I don’t know about you, but I hate buying things that break easily, don’t work well, or are just a pain to install. That’s not the case with the SliderG5, as it is virtually indestructable, weighing in at around eleven pounds and machined from 12 gauge steel. In fact, when people pick one up for the first time they say things like, “This thing is heavy-duty! It’ll outlast my boat!”
The sliding wedge that the swivel and seat attaches to is no different. Made from extremely tough, self-lubricating three-quarter inch thick UHMW plastic, it is built to last. Even the included hardware is top quality – the whole system screws down to the top and front of your bench with eleven #14 stainless steel sheet metal screws and star washers, which keep the screws from vibrating free. Your swivel is attached to the wedge with four stainless machine screws, washers, and lock nuts. The SliderG5 is not cheap – but most quality products are not. Price out all the stainless steel hardware at your local True Value some time and you will see what I mean.
Installation is straightforward. Place on your bench and screw it down. The last two screws on each end of the SliderG5 function as built-in stops. They are spaced wider than the inside screws, and the two channels machined into the plastic wedge allow the wedge to pass over the four inside screws, but not the outside ones. The wedge floats very slightly inside the channel, but bottoms out when you sit on your fishing seat. In other words, your weight holds you in place, yet you can easily change positions along your bench.
So what are the benefits to attaching a Slider or two on your boat? Well first of all, your boat is safer. When you are operating your tiller on one side, the person in front of you can move to the other side, giving you a clear view ahead and at the same time balancing your boat. As you know, boats run better and smoother when they are balanced. Next, if you are a duck hunter and use a boat blind you will find the SliderG5 makes your set-up easier and more comfortable. The guy in the middle is normally at an advantage, but the guy on the tiller is in bad shape, usually limited on one side where he can shoot. He always has to position his boat so he can shoot out the port side. With the SliderG5 you can put your boat on any side of a grass island, or go right in the middle of it. The tiller operator can easily slide to any side he wants to shoot from. In addition, there is no ducking or crouching down in the blind, as you can sit right in the middle, rather than off to one side. Speaking of tillers, you can operate your tiller from either side, whether you are right or left handed. And finally, you can fish from any side of the boat in your comfortable seat. There is no awkward casting from a fixed position on your bench.
We offer a great product that solves a problem and we are proud to sell. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and stand 100% behind every SliderG5 we sell. Try one out on your boat! You’ll wonder how you ever got by without it. The SliderG5. Solid. Simple. Solution.