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 Spare Rudder Seal Carriers were developed as a convenient place to store spare lip seals on the rudder stock. The unit also makes the job of replacing the lip seal in a Tides Marine rudder port easier and is recommended as an accessory for all Tides Marine rudder ports. Installed at the same time as the Rudder Port Bearing, they allow the lip seal to be replaced without uncoupling the rudder stock from the steering system or dropping the rudder.
The unit is a lightweight, two-piece, filled-nylon housing which is affixed to the rudder stock between the Tides RPB and the upper rudder bearing. Each unit comes with a lip seal and red installation hat.