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).
Taco Marine announces the most comprehensive and time-saving rub rail replacement guide in the industry.This rub rail selection guide includes a new reference feature that helps speed up the process of selecting the proper rub rail for the most popular boats in the marketplace.
Boaters need to have the most accurate method to determine which rub rail is best for their boat, so the new Taco Marine rub rail replacement guide includes more boat builders than ever before. Now rub rail replacement decisions are easily made with references to specific boat builders and multiple rub rail profile versions of each. This feature now provides a better method for matching a boat’s existing rub rail – boaters can also make choices for the rub rail’s profile, color, and type of material that best fits their boat.
Included in the rub rail replacement guide is additional handy information on how to estimate the length of the rub rail material needed, required tools, installation tips and references on where to buy Taco Marine rub rail.
The Taco Marine Rub Rail Replacement Guide can be found and downloaded as a PDF file or as an online catalog, just click here.
Watch a video on how high quality rub rail is manufactured:
Wouldn’t it be nice to easily carry all your “gear” on board in one convenient bag by throwing your tackle, towels, phone and everything else into one convenient carry-on bag? If you have purchased a Taco Marine leaning post, you know how handy the Taco Marine Neptune Tackle Storage Bag is – because it’s included in the purchase of a Taco Marine leaning post. Because these storage bags have been so popular with boaters, they can now be purchased separately.
The handy Neptune Tackle Storage Bag fits right under the leaning post. On the inside of the bag, the main center compartment is 28” wide which will hold a wide variety of tackle trays. In addition the main compartment has one 28” long side pocket which will be ideal for pliers, crimpers, fillet knives, sharpening stones, de-hookers etc. as well as two side pockets for gloves towels, sunglasses sun block, hat or visor, cell phones, portable GPS or back up portable VHF and wallets. On the outside of the bag there are two side round pockets with drain holes and double zippers for easy access. These pockets were designed to hold 5 spools of fluorocarbon leader on each side. Overall the Neptune Tackle Storage Bag offers an enormous amount of storage compared to other tackle bags on the market today. It’s great for boats with a standard 30” center compartment which are typically found on boats up to 25ft.
The waterproof bottom of the Neptune Tackle Storage Bag is made from a ballistic nylon. The water resistant 1000 denier fabric and marine grade YKK zippers are designed for longevity and performance. This durable bag will hold up to 75 LBS of tackle and gear with a wide snap on shoulder carrying strap to transport to and from the boat. For more specifications about the Neptune Tackle Storage Bag, click here.
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.
Reel in one of these Taco Marine products for Father’s Day and it could be the-catch-of-the-day:
Quick Release Fender Lock: For dockside safety and convenience, Taco Marine’s fender lock clips secure and quickly store fender lines at the best length. Just simply insert the pin into the fitting to protect your boat with the fenders in their ideal position.
The adjustable poly Filet Table: This clever adjustable table swivels around and locks in the angle 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’s designed for extreme durability and is UV resistant. (It can also be used as a handy table for food and drinks).
Universal Leaning Post Back Rest: This Universal Leaning Post Back Rest is designed to fit all Taco Marine Neptune brand leaning posts as well as most standard leaning posts available in the market. The arms fold for easy and convenient storage.
Rub Rail Kit with Flex Chrome Insert: Taco Marine’s semi-rigid rub rail kit with flex chrome is both rigid and flexible. This great looking shiny rub rail, is one continuous piece and bends easily for quick installation. This kit includes rub rail, flex chrome insert, end caps, screws and installation guide.
License-free fishing days for Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, for Florida residents and visitors. The freshwater recreational fishing license requirement will be waived this weekend.
The state of Florida wants to make it’s easier for families to enjoy the world-class fishing our state has to offer.Florida is the fishing capital of the world and one of the many reasons they welcomed a record 98.9 million visitors to the Sunshine State last year. You can take advantage of license-free fishing this weekend.
“We hope new anglers, including residents and visitors, are inspired to join in the excitement with those who already enjoy fishing,” said FWC Executive Director Nick Wiley. “This is an excellent way for the entire family to get out and enjoy all of the great fishing opportunities we have to offer in Florida: the Fishing Capital of the World!”
Lots of small fish in a very big pond: The total annual impact the boating industry has on the U.S. economy is $121.5 billion with 650,014 direct and indirect jobs. Plus, 95% of boats sold in the U.S. are made in the USA, and 95% of the boats are small, 26 feet or less. That said, may the power of boating be with you!
* Information courtesy of the NMMA, the National Marine Manufacturers Association.
First, watch the interior being ripped out of the Taco Marine project boat on the Ship Shape TV boat improvement show. The popular boating “how-to” program will appear on these dates and times: (Just click on the image below to print out this handy Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine boat project watch guide).
Second, the Taco Marine project boat also has a feel-good purpose.When Ship Shape TV has completed the project boat, it will be auctioned with the proceeds donated to charity. Stay tuned and climb aboard for more information about the Taco Marine project boat, or better yet – watch the show and get valuable insight on fixing up your boat.
Help remove lionfish from Florida waters this weekend, May 16th.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is celebrating its first annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day by hosting and promoting a weekend of exciting events across the state, starting Saturday, May 16.
Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (the first Saturday after Mother’s Day each year) was created by FWC Commissioners to raise awareness about lionfish, a nonnative, invasive species that have a potential negative impact on native species and habitat.
Ready to help? The FWC will be hosting a Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Festival and Tournament in Pensacola and promoting several other events hosted across the state. Click here to find a lion fish event in your area. Can’t make any of the organized events? Remove lionfish on your own and to report your catch, click here.