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The TACO Marine Project Boat began more than two years ago as bold idea to raise money for charity – specifically, the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation, which provides support to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation [JDRF] and scholarships to deserving students.

I’M LOGAN IT was created in memory of Logan Matthew Kushner, who passed away in 2012. Logan left behind a legacy dedicated to education, team sports and helping others. Logan never knew a stranger. His most important qualities were caring about people and positively impacting the lives of others. His smiles, hugs and enthusiasm for life were genuine.

I’M LOGAN IT was created in memory of Logan Matthew Kushner, who passed away in 2012. Logan’s most important qualities were caring about people and positively impacting the lives of others.

Logan also enjoyed being involved in the JDRF, where he parked cars in a full tuxedo during an annual gala to support a close family friendship. The Foundation’s goal is to remind us to always give 150 percent effort in everything we do and to always be there to lend a hand to those in need.

Since launching Project Boat, Ship Shape TV documented the boat’s transformation in a 29-part Web series seen across the country. Viewers can experience everything from stripping the boat bare to installing the helm, seating, hard top and so much more.

What makes Project Boat unique is the fact that it’s a fully remodeled, one-of-a-kind, completely customized Pursuit 2650 with the latest, most-advanced products on the market today. This is a once-in-a-lifetime boat you won’t find anywhere else, and 100 percent of the proceeds are given to charity.

Get your raffle fundraiser tickets today at go.rallyup.com/projectboat. The TACO Marine Project Boat raffle drawing is slated for Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. EST during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Entrants do not need to be present to win.

The TACO Marine Project Boat Raffle Fundraiser would not be possible without the incredible support from its many sponsors, including local Florida companies and world-wide brands. Features include:

More than 40 marine industry leaders rallied together to support the TACO Marine Project Boat, which has the latest, most-advanced features on the market today. Project Boat is worth more than $150,000 and all raffle ticket proceeds are given to charity!

We invite you to check out the TACO Marine Project Boat in-person at the Tampa Boat Show Oct. 13-15 and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Nov. 1-5.

The drawing is happening live from the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. EST. Entrants do not need to be present to win. You can buy tickets at both boat shows or online right now at go.rallyup.com/projectboat.

Help us spread the word about this amazing fundraiser for the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation. Please share information about the TACO Marine Project Boat Raffle Fundraiser for charity with your friends and family.

For more information about TACO Marine Project Boat, please visit tacomarineprojectboat.com, imloganit.com and go.rallyup.com/projectboat.



Fishing for a Father’s Day item? Check out this Rod Holder with Tool Caddy.

3-rod holder

This Taco Marine  3-Rod Holder Cluster is designed to save space and maximize rod placement. It’s also great for kite fishing – it’s 3 rod holders in one!  It fits all standard gunnel mount rod holders. A detachable tackle tray conveniently holds fishing tackle gear with pre-drilled holes for a knife and pliers, rigs, lures and spoons.  Plus, we’ve added a cup holder for your favorite beverage. For more information on this handy rod holder, click this Deluxe-Trident-Rod-Holder-Cluster-Straight-with-Tool-Caddy link.

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: http://tacomarine.com/produ…/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: https://tacomarineprojectboat.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.

The Secret to Finding Fish in Cold Windy Weather

If you live in one of the Southern and warmer states, it’s still cold and windy as Jonas plows its way through the upper East Coast. cold weather fishing in the SouthThat said, if you still need to catch your fishing itch, check out the calmer and warmer shelters of residential canals. Depending on where you live, some of you may find a very pleasant surprise. The residential canals offer protection from the cold north winds, and the dock structures create a great place for game fish to hide and ambush prey. Look for canals with a firm sandy or dark mud bottom – they can produce the best place for fish to hang out, especially if the tide is moving.  The offshore bites should pick up again as the winds die down and the surface air warms. Adjustable Poly Filet table is rugged and tilts at any angleIf you plan to save your catch for a few nice meals – we suggest having a Taco Marine adjustable filet table. The table fits into any rod holder and the mount locks at any angle. This FDA approved table conveniently folds flat for storage. Stay warm and catch lots of fish!


Taco Marine’s Partner, the Liquid Fire Fishing Team, Takes First Place.

The 35th Annual Swansboro Rotary Club Swansboro Five-O King Mackeral Tournament, was comprised of 50 teams – some of the most respected, and skilled fishermen around. Anticipation for this event has been building for months.

Liquid fire wins fishing tournament

The Liquid Fire Fishing Team started off catching some bait on Wednesday and then pre-fished on Thursday. Heading out Friday morning to catch more bait, they never expected to catch the 51.82 King by 7:45 a.m. on Day 1. They also had one of their best tournament days in North Carolina, catching 14 fish throughout the day in an effort to upgrade their early morning catch.

There was still the possibility that their King could be beaten on Day-2, so they headed out Saturday morning, knowing they had to continue fishing hard to try and upgrade their fish to stay in first place. There are always bigger fish out there, so it was a long day of Liquid-Fire-$73Kfishing not knowing if their fish would hold up against the other fishing teams. But by the end of the final day, Liquid Fire came away with first place and a check for $73,435 for their 51.82 lb. King! Taco Marine congratulates the Liquid Fire Fishing Team on their big win!

Marlin causes fisherman to jump out of his boat!

This is funny but also dangerous at the same time. How would you have done things differently had you been on this fishing boat? (Note the fisherman swimming back to the boat in the background). We want to hear your tips and suggestions for these fishermen, so please comment below, thanks!

License-free Florida Fishing: June 13-14

License-free Florida Fishing is this weekend!

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.

Florida fishing license

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!”

license-free fishing weekend June 13-14 in FloridaAll bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on these dates. To learn more about license-free fishing days, visit License-Free Fishing in Florida


The Power of Boating in the United States …

Boating, sport fishing, sailboats and personal water craft… the impact on the US economy.
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.

Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day is May 16

Lion Fish removal

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.