Category Archives: Rub Rail

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.

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

Three ways Santa upgraded his ride – how about you?

A reindeer pulling a sleigh with Santa Claus in it. The background is a beautiful snowy winter forest.

1. A Come-on-board boat handle. Santa is older and wiser and knows it’s no easy task getting in and out of his ride – especially when carrying a bag on board. Now you too can get on and off your Taco Marine come on board handleboat safely with this stainless steel “Come-on-board-handle” – with a large finger-grip contoured surface. This two-piece handle quickly slides into a backing plate inserted into a standard rod holder, or the receiver base is ideal for gunnel or transom platform mounting. This clever two-piece handle has a bag for quick and easy storage. Click this link: Come-on-board handle for more information.

2. Santa has many close calls with chimneys when delivering presents. How does he keep his sleigh from getting scratched and dented? He uses Taco Marine’s rub rail of course! He also added Taco Marine rub rail navigation lightsLED navigation lights that mount right into the rub rail. Now he has Port and Starboard lights with a range of 2 miles. And because Taco Marine is the largest producer of rub rail to boat builders, Santa recommends that you click here for a Free Rub Rail Replacement Guide. It helps you find  the original installed in your boat, what to buy and select from many types, styles and colors of rub rail. A Taco Marine rub rail kit makes an easy gift to put under the tree.

3. Multi-purpose 15 degree portable cleat. Santa needs to make sure his ride is secure on roof tops, so he uses Taco Marine’s clever portable cleat. What about you – ever need a cleat or a boat fender in a different place? This brushed aluminum portable portable boat cleatcleat fits into a standard rod holder and easily moves around to where you need it. The loop-hole design allows fenders to hang over the side, and is ideal for hanging your hose while washing your boat.

Need a to make a Wish List? Check out our other new boating products at TacoMarine.com.

Rub Rail Installation on the Taco Marine Project Boat – Part 11

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Taco Marine’s Project Boat on Ship Shape TV, Part 11 blog is all about Rub Rail Installation and Selection. For rub rail installation tips on measuring, caulking, attaching, bending and trimming rub rail, go to: https://tacomarineprojectboat.com

Santa Uses Taco Marine Rub Rail for his Ride, What About You?

Taco Marine rubrailSanta has many close calls with chimneys when delivering presents. How does he keep his sleigh from getting scratched and dented? He uses Taco Marine’s rub rail of course!

rub rail navigation lightsThis year he added LED navigation lights that mount right into the rub rail. Now he has Port and Starboard lights with a range of 2 miles. And because Taco Marine is the largest producer of rub rail to boat builders, Santa recommends rub rail replacement guidethat you click here for a Free Rub Rail Replacement Guide. It helps you find  the original installed in your boat, what to buy and select from a variety of types, styles Rub rail insert kitand colors of rub rail. A Taco Marine rub rail kit makes an easy gift to put under the tree.

Wether you are pulling up to a dock or a chimney, protect your ride and look good doing it with a Taco Marine rub rail replacement kit.

Wish List: Take a close look at Santa’s sleigh. He took the bounce out of his roof top landings by installing Taco Marine’s Seaspension pedestals. They can take the bounce out of your ride on the water.  For a more comfortable boating experience here’s a blog telling about Seaspension marine seating.

 

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.

How to Choose the Right Rub Rail Utilizing Taco Marine’s New Replacement Guide

rub rail replacement guideTaco Marine announces the most comprehensive and time-saving rub rail replacement guide in the industry. This rub rail selection guide includes a new reference feature that helps speed up the process of selecting the proper rub rail for the most popular boats in the marketplace.

Boaters need to have the most accurate method to determine which rub rail is best for their boat, so the new Taco Marine rub rail replacement guide includes more boat builders than ever before. Now rub rail replacement decisions are easily made with references to specific boat builders and multiple rub rail profile versions of Easy to replace rub rail with taco Marines handy guideeach. This feature now provides a better method for matching a boat’s existing rub rail – boaters can also make choices for the rub rail’s profile, color, and type of material that best fits their boat.

Taco Marine rub railIncluded in the rub rail replacement guide is additional handy information on how to estimate the length of the rub rail material needed, required tools, installation tips and references on where to buy Taco Marine rub rail.

The Taco Marine Rub Rail Replacement Guide can be found and downloaded as a PDF file or as an online catalog,  just click here.

Watch a video on how high quality rub rail is manufactured: 

This holiday weekend, check to see if your boat’s rub rail is tired looking, faded or just plain beat up.

rub rail weekendThis 4th of July weekend, as you are getting your boat ready for a great time on the water, check to see if your rub rail is doing what it’s suppose to be doing – protecting your boat. If your rub rail needs replacing – now’s the time to evaluate it and plan how you go about replacing it. First is to find a company that makes a replacement rub rail for your boat. It just so happens that Taco Marine is the largest producer of rub rail and makes replacement rub rail for over 75 different boating companies – so that’s a good place to start.

high quality rub rail materials
We select the highest quality rub rail materials.
precision manufacturing processes when manufacturing Taco Marine rub rail
Another precision manufacturing process.

Most important, make sure the rub rail you do end up buying is from a company that specializes in it and is known for quality production. Some companies use less expensive materials to hold down costs, but do you really want to replace your rub rail again – sooner rather than later? Do you really want to have your replacement rub rail look faded in a couple of years? The video to the right shows the pride our employees take in selecting the highest grade vinyl, and at the end of the manufacturing line we have a technician who measures the width in thousands of an inch! Why is that so important? Because when it comes time to install the rub rail, you want to have a consistent look and fit after putting your effort into the project.

Taco Marine manufacturers a wide variety of rub rail
We manufacturer hight quality rub rail for over 75 boat builders.

Rub rail is one product where you want to buy the best quality because you are either going to take your valuable time to install it or pay someone else to – and you don’t want to be in the middle on an installation and have to return a product that just isn’t working and then have to start over. Just buy the best quality rub rail and the whole replacement process will be easier,5 year warranty on Taco Marine rub rail and the end result will last much longer. Taco Marine’s five year warranty for rub rail is the ultimate support for your investment.

We can help you. Taco Marine has all types of rub rail; flexible, rigid, and semi-rigid vinyl, different colors, chrome and stainless steel rub rail, rub rail inserts, and even kits for doing-it-yourself, – and rub rail for over 75 different boat builders! Click here to go to the list of boat manufactures and the rub rail selection guide: http://tacomarine.com/cat–Rub-Rail-Selection-Guide–OEM-Rub-Rail-Replacement.html   Also on that page is an Online Book that has everything you need to know about buying replacement rub rail, including tips for measuring, estimating, tools and supplies you’ll need. To find a store near you, click here. 

What do you give or suggest for Father’s Day?

Reel in one of these Taco Marine products for Father’s Day and it could be the-catch-of-the-day:

Boat fender quick-release clipQuick Release Fender LockFor dockside safety and convenience, Taco Marine’s fender lock clips secure and quickly store fender lines at the best length. Just simply insert the pin into the fitting to protect your boat with the fenders in their ideal position.

 

The adjustable poly Filet Table: This clever adjustable Filet tableadjustable table swivels around and locks in the angle 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’s designed for extreme durability and is UV resistant. (It can also be used as a handy table for food and drinks).

Taco Marine leaning post backrestUniversal Leaning Post Back Rest: This Universal Leaning Post Back Rest is designed to fit all Taco Marine Neptune brand leaning posts as well as most standard leaning posts available in the market. The arms fold for easy and convenient storage.

Rub Rail Kit with Flex Chrome Insert  Taco Marine’s semi-rigid rubRub rail insert kit rail kit with flex chrome is both rigid and flexible. This great looking shiny rub rail, is one continuous piece and bends easily for quick installation. This kit includes rub rail, flex chrome insert, end caps, screws and installation guide.

Where to buy these great Father’s Day gifts? Click here and type in your zip code for stores near you.

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!