Installing the Hard Top: Part 18 – Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV.

Boat Restoration: Taco Marine and Ship Shape TV offer tips on how to install the new hard top for the Taco Marine Project Boat. Just click here or the image below to go to the blog and watch the two-minute video on attaching the frame and a couple helpful tips about sealant and backing plates for attaching the frame to the boat’s fiberglass shell.

Boat renovation on Ship Shape TV

Making the Hard Top: Part 17 – Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV.

Taco Marine and Ship Shape TVThe latest Taco Marine Project Boat blog is about making a new hard top for the boat. Initially Ship Shape TV decided to repair the original hard top, but when they started patching the holes in the fiberglass top, the bottom and top sections of the top were delaminating.

=> From a Cad Cam design, to cutting a mold, to resin infusing – watch the latest Ship Shape TV video on the Taco Marine Project Boat’s blog that provides fascinating insight into creating a new hard top for the Taco Marine Project Boat.

=> Learn about the best types of bonding agents and processes of adhering the two components of the fiberglass hard top. Watch how the two components are fitted, glued together and weighted for maximizing the adhering ability of the bonding agents. Here’s a link to go to the Taco Marine Project Boat blog.

Ship Shape TV

Taco Marine and Ship Shape TV join forces to benefit the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation.

Taco Marine Project Boat

Miami International Boat Show

The Taco Marine Project Boat, currently featured on Ship Shape TV, is a series of episodes of the full renovation of a neglected 1989, Pursuit 2650 boat. Now that the boat’s rehab is in the final stages, it will be on public display for the first time. See it at the Center Court at the 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, February 16th to 20th, at Miami Marine Stadium Park in Key Biscayne, Florida.

The Taco Marine Project Boat showcases innovative products from more than 30 of the marine industry’s leading equipment and accessories suppliers, including Armstrong Nautical Products, Boat Outfitters, Canvas Designers, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, Magic Tilt Trailers, Pacer Group, Quantum Paints, Taylor Made Systems, T-N-T Custom Boatworks, VectorWorks and Yamaha Outboards.

rub rail selection tipsJohn Greviskis, host of Ship Shape TV, will be on hand
throughout the boat show to Ship Shape TV logodiscuss the project boat and many of the products that have been installed on the Taco Marine Project Boat. Representatives from Taco Marine and other participating suppliers will also be on hand to answer your questions.

When completed later this year, the totally updated and like-new boat will be auctioned off and the proceeds will benefit the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation* (created by the Kushner family in loving memory of Logan Matthew Kushner – visit IMLoganIT.com for more information).

I'm Logan It Foundation logoThe I’M LOGAN IT non-profit foundation raises money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) and provides college scholarships for student athletes who exhibit similar values and qualities as Logan Kushner – including a strong sense of leadership, resilient in spirit, team pride, good sportsmanship and helping others.

Miami International Boat ShowFor additional information on the Taco Marine Project Boat, visit the Center Court display at the Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show. To see what has been done, and watch the final process of rehabbing the project boat with photos and videos, go to the TacoMarineProjectBoat.com blog.

A special thank you: Taco Marine appreciates the support provided by NMMA and Miami International Boat Show.

Taco Marine is excited to have the support of some of the marine industry’s leading equipment and accessories suppliers:

Ship Shape TV and taco Marine

 

*The I’M LOGAN IT Foundation is a charitable fund maintained by the Pinellas Community Foundation (PCF), a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. PO Box 307, Safety Harbor, FL 34695-0307

Wiring the Taco Marine Project Boat – Part 16

Part 16, of the Taco Marine Project Boat blog: Ship Shape TV takes you behind the scenes to a boat wiring factory and shows you how the  wiring harness for the Taco Marine Project boat is organized and assembled. The blog’s video also includes a key wiring tip.

Boat Wire Harness wiring-mapGet wired: The Project Boat blog/video is a fascinating behind the scenes peek into how a boat is wired. Understanding how a wiring harness is organized and installed, may help you fix wiring issues with your boat, discover how at the: Taco Marine Project Boat blog.

Engineering the Hard Top of the Taco Marine Project Boat – Check Out Part 15

Ship Shape TV Taco MarineIn the previous posting on the Taco Marine Project Boat blog, we discussed the boat’s hard top had close to a hundred holes that needed to be filled. With so many holes needing to being fixed, we concluded it would be best for maintaining the quality of the Taco Marine Project Boat to produce a brand new top – so off to the computer we went. Click here: Hard Top frame Design or the image above for a preview of engineering a new top for the Taco Marine Project before it goes into the building phase.

 

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.

Rub rail

 

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

TACO Metals Receives United Marine Manufacturers Association Supplier of the Year Award

NMMA AwardMIAMI, FLORIDA (USA) – TACO Metals was selected as the 2016 Supplier of the Year by the United Marine Manufacturers Association (UMMA).

Founded in 1995, UMMA represents more than 90 boat builder member companies that build over 20,000 boats annually. The Supplier of the Year Award recognizes an equipment and accessories supplier for exemplary service to UMMA members.

A global leader in the recreational marine industry, TACO Metals is a trusted source for UMMA members for rub rail, sport fishing products, premium seating, pedestal systems and specialty marine hardware. TACO Marine is a division of Taco Metals.

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.

Time to winterize your boat or are you still fishing?

If you are up North and starting the process of winterizing your boat, don’t forget to pull off the prop and inspect it. Starting out the spring with a poor functioning engine caused by unforeseen fishing line wound around the prop is less than an ideal start to the boating season. If you live in the South and continue to sport fish, every time is a good time to check the prop for tangled fishing line. This short video clip from Ship Shape TV shows a quick and easy way to remove fishing line and inspect the prop.

IBEX Show: October 4-6, Tampa, Florida

IBEX show

Visit our booth 1433 at the International Boatbuilders Exhibition & Convention (IBEX) show in Tampa, Florida to see our latest marine helm chair, the Captiva. Also on display at our booth are our LED low watt deck lights for flat or pipe mount, a wide variety of rub rails and many, many other innovative boat products. If you are not going, check out our recent new products you might find handy:http://tacomarine.com/category/new_products/New-Product

Innovative, high-quality products supported by extraordinary service.

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