How to keep track of what is going on with your boat when you are not there.

Boaters beware. Part 25 – the Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV shows a system that can monitor your boat and track it’s location. The GOST system helps protect against theft, fire, smoke, high water in the bilge, low voltage, loss of shore power and intrusion.

GOST Navigation tracking system

How? The latest Taco Marine Project Boat blog has a video describing how the Gost system installed on the Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine Project Boat works. Want to test it out? For example, to track the Taco Marine Project Boat’s location go to the blog to get the 3 easy steps, and track the Project Boat as it goes from vendor to vendor and show to show:

Taco Marine Project Boat shirts – profits to charity.

Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine Project Boat t-shirts
Taco Marine Project Boat t-shirts

Now available, a T-shirt design – inspired by the Taco Marine Project Boat, by the artist Dennis Friel. It is a 100% polyester, long sleeve performance shirt designed to keep you cool, dry and comfortable on all occasions. Purchase this shirt online for just a $35.00 donation – includes shipping and handling. All profits go to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) and the I’m Logan It college scholarships.

The link to get the shirts:…/Fish-Taco-Shirt/Fish-Taco-Shirt

Learn more about the auction of the Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine Project Boat, (the proceeds also going to charity), go to:

New: Part 24 – The Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV.

Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine

Check out the latest blog: Installation of the Boat Wrap art from the Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV.  The wrap was designed by well know marine artist Dennis Friel.  From ideas, to sketches, to final art – watch how the boat wrap becomes reality at the Taco Marine Ship Shape TV and Taco MarineProject Boat blog.  See the creative process behind the Taco Marine Project Boat wrap, click the blog link below for a 4 minute video interview with Dennis Friel:


Best Outrigger Pole: Carbon Fiber or Aluminum? Plus, Step-by-Step How to Rig it.

Tele-Outrigger poleThe best outrigger poles are carbon fiber because they are much stronger and lighter than any  aluminum pole on the market today. Why does that matter? Taco Marine’s carbon fiber outrigger poles easily pull dredges of ballyhoo, mullet or squids through the water at high speeds – which is difficult to do with aluminum poles.

Plus, only Taco Marine’s carbon fiber outrigger poles have an innovative swivel roller design mechanism that pulls the bait into a more natural swimming action. What’s more, it’s easy to rig, telescopes to less than 8 feet and includes a nylon mesh carry bag to protect the poles. For more information about these innovative award-winning poles, click here on Carbon Fiber Poles.

The Taco Marine step-by-step video below 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.

Dash Panel Installation: Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV – Part 23

Part 23 of the Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine  Project Boat offers tips on how dash panels are connected and installed properly. This may help you understand why and how an electrical problem related to the dash panel and wiring gets fixed in the future. Should you silicon the dash panel when fastening it to the deck? Discover the pros and cons of using a silicon sealer when a dash is installed in Part 23 of the Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine  Project Boat blog.

Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine Project Boat


Boat Windshield Installation: Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV – Part 22

Taco Marine and Ship Shape TV

On the Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine Project Boat, we are replacing the old windshield utilizing the latest technology. 

Taco Marine Project Boat windshield


Check your windshield: Look for dry, cracked seals and caulking that may cause the windshield to vibrate, or even worse – leak. Click here to go to Part 22 on the Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine Project Boat blog – and learn how to refurbish a boat windshield, or replace it if needed.

5 Big Advantages of Rub Rail Mounted LED Navigation Lights

rub rail navigation lightsRub rail mounted LED navigation lights are the latest innovative product from Taco Marine. These 3-watt port and starboard LED lights can be seen up to two miles away – and they are ABYC/USCG tested and approved with a IP-68 rating for “wet locations.”  (Water-resistant, IP68 rating).

These impact resistant, long-life LED lights with a 120 degree unobstructed view, will provide years of maintenance-free service. They are made of a heavy-gage stainless steel joiner cover designed to fit the popular Taco V21-9659 rigid vinyl rub rail profile. These innovative LED navigation lights include two LED 3-watt bulbs, two cover plates; port (red) and starboard (green), two heat sink inserts and mounting hardware. What’s more, they are easy to install. For more information on the Taco Marine LED navigation lights, click here:  Taco Marine.

5  Big Advantages of Rub Rail Mounted LED Navigation Lights:

  1. Unobstructed 120° view with less glare
  2. Eliminate lights on the deck – avoid stubbed toes and rope issues
  3. Long-life LEDs decrease maintenance and service
  4. Bright 3-Watt LEDs – compare to 10-Watt incandescent lights
  5. Low-draw 0.6 Amperes per light / Low-voltage 12-24VDC

Rub Rail mounted navigation lightsEasy installation with both Vinyl and Stainless inserts. Meets ABYC-USCG requirements for both sail and power boat designation


Portlights: Check out the Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV – Part 21

Taco Marine port lightsPortlights: 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.

Taco Marine and nShip Shape TV port lights

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:

Bolsters and Cushions: Part 20 – Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV.

Taco Marine Project Boat


Replacing your boat seating? We show how bolsters and cushions are made up of different combinations of foams in Part 20, of the Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV. We provide insight on how combinations of different densities of foam are used for maximum comfort. Plus, an interior designer provides helpful tips on when to use plain and patterned fabrics. Click here to go to the Taco Marine Project Boat blog for a short video and the inside scoop on bolsters and cushions.

Interior: Part 19 – Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV.

Taco Marine Project Boat

Changing out the headliner or interior walls of your boat? 

Part 19 of the Taco Marine Project Boat provides 3 time-saving tips for installing headliners and wall coverings.

1. Scrap the scraper for removing old glue or contact cement – we have a couple of time-saving tips for you. 2. Use a fabric track to hide uneven surfaces. 3. Fabric tips: Learn about what kind of interior fabrics work best for wear and tear, even a fabric that is bleach resistant. Watch Part 19 of the Taco Marine Project Boat Here. 

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