Category Archives: Sport Fishing

Grand Slam Your Way Into Summer – 5 Awesome Rebates for New TACO Outrigger Systems

Get Up To $150 Back on New TACO Outrigger Systems! 

During the month of May, we’re offering 5 amazing rebates on our premium Outrigger systems – complete with Outrigger Mounts, our patented Tele-Outrigger Poles, rigging kits and accessories.


Get $150 with the purchase of a pair of Grand Slam 380 or 380XL Outrigger Top Mounts, a Premium Rigging Kit and a set of Tele-Outrigger Poles

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In the video below, Captain Mark Henderson from the Liquid Fire Fishing Team explains the features and benefits of the TACO Marine Grand Slam 380 Outrigger Top Mounts, aluminum Tele-Outrigger Poles and the Premium Rigging Kit.

 


Get $150 with the purchase of a pair of Grand Slam 280 or 2801 Outrigger Top Mounts, a Premium Rigging Kit and a set of Tele-Outrigger Poles.

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Captain Mark Henderson from the Liquid Fire Fishing Team explains the features and benefits of the TACO Marine Grand Slam 280 and 2801 Outrigger Top Mounts, aluminum Tele-Outrigger Poles and the Premium Rigging Kit.


Get $150 with the purchase of a pair of Grand Slam 280 Outrigger Top Mounts, a Premium Rigging Kit, a set of Tele-Outrigger Poles and a set of Outrigger Line Caddies.

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Get $100 with the purchase of a pair of Grand Slam 170 Outrigger Top Mounts, a Standard Rigging Kit, a pair of Tele-Outrigger Poles and an Outrigger Line Caddy.

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Captain Mark Henderson from the Liquid Fire Fishing Team explains the features and benefits of the TACO Marine Grand Slam 170 Outrigger Top Mount, aluminum Tele-Outrigger Poles and the Standard Rigging Kit.


Get $100 with the purchase of a pair of Grand Slam 170 Outrigger Top Mounts, a Standard Rigging Kit and a pair of Tele-Outrigger Poles.

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Announcing a New Grand Slam Outrigger Base Installation Video on FISH TACO TV

We’ve got a new Grand Slam Outrigger base installation video with Captain Mark Henderson from the Liquid Fire Fishing Team!

Henderson installs a set of Grand Slam 280 Outrigger Mounts to a Classic Mako 228 with a canvas top.
All the installation hardware is included with the TACO Outrigger Mounts.

In this FISH TACO TV video, Henderson, our Strategic Product Category Manager, installs a pair of Grand Slam 280 Outrigger bases on a canvas top of a 36-year-old Classic Mako 228.

To install an outrigger base on a canvas top, a TACO pre-drilled extrusion plate must first be welded to the frame.

A TACO pre-drilled extrusion plate must be welded to a canvas top frame prior to mount installation.

We offer three different extrusion plates that perfectly match our Grand Slam line of outrigger bases.

Once the plate is welded in place, simply cut a small circle around the base and screw holes, apply a bead of sealant and attach the bases. All the mounting hardware required for any of our Grand Slam bases comes included.

Mark an X over the base and screw holes, which you’ll then cut out of the canvas material.

Apply a bead of sealant around all the holes to prevent the canvas material from fraying.
You’re ready to attach the new TACO Grand Slam mount to the extrusion plate.
Insert the hardware and tighten.

After the base is installed, the final step is attaching the base handle.

The final step is inserting the handle into the base.

Henderson not only shows how to install the base, but also provides handy tips for cauterizing the canvas material. Watch full video below.

For more how-to videos from Fish TACO TV, visit YouTube.com/tacomarine.

Get Up To $150 Cash Back on TACO Outrigger Systems

We’re offering 5 amazing rebates on our premium Outrigger systems – complete with Outrigger Mounts, our patented Tele-Outrigger Poles, rigging and accessories. Don’t wait! These deals won’t last long.


Get $150 with the purchase of a pair of Grand Slam 380 or 380XL Outrigger Top Mounts, a Premium Rigging Kit and a set of Tele-Outrigger Poles.

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Grand Slam 380

Safety and convenience of deploying outriggers was our focus when creating the Grand Slam 380 Outrigger Mounts. Perfect for 25- to 50-foot vessels, the ability to adjust your outriggers’ vertical lift and horizontal rotation from the boat deck is valuable when in rough seas. These beautiful mounts will streamline your boat’s appearance and make you want to chase pelagic species more often.

Grand Slam 380XL

For thicker hardtops, try our GS-380XL, which has an increased body length.


Get $150 with the purchase of a pair of Grand Slam 280 or 2801 Outrigger Top Mounts, a Premium Rigging Kit and a set of Tele-Outrigger Poles.

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Grand Slam 280

Probably the most popular center console outrigger base ever has gotten more attractive and useful! Our Grand Slam 280s have been an industry standard for years. Their reliability, durability and sleek appearance has made them a staple in the offshore fishing community. Ideal for the mid-range-sized boat, from 25- to 35-feet, these bases are made for hardcore offshore fishing.

Grand Slam 2801

The GS-2801 has an offset handle, which allows for more hand clearance, depending on the design of your T-top.


Get $150 with the purchase of a Grand Slam 280 Kit, which includes a pair of Grand Slam 280 Outrigger Top Mounts, a Premium Rigging Kit, a set of Tele-Outrigger Poles and a set of Outrigger Line Caddies.

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Get $100 with the purchase of a Grand Slam 170 Kit, which includes a pair Grand Slam 170 Outrigger Top Mounts, a Standard Rigging Kit, a pair of Tele-Outrigger Poles and an Outrigger Line Caddy.

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Grand Slam 170

Simple, strong and perfect for boats 24-feet and under, our Grand Slam 170 Outrigger Mounts are the ideal addition to make your boat into an offshore fishing machine. Sold individually or in pairs, their easy installation and attractive appearance will make your days on the water more productive.

Aluminum Tele-Outrigger Poles

The GS-170 pairs perfectly with our aluminum Tele-Outrigger Poles, which telescope to less than six feet for bridge clearance, trailering or storage.


Get $100 with the purchase of a Grand Slam 170 Outrigger Top Mount (single or pair), a Standard Rigging Kit and a Tele-Outrigger Pole (single or pair).

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Top 10 TACO Products You Need for Spring

It’s officially spring, which means it’s the perfect time for boat remodeling, renovation and equipment upgrades. Check out our top 10, must-have TACO products you need to get your boat ready for summer.

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GRAND SLAM OUTRIGGER MOUNTS

Our Grand Slam Outrigger Mounts are perfect for anglers with any size boat up to and surpassing 50 feet. Manufactured with high-quality, durable stainless steel and machined aluminum, our Outrigger Mounts are guaranteed for years of trouble-free use and backed by our industry-leading 3-year warranty. For larger fishing boats, we offer our Grand Slam Professional Series Mounts, which are perfect for high-performance sport fishing at high speeds.

Safely adjust the Pro Series outrigger angle from underneath the hardtop without climbing on gunnels or leaving the deck.

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OUTRIGGER POLES

Aluminum Tele-Outrigger Poles

Compliment your TACO Marine Outrigger Mounts with our Aluminum or Carbon Fiber Outrigger Poles. Our patented Aluminum Tele-Outrigger Poles are strong and sturdy, even in the roughest seas with multiple trolling lines. They pair with the Grand Slam 400, 380, 280, 170 or a striker base. The Aluminum Poles are available in 15- and 18-feet long.

Carbon Fiber Tele-Outrigger Poles

Our Carbon Fiber Tele-Outrigger Poles feature our patent-pending swivel rollers, which allow for a more natural bait presentation and provide less halyard line chafing, and our patent-pending Twist & Lock mechanism for easy pole installation. These pair with our Grand Slam Pro Series 450 and 500 Mounts and are available in 16- and 20-feet long.

Check out this video with Captain Ryan Peters from Miss Britt Charters and our TACO Marine Outrigger Top Mounts and Carbon Fiber Poles.

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RIGGING KITS

Complete your TACO Outrigger system with one of our halyard line Rigging Kits. Choose from seven different kits for your outrigger needs, including a center rigger kit, the double mono rigging kit and the premium triple-braid rigging kit. These kits are designed to fill all your rigging needs to get you on the water quickly.

Captain Mark Henderson from the Liquid Fire Fishing Team shows how to quickly rig lines, attach swivels and pulleys, set the tension on the poles, attach the cord to the gunnel as well as how and where to attach your fishing line.

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OUTRIGGER LINE TENSIONER

We also have the TACO Marine Outrigger Line Tensioner, which is designed for larger boats fishing with double or triple halyard lines on each outrigger. The Outrigger Line Tensioner helps keep proper tension on outrigger halyards while fully extended and tight.

With its easily adjustable halyard tension, it makes changing locations quick and easy – no more storing your halyard lines in order to make a move. Manufactured from stainless steel Type-316, the Outrigger Line Tensioner is adjustable for boats with 1- to 2-1/2-inch thick gunnels. It comes with an Easy Ronstan medium cam cleat for 1/8- to 1/2-inch thick rope and is backed by our 1-year warranty.

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VINYL RUB RAIL KITS

Give your boat the ultimate face lift with brand new TACO Marine Rub Rail! Replacing outdated, faded or damaged Rub Rail is one of the quickest and low-cost solutions for improving your boat’s appearance. We offer seven premium Vinyl Rub Rail Kits, which are available in various sizes to match almost any boat on the market. Choose from Flexible Rub Rail, Semi-Rigid Rub Rail or Semi-Rigid with a Chrome Insert.

Installing your own Rub Rail is easy! We have a great video showing our various Rub Rail profiles and how you can install Rub Rail on your own boat.

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DOCKSIDE ACCESSORIES

The Come On Board Rod Holder Mount accessory features a large grabbing surface with finger-molded pipe for a secure, comfortable grip.

Improve safety and accessibility with our Come On Board Handles. Easily step down onto gunnels while gripping the Come On Board Handle – helping to prevent dangerous slips and falls during boarding.

The Shore Power Cable Holder features a large ring that accommodates 30-, 50- and 100-amp power cables and is equipped with an adjustable height ring.

If you’re connected to shore power, do it safely with the adjustable TACO Marine Shore Power Cable Holder, which elevates power cables out of the water between your boat and the dock.

The Come On Board Handles, available with a rod holder base or a fixed base, are the ideal accessory for safe boarding.

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TRANSOM CROSS TIE PORTABLE CLEAT

The Portable Locking Transom Cross Tie Cleat secures dock lines up and away from outboard motors and fits standard rod holders.

Prevent your dock lines from getting tangled in outboard props with our Transom Cross Tie – a 30-inch tall portable cleat that elevates lines up and away from motors when tying off at the stern. Our patent-pending latch mechanism at the base allows for easy insertion and hold into standard rod holders. Check out the video below for more on the Transom Cross Tie Portable Cleat.

Captain Mark Henderson of the Liquid Fire Fishing Team shows how to elevate stern lines using the TACO Marine Transom Cross Tie Portable Cleat.

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QUICK RELEASE FENDER LOCK

Introducing the Quick Release Fender Lock – perfect for dockside safety and made with type-316 stainless steel. The Fender Lock comes with a 3-year warranty.

For dockside safety and convenience, our new TACO Marine Quick Release Fender Lock ensures secure, quickly stored fender lines. At the dock, you simply insert the pin into the fitting and your boat is protected with the fenders in an ideal position. When using chum bags, it’s a great way to never have to search for a place to hang it again!

Installing the TACO Marine Quick Release Fender Lock is easy! Captain Mark Henderson of the Liquid Fire Fishing Team walks us through the process.

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ADJUSTABLE POLY FILET TABLES

Filet your fresh-caught fish on our easy-to-clean TACO Marine Adjustable Poly Filet Table, which is made from FDA-approved, high-density polyethylene that will not discolor, crack, mildew or absorb fish odors. Available in 20- and 30-inch widths, our filet tables are perfect for cutting bait, fileting fish or serving food and beverages. These tables also feature a storage slot to safely stow filet knives and fishing pliers. The universal, adjustable mount is corrosion resistant and made to fit all standard size rod holders. The quick release ergonomic knob allows for quick angle adjustment and flat storage when not being used. All fasteners are stainless marine grade quality.

Captain Mark Henderson of the Liquid Fire Fishing Team speaks about his experience with TACO Marine Adjustable Poly Filet Tables.

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POLY DRINK HOLDERS

Lastly, equip your boat with one of our Poly Drink Holders, which are perfectly sized for tumblers up to 32 ounces, cans and water bottles. These made-in-the-USA drink holders are available as a single or double tumbler, with or without a cell phone or catch-all slot. Our Poly Tumbler Holders easily attach to boat surfaces with suction cups and are manufactured using UV-stabilized, high-density Polymer. This is a must-have, go-to accessory for any size boat!

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

TACO Hires New Strategic Product Manager Mark Henderson

We are excited to announce that Captain Mark Henderson of the Liquid Fire Fishing Team is joining the ranks of TACO Metals as our new Strategic Product Manager.

Henderson at the 2018 Progressive® Miami International Boat Show at Miami Marine Stadium docks. TACO Marine Photo / Dana Koman

As a lifelong fishing enthusiast, who turned his hobby into a renowned sport fishing team, it only made sense that Henderson would someday work in the marine industry. The only question was when?

Henderson didn’t begin competitively sport fishing until 2004, when his friend invited him to join his team for the Raleigh Saltwater King Mackerel Tournament.

“We didn’t know anything about tournament fishing, but we wanted to fish,” said Henderson, a Durham, N.C. native equally known for his humor and thick Southern accent as well as his fishing accomplishments.

But by the end of 2004, Henderson and his friend qualified for the Southern Kingfish Association National Championship. Soon after, Henderson bought his first boat – a 25-foot Contender with a bright red hull, which he named “Liquid Fire” after his father’s homemade hot sauce.

From there, Henderson launched the Liquid Fire Fishing Team and began his dive into the marine industry – winning multiple tournaments and accelerating his team into the sport fishing record books.

Henderson, holding a freshly-caught King Mackerel, was awarded the 2008 Yamaha Professional Kingfish Tour’s Angler of the Year. Photo Courtesy of Liquid Fire Fishing Team

“I was able to spend more and more time in the industry, around boating and around center consoles,” said Henderson, who previously worked in the automotive industry for nearly 25 years. “[The marine industry] became a growing passion for me, [but] for a while I just kind of fought it. I [already] had a great job and great freedoms and things like that. I didn’t pursue it real hard, but I was also watching and looking at Trade Only Today and talking to a lot of people about the industry.”

In 2009, after Henderson caught a sport fishing sponsorship from TACO Metals, he said his passion for the marine industry grew to a point that he could no longer fight his desire to shift career gears.

“I saw such a vast opportunity within the company and the sections of the business that they’ve got,” said Henderson, a married father of three. “There’s really nobody around like TACO. I felt like my skillset could benefit them and benefit me as far as a career standpoint.”

Having only started at TACO March 5, Henderson has already hit the water at full throttle – working the TACO Marine booth at the Independent Boat Builders, Inc. Vender Expo in St. Louis, Mo. and angling together preliminary production on a new as-yet named TACO YouTube program, which is slated to debut this Spring.

The Liquid Fire Fishing Team is comprised of Henderson and his sons, Crockett and Joshua, wife Audrey, parents Sue and Charles and brother-in-law Chris Waters. Today, they compete aboard a SeaVee 390z Center Console with Mercury 350 quad outboard engines, which is equipped with TACO Marine Grand Slam Pro Series 500 Outrigger Top Mounts and Carbon Fiber Poles. Photo Courtesy of Liquid Fire Fishing Team

As the Strategic Product Manager, Henderson will oversee new TACO product launches in 2018, which may include everything from testing and development with TACO engineers to getting the product to market on time with the correct price point.

“Those are some very, very specific high-profile projects that I think we want to be sure to focus on,” he said.

Henderson said joining TACO Metals is a dream come true.

“I haven’t been as excited about a change in something as I am right now in many, many years,” he said. “I’m thankful to have another segment that excites me. I think I can be beneficial to the people in the company that mean so much to TACO and TACO means so much to them.”

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 Outriggers Taking Center Stage at Miami Boat Show, Booth C199

The event you’ve been waiting for is almost here! Opening tomorrow at 10 a.m., the Progressive® Miami International Boat Show takes over the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin on Virginia Key. In tent C, booth 199, we’ll be showcasing the TACO Marine Grand Slam Professional Series outrigger mounts, poles and accessories – manufactured for high-performance sport fishing boats.

But why wait until tomorrow to see the latest from TACO? We’re giving you a sneak peek at three of our new Outrigger Top Mounts, carbon fiber and aluminum poles and Sport Fishing Rigging Kits below.

The Grand Slam Pro Series 400 Outrigger Top Mount features heavy-duty construction designed for today’s high-performance center consoles. The GS-400 is built to withstand the rigors of various fishing techniques, such as dredge or high-speed wahoo fishing.

The Carbon Fiber Tele-Outrigger Poles compliment the Grand Slam 400 and feature our patent-pending swivel roller design for a more natural bait presentation. Carbon Fiber is lighter and stronger than aluminum and prevents whipping.

Introducing the Grand Slam 312 Center Rigger Mount – the only center rigger completely functional from underneath the hard top. The GS-312 features an innovative rotating lever to raise and lower the center rigger while standing on the deck of the boat.

The Grand Slam 314 Center Rigger Mount features the same benefits as the GS-312 with the added performance expectations of today’s larger center console boats. The GS-314 is intended for hard tops up to four-inches thick.

Enhance the thrill of blue water fishing with our premium Aluminum Tele-Outrigger Poles – featuring our patent-pending Tele-Outrigger design available in four colors and two sizes: 15 or 18-feet.

Complete your TACO Marine outrigger system with our Sport Fishing Rigging Kits – Available in single, double or triple lines with either mono or braid. Designed for aluminum or carbon fiber poles.

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Our TACO Marine Outrigger Top Mounts and Aluminum Poles carry a 3-year warranty guarantee. Our TACO Marine Carbon Fiber Poles and Rigging Kits come with a 1-year warranty guarantee.

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

TACO Marine to Feature New Outrigger Line Tensioner at Upcoming Miami Boat Show

Introducing the NEW TACO Marine Outrigger Line Tensioner – ideal for high-performance fishing boats with multiple lines on each outrigger and to be featured at the Miami International Boat Show Feb. 15 through 19.

The NEW TACO Marine Outrigger Line Tensioner.

The Outrigger Line Tensioner is perfect for rigging to the gunnel on the boat. The Tensioner is constructed using 316 stainless steel with a high-polished mushroom head threaded bolt and a heavy-duty lock washer to prevent loosening from vibration. It’s finished with a Ronstan medium cam cleat for 1/8- to 1/2-inch rope.

For easy installation, use a 3/4-inch drill bit through the gunnel and secure with 18-8 stainless-steel mounting hardware, which is included in the packaging. The tensioner bracket is electro polished with countersunk mounting holes.

The Outrigger Line Tensioner comes equipped with our TACO Marine three-year warranty guarantee.

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Installing the TACO Marine Quick Release Fender Lock

Installing the TACO Marine Quick Release Fender Lock is easy! Captain Mark Henderson of the Liquid Fire Fishing Team walks us through the process in the video below.

The Quick Release Fender Lock is great for dockside safety and convenience by ensuring secure and quickly-stored fender lines. The fender lock mounting pin also helps to keep lines at an optimum length.

Once at the dock, you simply insert the pin into the fitting and your boat is protected with the fender at its ideal position.

The Quick Release Fender Lock is made of high-quality stainless steel. Its overall height above deck is 1-19/32-inches and includes a 1/4-inch drain plug. This fender lock comes equipped with a large push button for comfortable, easy operation and our TACO Marine 3-year warranty guarantee.

Quick Release Specs
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Sound Fishing Advice from Capt. Ray Rosher

Using TACO Marine products, Captain Ray Rosher from Miss Britt Charters catches some delicious fish off the Florida coast. In this clip, he fillets a freshly-caught King Mackerel with sound advice on how to keep the meat firm and tasty.

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