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 SureSeal drip-free propeller shaft seal is the model currently offered by Tides Marine. It replaced the StrongSeal in the year 2000.
The StrongSeal has a stainless steel band around the front of the housing to maintain the Lip Seal dimensions. The Lip Seal is held in place by a Retaining Ring.
The current SureSeal model has 5 or 6 Phillips-head screws (depending on propeller shaft size) in the face with a removable Cap and Split Washer. Some of the caps and collars are Pentagonal and some are Round. There is no difference between the Pentagonal and Round Caps other than their shape. The Lip Seal has a recess all around it to make removal of the Lip Seal easy using only a small flat bladed screwdriver.