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.
To determine which part to order, measure the exact diameter of the rudder stock (.000") and the O.D. of the bronze rudder port to which the unit will be connected. Note your combination of rudder stock diameter and rudder port O.D. in the table on the Imperial or Metric size page. Confirm that there is sufficient space to accommodate the flange height and the barrel height plus 1" of space between the Type I unit and the rudder port. Finally, confirm that there is clearance for the O.D. of the Type I assembly.