An Innovative Track System

Dutchman is pleased to offer an innovative, new track system. Our track is machined UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene), and comes with cars which ride on MDS Nylon (Molybdenum DiSulfide filled nylon) inserts. By combining two of the lowest friction materials available, our track system slides more freely than any other comparable system. Read more…

Low Friction Mast Cars & Slides

Mainsails that raise and lower easily make sailing much more enjoyable. We offer a range of solutions, from ultra low friction UHMW Track Systems to our Ball Bearing Cars and MDS Nylon Slides. If a main is difficult to raise, the problem often lies with the slides and mast track, particularly with older / painted masts or round slug type slides. However, the masthead sheave, twisted internal halyards, and the turning blocks (if the halyard is led back to the cockpit) will also add friction. With our modular design, all our products are upgradeable, so if the trackless Ball Bearing Cars do not provide enough friction reduction, you can upgrade to our track system. See the Track Brochure for more information on our Track System. Read more…