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 MATE-USA Pumps, Horns & Rubrail as well as Super Stainless, a gel based, non-abrasive, stainless steel cleaning agent.

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RPB-C Installation Guide

The following is a description of the installation procedure associate with the Type-C port/bearing. Installation instructions are included with each unit and should be followed closely.

  1. Insert the Type-C into the tube. Using the hole pattern in the flange of the unit as a template, drill thru-holes in the tube flange for mounting.
  2. Remove the unit and prepare the tube for bonding by wiping the inside clean of any dust or construction debris.
  3. Using a medium-bodied, filled epoxy or chockfast, coat the barrel of the Type-C. In addition, lay a bead of marine sealant (such as LifeCaulk or 3M 101) under the flange at top of the Type-C barrel.
  4. Insert the Type-C into the tube and secure in position using the appropriately-sized stainless steel hex head bolts. Do NOT undersize the hardware. Use flat and lock washers as necessary.

NOTE: Before installing the rudder, insert the red seal protector into the lip seal. When the rudder is in place, remove, invert and replace it on top of the Type-C unit to keep debris off the lip seal during use, if space permits.

Rudder Pport Bearing Type C Diagram

Complete Type-C Installation Guide may be downloaded HERE