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.
The following is a description of the installation procedures associated with a "Type One" installation. Installation instructions are included with each Tube System and should be followed closely.
CONTACT TIDES FOR COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS
Note: Before installing the rudder, remove the upper re-usable plug and insert the red installation hat into the top of the tube. Confirm that it is protecting the "lip" portion of the seal. After installation, remove the red installation hat and discard.
Complete Rudder Tube System Installation Guide may be downloaded HERE