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Add Shade to Your Boat: Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV Part 29

Adding Sunbrella shade to theTaco Marine Project Boat 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.

Boat Interior Makeover: Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV – Part 28

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.Taco marine

The Taco Marine Project Boat Raffle.

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.

Ship Shape TVDonate $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.

 

Refurbishing the Helm: Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV – Part 26

In Blog 26, of the Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV – we demonstrate three helpful boat renovation tips:

  1. We show you how to save hundreds of dollars refurbishing your helm versus buying a new one.
  2. Do you have twin engines? We show you why a power assist device makes steering easier and reduces drift.
  3. 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!

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To check out the above helpful Taco Marine Project Boat and Ship Shape TV tips, click below.    https://tacomarineprojectboat.com

Taco Marine Project Boat shirts – profits to charity.

Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine Project Boat t-shirts
Taco Marine Project Boat t-shirts

Now available, a T-shirt design – inspired by the Taco Marine Project Boat, by the artist Dennis Friel. It is a 100% polyester, long sleeve performance shirt designed to keep you cool, dry and comfortable on all occasions. Purchase this shirt online for just a $35.00 donation – includes shipping and handling. All profits go to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) and the I’m Logan It college scholarships.

The link to get the shirts: http://tacomarine.com/produ…/Fish-Taco-Shirt/Fish-Taco-Shirt

Learn more about the auction of the Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine Project Boat, (the proceeds also going to charity), go to: https://tacomarineprojectboat.com

Dash Panel Installation: Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV – Part 23

Part 23 of the Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine  Project Boat offers tips on how dash panels are connected and installed properly. This may help you understand why and how an electrical problem related to the dash panel and wiring gets fixed in the future. Should you silicon the dash panel when fastening it to the deck? Discover the pros and cons of using a silicon sealer when a dash is installed in Part 23 of the Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine  Project Boat blog.

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Boat Windshield Installation: Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV – Part 22

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On the Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine Project Boat, we are replacing the old windshield utilizing the latest technology. 

Taco Marine Project Boat windshield

 

Check your windshield: Look for dry, cracked seals and caulking that may cause the windshield to vibrate, or even worse – leak. Click here to go to Part 22 on the Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine Project Boat blog – and learn how to refurbish a boat windshield, or replace it if needed.

Portlights: Check out the Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV – Part 21

Taco Marine port lightsPortlights: Watch how easy it is to replace those old and partly opaque portlights with brand new ones. It’s a an inexpensive project to make your boat look new again.

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Shown above is the trim ring being fed in from the outside and sealed with calking. On the inside – bend some tabs, secure with a few screws, then caulk and screw in the port light and you’re done. See how easy this project is to do in the video on our Taco Marine Project Boat blog: https://tacomarineprojectboat.com

Bolsters and Cushions: Part 20 – Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV.

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Replacing your boat seating? We show how bolsters and cushions are made up of different combinations of foams in Part 20, of the Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV. We provide insight on how combinations of different densities of foam are used for maximum comfort. Plus, an interior designer provides helpful tips on when to use plain and patterned fabrics. Click here to go to the Taco Marine Project Boat blog for a short video and the inside scoop on bolsters and cushions.

Making the Hard Top: Part 17 – Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV.

Taco Marine and Ship Shape TVThe latest Taco Marine Project Boat blog is about making a new hard top for the boat. Initially Ship Shape TV decided to repair the original hard top, but when they started patching the holes in the fiberglass top, the bottom and top sections of the top were delaminating.

=> From a Cad Cam design, to cutting a mold, to resin infusing – watch the latest Ship Shape TV video on the Taco Marine Project Boat’s blog that provides fascinating insight into creating a new hard top for the Taco Marine Project Boat.

=> Learn about the best types of bonding agents and processes of adhering the two components of the fiberglass hard top. Watch how the two components are fitted, glued together and weighted for maximizing the adhering ability of the bonding agents. Here’s a link to go to the Taco Marine Project Boat blog.

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