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Enhance Your Boat with a TACO Marine Rub Rail Kit

As an industry leader, you may know TACO Marine has long been the preferred choice of boat builders for Rub Rail designed to meet their specific needs. However, we also offer easy-to-install Vinyl Rub Rail Kits – ideal for do-it-yourselfers and boaters looking for an affordable solution to spruce up the look and value of their boat.

Flexible Vinyl RRK NEW

Our made-in-the-USA Vinyl Rub Rail Kits come in a wide variety of sizes to fit all types of boats from 16- to 30-feet in length. Each kit includes a roll of seamless Rub Rail, matching insert, end caps, stainless steel screws and an installation guide.

The guide, along with a how-to video, are available for free online at tacomarine.com. You can also find the installation guide here and watch the video below.

In addition to our Vinyl Rub Rail Kits, we also offer a free Rub Rail Replacement Selection Guide if you prefer to try and match the original Rub Rail installed on your specific boat. You can access that guide here.

At TACO Marine, all our Rub Rail is backed by our exclusive 5-year warranty and guarantied to perform for many years to come. If you’re not sure which Rub Rail Kit is the right fit for your boat, please give us a call at 1-800-653-8567 and we can help you.

You can find TACO Marine Rub Rail and our Vinyl Rub Rail Kits online or through your favorite marine dealer, including West Marine and Bass Pro Shops. Please visit tacomarine.com for a complete listing.

See the Taco Marine Project Boat at The Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 23-26

The Taco Marine and Ship Shape TV Project Boat will be on display at the 32nd Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show. Most of you have been following the Taco Marine Project Boat renovation that showcases innovative products from more than 30 of the marine industry’s leading equipment and accessories suppliers. Now actually see it at the South entrance at the intersection of Flagler Drive and Lakeview Avenue, March 23-26.

The completely refitted boat will be auctioned at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and the proceeds will benefit the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation, created by Taco Marine owners the Kushner family in memory of Logan Matthew Kushner. The non-profit foundation raises money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) and provides college scholarships for student athletes who exhibit similar values and qualities as Logan including strong sense of leadership, resilient in spirit, team pride, good sportsmanship and helping others.

Check out all of the Project Boat blog episodes at: https://tacomarineprojectboat.com

Making the Hard Top: Part 17 – Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV.

Taco Marine and Ship Shape TVThe latest Taco Marine Project Boat blog is about making a new hard top for the boat. Initially Ship Shape TV decided to repair the original hard top, but when they started patching the holes in the fiberglass top, the bottom and top sections of the top were delaminating.

=> From a Cad Cam design, to cutting a mold, to resin infusing – watch the latest Ship Shape TV video on the Taco Marine Project Boat’s blog that provides fascinating insight into creating a new hard top for the Taco Marine Project Boat.

=> Learn about the best types of bonding agents and processes of adhering the two components of the fiberglass hard top. Watch how the two components are fitted, glued together and weighted for maximizing the adhering ability of the bonding agents. Here’s a link to go to the Taco Marine Project Boat blog.

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Christmas Stuffers for Big Stockings …

Adjustable filet tableLeave Santa milk and cookies on this Adjustable Poly Filet TableThis clever  filet table fits in and adjusts to any degree rod holder, levels out flat and locks in the position you need. It also has slots for a filet knife and fishing pliers. This high-strength table will not crack, mildew, discolor, or absorb fish odors – plus it’s easy to clean. It comes in two sizes and all the components are made in the USA.  Find it here at iBoats.

Reel in this Taco Marine stocking stuffer and it could be the-catch-of-the-day for Christmas …

Reel hanger for boatsReel hanger for fishing rodsReel Hangers with Rod Tip Holder Kit. The easy-to-adjust hangers accommodate a wide variety of reel sizes. The stainless steel hangers mount horizontally, vertically or overhead with spring-loaded clips to secure reels safely in place – even in rough seas. The set includes rod tip holders with spring-activated snap locks.

If you don’t find a genuine Taco Marine Rub Rail kit in your stocking, it may be because Santa put it under the tree or used it on his sleigh – to protect chimneys of course. Because Taco Marine is the largest producer of rub rail for boat builders, Santa recommends that you click here for a Free Rub Rail Replacement Guide. It helps you find  the original installed on your boat, what to buy and you can select from many types, styles and colors of rub rail. A Taco Marine Rub Rail Kit may not be a stocking stuffer, but it makes an easy gift to put under the tree.

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Click here to go to West Marine to find the Taco Marine Rod Holder and Rub Rail Kit products.

TACO Metals Receives United Marine Manufacturers Association Supplier of the Year Award

NMMA AwardMIAMI, FLORIDA (USA) – TACO Metals was selected as the 2016 Supplier of the Year by the United Marine Manufacturers Association (UMMA).

Founded in 1995, UMMA represents more than 90 boat builder member companies that build over 20,000 boats annually. The Supplier of the Year Award recognizes an equipment and accessories supplier for exemplary service to UMMA members.

A global leader in the recreational marine industry, TACO Metals is a trusted source for UMMA members for rub rail, sport fishing products, premium seating, pedestal systems and specialty marine hardware. TACO Marine is a division of Taco Metals.

Three ways Santa upgraded his ride – how about you?

A reindeer pulling a sleigh with Santa Claus in it. The background is a beautiful snowy winter forest.

1. A Come-on-board boat handle. Santa is older and wiser and knows it’s no easy task getting in and out of his ride – especially when carrying a bag on board. Now you too can get on and off your Taco Marine come on board handleboat safely with this stainless steel “Come-on-board-handle” – with a large finger-grip contoured surface. This two-piece handle quickly slides into a backing plate inserted into a standard rod holder, or the receiver base is ideal for gunnel or transom platform mounting. This clever two-piece handle has a bag for quick and easy storage. Click this link: Come-on-board handle for more information.

2. Santa has many close calls with chimneys when delivering presents. How does he keep his sleigh from getting scratched and dented? He uses Taco Marine’s rub rail of course! He also added Taco Marine rub rail navigation lightsLED navigation lights that mount right into the rub rail. Now he has Port and Starboard lights with a range of 2 miles. And because Taco Marine is the largest producer of rub rail to boat builders, Santa recommends that you click here for a Free Rub Rail Replacement Guide. It helps you find  the original installed in your boat, what to buy and select from many types, styles and colors of rub rail. A Taco Marine rub rail kit makes an easy gift to put under the tree.

3. Multi-purpose 15 degree portable cleat. Santa needs to make sure his ride is secure on roof tops, so he uses Taco Marine’s clever portable cleat. What about you – ever need a cleat or a boat fender in a different place? This brushed aluminum portable portable boat cleatcleat fits into a standard rod holder and easily moves around to where you need it. The loop-hole design allows fenders to hang over the side, and is ideal for hanging your hose while washing your boat.

Need a to make a Wish List? Check out our other new boating products at TacoMarine.com.

Rub Rail Installation on the Taco Marine Project Boat – Part 11

Rub rail selection

Taco Marine’s Project Boat on Ship Shape TV, Part 11 blog is all about Rub Rail Installation and Selection. For rub rail installation tips on measuring, caulking, attaching, bending and trimming rub rail, go to: https://tacomarineprojectboat.com

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers …

Reel in one of these Taco Marine products as a stocking stuffer and it could be the-catch-of-the-day for Christmas …

Reel hanger for boatsReel hanger for fishing rodsReel Hangers with Rod Tip Holder Kit. The easy-to-adjust hangers accommodate a wide variety of reel sizes. The stainless steel hangers mount horizontally, vertically or overhead with spring-loaded clips to secure reels safely in place – even in rough seas. The set includes rod tip holders with spring-activated snap locks.

Boat fender quick-release clipBecause Santa is very busy,  he uses a Quick Release Clip when tying up to chimneys on roof tops – it’s safe for reindeer and provides quick get-aways. Taco Marine’s Quick Release Fender Lock also provides dockside safety and convenience for boaters, as it clips quickly to store fender lines at their best length. Just simply insert the pin into the fitting to protect your boat with the fenders in their ideal positions.

Adjustable filet tableLeave Santa milk and cookies on this Adjustable Poly Filet TableThis clever  filet table fits in and adjusts to any degree rod holder, levels out flat and locks in the position you need. It also has slots for a filet knife and fishing pliers. This high-strength table will not crack, mildew, discolor, or absorb fish odors – plus it’s easy to clean. It comes in two sizes and all the components are made in the USA.

Click here for where to buy these Taco Marine products.

Santa Uses Taco Marine Rub Rail for his Ride, What About You?

Taco Marine rubrailSanta has many close calls with chimneys when delivering presents. How does he keep his sleigh from getting scratched and dented? He uses Taco Marine’s rub rail of course!

rub rail navigation lightsThis year he added LED navigation lights that mount right into the rub rail. Now he has Port and Starboard lights with a range of 2 miles. And because Taco Marine is the largest producer of rub rail to boat builders, Santa recommends rub rail replacement guidethat you click here for a Free Rub Rail Replacement Guide. It helps you find  the original installed in your boat, what to buy and select from a variety of types, styles Rub rail insert kitand colors of rub rail. A Taco Marine rub rail kit makes an easy gift to put under the tree.

Wether you are pulling up to a dock or a chimney, protect your ride and look good doing it with a Taco Marine rub rail replacement kit.

Wish List: Take a close look at Santa’s sleigh. He took the bounce out of his roof top landings by installing Taco Marine’s Seaspension pedestals. They can take the bounce out of your ride on the water.  For a more comfortable boating experience here’s a blog telling about Seaspension marine seating.

 

Labor Day Weekend: Here are 3 basic tips that sometimes are overlooked to keep your boat in good running shape.

Labor Day weekend boat tips1. Check your boat’s propeller. Remove your boats propeller to make sure discarded fishing line hasn’t become wrapped around the propeller shaft. When fishing line is wrapped around a prop shaft, it can cause gear case leaks. Also, while you have the propeller off, inspect it for nicks, dents and other signs of damage. Believe it or not, the smallest dent can cause your boat to lose performance and burn excessive fuel. A damaged prop also can vibrate, putting too much stress on bearings and seals causing additional damage. Finally, put a liberal amount of waterproof grease on the propeller shaft to prevent corrosion from “freezing” it in place.

oil change for boats2. Boats need to have their oil changed just like cars. Four-stroke outboards, inboards and stern drive boats require regular oil changes. The frequency will vary by model but a good rule of thumb is to change the oil every 100 hours of operation or once a year.

boat's gelcoat is better when washed

3. Sometimes washing a boat is done in a hurry or skipped till next time. If you boat in saltwater, remove salt residue with clean fresh water. Why? Salt will corrode metal, fasteners and other hardware, and if left too long on your gelcoat, it can create a hazy film on the surface. And don’t skimp on cheap soap. Marine boat wash is best and is specially formulated for gelcoat surfaces.

Have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend!