Grand Slam Your Way Into Summer – 5 Awesome Rebates for New TACO Outrigger Systems

Get Up To $150 Back on New TACO Outrigger Systems! 

During the month of May, we’re offering 5 amazing rebates on our premium Outrigger systems – complete with Outrigger Mounts, our patented Tele-Outrigger Poles, rigging kits and accessories.


Get $150 with the purchase of a pair of Grand Slam 380 or 380XL Outrigger Top Mounts, a Premium Rigging Kit and a set of Tele-Outrigger Poles

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In the video below, Captain Mark Henderson from the Liquid Fire Fishing Team explains the features and benefits of the TACO Marine Grand Slam 380 Outrigger Top Mounts, aluminum Tele-Outrigger Poles and the Premium Rigging Kit.

 


Get $150 with the purchase of a pair of Grand Slam 280 or 2801 Outrigger Top Mounts, a Premium Rigging Kit and a set of Tele-Outrigger Poles.

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Captain Mark Henderson from the Liquid Fire Fishing Team explains the features and benefits of the TACO Marine Grand Slam 280 and 2801 Outrigger Top Mounts, aluminum Tele-Outrigger Poles and the Premium Rigging Kit.


Get $150 with the purchase of a pair of Grand Slam 280 Outrigger Top Mounts, a Premium Rigging Kit, a set of Tele-Outrigger Poles and a set of Outrigger Line Caddies.

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Get $100 with the purchase of a pair of Grand Slam 170 Outrigger Top Mounts, a Standard Rigging Kit, a pair of Tele-Outrigger Poles and an Outrigger Line Caddy.

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Captain Mark Henderson from the Liquid Fire Fishing Team explains the features and benefits of the TACO Marine Grand Slam 170 Outrigger Top Mount, aluminum Tele-Outrigger Poles and the Standard Rigging Kit.


Get $100 with the purchase of a pair of Grand Slam 170 Outrigger Top Mounts, a Standard Rigging Kit and a pair of Tele-Outrigger Poles.

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Florida Sportsman Episode 4 Revisits Contender Remodeling Project and More

Our partnership with Florida Sportsman Project Dreamboat continues in episode 4.

The professionals at Marine Customs Unlimited continue their work on a 31-foot Contender called “Better Dayz,” which needed new fuel tanks and a host of other upgrades after being damaged in a hurricane.

Once the tanks were removed, they were taken to TNT Custom Boat Works to be cleaned and powder coated.

They begin by taking the fuel tanks to TNT Custom Boat Works to have the tanks cleaned and powder coated. To powder coat the tanks, the team at TNT use a process called Electrostatic Spray Disposition, which evenly coats the tanks in a chemical powder.

The tanks are being covered in a chemical powder during the powder-coating process.
The tanks are then baked for 12 minutes, which causes the powder to melt and form a hardened surface. Here are the results.

After the powder is applied, the tanks are placed into an oven for 12 minutes, where the powder is melted to form a hardened surface. The tanks are then reinstalled and sealed into the boat using a unique hardened foam.

Here’s an exclusive clip.


The Florida Sportsman team then meets with Jeff, Dalton and Mason Toole to discuss their completely remodeled 1987 16-foot Alumacraft.

Jeff Toole with sons Mason, front, and Dalton. Together, the Toole family remodeled the 1987 Alumacraft in honor of Dustin Toole, who passed away in a car accident.

More than just a dreamboat, dad Jeff tells how his oldest son, Dustin, purchased the Alumacraft when he was 18 years old with the goal of remodeling the boat. Sadly, Dustin passed away in a car accident before he got to complete his dreamboat.

In honor of Dustin, Jeff, alongside sons Dalton and Mason, remodeled the boat over the course of 10 months – turning the craft into what Dustin had ultimately envisioned.

The 1987 Alumacraft before being completely remodeled.

The Toole family extended the front deck, added gunnels on each side, extended the rear deck, replaced the transom, replaced the outboard motor, remodeled the mini tower and helm, replaced the fuel tank and batteries, incorporated brand new SeaDek throughout and added an array of other custom touches in memory of Dustin and his vision for the boat.

After completing renovations, the 1987 Alumacraft looked like an entirely new boat.
The Toole family remodeled the boat in memory of Dustin Toole. The fish seen here was a sketch Dustin drew and had tattooed on his shoulder.
In memory of Dustin Wayne Toole.

Watch an exclusive clip with the Toole family below.


Watch the full episode below and visit YouTube.com/tacomarine for Project Dreamboat episodes 1 through 3.

TACO Featured on Florida Sportsman Project Dreamboat Episode 3

Our partnership with Florida Sportsman Project Dreamboat continues in episode 3.

The professionals at Marine Customs Unlimited worked on a 23-foot Albury Brothers boat belonging to the owners of Shurhold Clean-N-Simple. The boat was in need of new paint, a custom dash panel and brand-new TACO Vinyl Rub Rail.

In episode 2, we watched how brand new TACO Rub Rail was installed, which helped streamline the boat’s appearance and also keep it better protected on the dock.

In the clip below, we see the conclusion to the 23-foot Albury Brothers boat, which got a major facelift to the center console.

Find the full episode at YouTube.com/tacomarine in the Florida Sportsman Project Dreamboat playlist.

Announcing a New Grand Slam Outrigger Base Installation Video on FISH TACO TV

We’ve got a new Grand Slam Outrigger base installation video with Captain Mark Henderson from the Liquid Fire Fishing Team!

Henderson installs a set of Grand Slam 280 Outrigger Mounts to a Classic Mako 228 with a canvas top.
All the installation hardware is included with the TACO Outrigger Mounts.

In this FISH TACO TV video, Henderson, our Strategic Product Category Manager, installs a pair of Grand Slam 280 Outrigger bases on a canvas top of a 36-year-old Classic Mako 228.

To install an outrigger base on a canvas top, a TACO pre-drilled extrusion plate must first be welded to the frame.

A TACO pre-drilled extrusion plate must be welded to a canvas top frame prior to mount installation.

We offer three different extrusion plates that perfectly match our Grand Slam line of outrigger bases.

Once the plate is welded in place, simply cut a small circle around the base and screw holes, apply a bead of sealant and attach the bases. All the mounting hardware required for any of our Grand Slam bases comes included.

Mark an X over the base and screw holes, which you’ll then cut out of the canvas material.

Apply a bead of sealant around all the holes to prevent the canvas material from fraying.
You’re ready to attach the new TACO Grand Slam mount to the extrusion plate.
Insert the hardware and tighten.

After the base is installed, the final step is attaching the base handle.

The final step is inserting the handle into the base.

Henderson not only shows how to install the base, but also provides handy tips for cauterizing the canvas material. Watch full video below.

For more how-to videos from Fish TACO TV, visit YouTube.com/tacomarine.

Get Up To $150 Cash Back on TACO Outrigger Systems

We’re offering 5 amazing rebates on our premium Outrigger systems – complete with Outrigger Mounts, our patented Tele-Outrigger Poles, rigging and accessories. Don’t wait! These deals won’t last long.


Get $150 with the purchase of a pair of Grand Slam 380 or 380XL Outrigger Top Mounts, a Premium Rigging Kit and a set of Tele-Outrigger Poles.

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Grand Slam 380

Safety and convenience of deploying outriggers was our focus when creating the Grand Slam 380 Outrigger Mounts. Perfect for 25- to 50-foot vessels, the ability to adjust your outriggers’ vertical lift and horizontal rotation from the boat deck is valuable when in rough seas. These beautiful mounts will streamline your boat’s appearance and make you want to chase pelagic species more often.

Grand Slam 380XL

For thicker hardtops, try our GS-380XL, which has an increased body length.


Get $150 with the purchase of a pair of Grand Slam 280 or 2801 Outrigger Top Mounts, a Premium Rigging Kit and a set of Tele-Outrigger Poles.

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Grand Slam 280

Probably the most popular center console outrigger base ever has gotten more attractive and useful! Our Grand Slam 280s have been an industry standard for years. Their reliability, durability and sleek appearance has made them a staple in the offshore fishing community. Ideal for the mid-range-sized boat, from 25- to 35-feet, these bases are made for hardcore offshore fishing.

Grand Slam 2801

The GS-2801 has an offset handle, which allows for more hand clearance, depending on the design of your T-top.


Get $150 with the purchase of a Grand Slam 280 Kit, which includes a pair of Grand Slam 280 Outrigger Top Mounts, a Premium Rigging Kit, a set of Tele-Outrigger Poles and a set of Outrigger Line Caddies.

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Get $100 with the purchase of a Grand Slam 170 Kit, which includes a pair Grand Slam 170 Outrigger Top Mounts, a Standard Rigging Kit, a pair of Tele-Outrigger Poles and an Outrigger Line Caddy.

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Grand Slam 170

Simple, strong and perfect for boats 24-feet and under, our Grand Slam 170 Outrigger Mounts are the ideal addition to make your boat into an offshore fishing machine. Sold individually or in pairs, their easy installation and attractive appearance will make your days on the water more productive.

Aluminum Tele-Outrigger Poles

The GS-170 pairs perfectly with our aluminum Tele-Outrigger Poles, which telescope to less than six feet for bridge clearance, trailering or storage.


Get $100 with the purchase of a Grand Slam 170 Outrigger Top Mount (single or pair), a Standard Rigging Kit and a Tele-Outrigger Pole (single or pair).

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For more information, visit tacomarine.com or fill out the contact form below.

Where’s OMAR – The Ocean Marketing Demo Van?

OMAR, the traveling Ocean Marketing product demo van, stopped by Ellett Brothers outside of Columbia, S.C. for training on our TACO Marine sport fishing and dockside accessory products.

Ken Wickey from Ocean Marketing talks about our premium line of Grand Slam Outrigger Top Mounts and Tele-Outrigger Poles.
Ken Wickey from Ocean Marketing presents to the sales team at Ellett Brothers outside of Columbia, S.C.

OMAR has its own Facebook page, Omar – The Ocean Marketing Demo Van, and followers can see where it has been and where it’s headed next.

OMAR is making its way north and the Ocean team is planning the remainder of its spring tour.

For information about booking a tour stop, post a request on the OMAR Facebook page, visit the Ocean Marketing web site www.oceanmark.com or call 1-800-343-8294.

NMMA Mourns Loss of Jeff Napier, NMMA Founding President and Hall of Fame Recipient

The following is from the National Marine Manufacturers Association – remembering former NMMA President Jeff Napier, who passed away Tuesday after battling Parkinson’s disease.


NMMA is mourning the loss of former NMMA President and Hall of Fame recipient Jeff Napier, who died Tuesday at his home in Italy after battling Parkinson’s disease. Napier served as the first President of the NMMA beginning in 1980, with a myriad of accomplishments during his career that have left a lasting positive effect on the vitality of the boating industry.

In 1964, Napier started his career in the recreational boating industry as a lawyer and lobbyist for the Boating Industry Association (BIA). As the lawyer for BIA, Napier performed much of the legal work to merge the association with the National Association of Engine and Boat Manufacturers (NAEBM) to create the NMMA.

During NMMA’s early years, there were about 450 members, which produced four boat shows and had no Washington presence.  By the early 1990’s, under Napier’s leadership, NMMA grew to include 1,800 members, a staffed Washington office with additional state lobbyists, and more than 20 boat shows.

In addition to producing hundreds of boat shows, Napier created the original boating industry political action committee in the 1970’s.  In the face of non-tariff barriers that threatened NMMA member exports, he created the International Marine Certification Institute (IMCI), gaining recognition for the association by the European Union, which led to European certification of NMMA member products.

“A friend, colleague and mentor, Jeff was a visionary who helped push the boating industry forward in so many ways. Jeff understood the need for the boating industry to own and control major boat shows to give the industry a voice in how they were produced, and also saw how shows’ revenue could support other industry initiatives and ultimately grow boating,” said NMMA Executive Vice President Ben Wold. “He was always so supportive of NMMA members and its staff, and a mentor to so many of us who have enjoyed long careers in the boating industry.”

Using his ability as a consensus builder, Napier helped establish the direction for the Uniting the Industry for Growth campaign, which provided dealers an open forum to meet with manufacturers to discuss sensitive issues, including warranties and dealer agreements. He also convinced NMMA’s board to fund extensive research programs, which exposed challenges the industry was facing and identified the steps that needed to be taken to turn it around. These were the seeds that have since grown into the Grow Boating efforts underway today.

“Jeff’s leadership played a key role in the growth and success of NMMA, devoting his entire career to bettering the boating industry and community. He reached out to me often during my tenure as NMMA president to share his experience and insights; caring deeply about the industry and the people long beyond his tenure at NMMA,” noted NMMA President Thom Dammrich. “On behalf of NMMA, we offer our deepest sympathies to Jeff’s family on their loss.”

TACO is Growing with New Addition to Miami, Florida Customer Service Team

Introducing Kathy Meza, the new Account Support Specialist with our Customer Service team in Miami, Florida.

Meza, a South Florida native with a wealth of customer service experience, said her role with TACO is more behind-the-scenes.

“I’m entering orders and making sure the shipment is correct and everything goes smoothly,” said Meza, who follows orders from beginning to end to ensure customer satisfaction.

Meza said she was drawn to work at TACO, not only because of its commitment to customers, but because of the environment within the office and abundance of long-lasting employees.

“A significant portion of the employees have been here a long time, which says a lot about the company itself,” said Meza.

Meza said one of the reasons TACO is successful in the metals, plastics and marine industries is because they go above and beyond to deliver what every customer needs.

“[Customers] don’t care how much we sell, they care about whether we can get them the material they need on time,” she said. “I think that’s what brings our customers over more than anything.”

Meza said she is excited for the potential to grow within TACO. Additionally, she said her goals with the company include helping to further streamline the customer experience while also maintaining the company’s goals.

Announcing a New Rub Rail Installation Video on FISH TACO TV

We’ve got a new Rub Rail replacement video with Captain Mark Henderson from the Liquid Fire Fishing Team and Captain Danny Avila of Hammertime Sportfishing.

In this video, Henderson, our Strategic Product Category Manager, and Avila, our Account Services Representative, remove old, damaged Rub Rail from a 36-year-old Classic Mako 228 and replace it with new Vinyl Rub Rail from one of our TACO Marine Rub Rail Kits.

Removing the old Rub Rail from a 36-year-old Classic Mako 228.
After removing the old Rub Rail, there was a lot of dirt that needed to be cleaned off.
Henderson shows a handy trick – applying masking tape above where the Rub Rail will be mounted and marking with a pencil where to drill the new holes.

After removing the old Rub Rail, Henderson shows how to avoid damage spots and where to drill new pilot holes for screws. Additionally, Henderson discusses various quick and easy tricks to avoid Rub Rail heartache, including how to prevent the Insert from shrinking, how to make the Rub Rail more pliable and how to find the center point.

After warming the Rub Rail in the sun, Henderson and Avila find the center point, which will be mounted at the bow.
Henderson and Avila begin mounting the new Rub Rail.
Henderson saws off the excess Rub Rail at the stern.
Henderson applies the new Insert to the new Rub Rail. Inserts are great for covering up the screws while also absorbing most of the impact when at the dock.
Henderson attaches the Rub Rail End Cap to complete the seamless look.
Henderson applies a bead of waterproof sealant on the top and bottom of the new Rub Rail.

During the month of April 2018, we’re offering a $50 rebate with the purchase of any TACO Marine Vinyl Rub Rail Kit.

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Each kit includes a continuous coil of Rub Rail for a one-piece installation without a seam, a continuous coil Insert, end caps (when applicable), screws and an installation guide. You can find our Vinyl Rub Rail Kits at your favorite marine retailer and the Rub Rail rebate online at tacomarine.com.

All of our TACO Rub Rail is made in the USA and backed by our industry-leading 5-year warranty.

Check out the video below and visit YouTube.com/tacomarine for more FISH TACO TV How-To videos.

Time is Running Out! Get $50 Back On Any TACO Vinyl Rub Rail Kit

There’s only two weeks left to cash-in on a $50 rebate with the purchase of any TACO Marine® Vinyl Rub Rail Kit – an exclusive deal that won’t last long. Find these kits at your favorite marine retailer today.

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TACO Marine® Rub Rail protects your boat against damage at the dock and also to enhances your boat’s appearance. Learn how easy it is to replace your boat’s Rub Rail in an exclusive FISH TACO TV video with Captain Mark Henderson below.


All seven of our Vinyl Rub Rail Kits come with one piece of continuous coil in Flexible or Semi-Rigid Vinyl Rub Rail with or without inserts and are backed by our industry-leading 5-year warranty guarantee.


TACO Rub Rail featured on Florida Sportsman Project Dreamboat episode 2.

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View the complete TACO Marine catalog for FREE here.

For more information about our Vinyl Rub Rail Kits and our extensive line of Rub Rail, visit tacomarine.com or fill out the contact form below.

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