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Only 6 Days Left to Cash-In on 2 Exclusive TACO Marine Rebates

Save $25 when you purchase one of three premium dockside accessories – the Come On Board Handle with a Fixed Base Mount, the Come On Board Handle with a Rod Holder Base Mount and the Shore Power Cable Holder.
COME ON BOARD HANDLES
The Come On Board Handle is a fantastic accessory for enhanced boarding safety. The large grabbing surface ensures a secure, comfortable grip when stepping on or off a boat.
Come On Board Handle Rod Holder Mount
The Fixed Base Mount version attaches permanently to a gunnel mount and the Rod Holder Base Mount version is removable for as-needed boarding support.
The Come On Board Rod Holder Mount accessory features a large grabbing surface with finger-molded pipe for a secure, comfortable grip.
The Come On Board Handle with a Fixed-Base Mount is ideal for constant boarding and constructed with Type-304 stainless steel.
Both versions are manufactured from Type-304 Stainless Steel and feature a unique finger-molded groove handle. The multi-piece design is perfect for storage and each handle comes with a mesh bag for storing when wet and to prevent deck scratches.
SHORE POWER CABLE HOLDER

Our TACO Marine Shore Power Cable Holder is the ideal way for boats to be hooked up to a power source at the marina. The large ring design accommodates 30-, 50- and 100-AMP shore power cables and has an adjustable height ring to compensate for low or high tide settings.

The Shore Power Cable Holder is manufactured from Type-304 Stainless Steel and fits into standard rod holders that have a 1-5/8-inch diameter.

LED LIGHTS

Save $25 when you purchase two TACO Marine LED Lights. Choose from a variety of deck- and pipe-mount LED lights  for enhanced boat safety and visibility.

3- AND 4-LED FLAT MOUNT DECK LIGHTS

We make 3-LED Flat Mount Deck Lights in red or blue with either white or black housing. Easily mount these lights to hard tops, consoles, interior cabins, under gunnels or inside bait wells.

These LED lights are USCG, ISO and SAE certified for Ignition Protection* and feature an 8-watt equivalent to a 55-watt halogen flood light. With a powerful 540 lumen output, the 3-LED Flat Mount Lights have a 100-degree spread beam angle.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Very low power consumption (.6 amps @ 12V)
  • 12-24 volt applications
  • 8-foot hidden power cable
  • Available mounting options included: Stainless Steel Swivel Bracket or 3M adhesive tape
  • Compact design bolts directly to any flat surface 5-inches long and 1-3/8-inch wide
  • Wire chafe guards included for running wires through tube or pipe
  • Limited one year warranty

MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • High impact, UV-resistant, light weight white or black polycarbonate housing
  • Durable and self-extinguishing clear plastic lense
  • Anodized aluminum heatsink
  • LED chips are silicone potted for IP67 Waterproof (non-submersible)

We also manufacture 4-LED Flat Mount Deck Lights in white with white or black housing, which is ideal for hard tops, consoles, interior cabins, under gunnels and inside bait wells.

With the same great features as our 3-LED Flat Mount Deck Lights, the 4-LED lights have a powerful 700-lumen output and a low power consumption of less than 1 amp.

3- AND 4-LED PIPE MOUNT DECK LIGHTS

We manufacture 3-LED Pipe Mount Deck Lights in red or blue and 4-LED Pipe Mount Deck Lights in white with brite-dipped aluminum housing. Our pipe mount LED lights are perfect for leaning posts, T-Tops, towers, railings and poling platforms.

With the same great features as our Flat Mount Deck Lights, our 3- and 4-LED Pipe Mount Deck Lights bolt directly to 1-inch Schedule-40 pipe.

SPREADER LIGHT

Our TACO Marine Spreader Light is a safe and environmentally friendly light and is ideal for T-Tops. It has six high-powered, long-lasting low-draw lights that won’t drain the boat’s battery and is impervious to water spray, wash-downs and pounding wake. It is manufactured from UV- and impact–resistant white housing and has a polycarbonate lens.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Six (6) high-powered 1-Watt LEDs
  • 12 to 28-Volt AC/DC
  • Draws 0.5 Amps
  • High 675 Lumens light output
  • Wide 150-degree light spread
  • IP67 Waterproof (non-submersible)
  • Shock resistant LEDs
  • Adjustable stainless steel mounting bracket with adjustable tilt
  • Includes clamp for standard 3/4- to 1-inch IPS T-Top ring (1-1/16-inch and 1-5/16-inch OD pipe)
  • 5-inches wide, 3-7/16-inches tall, 2-3/16-inches diameter
  • Housing color: white
  • Limited 1-year warranty

* USCG, ISO and SAE certified for Ignition Protection. Completely sealed lights have been tested in an explosive environment and exposed to an explosive atmosphere in high temperature that includes powering on-off 50 times without igniting the atmosphere at a temperature not exceeding 200 degree C. These certificates demonstrate the ability to consistently provide product that meets statutory and regulatory requirements that assure customer satisfaction and safety. Ideal for use in engine rooms, battery compartments and anywhere fire safety is of most importance.

For complete terms and conditions on these rebates, visit tacomarine.com.

TACO Boating Accessories a Must-See at Miami Boat Show, Booth C199

Introducing our premium line of marine accessories – designed to make your boating experience more pleasant on and off the water. We’ll be showcasing these amazing products and more during the Progressive® Miami International Boat Show Feb. 15–19 in booth C199.

The Come On Board Handle with a Fixed-Base Mount is ideal for constant boarding and constructed with type-304 stainless steel.
The Come On Board Rod Holder Mount accessory features a large grabbing surface with finger-molded pipe for a secure, comfortable grip.
Boarding is easy and safe with the TACO Marine Come On Board Handle – available as either a fixed-base or rod-holder mount.
The Portable Locking Transom Cross Tie Cleat secures dock lines up and away from outboard motors and fits standard rod holders.
The Multi-Purpose Portable Cleat is perfect for boaters who need an instant cleat while also providing space to attach a fender.
The Portable Locking Transom Cross Tie Cleat features a brushed aluminum finish and comes with our TACO Marine 1-year warranty guarantee.
Maximize rod storage with the TACO Marine Olympic Rod Holder Cluster – designed for heavy duty rod holders on a tower, gunnel or behind a leaning post.
The Kite Fishing Rod Cluster is perfect for standard gunnel-mount rod holders and is lightweight, durable and constructed from anodized aluminum.
The Kite Fishing Rod Cluster includes form-fitted, anti-fungal PVC white liner and comes with our TACO Marine 3-year warranty guarantee.
Introducing the Quick Release Fender Lock – perfect for dockside safety and made with type-316 stainless steel. The Fender Lock comes with a 3-year warranty.
The Shore Power Cable Holder features a large ring that accommodates 30-, 50- and 100-amp power cables and is equipped with an adjustable height ring.

Cash-in on this exclusive TACO Marine Dockside Accessory rebate.

Find the complete TACO Marine catalog here.

For more information about all these great products and more, visit us at the Progressive® Miami International Boat Show in booth C199, visit tacomarine.com or fill out the contact form below.

Boating: Oil and Gas in Our Waterways

We all enjoy boating in our waterways, and each of us have a chance to keep those waterways clean and healthy. If you would like to help the environment, it’s as simple as choosing a “clean” marina. A clean marina adopts environmentally friendly practices

Clean marinasuch as educating boaters about clean refueling, and they may also have well-lit bathrooms, shore-side laundry facilities, more grassy areas, convenient pump-out stations, plenty of trash cans and recycling bins and many other amenities that not only help keep the waterway clean, but they make your time at the marina more pleasant. For example, here’s a link to find Florida’s clean marinas.

FYI – By law, any oil or fuel spill that leaves a sheen on the water must be reported to the U.S. Coast Guard National Response Center by calling 1-800-424-8802. Many states require you to contact them as well in case of a spill, so make sure you know what agency to contact in your state.

Recycle materials for rub railHow is Taco Marine participating in being a clean, green company?  Here’s one example; As we develop new rub rail profiles and processes we run material for testing to meet very specific tolerances with precise calibration. Once the testing and sample runs are completed, we don’t toss that material away, we regrind it for reprocessing into other extrusion products.

Clean Marina best practicesLearn the practical tips on how to prevent drips and drops that can accidentally escape during refueling your boat. Master the techniques to prevent spills when refueling or maintaining your boat. Boat U.S. Foundation can help you find a clean marina, whether you are looking for a destination for a weekend cruise, or a new home for your boat:  Clean Boating.  Whether you own a small or a big boat, you’re sure to learn simple tips that will make a difference and help keep fuel where it belongs – in the tank, not the water!