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 replacement nitrile lip seals are specifically designed for each sealing system (propeller shafts / rudder stocks) produced by Tides Marine.
They are the only lip seals covered under the Tides Marine Warranty.
The outer shell is made of an Aramid fiber composite which is integrally molded to a rubber hinge with a nitrile edge. A 316-stainless steel garter spring is incorporated to distribute loads evenly over the propeller shaft or rudder stock.
When ordering replacement lip seals, note whether you have a SureSeal shaft seal or a StrongSeal shaft seal. Descriptions of each are listed on the Shaft Seals, SureSeal vs StrongSeal Page here.
NOTE: When ordering, please supply the lip seal part number (located on the face of the lip seal) to make sure you receive the correct replacement lip seal. It is also helpful if you can provide the Tides Marine Serial Number located on your existing part.