Category Archives: Helm chairs

IBEX Show – New Taco Marine Products

Come see us at the IBEX show (booth 2343), September 15-17 in Louisville, KY.

New products we’ll have on display for 2016 model year include:

• Larger bench chair with a 60/40 bolster feature.

• Small footprint leaning post for smaller cockpit applications will be joining our top-of-the-line Neptune Leaning Posts. 

• Polished low profile version of the Seaspension® shock-absorbing pedestals. (They are great for marine seating and dramatically reduce boater’s fatigue from vibrations and pounding waves).

• Sportfishing: Carbon fiber outrigger system and several other new items such as the Olympic Rod Cluster and Deluxe Kit Trident holders.

• Marine Accessories: Innovative hinges, latches and never before seen boating related products.

 Flex Chrome rub rail inserts. They offer the elegant look of stainless steel – but the easy handling and cost-savings of flexible vinyl. They install without fasteners for a clean, smooth look. Plus many other rub rail innovations.

Other products on display:

Ratchet Hinge is Ideal for sunpad cushions, bolsters, lounge backrests• Ideal for sunpad cushions, bolsters, lounge backrests, this Ratcheting Hinge adjusts every 15° and locks into place at 5 different inclined angles. It goes back to being flat with a quick flick of the backrest.  (An IBEX Innovation Award Winner)

LED lighting for T-tops T-top mounted LED low profile lights. These low profile lights are designed to fit 1″ IPS pipe, making it ideal for tops, towers and railings.

Taco Marine’s LED Light Rub Rail mounted LED navigation lights enable the elimination of deck mounted versions. These LED lights are mounted in a heavy gauge Stainless Steel joiner cover.• These clever LED navigation lights can be installed right into your rub rail. Eliminate tripping and  stubbing your toes on deck mounted navigation lights – plus, they are easy to install. To see if they will fit into your current rub rail, click here: LED Nav Lights

To see any of these products online because you are not able to go to the show, just click on the product name above, or go to our website at: http://tacomarine.com.

Taco Marine Project Boat – Part 3 Now Posted

In Part 3, we discuss the types of boat seats, styles and sizes that could be incorporated into the Taco Marine Project Boat. 

Some older boat seating designs are the basic square foam pads, with no armrests, and low-grade fabric. To check out the new features for boat seating , here’s the link to the Taco Marine Project Boat blog: http://tacomarineprojectboat.com

 

Announcing the Taco Marine Project Boat – Blog Site

Taco marine Project boat
Ship Shape TV Host John Greviskis with Taco Marine President Jon Kushner

We’re excited about the Taco Marine Project Boat, so much so we have devoted a separate website/blog just for it. It will have short videos and graphics with a show-and-tell approach of how we, with Ship Shape TV, are updating a 1989 Pursuit 2650 boat to 2016 standards. If you are a DIY kind of person, or just like to watch old to new transformations, join us at our Taco Marine Project Boat site and learn handy fix-it tips along the way. Make sure you click the “follow ” button (see upper red arrow below), so it alerts you when a new page is posted, (about once every week or two): http://tacomarineprojectboat.com

When you go to the Taco Marine Project Boat blog, the latest posting is in the main page area and the previous episodes/parts are listed in order in the right column (see lower red arrow).

Taco Marine Ship Shape TV

 

Memorial Day Weekend is for Boating Fun!

Jupiter-Boat

Memorial Day has always been known as the largest boating weekend of the year. In many areas in the northern parts of the country it is known as the kickoff of the boating season.

Taco Marine would like to remind everyone who loves boating – be safe on the water this weekend and have a great time with your family and friends.

Please practice safe boating and remember the following:

  • Life Jackets – one per person and children should always be wearing them.
  • Throwable Device – round or square cushion
  • Signaling Device – Flares Handheld or Aerial
  • Air Horn or Whistle
  • Fire Extinguisher 1 per engine
  • First Aid Kit
  • Take adequate protection from the sun exposure, pack plenty of sunblock and polarized sunglasses as well your favorite hat, cap or visor.  raft boating

Whether you’re pulling a line or casting a line, have a great boating Memorial Day weekend!

 

Taco Marine seats and pedestals …

Seats and leaning posts

Taco Marine is recognized for designing and building durable, high quality, engineered marine seating and pedestal systems. Our seats and pedestals are constructed from strong, corrosion-resistant materials and carry a 3-year warranty. What’s more, we only use 316 marine-grade stainless steel for hinges, brackets and all metal components for optimum performance. Plus, our anodized aluminum alloys and injection molded resins ensure long-lasting protection from constant exposure to the harsh elements of sun and saltwater. Check out the short video in the right column to watch how a Taco Marine seats are made.

Taco Marine’s award winning stainless steel ratchet hinge is designed to provide boaters the ability to easily adjust the sitting angles for sun-pads, loungers, and many other types of boat seats. The ratchet hinge automatically locks securely into place every 15 degrees – adjustable depending on the seating application. It’s easy to adjust by simply pulling up on the seat back to engage or past 90 degrees to release the hinge. To see it in action, watch this 1 minute video:

Helm Chairs Fit for Santa – And a Christmas Present for Your Boat!

Helm chairs for boats at Christmas

Here’s a great Christmas present idea for the boat that needs  comfortable new helm chairs.  DIY easy – Santa’s helper shows you how to replace your old seats, chairs and leaning posts with Taco Marine seating – they’re easy to install, watch this video and see how. It may not fit under the tree, but it will look and feel good in your boat or sleigh…

For more information –  http://tacomarine.com/cat–Helm-Chairs–cat_helm_chairs.html