Since 1991, Tides Marine has provided essential marine components to the marine industry. At Tides, providing excellent customer service is our no. 1 priority and we proudly manufacture our Shaft Seals, Rudder Bearings and Sail Track in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Our products improve vessel performance and reliability, solve unique system issues, reduce the need for scheduled maintenance and provide worry-free, long-term boating enjoyment. We are the US Master Distributor for Aqualuma LED Lighting, MATE Pumps, Horns & Rubrail as well as Super Stainless, a gel based, non-abrasive, stainless steel cleaning agent.
CAROL HASSE and PORT TOWNSEND SAILS CAROL HASSE has been a sailmaker and owner of Hasse & Company Port Townsend Sails, Inc. since 1978. The sails made by Ms. Hasse's loft are world renowned. For two decades, the Seven Seas Cruising Association's membership surveys have acknowledged Port Townsend Sails for building the best offshore cruising sails available anywhere. Hasse came to sailmaking fro a love of cruising. She has logged over 45,000 offshore miles in northern and southern latitudes on wood, fiberglass, ferro-cement, and steel boats ranging in size from 25-100 feel. She has sailed on both mono and multi-hulls and on vessels with traditional and modern rigs. She has been involved personally and professionally in the building of fiberglass and wood boats and has owned a 25-foot wood Nordic Folkboat since 1979. Hasse is a founding board member of the Wooden Boats Foundation: Its premier event is the annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. Hasse currently serves on the board of the Northwest Maritime Center. She is a regular judge at the Victoria Classic Boat Festival and has served in the past as a judge for Cruising World's Boat of the Year competition at the Annapolis Boat Show. Hasse regularly lectures for the Wooden Boat Foundation and the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building. She is active in teaching and lecturing on sailmakeing, sail repair, sail inventory, and sail handling. Instructional venues include sail training vessels, boat shows, yacht clubs, offshore cruising seminars, Safety at Sea seminars, and Port Townsend Sails' in-loft Hands-On Sail Repair Seminars. Ms. Hasse has an ISPA instructor's certificate and her USCG 100-ton near coastal masters auxiliary sail license. She has been active in women's and youth sail training in the Northwest and the South Pacific for over 25 years. Our mission is to contribute to the self-reliance and confidence of our customers and to the integrity and tradition of the sailmaking craft by providing hands-on education and by building the highest quality cruising sails available anywhere.