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 Aqualuma LED Lighting, MATE Pumps, Horns & Rubrail as well as Super Stainless, a gel based, non-abrasive, stainless steel cleaning agent.
Before placing your order, there are several measurements you need to take/confirm.
Measure the exact diameter of your rudder stock (.000"). Locate this measurement in the table on the Imperial or Metric pages.
Locate this rudder stock size in Column A of the table on the Imperial or Metric pages.
Then, note the corresponding assembly height in Column “B” of the table. Verify there is enough room between the rudder shelf and the deck (or any miscellaneous structures) above to install the unit (generally 2 x the overall height of the URB-STD). If height restrictions exist, the URB-LP may be a better choice.
Next, confirm there is sufficient clear space around the rudder stock on the rudder shelf for the URB-STD that fits your boat. Measurement C in the diagram and the table should be used for this purpose.
Finally, check the position and mounted height of the other steering components to determine if any adjustment will be necessary once the URB-STD is in place.