Marine Rail System
There are several factors that need to be considered in determining the feasibility of using a Shore Tracker® Marine Railway System.
See the list below, and download and print a Marine Rail System SITE DATA SHEET . This sheet, when filled out completely, will give us the information we need to determine what will be needed to complete your Shore Tracker®.
• Steep hills, banks or drop-offs can also be difficult, if not impossible. Our system is designed to have no more than a 2-foot drop per 10-feet of track, overall. For example, a 3-foot retaining wall will require at least 15-feet of track before the track even touches the water. The track can be supported to make these spans, depending on the water depths.
• Do you have a power supply? A minimum 20 amp dedicated breaker is suggested for 110 volt power supply. If available, 220 volt power is preferred. There is no 12-volt option, and large custom systems may have other requirements.
• The installation site must be free of obstacles, such as trees, stumps and boulders.
• The site must offer a straight path on shore and into the water. The track cannot turn.
• For salt-water applications, a stainless-steel upgrade bolt kit will be required.
• For rivers, select a backwater location. River currents make maneuvering perpendicular to shore very difficult.
Fully adjustable, the Shore Tracker carriage can easily be changed to accommodate any style of watercraft. The width and length can be adjusted, and by using different supports, you can easily change from pontoon to runabout or fishing boat.
Cable tension is a critical factor in the smooth operation of a marine railway system. This worm-gear winch, conveniently located at the rear of the carriage, allows the user to easily adjust the cable tension without tools.
Removable Door Piece
For overhead doors on boathouses. Simply lift the short track section out of the way so the door can close flush. No tools required!
These telescoping track support legs are used where the track can’t be on the ground, such as getting over an ice ridge or up to a boathouse floor.back