Track and Slide System




Your slides option comes complete with the track in either hand polished cast stainless steel or machined naval brass slides

Additional cost applies for batten receptacles

SH 200A ( 1 5/8” battens ) $ 35.00
SH 200B ( 2.00“ battens ) $ 38.50

Example: 40 feet of track comes with 20 assorted slides. Additional slides can be ordered at extra cost.




The SH-200A is the smaller batten receptacle and comes with an SH-400 slide. It accepts flat battens up to 1 5/8” wide and round battens up to ½” in diameter.

The SH-200B is the larger batten receptacle and also comes with an SH-400 slide. It accepts flat battens up to 2” wide and round battens to 5/8” in diameter.

Indicate the number of full-length battens on your sail.

Specify the width of your flat battens or the diameter of your round battens.

Using this information, select an SH-200A or an SH-200B for each batten on your sail.

Some batten ends may have to be trimmed before assembly to optimize fit.


Most conventional headboards have a “length along the luff” of 6" to 12”. This type of configuration should only require one (1) headboard slide (SH-500) 3" long, fastened / webbed to the middle of the headboard. Longer headboards may require two (2) headboard slides – one at the top of the headboard and one at the bottom. Multi-hull sailboats sail much stiffer than mono-hulls.

If you are fitting a track system to a multi-hull, you may wish to consider one of the
SH-900 headboard car assemblies. The price of these SH-900 units is in addition to the standard cost of track systems.

Strong Track Batten Receptacles

Strong Track offers batten receptacles with its track systems. If you wish to use your existing batten receptacles, this is possible assuming these receptacles connect to corresponding slides with a 10mm stud. Simply order an SH-400 2" long for each of the receptacles you wish to use. Turn the 10mm stud into your batten receptacles and the track system will take care of the rest. This universal part costs 24.00

Strong Track Reef Slides

Count the number of reef points on your sail. A Strong Track SH-401 2" long slide should be used above each reef point (or cringle). However, if the slide above the reef point is a batten receptacle with a Strong Track slide, this step is not necessary as the SH-401 is already part of this batten receptacle assembly.

Strong Track Regular Slides

Count the remaining existing slides on your sail. These will be replaced with the SH-600 1½" intermediate slides.

The Final Slide Count

Summarize all of the slides you have selected and determine if the total falls within the “one slide for every 2 feet of track” guideline.

If so, complete the slide section of the Order Form at this time.

If you will need more slides than those which are offered with the standard track system, contact us for information on how to order additional slides at the current price.

Check Your Stack Height

Now is a good time to total the length of each slide you have ordered to determine a final slide stack height. Compare this stack height to that of your current slides. If the Strong Track stack height is longer the same of your original stack height, your sail cover may need to be modified. All batten receptacles will use the SH-401 slide.

SH-500 - 3"
SH-401 - 2"
SH-600 - 1 1/2"

If your current slides are webbed to the main (or some sort of shackle is used), simply remove the old slides and replace them with your new slides.

If your existing slides are sewn to the luff or you have a bolt rope, your sailmaker will have to sew web loops onto your sail to complete this installation.