in the same slip, too. Don't
forget! because you don't have slack lines its easier than ever to tie up!
TideSlides strong enough to hold my boat?
TideSlides are the strongest system available and are offered in a wide
variety of duty ratings to accommodate any size boats. From our Heavy Duty
Class for boats to 30 feet and 20000# with a solid 1" diameter 316
stainless steel shaft to the Heavy Yacht Class with a 2" solid 316 SS
shaft for yachts to 120000# and up. TideSlides are offered in shaft
diameters from 1" to 6" for any size watercraft.
should my TideSlides be?
TideSlides are offered in standard lengths from 4 to 20 feet long and
custom lengths are always available. Keep the following keys in mind
while determining TideSlide length.
First: What is the average tidal movement in my area?
Second: What are the tidal extremes we typically experience?
Based on these two basic rules of thumb, we can estimate a reasonable
average length for your application.
Example: Your average tidal flow is 3 feet, but on full moon and other
extreme days you experience 1.5 foot negative and 1 foot positive tide.
In this case, we would recommend a 5-7 foot long TideSlide.
TideSlides do I need for my boat?
TideSlides are available in many standard duty ratings and other custom
ratings are available:
Please note that the duty ratings are for individual units and the use of
more than one unit increases the rating for each additional unit
employed. Example: 4 Heavy Duty 1" TideSlides will secure a vessel up to
12,000 lbs. or 30 feet long. (6) Heavy Duty Units will moor a yacht up
to 25,000 lbs. *
*TS Series- Heavy Duty Class
(1" SS shaft) Each unit is duty rated to #8,500
Ideal for any size up to 30+ foot boats & yachts!
Example: 4 units for boats to 12000#
Example: 6 units for boats to 25000#
*YS Series-Yacht Class
(1 1/2" solid SS shaft) duty rated to #20,500 each
Ideal for 30 to 55+ foot yachts!
Example: 4 units for boats to 45000#
Example: 6 units for boats to 70000#
*HY Series-Heavy Yacht Class
(2" solid SS shaft) rated to #40,000 each
Perfect for 50-90 foot yachts!
Example: 4 units for yachts to #80000
Example: 6 units for yachts to #140000
*MY Series-Mega Yacht Class
(2 1/2" solid SS Shaft) rated to #65,000 each
Ideal for 80-140 foot yachts!
Length of slide and mounting conditions may limit actual load/weights.
Conditions may also limit weights and should always be considered.
Exposure and traffic must be accounted for when determining Series and
length. If you are unsure of what series and how many units you need,
please call us at 1-800-677-4710.
TideSlide Kit include the mounting Hardware & Rope?
All TideSlides are shipped with 1/2" x 6" stainless steel lag bolts unless
otherwise requested. Thru bolts are available (at an additional cost) upon
request and are recommended on highly exposed areas and/or weak pilings.
Different types, sizes and lengths of rope are needed for every
installation, so rope is not included. Ropes can be purchased through your
favorite boating supply store, or we can custom order ropes for you. Let
us know what type, size, and length of rope you need and we'll be happy to
provide you with a quote.
type of warranty does TideSlide Offer?
TideSlide Mooring Products feature a 100% warranty on workmanship and
defects on all parts manufactured by the principle for a period of three
(3) years from the date of purchase. TideSlide Products cannot be held
responsible or liable for damages sustained from storms, acts of God, acts
of terrorism and/or war.
Do you still
have questions about TideSlide? Call us at 1-800-677-4710
Order two or more
TideSlide units and receive free ground shipping! Standard mounting hardware, installation
instructions and shipping and handling are included in the price. Most
units are shipped via UPS or Fedex Ground, but longer units will be
shipped via truck line.
* Only applies to ground shipments in the US
(Excluding Alaska & Hawaii).
* Two or more TideSlide units must be ordered to receive this free
* Our online store will show a shipping charge for your
order, but we will credit back the applicable shipping
charges before we charge your credit card.