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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:

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

Helm Chairs Fit for Santa – And a Christmas Present for Your Boat!

Helm chairs for boats at Christmas

Here’s a great Christmas present idea for the boat that needs  comfortable new helm chairs.  DIY easy – Santa’s helper shows you how to replace your old seats, chairs and leaning posts with Taco Marine seating – they’re easy to install, watch this video and see how. It may not fit under the tree, but it will look and feel good in your boat or sleigh…

For more information –  http://tacomarine.com/cat–Helm-Chairs–cat_helm_chairs.html

Taco Marine wins 2014 IBEX INNOVATION AWARD

Taco Marine introduced 5 new products at the IBEX show; LED top lighting, a shock absorbing pedestal, flex-bright rub rail insert, a fender locking device and a ratchet hinge that won an IBEX Innovation award. The ratchet hinge is the focus of this blog.

At the International Boat Builders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced the 2014, IBEX Innovation Awarded winners.The IBEX Innovation Award

NMMA created the Innovation Awards program to recognize significant contributions to marine technology. The winning products were selected from over 90 entries by a panel of experienced technical boating journalists from Boating Writers International (BWI).

Ratchet Hinge is Ideal for sunpad cushions, bolsters, lounge backrestsThe 2014 IBEX Innovation Award for Deck Equipment & Hardware went to Taco Marine for its innovative Ratchet Hinge  —>

Taco Marine’s newly patented 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:

 

In applications such as the transom seat, you only need one locking and release position, and it can be adjusted based on the draft in the boat. What’s more, while most armrests have to fold upward, Taco Marine’s versatile ratchet hinge provides additional flexibility by allowing the armrests to fold down and out-of-the-way.

For a PDF information sheet about this award-winning product, please click here: Taco Marine’s Ratchet Hinge PDF data sheet.

“Follow” this blog to find out details about our other new products introduced at the IBEX show.

What Everybody Ought to Know About Taco Marine Fabrication

Taco Marine’s fabrication products are found on all boat models and sizes from tower to deck, bow to stern – worldwide. We offer an extensive assortment of products in aluminum, stainless and nylon.

Taco Marine’s fabrication products are found on all boat models and sizes – worldwide. They offer an extensive assortment of products in aluminum, stainless and nylon. Taco Marine is dedicated to delivering superior products through engineered designs with seaworthy finishes and an unceasing commitment to being the “Best Total Value.” More important, Taco Marine partners with their boat building customers to provide extraordinary service – from design through delivery.

Taco Marine designs, builds and 
delivers products that meet or exceed our customer’s
requirements – on time.

We are known for being customer focused and supported by extraordinary service – some of our friendly service representatives are shown above. By listening to our customers and being flexible – Taco Marine designs, builds and delivers products that meet or exceed our customer’s requirements – on time. Taco Marine not only has over 50 years of experience in the marine industry, but continues to seek out new materials and manufacturing processes so we can offer our customers the best possible products at the best possible price.

How Taco Marine helps Jupiter Marine make boats out of this world

Taco Marine provides Jupiter Marine with outriggers, outrigger poles, rub rail, helm seats and various stainless steel poles and hardware as well as extraordinary service and sales support. So how is that partnership working? Watch the video and find out.

The secret to making great Marine Seating

Click on this image to watch a short and informative video about how Taco Marine manufactures high quality helm chairsVideo from Taco marine on how to make quality seating and marine seating in the USA, (Clearwater, Florida).

Each of our seating technicians have over 15 years experience, demonstrate incredible precision, and focused on building quality into all of the seating products they make. Taco Marine actually exceeds the ABYC H-31 test. We only use high quality components, including anti-mold and mildew materials and 316 marine-grade stainless steel. 

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Helm Chairs

The Taco Deluxe Helm Chair has these 5 main advantages…

1. Convenience: The articulating armrests are tightly assembled to prevent chance movement.

HelmChair2. Variety: We provide seat widths from 23″ to 40″ for a wide range of boats.

3. Flexibility: Rollback seat bolsters enable the driver to stand at the helm or sit at higher position.

4. Safety: The rollback seat hinge features a unique shield that eliminates dangerous pinch points and secures the bolster in place preventing it from flipping down.

5. Quality components: We only use 316 Marine-Grade Stainless Steel for hinges, brackets and all metal components for optimum performance.

The helm chair is available with or without TACO’s Helm Chair Seat Slide.