Portlights: Watch how easy it is to replace those old and partly opaque portlights with brand new ones. It’s a an inexpensive project to make your boat look new again.
Shown above is the trim ring being fed in from the outside and sealed with calking. On the inside – bend some tabs, secure with a few screws, then caulk and screw in the port light and you’re done. See how easy this project is to do in the video on our Taco Marine Project Boat blog: https://tacomarineprojectboat.com
Reel in one of these Taco Marine products as a stocking stuffer and it could be the-catch-of-the-day for Christmas …
Reel 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.
Because Santa is very busy, he uses a Quick Release Clip when tying up to chimneys on roof tops – it’s safe for reindeer and provides quick get-aways. Taco Marine’s Quick Release Fender Lock also provides dockside safety and convenience for boaters, as it clips quickly to store fender lines at their best length. Just simply insert the pin into the fitting to protect your boat with the fenders in their ideal positions.
Leave Santa milk and cookies on thisAdjustable Poly Filet Table! This 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.
Part 4 shows you how to best remove parts when doing a boat-makeover.
Gain insights into removing a boat’s interior, fabricated top, railing and the windshield plus other DIY make-over tips. The latest Taco Marine Project Boat blog –Part 4, shows what a boat is really made of when taking it apart: http://tacomarineprojectboat.com
We’re excited about the Taco Marine Project Boat, so much so we have devoted a separate website/blog just for it. It will have short videos and graphics with a show-and-tell approach of how we, with Ship Shape TV, are updating a 1989 Pursuit 2650 boat to 2016 standards. If you are a DIY kind of person, or just like to watch old to new transformations, join us at our Taco Marine Project Boat site and learn handy fix-it tips along the way. Make sure you click the “follow ” button (see upper red arrow below), so it alerts you when a new page is posted, (about once every week or two): http://tacomarineprojectboat.com
When you go to the Taco Marine Project Boat blog, the latest posting is in the main page area and the previous episodes/parts are listed in order in the right column (see lower red arrow).
This 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.
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.
Rub rail is one product where you want to buy the best qualitybecause 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, 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.
“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.
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We 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.