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 brief overview of the typical installation procedure. BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED WITH EACH KIT. Failure to follow the instructions could result in damage to the SureSeal or your engine.
- 3A. If using a threaded fitting-type pick-up, remove the appropriate plug or drain. Using a small screwdriver or awl, poke/scrape the inside of the opening to dislodge or remove any engine scale, sediment, debris, etc. which could clog the line. Coat the threads of the fitting with sealant and install.
- 6A. For twin-engine applications, we recommened the use of a crossover line between port and starboard SureSeals to insure proper lubrication and cooling water to both seals in the event that only one engine is running. Before installing a crossover line, you must inspect the vessel's raw water exhaust system. DO NOT USE A CROSSOVER LINE if the highest point in the exhaust system is above the turn of the exhaust riser. "back flow" could occur while running on only one engine causing serious damage to the other engine/turbo. For all Crossover setups, a second fitting is required on each SureSeal.
- 8A. To test a "Double Injection" set-up, remove the crossover hose from one SureSeal. Cap the injection fitting as described above. Start the other engine and run in neutral. Hold the end of the crossover hose above the level at which the cooling system water enters the manifold. A steady flow of water indicates there is suffcient pressure for proper function. Reconnect the hose and repeat the process for the other engine. Dress the crossover hose and secure with cable ties (loosely).
To determine which water pick-up kit to order, first identify the point in the engine’s raw water cooling system from which you plan to take the water for your SureSeal.
Complete Water Pick-up Kit Installation Instructions may be downloaded HERE .