Category Archives: Rub Rail

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.

Happy Holidays from TACO Metals!

During this joyous holiday season, it’s important we take the time to thank you for your business and friendship. We value our continued relationships and appreciate your confidence in us. From our TACO Metals family to yours, we wish you a happy, safe holiday and a healthy New Year!

In 2017 We Made Some Exciting Changes

We opened a new regional warehouse in Summerville, SC., hiring Nick Essenmacher as Warehouse Manager.

We showcased our new branding and display at the IBEX trade show.

We remodeled our Miami headquarters with an open, more contemporary design.

We had our milestone anniversary celebration for the following employees:

  • Eric Hutchinson – Maintenance Manager of 10 years
  • Gene Bray – Shipping Supervisor of 10 years
  • Tamer Elhefnawy – Sales and Services Director of 10 years
  • Gordon Peters – OEM Outside Sales Rep. of 5 years
  • Amil Krivdic – Upholstery Builder of 5 years
  • Enes Gradisic – Upholstery Builder of 5 years
  • Tina Tran – Upholstery Sewer of 5 years

With the support of many within the marine industry, the TACO Marine Project Boat was a huge success – helping to raise more than $130,000 for the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation, which supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and college scholarships for deserving youth.

We Look Forward to Another Great Year Working With You!

Enhance Your Boat with a TACO Marine Rub Rail Kit

As an industry leader, you may know TACO Marine has long been the preferred choice of boat builders for Rub Rail designed to meet their specific needs. However, we also offer easy-to-install Vinyl Rub Rail Kits – ideal for do-it-yourselfers and boaters looking for an affordable solution to spruce up the look and value of their boat.

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Our made-in-the-USA Vinyl Rub Rail Kits come in a wide variety of sizes to fit all types of boats from 16- to 30-feet in length. Each kit includes a roll of seamless Rub Rail, matching insert, end caps, stainless steel screws and an installation guide.

The guide, along with a how-to video, are available for free online at tacomarine.com. You can also find the installation guide here and watch the video below.

In addition to our Vinyl Rub Rail Kits, we also offer a free Rub Rail Replacement Selection Guide if you prefer to try and match the original Rub Rail installed on your specific boat. You can access that guide here.

At TACO Marine, all our Rub Rail is backed by our exclusive 5-year warranty and guarantied to perform for many years to come. If you’re not sure which Rub Rail Kit is the right fit for your boat, please give us a call at 1-800-653-8567 and we can help you.

You can find TACO Marine Rub Rail and our Vinyl Rub Rail Kits online or through your favorite marine dealer, including West Marine and Bass Pro Shops. Please visit tacomarine.com for a complete listing.

Thank you for visiting TACO Marine at the 2017 METSTRADE show!

Thank you for stopping by the TACO Marine® stand at the Brunger Export aisle in the USA Pavilion during the 2017 METSTRADE show!

TACO Metals® is a global leader in the recreational marine industry and the most trusted source for rub rail, seating and pedestals, specialty marine hardware, marine fabrication and sport fishing products. The TACO Marine division of TACO Metals is known for its new product development using the latest in design and manufacturing capabilities to create solutions that provide the best total value, enhanced product performance and uncompromising quality. Boat builders, marine product manufacturers, repair yards, distributors and retailers have trusted and relied on TACO Marine for premium products, distribution expertise and unsurpassed customer support since 1959.

We are excited for the opportunity to support you in your needs with any one of our several product lines we have to offer. To view our company and the full range of products, you can visit us at tacomarine.com. You will also receive a follow up contact from a Brunger Export Sales Representative in your region to review any questions you may have about the TACO Marine line and you’ll be able to set up an appointment, if needed. You can also view Brunger Export’s website at brungerexport.com for additional information.

We look forward to working with you in the near future.

TACO Products to see at METSTRADE!

TACO Marine® to feature longer Command Ratchet Hinge, easy-to-install Rub Rail kits and more at METSTRADE, Nov. 14-16, in Brunger Export Stand 12.408, Amsterdam RA.

H25-0023 topIntroducing the TACO Marine® Command Ratchet Hinge 18-1/2-in. long – a high-grade stainless steel and brass hinge ideal for sun pads, bolsters and lounge backrests.

This longer ratchet hinge allows for one locking position at 61.5 degrees that is 2-in. tall and 2-1/4-in. wide.

The Command Ratchet Hinge mounts above deck and can be used for seat backs up to 22 in. – perfect for single- or double-seat capacity and tested up to 500-ft. pounds of torque per pair and 600-pounds of vertical load on a 22-in. seat back.

 

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We will also feature easy-to-install TACO Marine® Rub Rail kits. While rub rail is primarily designed to protect a boat, it is also a great way to upgrade its value and appearance with a bright new look and accent.

We offer a full product line of rub rail kits for all sizes of boats, in a convenient and easy carry box that’s also easy to ship. Each kit includes all items needed for full replacement of rub rail, including stainless steel fasteners, end caps and, in some profiles, the insert.

 

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

Rub rail selection

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.