The SailZing TackSlide™ replaces the standard MC-Scow tack slug for better sail rotation and improved performance. The SailZing TackSlide performs the same function as the old slug, but allows the tack shackle to slide to port and starboard with the sail/boom. A standard tack “slug” is static, so the foot of the sail is stretched when the sail is eased. At times, especially when sailing downwind in a breeze, this effect could even cause the standard tack “slug” to break.
WARRANTY: If for any reason the TackSlide breaks, we will replace it once for free. If you’re a verified customer, just show us the broken one and we’ll send you a new TackSlide (without shackle and spacers).
The SailZing TackSlide reduces or eliminates this stretching and maintains improved sail tension. This kit even includes the required twist shackle.
Just remove the standard tack slug by unscrewing the bolt and lifting upwards. There are three spacers to allow the SailZing TackSlide to be positioned vertically where you want it. For example, you might slide in one dot and then the SailZing TackSlide and then two additional dots and then the bolt. You may need to buff off some of one the dots to fit the bolt back in.
The SailZing TackSlide includes:
- SailZing TackSlide – 1/4″ thick Aluminum
- Shackle – stainless steel twist shackle
- Three (3) Delrin™ dot spacers
There should be no change in functionality with the former, stainless steel model, but this one is easier to manufacture and we passed the savings on to our customers.