The Antal HS Mast Slider System is designed for boats with full batten mainsails that experience high loads and compression-loading on the mainsail luff. The systems aluminium sliders contain HS composite fibre inserts that run on aluminium track mounted on the mast. HS composite fibre is a new material thats durable over long periods of use and offers extremely low friction coefficients. The material is made from special resins strengthened with fibre and is self lubricating.
Track is made from hard coat anodized aluminum alloy and is designed to be installed when the mast is veritical
HS composite fiber is a new material that is durable over long periods of use and offers extremely low friction coefficients
Properies of HS material allow the cars to be shorter than standard ball-bearing car systems, thereby reducing the stacking height at the mast when the sail is down
Lower cars can easily be removed from the track when the sail is reefed, thereby keeping the tack low to the boom
Minimum friction under load
Less maintenance than ball bearing car systems
Cars can easily be removed and re-installed on the track whenever the mainsail is changed