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Installing the Helm: Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV – Part 27

In Blog 27, of the Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV – we demonstrate three helpful helm installation tips:

  1. How to install a power steering unit for a boat with twin engines.
  2. The best place to mount the power steering unit and why.
  3. How and where to create a rigging hole for power and tubing.

Taco Marine project boat Helm

To check out the above helpful Taco Marine Project Boat and Ship Shape TV tips, click here:    https://tacomarineprojectboat.com

Refurbishing the Helm: Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV – Part 26

In Blog 26, of the Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV – we demonstrate three helpful boat renovation tips:

  1. We show you how to save hundreds of dollars refurbishing your helm versus buying a new one.
  2. Do you have twin engines? We show you why a power assist device makes steering easier and reduces drift.
  3. Is your battery terminal a mess? Check out the “before and after” photo of a typical boaters’ battery, and “after” using a simple terminal extender which can make your battery maintenance much easier!

Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine

To check out the above helpful Taco Marine Project Boat and Ship Shape TV tips, click below.    https://tacomarineprojectboat.com

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

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

Installing the Hard Top: Part 18 – Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV.

Boat Restoration: Taco Marine and Ship Shape TV offer tips on how to install the new hard top for the Taco Marine Project Boat. Just click here or the image below to go to the blog and watch the two-minute video on attaching the frame and a couple helpful tips about sealant and backing plates for attaching the frame to the boat’s fiberglass shell.

Boat renovation on Ship Shape TV

Wiring the Taco Marine Project Boat – Part 16

Part 16, of the Taco Marine Project Boat blog: Ship Shape TV takes you behind the scenes to a boat wiring factory and shows you how the  wiring harness for the Taco Marine Project boat is organized and assembled. The blog’s video also includes a key wiring tip.

Boat Wire Harness wiring-mapGet wired: The Project Boat blog/video is a fascinating behind the scenes peek into how a boat is wired. Understanding how a wiring harness is organized and installed, may help you fix wiring issues with your boat, discover how at the: Taco Marine Project Boat blog.

Engineering the Hard Top of the Taco Marine Project Boat – Check Out Part 15

Ship Shape TV Taco MarineIn the previous posting on the Taco Marine Project Boat blog, we discussed the boat’s hard top had close to a hundred holes that needed to be filled. With so many holes needing to being fixed, we concluded it would be best for maintaining the quality of the Taco Marine Project Boat to produce a brand new top – so off to the computer we went. Click here: Hard Top frame Design or the image above for a preview of engineering a new top for the Taco Marine Project before it goes into the building phase.


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.

Rub rail


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

Painting the Deck and Hull: Part 10 – Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV

Check out Part 10, of the Taco Marine Project Boat that  is filled with prepping and painting tips. For example, before painting the deck, a product called Super Poly-Fill putty was used over some exposed structural fiberglass in the splash well to provide a smoother surface for the paint. If you have some micro scratches in your gelcoat, they recommend Gelcoat Putty that’s used for that finer type of repair. But if you need to repair below the water line, it’s best to use Trowel-On Epoxy Putty which is resistant to osmotic blistering for a more permanent solution. Check out the Taco Marine Project Boat blog, chock full of info on prepping and painting tips in the latest video for the Taco Marine Project Boat blog.

Taco Marine Part 10
Part 10, Taco Marine Boat Project


3 New Taco Marine Boating Products add safety and convenience to boats

Here are 3 handy new products you just may want to have before you head out for the summer boating season.

Taco Marine come on board handleComeONBoard-package1. Come-on-board boat handle. Get on and off your boat safely with this stainless steel Come-on-board-handle” – with a large finger-grip contoured surface. This two-piece handle 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 the photos for more information.

Boat power cable holder2. Shore to Boat Power Cable Holder. This is a safe and convenient way to hold the power cable from the dock to the boat. The large ring accommodates 30, 50 and 100 AMP shore power cables, fits into standard rod holders and has an adjustable height clamp-on ring that slides up and down to compensate for low or high tides. Includes storage bag.

3. Multi-purpose 15 degree portable cleat. Ever needed a cleat or a boat fender in a different place? This brushed aluminum portable cleat 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. portable boat cleatThis product also includes a handy storage bag. Check out our other new boating products at TacoMarine.com.