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.
To determine which part to order, measure the exact diameter of your rudder stock (.000") and the inside diameter of the rudder tube into which it will be mounted. Be sure that the ID of the tube is round, so that the barrel of the Type C will slide in easily (without force).
If necessary, Tides will machine the barrel of the Type C to ensure a proper fit within the tube. Using the rudder stock size and tube ID measurement, locate your part in the table on the Imperial or Metric Size pages. Next, confirm that the existing tube flange is of sufficient size to accept the bolt pattern and diameter of the flange (Column C) on the Imperial or Metric size pages. Make certain your existing rudder tube is long enough to encase the entire Type C within its shape.
Finally, refer to Column E in the table on the Imperial or Metric size page to make sure there is sufficient space over the top of the existing rudder tube to install this Type C bearing.