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Sail Faster with SAILTEC

SAILTEC, Inc. has specialized in designing and building hydraulic tension and rig control for sailboats and custom marine hydraulics since 1983. Our cost effective and durable hydraulic solution, coupled with a serious dedication to customer service and product support has made SAILTEC the first production boat source for many top sailboat brands for over twenty years.

We manufacture hydraulic/pneumatic cylinders, hand pumps, and 12V & 24V electric pumps that operate to 5000 psi (350 bar) and can generate up to 100 ton of force. Our latest products include hydraulic control of hatches, transom doors, swim platforms, keel lifting, radar lifts and other specialized applications.

 

SAILTEC is the sailing industry's preference for marine hydraulics offering:
  • Worldwide sales and service
  • Standard and custom cylinders
  • Exceptional factory support
  • Product innovation
Better performing products at a lower price, SAILTEC is a great value
  • Light-weight cylinders and pumps
  • Larger piston rods for longer life and resistance to side loads
  • Redundant seals for extra leak prevention and longer life
  • Faster pumping speeds than comparable models in the industry
  • Competitive pricing
  • Broad range of cylinders, integrals and pumps with respect to stroke, speed, fit and function

A hydraulic Integral adjuster is usually used as a backstay. It is basically a hydraulic cylinder with a pump and reservoir integrated into one package. It is a completely closed all-in-one hydraulic system.

All hydraulic systems are made of three components: a pump, a reservoir, and a cylinder. Oil is drawn from the oil reservoir by the pump. The pump forces oil into the cylinder forcing the piston rod or ram into the cylinder. This is the pulling force. Often the pump is a manual pump (which we call a panel) or an electric pump (which we call a power pack).

From this point, an oil line, capable of holding high pressure, runs to a cylinder. The pump moves pressurized oil into the cylinder to force the piston rod (or ram) to move and stay in position against tension. When the pressure valve is open on the pump the oil is allowed to return through this oil line and run through the pump back into the reservoir.

The Integral combines all these components in one piece. With an Integral adjuster there are no hoses running through your boat and the pump is a part of the cylinder so it is operated where it is used.