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TideMinder Kit
Black TideMinder Kit with 9 Balls

TideMinder Kit

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The TideMinder ® system protects boats by controlling dock lines (up to 1" diameter) in tidal waters / storms and is simply amazing.  TideMinders are a highly durable string of "pearls" that protect lines against fouling and chafing.

As the balls roll up and down, they offer constant tension with built in shock absorption. Tideminders eliminate the need to constantly adjust lines during storms and tidal changes. They also allow you to have shorter dock lines, keeping your boat closer to the dock for easier boarding (most boats can be kept as close as 6" to 8" from  the dock with TideMinders).

If you do have a floating dock, TideMinders® enhance the protection of your boat, smooth out the rocking and make it easier to board (these are a must-have for live-a-boards).

If you don't have a floating dock, TideMinders® are a cost-effective solution. With TideMinders, your line will simply roll up and down the piling automatically as forces demand, dissipating the energy naturally.

We sell individual TiderMinders to accommodate any size of piling.



Can be fitted on 12" diameter to 24" diameter pilings
(9 ball set for 12" piling)


Control dock lines up to 1" diameter


Black or White

Additional Details:

TideMinders carry a ten year warranty.

Additional Information:

Don't waste money prematurely building a floating dock. Instead, use TideMinders ® to protect your boat. Tideminder Balls automatically roll up and down pilings! 

TideMinders® work with multiple boats simultaneously!

If you can tie a figure 8 knot, you’re ready to use the TideMinders system (instructions are included). 

One set of 9 Tideminders gives you protection on a 12" diameter piling. For larger diameter pilings, more balls can be added as specified below (Tideminders can be tailored for use on up to 24" pilings). A 9-ball set is perfect for 12" diameter pilings/ 2 sets for 18" diameter pilings. Tideminders can also be purchased individually to add to other size pilings. 

TideMinders ® Features & Benefits
  • TideMinders accept up to 1" line
  • TideMinders have a 3" diameter
  • TideMinders float
  • TideMinders carry a ten year warranty.
  • TideMinders work with multiple boats simultaneously!
  • TideMinders are highly durable
  • TideMinders protect lines against fouling and chafing
Tideminders balls required for various Piling diameters: 
  • 12" diameter piling requires 9 Tideminder Balls (1 set of 9) 
  • 14" diameter piling requires 12 Tideminder Balls 
  • 16" diameter piling requires 16 Tideminder Balls 
  • 18" diameter piling requires 18 Tideminder Balls (2 sets of 9) 
  • 24" diameter piling requires 24 Tideminder Balls 

Customer Reviews

Accurately described
After watching the video provided with the description I purchased the TideMinder Kit. I have not had to adjust my lines since installing. The boat and lines self adjust with the tide. We just had king tides and I did not have to make a single adjustment. Perfect!
Reviewed by: from Key West. on 9/26/2018
Rating Given: 5/5 Stars

Outstanding product
I store my Sunfish on a jet ski style float in a river with tidal range averaging 8 ft, strong sea breeze conditions, and lots of wake action. I had tried two prior products to contend with all this unsuccessfully. This product has withstood a couple of winter storms since installation extremely well and was easy to install around my piling and fit to size, with the stern end of the float tethered to a floating dock.
Reviewed by: from Savannah GA. on 1/21/2018
Rating Given: 5/5 Stars

TideMinder Kit
Have not had a chance to use this product yet but it does look like this product is well designed and should work great ???? looking forward into using this product. Ordered from Sailor Sams it was shipped promptly received in a couple of days. Was a good price. Will use this product on my 45 ft Californian Motor Yacht . Thanks Randy Chester
Reviewed by: from Chesapeake,Virginia . on 8/7/2017
Rating Given: 5/5 Stars

Very Happy
These have worked great for both my stern lines. My challenge was securing a sailboat with 13.5' beam in slip with pylons spaced only about 13.75' wide. These will fail to role up and over obstacles such as the blunt end of rubber pylon guards, but with some creative work arounds this product would be a good solution for many who don't have the ability to set long stern and bow lines.
Reviewed by: from Annapolis, MD. on 7/31/2016
Rating Given: 5/5 Stars

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