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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    Deerfield Beach, FL. 33442, USA
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RPB-H Installation Guide

The following is a description of the installation procedures associated with the RPB Type-H. Installation instructions are included with each unit and should be followed closely.

  1. Prepare the rudder tube for bonding by wiping the inside clean of any dust or construction debris.
  2. Using a medium bodied epoxy or Chockfast®, coat the outside of the bearing unit that will be pressed into the tube.
  3. Lay a bead of marine sealant (such as Lifecaulk or 3-M 101) under the flange.
  4. Insert the unit into the tube.
  5. Type-H units (no flange) may require temporary support to keep them in position. Install rudder or dummy shaft to insure good bearing alignment until cured.

Note: Before installing the rudder, insert the red installation hat into the lip seal. When rudder is in place, remove, invert and replace it on top of the Type-H unit to keep debris off the lip seal during use.

Rudder Port Bearing Type H Diagram

Complete Type-H Installation Guide may be downloaded HERE