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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

 

Top 5 Boating Safety Tips for the Fall

Boating float plan is a must safety procedureTip 1: Float Plan. We recommend filling out a U.S. Coast Guard float plan and leave it with a reliable person who you can depend on to notify the Coast Guard if you should not return or check-in as planned. It includes information such as passenger names/age/gender, trip itinerary, radio call sign, boat type/registration info and other important information related to identifying your boat and passengers. It also includes a handy checklist for distress signals and additional gear to take along.

Hypothermia from wet clothes when boatingTip 2: Avoid Hypothermia. In the fall boating season, one of the biggest hazards boaters face is hypothermia, especial if they get wet. Yes, it may be a bit nippy on the water, but avoid wearing clothes like jeans and cotton-based shirts which do not dry as easily or retain heat as well as wool and synthetic materials. In case someone takes a spill, bad weather or just spray from the boats wake – being wet or damp could result in hypothermia, so remember to bring a separate bag of clothing.

Tip 3: Emergency Locator Beacon. Keep in mind because there are fewer boaters on the water in the autumn, that are less boats around to help incase you run into problems. If you are going more than 20 miles off shore, bring a personal locator beacon  (PLB) or an emergency position-indicating radio beacon which in an emergency would help find you by satellite. Don’t have an emergency beacon? Here’s an article on How to Choose an Emergency Beacon by Boating Magazine.

rub rail navigation lights
Taco Marine’s rub rail mounted long-life LED navigation lights have a range of 2 miles.

Tip 4: Digital Selective Calling. If you’ll be out after dark, make sure your navigation lights are working – and if you run into trouble and you need to contact the Coast Guard, make sure your handheld radio is equipped with digital selective calling (DSC) so you can easily send a distress signal.

Tip 5: Check Lists. Yes we all make mental lists of what to bring and check before launching, but consider actually having a printed checklist that one of your mates can check off before you launch. Free: Take advantage of a courtesy boat safety check provided by the U.S. Coast Guard. They will provide a specialist to check out your boat and make helpful safety tips and recommendations you may have overlooked.

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

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 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

6 Really Good Reasons to Attend the Atlantic City Boat Show Feb. 4-8

1. You can have a hands-on experience with our products. Touch and feel the actual product, vs. having to “guess” trying to look through packaging at a store.

Taco Marine boat show booth2. Talk to Taco Marine product experts, and walk away with factory literature that may not be available at a dealer.

3. See the product’s application, with booth personnel directing you to specific boats on display that have our products installed.

4. Do you have a great idea, or a specific need? Discuss it with personnel at the booth who can directly input it to Taco Marine’s engineers and product managers.

5. This is the easiest and quickest way to compare Taco Marine’s product quality vs. competitive products.

6. See ALL the latest and greatest products that Taco Marine has to offer, in one place.

Here are just some of the Taco Marine products you will find at the show:

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.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 120 degree unobstructed visibility and are mounted in a highly polished stainless steel joint cover with USCG approved engraving.

The Grand Slam 880: An easy-to-use antenna mounting system.

Taco Sport Fishing Products: Clamp-On Adjustable Rod Holders, Tele-Outrigger Poles, Grand Slam 280, Outrigger Line Caddy, Rod Hangers, Center Rigger, Striker base, and the Grand Slam 170.

The solo pedestal is for single seats and helm chairs<—  The Seaspension shock-absorbing pedestal for seats, leaning posts, benches and helm chairs.

LED Lights: All types and sizes for t-tops that blend right into the frame.

Fender Lock clip: A very clever and quick way to attach and release boat fenders.

Rub Rail: High-grade vinyl, rigid, aluminum, flexible, and stainless steel – the industry standard.

Seaspension ®  U.S. & International Patents   Manufactured under license by Taco Metals, Sparta TN

Taco Marine LED Lighting

Taco Marine has a wide variety of LED marine lighting solutions for deck flat mount, pipe mount and other T-top applications – check out the short video below.

LED lighting applications from Taco Marine
LED T-Top pipe mount, deck flat mount, and deck light pipe mount

From LED spotlights, navigation, spreader, blaster, T-top to deck lights, for additional information on our impact-resistant and water-proof lights able to withstand the rigors of marine and other outdoor lighting applications go to our website at: http://tacomarine.com/cat–Marine-LED-Lights–cat2_lighting.html