Sail track "bracket" to attach tarp eyelets etc to van sail tracks

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:39
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Sometime ago I spotted on ebay a new gadget invented by a guy that slid inside the aluminium sail tracks on caravans. from memory It had a metal loop on it that allowed you to attach tarps etc by connecting thru the eyelet/rings rather than using a rope edge.

Has anyone seen these or know how to get in contact with the guy that has created these? He has seemed to stop advertising on ebay.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance...
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Reply By: disco driver - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 21:53

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 21:53
Hi PradOz,

If you are talking about the same thing that I think you are, they are readily available at most marine supply stores.

They are like a short length of neoprene/fibreglass rod about 9mm in diameter with a lug on the side.

They are known as sail track slugs, and slide through the aluminium sail track with the tarp attched to the lug on the sides.

I have them on my shade tarp for my caravan, work well too.

Google is your friend; look under sail track/fittings and go from there.

Hope this helps

Disco.
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Reply By: disco driver - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 21:54

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 21:54
Hi PradOz,

If you are talking about the same thing that I think you are, they are readily available at most marine supply stores.

They are like a short length of neoprene/fibreglass rod about 9mm in diameter with a lug on the side.

They are known as sail track slugs, and slide through the aluminium sail track with the tarp attched to the lug on the sides.

I have them on my shade tarp for my caravan, work well too.

Google is your friend; look under sail track/fittings and go from there.

Hope this helps

Disco.
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Follow Up By: disco driver - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 22:12

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 22:12
Sorry about the double-up, but my 'puter has been having a hissy fit all day.
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Reply By: disco driver - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 22:23

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 22:23
Hi again PradOz,
I've done a bit of searching in my records.

Try googling

Whitworths Marine: Sailmakers accessories


Disco.

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Follow Up By: PradOz - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 23:12

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 23:12
thanks a million
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Reply By: T-Ribby - Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 21:59

Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 21:59
Whitworths catalogue

Cat # 75226 for 9mm diam slug
Cat # 75242 for 12mm diam

must try one on my van awning track.

cheers
T.R.
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Follow Up By: disco driver - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 01:05

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 01:05
T-Ribby,
You need them spaced about 450-500mm apart along the annexe fabric/poly/tarp.
They work well but have one minor little drawback.
They leave a small (12-14mm) gap between the van and the annexe and a certain amount of rain drips through.
Not enough to be a PITA though.

Disco.
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