Dear Tides Marine,
I am a commercial fisherman running a 29-foot-boat daily out of Fort Lauderdale. Six years ago when I had the boat built, I had installed one of your Tides dripless Shaft Seals recommended by your dealer Frank and Jimmy’s Prop Shop. For the next five years, your product gave me trouble free service, never allowing a single drop of water into my bilge.
In November of 2003 during a haul out, I foolishly replaced your product with a conventional stuffing box. What a mistake! The saltwater leak into my bilge is constant, resulting in additional corrosion in the engine area. It requires constant maintenance, usually either leaking in too much water or burning up the shaft without enough. I was spoiled by your product, and I look forward to going back to it as soon as time permits.
As a vessel owner, I feel that your company should receive the recognition it well deserves.
Thank you for making such a fine product.
Captain Gary K. Vessel Freeline