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.

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URB Standard Profile Installation Guide

The following is a brief description of the installation procedure for the URB-STD. Complete installation instructions are included with each unit and should be followed closely.

  1. Block up the rudder securely.
  2. Remove steering arm/quadrant from the rudder stock.
  3. Disconnect rudder collar and remove.
  4. Remove existing rudder bearing bolts and remove rudder bearing.
  5. Fill the existing bolt holes left in the shelf from the old bearing with fiberglass and resin.
  6. Slide the URB-STD unit onto the rudder stock and into position on the rudder shelf.
  7. Align/rotate the URB-STD so that new bolt holes can be drilled through the shelf.
  8. Drill through the shelf using the "bushed" holes in the URB-STD as a template.
  9. Align the unit with the pre-drilled holes in the shelf. Insert the required number of stainless steel hex bolts (with washers and lock washers) through the assembly and secure to the rudder shelf. Be certain to use bolts to match the "bushed" holes in the URB-STD. Do NOT undersize.
  10. Reposition the rudder collar so that it rests upon the shoulder of the ball-type bearing in the URB-STD unit and secure. Use washers as necessary to align the rudder collar with the original set screw "dimples".
  11. Remove the blocking from the rudder and verify that the rudder swings freely.
  12. Reassemble the other steering system components (arm, quadrant, etc.).

Upper Rudder Bearing Standard Diagram

Complete Rudder Installation Guide may be downloaded HERE