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Cancer-Surviving Sailor to Embark on $1 Million Circumnavigation for Charity

Cancer survivor, sailor and second-generation boat builder Johannes “Jopie” Helsen plans to embark on a $1 million around-the-world fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Heidi Trilsch and Jopie Helsen are set to sail around the world to fundraise $1 million for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Born in Holland and now living in St. Petersburg, Fla., Helsen, the owner of Sailor’s Wharf Yacht Yard, was diagnosed with throat cancer five years ago after experiencing pain and soreness during a sailing trip in the Mediterranean.

“I found myself rubbing my neck and I figured, with my luck, I better go see a doctor,” said Helsen, who was treated at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Fla.

Inspired by the many patients and survivors he met during treatment, Helsen knew he wanted to do something to help the fight against cancer.

During the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md., he met Marty Siederer of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society [LLS] and Product Lead for the Leukemia Cup Regatta. Helsen discussed with Siederer his idea – to raise $1 million during a round-the-world sailing fundraiser for the charity.

“We’re so grateful for what he’s done to support and increase awareness of our organization,” said Siederer, who’s been with the LLS for nearly 40 years. “People like Jopie are just incredible ambassadors, whether you’re into the sailing community or not, to help cure cancer. That’s a very high quality and we’re so grateful for his help.”

With Siederer’s support, the first step toward such an adventure meant that Helsen, alongside his girlfriend Heidi Trilsch, needed a boat – a hearty, seaworthy vessel built to withstand the 15-month voyage known as the World Arc.

Hosted by the World Cruising Club, World Arc is a 26,000 nautical-mile trade wind circumnavigation that departs Jan. 12, 2019 from Saint Lucia island in the Caribbean to sail around the globe – most of which in the southern hemisphere.

While Helsen and Trilsch, whose stepmother is a Lymphoma survivor, will have long stretches at sea (the longest leg is 2,980 miles across the Pacific), World Arc includes opportunities for on-shore exploration – with close to 30 stops around the world at destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Bora Bora and Cape Town, South Africa.

Illustration courtesy of the World Cruising Club.

Finding the right boat for such a venture was no easy task. For Helsen, it not only had to be strong and capable for the harsh conditions at sea, but also comfortable and spacious enough for he and Trilsch, a videographer and an occasional crew member.

“We actually made an offer on two different boats that we did not get,” said Helsen, aged 71. “And now, looking back on it, we realize how impressive this boat is.”

With its sky-blue hull and matching spinnaker, Helsen purchased the aptly named and visually stunning SKY – a 57-foot dual-helm Vaudrey Miller monohull built in New Zealand and designed by Simonis Voogd in 2004.

SKY – the 57-foot monohull Helsen and Trilsch will sail around the world.

While originally built for the extremes of circumnavigation, Helsen said SKY had taken a beating over the years and needed some remodeling and upgrades ahead of the 2019 voyage.

Over the course of nearly one year, Helsen and his 13-person crew at his yacht yard worked on renovating SKY– outfitting the boat with a self-furling boom, enlarging the cockpit and making it possible for Helsen to sail single-handedly, should the need arise.

Because 100 percent of donations go to the LLS, Helsen said he needs sponsors to help offset the costs and supply parts and equipment.

When TACO Marine VP Mike Kushner got wind of Helsen’s fundraiser and SKY renovations, he arranged for the company to donate brand new Rigid Vinyl Rub Rail with a stainless-steel insert, LED lights, a custom-made helm chair and a pedestal for the boat.

TACO donated new LED Lights, which help illuminate SKY’s cockpit for enhanced safety at night.

“He’s one of these guys who’s very passionate and very active in the boating industry,” said Kushner, who first met Helsen more than 30 years ago. “Having done the TACO Marine Project Boat fundraiser myself, I have a better sense of appreciation for what he’s trying to do. It’s a really cool project.”

Another fan of Helsen’s fundraiser and someone with many friends and relatives diagnosed with Lymphoma is National Marine Manufacturers Association President Thom Dammrich, who’s known the sailor for several years because of his participation in the marine industry.

“I admire his adventurous spirit,” said Dammrich, who also has an endorsement published on Helsen’s website. “This is a life adventure and for a great cause. I wish them a safe voyage and return.”

With six months to go before he sets sail, Helsen said there’s still plenty to do on SKY to prep for departure, including installing new satellite equipment, rigging new electronics and conducting sea trials. He also hopes to recruit a few more sponsors to help fund the expenses while also raising awareness for the cause.

To donate to Helsen’s SV SKY 57 fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, visit svsky57.com and its donation page.

One hundred percent of every donation toward Helsen’s round-the-world fundraiser goes to the LLS, which is the largest nonprofit dedicated to curing blood cancers. Since 1949, LLS has donated more than $1.2 billion toward cancer research. The charity also provides patient support and has a grassroots network of more than 100,000 volunteers advocating at state and local levels for policy change and program funding.

In the coming months, we’ll be writing more about Helsen and following his journey around the globe. For more updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Only 6 Days Left to Cash-In on 2 Exclusive TACO Marine Rebates

Save $25 when you purchase one of three premium dockside accessories – the Come On Board Handle with a Fixed Base Mount, the Come On Board Handle with a Rod Holder Base Mount and the Shore Power Cable Holder.
COME ON BOARD HANDLES
The Come On Board Handle is a fantastic accessory for enhanced boarding safety. The large grabbing surface ensures a secure, comfortable grip when stepping on or off a boat.
Come On Board Handle Rod Holder Mount
The Fixed Base Mount version attaches permanently to a gunnel mount and the Rod Holder Base Mount version is removable for as-needed boarding support.
The Come On Board Rod Holder Mount accessory features a large grabbing surface with finger-molded pipe for a secure, comfortable grip.
The Come On Board Handle with a Fixed-Base Mount is ideal for constant boarding and constructed with Type-304 stainless steel.
Both versions are manufactured from Type-304 Stainless Steel and feature a unique finger-molded groove handle. The multi-piece design is perfect for storage and each handle comes with a mesh bag for storing when wet and to prevent deck scratches.
SHORE POWER CABLE HOLDER

Our TACO Marine Shore Power Cable Holder is the ideal way for boats to be hooked up to a power source at the marina. The large ring design accommodates 30-, 50- and 100-AMP shore power cables and has an adjustable height ring to compensate for low or high tide settings.

The Shore Power Cable Holder is manufactured from Type-304 Stainless Steel and fits into standard rod holders that have a 1-5/8-inch diameter.

LED LIGHTS

Save $25 when you purchase two TACO Marine LED Lights. Choose from a variety of deck- and pipe-mount LED lights  for enhanced boat safety and visibility.

3- AND 4-LED FLAT MOUNT DECK LIGHTS

We make 3-LED Flat Mount Deck Lights in red or blue with either white or black housing. Easily mount these lights to hard tops, consoles, interior cabins, under gunnels or inside bait wells.

These LED lights are USCG, ISO and SAE certified for Ignition Protection* and feature an 8-watt equivalent to a 55-watt halogen flood light. With a powerful 540 lumen output, the 3-LED Flat Mount Lights have a 100-degree spread beam angle.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Very low power consumption (.6 amps @ 12V)
  • 12-24 volt applications
  • 8-foot hidden power cable
  • Available mounting options included: Stainless Steel Swivel Bracket or 3M adhesive tape
  • Compact design bolts directly to any flat surface 5-inches long and 1-3/8-inch wide
  • Wire chafe guards included for running wires through tube or pipe
  • Limited one year warranty

MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • High impact, UV-resistant, light weight white or black polycarbonate housing
  • Durable and self-extinguishing clear plastic lense
  • Anodized aluminum heatsink
  • LED chips are silicone potted for IP67 Waterproof (non-submersible)

We also manufacture 4-LED Flat Mount Deck Lights in white with white or black housing, which is ideal for hard tops, consoles, interior cabins, under gunnels and inside bait wells.

With the same great features as our 3-LED Flat Mount Deck Lights, the 4-LED lights have a powerful 700-lumen output and a low power consumption of less than 1 amp.

3- AND 4-LED PIPE MOUNT DECK LIGHTS

We manufacture 3-LED Pipe Mount Deck Lights in red or blue and 4-LED Pipe Mount Deck Lights in white with brite-dipped aluminum housing. Our pipe mount LED lights are perfect for leaning posts, T-Tops, towers, railings and poling platforms.

With the same great features as our Flat Mount Deck Lights, our 3- and 4-LED Pipe Mount Deck Lights bolt directly to 1-inch Schedule-40 pipe.

SPREADER LIGHT

Our TACO Marine Spreader Light is a safe and environmentally friendly light and is ideal for T-Tops. It has six high-powered, long-lasting low-draw lights that won’t drain the boat’s battery and is impervious to water spray, wash-downs and pounding wake. It is manufactured from UV- and impact–resistant white housing and has a polycarbonate lens.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Six (6) high-powered 1-Watt LEDs
  • 12 to 28-Volt AC/DC
  • Draws 0.5 Amps
  • High 675 Lumens light output
  • Wide 150-degree light spread
  • IP67 Waterproof (non-submersible)
  • Shock resistant LEDs
  • Adjustable stainless steel mounting bracket with adjustable tilt
  • Includes clamp for standard 3/4- to 1-inch IPS T-Top ring (1-1/16-inch and 1-5/16-inch OD pipe)
  • 5-inches wide, 3-7/16-inches tall, 2-3/16-inches diameter
  • Housing color: white
  • Limited 1-year warranty

* USCG, ISO and SAE certified for Ignition Protection. Completely sealed lights have been tested in an explosive environment and exposed to an explosive atmosphere in high temperature that includes powering on-off 50 times without igniting the atmosphere at a temperature not exceeding 200 degree C. These certificates demonstrate the ability to consistently provide product that meets statutory and regulatory requirements that assure customer satisfaction and safety. Ideal for use in engine rooms, battery compartments and anywhere fire safety is of most importance.

For complete terms and conditions on these rebates, visit tacomarine.com.

Last Chance to Save Big on 4 Exclusive Rebates from TACO Marine

At TACO Marine®, we’re offering HUGE savings on four rebates in seating, dockside accessories and lighting. But hurry before times runs out!

Get $200 back when you purchase a Capri or Coastal Helm Chair between Feb. 15 and March 19, 2018.  These made-in-the-USA chairs are available in a variety of options, including with or without armrests, with or without an adjustable bolster, and come in an array of colors and customizations. All TACO Marine Helm Chairs come with our 3-year warranty guarantee.

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Purchase a Neptune Leaning Post and Backrest between Feb. 15 and March 19, 2018 and receive a $100 rebate. Also made in the USA, our Leaning Posts are constructed using durable, corrosion-resistant materials and carry our TACO Marine 3-year warranty guarantee.

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Buy two TACO Marine LED Lights between Feb. 1 and March 31 and receive a $25 rebate. All of our LED Lights are impact resistant, totally-sealed waterproof and manufactured to withstand the rigors of marine and other outdoor environments. Our LED Lights provide 75,000 hours of operation with a low draw of less than one amp.

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Purchase a Shore Power Cable Holder or Come On Board Handle between Feb. 1 and March 31 and receive a $25 rebate. These premium accessories are constructed using type-304 stainless steel and come with our TACO Marine 1-year warranty guarantee.

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For more information on these rebates and all our great TACO Marine products, visit tacomarine.com or fill out the contact information form below.

5 Must-See TACO Marine Products at the Atlantic City Boat Show

TACO Marine® will feature new sport fishing products and innovative marine accessories in booth 547 at the Progressive® Atlantic City Boat Show, February 28 – March 4 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

TACO Marine products will also be available for sale at the show in the booths of participating dealers SeaGear Marine Supply (booth 446) and Connley Fishing (booth 535).

New Grand Slam 400 Outrigger Mount

TACO Marine® now offers the higher-performance Grand Slam Pro Series 400 Outrigger Top Mount – specifically designed for boat lengths surpassing 50 feet and quad engines exceeding 1600 horsepower. The center console market continues to grow and so does the size of its vessels and the engines that power them. The new GS-400 upgrade in strength easily handles the increasing outrigger pole lengths in both Aluminum and Carbon Fiber for up to 30 feet. Come by the TACO Marine booth and experience the difference with this new high-performance outrigger top mount.

Carbon Fiber Outrigger Poles
NMMA Product Innovation Award Winner

 

Winner of an NMMA Product Innovation Award in the fishing tackle, gear and accessories category, TACO Marine® Carbon Fiber Outrigger Poles are stronger and lighter than any aluminum poles on the market. The carbon fiber design has the strength built into it to allow for today’s modern fishing techniques of pulling small dredges of ballyhoo, mullet or squids through the water at higher speeds, which would be difficult to achieve with aluminum poles.

The patent-pending swivel roller mechanism allows for live baits or artificial lures to have a more natural swimming action, which results in hooking up more fish. The Tele-Outrigger version (shown here) telescopes to less than 8 feet for bridge clearance, trailering and storage. It’s sold in pairs with two models (16 feet with double rollers for double line rigging and 20 feet with triple rollers for triple line rigging) and is available for boats up to 50 feet.

New 4-LED Flat Mount Deck Light

Available in white or black housing, this unique, low-profile LED multi-purpose light is ideal for hard tops, canvas tops, under consoles, cabin interiors, under gunnels and in bait wells. With its ignition protection certification, it is also an ideal light for bilge compartments, battery compartments, engine rooms or inside consoles. It features powerful 700 lumen output with a 100-degree spread beam angle with a high impact, UV-resistant polycarbonate house. Mounting options Stainless Steel Swivel Bracket or as a fixed mount application. This light is available in white LED.

Come On Board Handle

The TACO Marine® Come On Board Handle (rod holder mount shown above) features a large grabbing surface and is ideal for boats where constant boarding is necessary.

A unique finger molded handle pipe design assures a more secure and comfortable grip. The two-piece handle stores easily in a mesh bag (included) that won’t scratch boat surfaces. Additional fixed mount receivers are available for multiple boarding positions, such as gunnels or dive platforms. A fix-base mount model is also available.

Shore Power Cable Holder

The Shore Power Cable Holder is the ideal way for boats to be hooked up to a power source at the dock. The large ring is designed to accommodate 30-, 50- and 100-amp shore power cables and features an adjustable height ring to compensate for low or high tide settings.

The holder stores easily in a mesh bag (included) for easy drying if stored wet and to avoid scratching deck or storage surfaces.

For more information about TACO Marine® products, visit booth 547 at the Progressive® Atlantic City Boat Show, TACOMarine.com or fill out the contact form below.

TACO Marine Showcasing Popular LED Lights at Miami Boat Show, Booth C199

We’re gearing up for the Progressive® Miami International Boat Show Feb. 15 –19 in booth C199. We’ll be showcasing many of our innovative marine products, including our premium line of LED Deck and Navigation Lights.

TACO 3-LED Flat Mount deck lights are ideal for hard top, consoles, interior cabins, under gunnels and bait wells – available in red or blue.
TACO 4-LED Flat Mount deck lights are available in powerful 700-lumen white light, white or black housing, and feature a 100-degree beam.
TACO 3-LED Pipe Mount deck lights are ideal for T-Tops, towers, railings, poling platforms and leaning posts – available in red or blue.
TACO 4-LED Pipe Mount deck lights are available in powerful 700-lumen white light and feature a 100-degree spread beam angle.
The TACO T-Top LED Pipe Mount lights are perfect for T-Tops, towers and railings. These powerful 1080-lumen lights are available in white-to-blue or white-to-red.
The TACO T-Top Tube Light with aluminum housing is an attractive, durable and bright LED – available in white-with-blue and white-with-red in polished anodized aluminum.

These TACO Marine LED Lights are IP67 waterproof (non-submersible) and come with our 1-year warranty guarantee. For a limited time, buy two TACO Marine LED lights and receive a $25 rebate. 

For more information on our TACO Marine LED Lights, visit tacomarine.com or fill out the contact form below.

Announcing Two More Exclusive Rebates from TACO Marine

For two months, we’re offering exclusive rebates on some of our most popular boating accessories – LED lights, the Shore Power Cable Holder and the Come On Board Handle.

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Our premium line of LED lights are ignition protection certified by the United States Coast Guard, the International Organization for Standardization and SAE International.*

All of our LED Lights are impact resistant, totally-sealed waterproof and manufactured to withstand the rigors of marine and other outdoor environments. Our highly-efficient hardwired LED Lights provide 75,000 hours of operation with a low draw of less than one amp – preventing battery drain. We offer a wide variety of premium LED lights, mounts and bezel options for the perfect illumination on your boat.

Read more about our TACO Marine LED lights here.

Our Shore Power Cable Holder is the ideal accessory for boats connecting to a power source at a marina. The large ring design accommodates 30-, 50- and 100-amp shore power cables and features an adjustable height ring to compensate for low or high tide.

TACO Marine Shore Power Cable Holder

Discover more incredible features about the Shore Power Cable Holder here.

The Come On Board Handle rebate is good for either the Fixed Base Mount or Rod Holder Mount version of this must-have accessory.

TACO Marine Come On Board Handle – Fixed Base Mount

The Fixed Based Mount attaches permanently to the gunnel or transom platform mount.

TACO Marine Come On Board Handle – Rod Holder Mount

The Rod Holder Mount easily sets into any rod holder and features a solid gimbal mount design for secure locking placement.

Both the Fixed Base and Rod Holder mounts are constructed using type-304 stainless steel with a unique finger-molded groove handle for a comfortable grip. Both handles feature a multiple piece design for easy storage and come with a TACO Marine one-year warranty guarantee.

* USCG, ISO and SAE certified for Ignition Protection. Completely sealed lights have been tested in an explosive environment and exposed to an explosive atmosphere in high temperature that includes powering on-off 50 times without igniting the atmosphere at a temperature not exceeding 200 degree C. These certificates demonstrate the ability to consistently provide product that meets statutory and regulatory requirements that assure customer satisfaction and safety. Ideal for use in engine rooms, battery compartments and anywhere fire safety is of most importance.

For more information on our innovative TACO Marine products, visit tacomarine.com or fill out the contact form below.

Enhance Boat, Improve On-The-Water Safety with TACO LED Lights

Safety and visibility are top priorities for boaters. At TACO Marine, we’ve created a premium line of LED lights that are ignition protection certified by the United States Coast Guard, the International Organization for Standardization and SAE International.*

All of our LED Lights are impact resistant, totally-sealed waterproof and manufactured to withstand the rigors of marine and other outdoor environments. Our highly-efficient hardwired LED Lights provide 75,000 hours of operation with a low draw of less than one amp – preventing battery drain. We offer a wide variety of premium LED lights, mounts and bezel options for the perfect illumination on your boat.

Our 3- and 4-LED Light Flat Mounts are unique, low-profile multipurpose lights – ideal for hard tops, consoles, interior cabins, the underside of gunnels, engine rooms and bait wells.

The 3-LED Deck Light is available in white, black or aluminum housing and blue or red LED with a powerful 540-lumen output and a 100-degree spread beam angle. The 4-LED Deck Light is available in white, black or aluminum housing with white LED. This 4-LED option delivers an 700-lumen output with a 100-degree beam angle.

Easily secure the Flat Mount lights using a stainless-steel swivel bracket or 3M adhesive tape.

We also offer both the 3- and 4-LED Deck Lights for Pipe Mount. With the same incredible features as their Flat Mount counterparts, the Pipe Mount lights bolt directly to 1-inch schedule 40 pipe. The Pipe Mount lights are ideal for T-tops, towers, railings and poling platforms.

Both the Flat and Pipe Mount lights include a wire chafe guard for running wire through tube or pipe. These lights are all USCG, ISO and SAE certified for ignition protection* and are 8.0-watt equivalents to a 55-watt halogen flood light. The Flat and Pipe Mount lights consume minimal power, using less than 1 amp.

The Flat and Pipe Mount lights come with our TACO Marine one-year warranty guarantee.

For all these great products and more, visit tacomarine.com or fill out the contact form below.

* USCG, ISO and SAE certified for Ignition Protection. Completely sealed lights have been tested in an explosive environment and exposed to an explosive atmosphere in high temperature that includes powering on-off 50 times without igniting the atmosphere at a temperature not exceeding 200 degree C. These certificates demonstrate the ability to consistently provide product that meets statutory and regulatory requirements that assure customer satisfaction and safety. Ideal for use in engine rooms, battery compartments and anywhere fire safety is of most importance.

Thank You For Visiting TACO Marine at the REFIT Trade Show

Thank you for stopping by the TACO Marine booth at the REFIT International Exhibition & Conference Jan. 10 and 11.

Category Product Manager Jose Chao and Aftermarket & Export Sales Manager Phillip Taschioglou worked the TACO Marine booth at the REFIT International Exhibition & Conference Jan. 10 and 11, 2018.

REFIT brings together marine manufacturers, OEM boat builders, yacht owners, boat yards, captains and other key industry members. It is a great opportunity for networking and to obtain important information from within the marine industry.

The show also hosted special seminars created by a panel of yacht owners. Seminar topics included maritime security threats, a captain’s round table, ABYC and international standards and refit management.

From TACO Marine, we had the pleasure of showcasing our premium helm seating line, dockside accessories, LED lights, Rub Rail profiles and our Grand Slam 890 Universal Top Mount.

As the marine industry continues to evolve, TACO continues to innovate – developing a variety of high-performance marine products to carry our customers into the future.

For more information on all our TACO Marine products, visit tacomarine.com, call 1-800-653-8568 or send an e-mail to info@tacomarine.com.

5 Big Advantages of Rub Rail Mounted LED Navigation Lights

rub rail navigation lightsRub rail mounted LED navigation lights are the latest innovative product from TACO Marine. These 3-watt port and starboard LED lights can be seen up to two miles away – and they are ABYC/USCG tested and approved with a IP-68 rating for “wet locations.”  (Water-resistant, IP68 rating).

These impact resistant, long-life LED lights with a 120 degree unobstructed view, will provide years of maintenance-free service. They are made of a heavy-gage stainless steel joiner cover designed to fit the popular TACO V21-9659 rigid vinyl rub rail profile. These innovative LED navigation lights include two LED 3-watt bulbs, two cover plates; port (red) and starboard (green), two heat sink inserts and mounting hardware. What’s more, they are easy to install. For more information on the TACO Marine LED navigation lights, click here:  TACO Marine.

5  Big Advantages of Rub Rail Mounted LED Navigation Lights:

  1. Unobstructed 120° view with less glare
  2. Eliminate lights on the deck – avoid stubbed toes and rope issues
  3. Long-life LEDs decrease maintenance and service
  4. Bright 3-Watt LEDs – compare to 10-Watt incandescent lights
  5. Low-draw 0.6 Amperes per light / Low-voltage 12-24VDC

Rub Rail mounted navigation lightsEasy installation with both Vinyl and Stainless inserts. Meets ABYC-USCG requirements for both sail and power boat designation

 

Christmas Stuffers for Big Stockings …

Adjustable filet tableLeave Santa milk and cookies on this Adjustable Poly Filet TableThis clever  filet table fits in and adjusts to any degree rod holder, levels out flat and locks in the position you need. It also has slots for a filet knife and fishing pliers. This high-strength table will not crack, mildew, discolor, or absorb fish odors – plus it’s easy to clean. It comes in two sizes and all the components are made in the USA.  Find it here at iBoats.

Reel in this Taco Marine stocking stuffer and it could be the-catch-of-the-day for Christmas …

Reel hanger for boatsReel hanger for fishing rodsReel Hangers with Rod Tip Holder Kit. The easy-to-adjust hangers accommodate a wide variety of reel sizes. The stainless steel hangers mount horizontally, vertically or overhead with spring-loaded clips to secure reels safely in place – even in rough seas. The set includes rod tip holders with spring-activated snap locks.

If you don’t find a genuine Taco Marine Rub Rail kit in your stocking, it may be because Santa put it under the tree or used it on his sleigh – to protect chimneys of course. Because Taco Marine is the largest producer of rub rail for boat builders, Santa recommends that you click here for a Free Rub Rail Replacement Guide. It helps you find  the original installed on your boat, what to buy and you can select from many types, styles and colors of rub rail. A Taco Marine Rub Rail Kit may not be a stocking stuffer, but it makes an easy gift to put under the tree.

Rub rail

 

Click here to go to West Marine to find the Taco Marine Rod Holder and Rub Rail Kit products.