Add protection from the sun to your boat, and keep cooler. The Sunfly Shade™ from Canvas Designers is made from Sunbrella’s Contour™ knitted fabric and blocks out the sun. The special new fabric also allows the wind to flow through to keep you cooler. You can keep the shade up while boating from place to place during the day. For additional info and a short video, check out the Taco Marine Project Boat blog.
Yes, we are raffling the Taco Marine Project Boat! Enter for your chance to win the Project Boat shown on Ship Shape TV – a completely remodeled 1989 Pursuit 2650 powerboat worth more than $150,000! To purchase fundraiser raffle tickets, click here: go.rallyup.com/projectboat. All proceeds benefit the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation.
The I’M LOGAN IT Foundation’s mission is to inspire young people to achieve good self-esteem by encouraging them to do acts of kindness in their daily lives and mentor this message to others throughout their schools and communities.
If you can’t put your boat inside or trailer it out of harms way, and your only choice is to tie your boat outside at your dock or in a local harbor – here are some tips to best secure your boat against Hurricane Irma.
￼￼A sample storm arrangement: note the spring lines, which were the longest lines, are now the shortest. Stern lines are extended one or two slips away. Additional bow lines lead across to the next dock or to storm anchors placed out from the slip.
Anchor your boat in a protected harbor where the bottom can allow a good anchor hold. An advantage to anchoring is that the boat can more easily respond to wind and water changes without striking docks or other boats than when moored. Heavy and extra anchors are needed for this option and enough line should be on hand to allow a scope of at least 10:1 for each anchor.
Hurricane Holes are ideal locations to moor your boat during a tropical storms, high winds and even hurricanes. These deep, narrow coves or inlets are best when surrounded by sturdy trees which block the wind and provide a tie-off for anchor lines. A hurricane hole needs to be far enough inland to avoid the most severe winds and tides.
Good luck and be safe!
The Taco Marine Project Boat makeover on Ship Shape TV, and the focus of our Taco Marine Project Boat blog, still has a few more episodes to go – but wait, the Raffle for this boat, valued at around $150,000, is now officially underway! Purchase one $40 raffle ticket, or three tickets for $100 at: RallyUp.com/projectboat.
The Project Boat Raffle is a fundraiser for the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased now through November 5th when the Taco Marine Project Boat will be given away to one lucky winner at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show!
The I’M LOGAN IT Foundation is a charitable fund maintained by the Pinellas Community Foundation (PCF), a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
In Part 28, we discuss the Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine Project Boat’s final interior design, and show you how custom pillows and comforters for boats are made. Pick one of their designs or send them yours – a wide variety of pillow styles and designs can be created especially for boats. Click the image below to go the blog.
When completed later this year, the Taco Marine Project Boat will be on display at the 2017 Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show in November. All of the proceeds will benefit the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation (created by the Kushner family in loving memory of Logan Matthew Kushner – visit: IMLoganIT.com for more information).
I’M LOGAN IT is a non-profit foundation raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) and providing college scholarships for student athletes who exhibit similar values and qualities as Logan Kushner – including a strong sense of leadership, resilient in spirit, team pride, good sportsmanship and helping others.
Donate $35.00 to the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation and receive the official Taco Marine Project Boat long sleeve performance shirt. It’s 100% polyester and designed to keep you cool, dry and comfortable on all occasions. The $35.00 donation includes shipping and handling within the USA – all profits from the shirts will go to support Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) and college scholarships. Shirts are available here at this Taco Marine Website link.
The I’M LOGAN IT Foundation is a charitable fund maintained by the Pinellas Community Foundation (PCF), a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. PO Box 307, Safety Harbor, FL 34695-0307.
In Blog 27, of the Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV – we demonstrate three helpful helm installation tips:
- How to install a power steering unit for a boat with twin engines.
- The best place to mount the power steering unit and why.
- How and where to create a rigging hole for power and tubing.
To check out the above helpful Taco Marine Project Boat and Ship Shape TV tips, click here: https://tacomarineprojectboat.com
In Blog 26, of the Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV – we demonstrate three helpful boat renovation tips:
- We show you how to save hundreds of dollars refurbishing your helm versus buying a new one.
- Do you have twin engines? We show you why a power assist device makes steering easier and reduces drift.
- Is your battery terminal a mess? Check out the “before and after” photo of a typical boaters’ battery, and “after” using a simple terminal extender which can make your battery maintenance much easier!
To check out the above helpful Taco Marine Project Boat and Ship Shape TV tips, click below. https://tacomarineprojectboat.com
This Taco Marine 3-Rod Holder Cluster is designed to save space and maximize rod placement. It’s also great for kite fishing – it’s 3 rod holders in one! It fits all standard gunnel mount rod holders. A detachable tackle tray conveniently holds fishing tackle gear with pre-drilled holes for a knife and pliers, rigs, lures and spoons. Plus, we’ve added a cup holder for your favorite beverage. For more information on this handy rod holder, click this Deluxe-Trident-Rod-Holder-Cluster-Straight-with-Tool-Caddy link.
Boaters beware. Part 25 – the Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV shows a system that can monitor your boat and track it’s location. The GOST system helps protect against theft, fire, smoke, high water in the bilge, low voltage, loss of shore power and intrusion.
How? The latest Taco Marine Project Boat blog has a video describing how the Gost system installed on the Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine Project Boat works. Want to test it out? For example, to track the Taco Marine Project Boat’s location go to the blog to get the 3 easy steps, and track the Project Boat as it goes from vendor to vendor and show to show: https://tacomarineprojectboat.com