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.
Tides Marine Type I Rudder Seals are retrofit units which are designed to replace hose-mounted rudder stuffing boxes. They are connected to the existing bronze rudder port with a flexible hose which aligns the unit with the rudder stock.
The assembly consists of a one-piece UHMW housing and a nitrile lip seal. The Type I will slightly increase the overall height of the rudder port assembly.
These 100% watertight units provide quieter, smoother operation. A pre-cut length of soft-wall hose (purchased separately) must be used with each Type I Rudder Seal for warranty coverage to apply.