Category Archives: Rub Rail

Taco Marine at the Miami International Boat Show (Feb. 12-16)

2015 Miami International Boat ShowThe Miami Boat Show is the biggest boat show in the World! See all of the latest featured Taco Marine products has to offer, on February 12-16th in Miami, Florida. Talk to Taco Marine product experts and touch and feel the actual product!

Taco Marine’s Sleek 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.Featured products:

Navigation Lights built right into the rub rail. The patent-pending, rub rail-mounted, waterproof LED navigation lights are Coast Guard approved for two nautical miles. They provide a 120 degree unobstructed visibility and mounted in a highly polished stainless steel joint cover with USCG approved engraving.

The Seaspension shock-absorbing pedestal for seats, leaning posts, benches and helm chairs. Introducing our new low profile shock-absorbing pedestals – designed to sit on top of a fiberglass box or other marine enclosures. 

 

Newest innovation in rub rails: Flex Core which has a “softer” construction for easier molding to deck contours and lighter weight characteristics. Also new, is Flex Chrome, a unique way to have the look of a stainless insert but without seeing fasteners holding it in place. This presents a beautiful appearance without the need for fastener costs or the labor to install screws.

LED Lights: All types and sizes for t-tops that blend right into the frame. (Watch video in the right column) –>

We hope to see you at the show, as this is the easiest and quickest way to compare Taco Marine’s product quality vs. competitive products.

Seaspension ®  U.S. & International Patents   Manufactured under license by Taco Metals, Sparta TN

6 Really Good Reasons to Attend the Atlantic City Boat Show Feb. 4-8

1. You can have a hands-on experience with our products. Touch and feel the actual product, vs. having to “guess” trying to look through packaging at a store.

Taco Marine boat show booth2. Talk to Taco Marine product experts, and walk away with factory literature that may not be available at a dealer.

3. See the product’s application, with booth personnel directing you to specific boats on display that have our products installed.

4. Do you have a great idea, or a specific need? Discuss it with personnel at the booth who can directly input it to Taco Marine’s engineers and product managers.

5. This is the easiest and quickest way to compare Taco Marine’s product quality vs. competitive products.

6. See ALL the latest and greatest products that Taco Marine has to offer, in one place.

Here are just some of the Taco Marine products you will find at the show:

Taco Marine’s Sleek 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.Navigation Lights built right into the rub rail. The patent-pending, rub rail-mounted, waterproof LED navigation lights are Coast Guard approved for two nautical miles. They provide 120 degree unobstructed visibility and are mounted in a highly polished stainless steel joint cover with USCG approved engraving.

The Grand Slam 880: An easy-to-use antenna mounting system.

Taco Sport Fishing Products: Clamp-On Adjustable Rod Holders, Tele-Outrigger Poles, Grand Slam 280, Outrigger Line Caddy, Rod Hangers, Center Rigger, Striker base, and the Grand Slam 170.

The solo pedestal is for single seats and helm chairs<—  The Seaspension shock-absorbing pedestal for seats, leaning posts, benches and helm chairs.

LED Lights: All types and sizes for t-tops that blend right into the frame.

Fender Lock clip: A very clever and quick way to attach and release boat fenders.

Rub Rail: High-grade vinyl, rigid, aluminum, flexible, and stainless steel – the industry standard.

Seaspension ®  U.S. & International Patents   Manufactured under license by Taco Metals, Sparta TN

Come Visit Taco Marine at the Atlantic City Boat Show

Booth #547, February 4 – 8, in Atlantic City Convention Center, NJ

Boat show in Atlantic City

See what’s new! Find the boat of your dreams and everything to go with it.  Walk and shop hundreds of new boats and marine gear at the Atlantic City Convention Center. From luxury motor and sailing yachts to sport fishers and performance boats – there are boats for every lifestyle, activity and budget. If it’s for boating, you’ll find it here.  Plus, check out the Marine Marketplace, a 93,000 sq. ft. “show within the show,” which features 440 booths showcasing all the latest in marine technology, engines, accessories, nautical gifts, and more. This 5-day event is your once-a-year chance to compare makes and models, secure insurance and financing and gear up with the latest accessories all at one time, under one roof.  Make sure you visit Taco Marine at booth #547, and see what’s new!

Taco Marine hopes you learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

Happy new year from Taco Marine

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain.

Want to know what’s hot?  Here’s our most popular blogs for 2014:

1. Innovation: Putting LED navigation lights right in the rub rail.

2. How navigation lights are mounted into rub rail.

3. What makes Taco Marine outriggers the best?

4. Miami boat show editors choice: Taco Marine’s antenna mount.

5. What everybody ought to know about Taco Marine outriggers.

 

 

New Taco Marine Products being shown at the IBEX Marine Technology Showcase in Tampa

New Taco Marine products at the Marine Technology Showcase in TampaCome see us at the IBEX Marine Technology Showcase on September 30th through October 2nd, at the Tampa Convention Center.

Taco Marine has a 20×20 display space at the IBEX show, on the center aisle; booth number 1433.

New Taco Marine products on display for the 2015 model year include: Premium helm chairs, aluminum leaning posts, shock-absorbing pedestals, clever ratcheting hinges for a variety of uses, LED low profile lights for mounting to T-tops and pipe, LED rub rail navigation lights, Flex-core rub rail, and a Flex-chrome rub rail inserts.

Innovation: Putting LED Navigation Lights right in the Rub Rail

Taco Marine’s Sleek 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.

Rub 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.” These low voltage LED lights also preserve battery life by drawing less than .25 amps.

These impact resistant, long-life LED lights with a 120 degree unobstructed view, will provide years of maintenance-free service on your 18′ to 35′ boat. 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.

How is rub rail made, and Why Taco Marine rub rail for your boat?

Fascinating: Watch how Taco Marine vinyl rub rail is made.
Watch this fascinating 3 minute video on how Taco Marine vinyl rub rail is made.

Click on the above photo to watch a 3 minute video on how high quality rub rail is made – we explain why  most everyone uses Taco Marine rub rail as their first and only choice. What’s more,  because replacing and installing rub rail is labor intensive, you’re better off getting the best-value rub rail now so you don’t have to replace it again anytime soon. Click to visit us at http://tacomarine.com.

Taco Marine rub rail manufacturing

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How Navigation Lights are mounted into Rub Rail

Taco Marine’s Sleek 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.

Here’s a sleek new way to mount LED navigation lights – right in the rub rail! Boat builders can now eliminate deck mounted navigation lights with the Taco Marine LED Rub Rail Navigation Lights. They are mounted into a heavy gauge stainless steel joiner cover and are very easy to install. The 3 watt port (red) and starboard (green) LED lights are designed to fit the popular Taco V21-9659 Rigid Vinyl Rub Rail profiles. The lights provide a 120 degree unobstructed view, are visible for up to a ½ mile, and meet ABYC/USCG requirements.

 Add Value to your boat with Taco Marine LED Navigation Lights

  1. Create a smooth deck by eliminating deck-mounted navigation lights
  2. Install low-voltage LEDs that draw only 0.25 amps
  3. Build-in years of maintenance free service with long-life LEDs
  4. Heavy-gauge stainless steel cover plates provide durability

Taco Marine Is ABA Supplier of Choice

ABA-company-logosWe are proud to renew our supplier of choice agreement with the American Boatbuilders Association (ABA) and eager to work closer with them in 2014. Listening to our customers helps us fully understand their needs so we can provide them not only the best solutions, but extraordinary service and support – from design through delivery.

You may know us for our rub rail and extrusions, but Taco Marine is an innovator and manufacturer of these products also: Tube, pipe and fittings for marine canvas and metal fabrication, as well as  rod holders/storage, sport fishing outrigger systems, helm seats, chairs, pedestals, hardware, specialty hinges and latches.  If you need custom aluminum and stainless steel hardware and fabricated parts, we have that too.

Beyond our wide range of products, what sets us apart from our competitors, is our total commitment to innovation, quality and service. We are always developing new and innovative products that give our customers a competitive edge – by enhancing their products and help to reduce their total costs. What’s more, we insist that every new Taco Marine product adheres to our highest standards of quality by undergoing proper testing, applying process improvement and utilizing best practices.

Mike Kushner, VP Sales