Boating Industry 2015 Top Products Award

Boating Industry 2015 Top Products AwardAward Winning Taco Marine Rub Rail Mounted LED Navigation Lights.

These waterproof lights meet Coast Guard regulations for two nautical miles, offer 120 degree unobstructed visibility and are mounted in a highly polished Stainless Steel Type 316 cover plate with USCG approval engraving. The lights are designed with a very thin profile to fit nicely onto the rub rail and not be a detriment to lines or other contact items. Drawing less than 0.25 Amperes, the 3-watt LED lights have a 50,000 hour life span that includes anodized aluminum heat sink for maximum heat dissipation.

(Courtesy of Boating Industry magazine)

Taco Marine rub rail navigation lights

How to rig outriggers using Taco Marine’s Premium Rigging Kit

Taco Marine’s step-by-step video shows you how to set up the outrigger cords, attach the swivels and pulleys, set the tension on the poles, install the outrigger cords to the gunnel as well as how and where to attach your fishing line.


If you would like more information on Taco Marine’s outrigger products, click here. If want to know where to buy Taco Marine outrigger products, click here.



Free Family Fishing Event in Miami at Tropical Park

Father and son fishing event in MiamiApril 18 – Fishing is a great outdoor activity that the entire family can enjoy. Here’s a great opportunity for all to rediscover this favorite sport and pastime and have a “reel” fun family-day that’s absolutely free. Tropical Park is hosting the first annual “Vamos a Pescar Miami” (Let’s Go Fishing Miami) event from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Everyone is encouraged to bring along a fishing pole. The event includes recreational and educational fishing as well as boating activities, taking place at the park’s north lake.

Activities will include:

• Fishing/Boating Skills Clinics
• FWC Law Enforcement Presentations
• Sport Shooting Education and Daisy® Inflatable BB Gun Range
• Wildlife Presentations
• Food Truck Vendors
• Live Music by “Havana Soul”

Tropical Park is located at 7900 SW 40 St., Miami.

The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department is presenting the event, in partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC); Vamos a Pescar.Org; Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Guy Harvey Oceans Foundation; “Pescando en los Cayos” TV show; and MiraTV.


Installing t-top outrigger mounting plates

We were recently asked, “What’s involved with mounting an outrigger system to a t-top that isn’t outfitted with the needed mounting plates – and can the average boater do it themselves?”

Captain Mark Henderson, from the Liquid Fire Fishing team, replies; “A Taco Marine welded-in extrusion, which is pre-drilled and tapped for the mounting hardware for a soft top, t-top, is the best and easiest way – and have a fabricator weld this piece into the top. Taco Marine also offers aluminum mounting brackets, which are predrilled for the bases and mounting hardware, for hard top installation. The use of these specified items will lessen cost and time, and they are specific to the installation of the Taco Marine Grand Slam bases. Once you have that in place, check out this outrigger installation video:

How to Install a Taco Marine Outrigger

Here’s a quick away to install a Taco Marine outrigger top mount. This short, but very informative video from Captain Mark Henderson, (Liquid Fire Fishing team), that will show you how to install, from start to finish, a Taco Marine outrigger mount.

Taco Marine offers a range of high performance outrigger mounts, from gunnel mounts to top mounts – and all offer a 3-year warranty.

Take advantage of our $100 off coupon for outriggers, click on the coupon shown to the left. Hurry, it’s only good until March 31st!

Sport Fishing Restoration: How anglers and state agencies work together…

Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation
Courtesy of “Take Me Fishing” which is associated with the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation.

The Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration (SFR) Program has had a major impact on sport fishing nationwide. Since its enactment in 1950, state fish and wildlife agencies have received more than $3.2 billion under the program. The tax monies collected go to state fish and wildlife agencies for fisheries research, habitat improvement, aquatic education and fishing and boating access facilities such as docks and ramps.

It’s all made possible by sportsmen and women who, by doing the things they love – fishing and boating – help to restore and protect fish and their habitats in each state in this country. The purchase of fishing equipment and motor boat fuels by fishing and boating enthusiasts supports sportfish restoration, preservation and conservation. By taxing anglers, it gives them a stake in ensuring the money is used wisely. This forms the basis of the “cycle of success” graphic depicted above.

Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV: Episode 1

Ship Shape TV Host John GriviskisTaco Marine  an exciting year-long project with Ship Shape TV that encompasses upgrading a 1989 Pursuit 2650 boat to 2016 Model Year standards using the latest, most current Taco Marine products. Once completed, the boat will be auctioned off with proceeds being donated to a non-profit organization. With the help of Taco Marine's Ship Shape project boatShip Shape TV and other companies in the marine industry, like Taylor Made and Yamaha, this boat will surely be in high demand. Watch the first episode below:

Click here for a Taco Marine $100 Outrigger coupon and Click Here for a $25 coupon for LED marine lightingBoth Only good until March 31st – so hurry!

Taco Marine seats and pedestals …

Seats and leaning posts

Taco Marine is recognized for designing and building durable, high quality, engineered marine seating and pedestal systems. Our seats and pedestals are constructed from strong, corrosion-resistant materials and carry a 3-year warranty. What’s more, we only use 316 marine-grade stainless steel for hinges, brackets and all metal components for optimum performance. Plus, our anodized aluminum alloys and injection molded resins ensure long-lasting protection from constant exposure to the harsh elements of sun and saltwater. Check out the short video in the right column to watch how a Taco Marine seats are made.

Taco Marine’s award winning stainless steel ratchet hinge is designed to provide boaters the ability to easily adjust the sitting angles for sun-pads, loungers, and many other types of boat seats. The ratchet hinge automatically locks securely into place every 15 degrees – adjustable depending on the seating application. It’s easy to adjust by simply pulling up on the seat back to engage or past 90 degrees to release the hinge. To see it in action, watch this 1 minute video:

2015 Miami Boat Show Innovation Award

Innovation Award for the Miami Boat Show

Taco Marine Wins 2015 MIBS Innovation Award!

MIAMI (February 12, 2015) – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced today winners of the 2015 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, presented during the annual Industry Breakfast at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This year’s program featured a record number of entries with 97 products.  “On behalf of the Miami International Boat Show Staff, I would like to congratulate you on your win in this years’ Innovation program.”

Taco Marine won the Miami International Boat Show Innovation Award for Deck Equipment & Hardware for their Rub Rail mounted LED light – shown below.

Taco Marine’s LED Light 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.


The Innovation Awards judging committee is comprised of BWI members who perform product testing throughout the year and have specific expertise in marine products and equipment. Innovation Awards recognize exceptionally innovative new consumer marine products, and will be on display throughout the Miami International Boat Show.

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

Innovative, high quality products supported by extraordinary service.

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