Tides Marine Rudder Bearings are durable, water-tight and abrasion-resistant products that eliminate metal-to-metal contact and the associated problems of abrasion, electrolysis and corrosion.
Tides Marine rudder bearings are self-lubricating and maintenance free. Steering is smoother and quieter.
The Upper Rudder Bearing Standard (URB-STD) and the Upper Rudder Bearing-Low Profile (URB-LP) are both ABS and Lloyds approved, self-aligning design which accomodates up to 10 degrees of off-axis alignment between the mounting surface (rudder shelf) and the rudder stock. As a result, they require no shimming during installation and won’t load up the rudder shaft during vessel operation.
Tides Marine has several types of rudder bearings with Lip Seal Technology to keep water out of your vessel, from our Type C rudder bearing to our Tube System which has the Upper Bearings, Lower Bearings and Double Lip Seals. All upper type rudder bearings are able to take the download of the rudder.
Tides Marine rudder bearings can be produced in custom sizes and lengths if needed.