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The Conclusion to the TACO Marine Project Boat Saga with Ship Shape TV

The episode you’ve been waiting for is here. We’re bringing you the final Ship Shape TV episode that features the TACO Marine Project Boat conclusion.

An adventure more than two years in the making, with twists and turns and wonderful surprises, Project Boat would not have been possible without the tremendous support of its many sponsors listed below and the crew at Ship Shape TV.

Together, we fundraised more than $132,000 for the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation – supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and college scholarships for deserving students.

Winner Roger LeFranc holding the winning ticket, which he purchased during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Nov. 4, 2017.

The winning raffle ticket was sold to Roger LeFranc of Melbourne, Florida during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Nov. 1 – 5, 2017. LeFranc, an avid fisherman and boater, said he plans to christen the boat “Justin Time II” after his son, Justin.

Left to right: Tim Neuman, Bert Delle of Ship Shape TV, Mike Trent, winner Roger LeFranc, Justin LeFranc, Rick Francisco and Mike Kushner of TACO Marine.

Alongside his family and many friends, LeFranc said he plans to take his newly restored Pursuit 2650 on many fishing adventures and tournaments as the “Justin Time Fishing Team.”

Thank you to A1 Boat Transport, AA Boat Tops & Canvas, ACR Artex, Armstrong Nautical Products, Boat Outfitters, Boat Steering Solutions, Bob Hewes Boats, BT’s Welding, Canvas Designers, CWR Electronics, Dennis Friel Art Studios, LLC, Dometic, Dorado Boats, East Penn Manufacturing Co., Edson Marine, Fiberglass Coatings, Sunbrella, GOST, Hi Tide Manufacturing, IGX 2000, Interlux Yacht Paint, JL Audio, The Jupiter Bike, Finholder and More, Lenco Marine, Magic Tilt Trailers, Mantus Marine, Marine Customs Unlimited, Marine Tech, Mate Series, MPI, Normic Fishing, Ocean-Tamer Marine Bean Bags, Pacer Group, ProMariner, Quantum Paint, SeaDek Marine Nonskid, Sea-Dog Line, Shurhold, SPX Johnson Pumps, Swobbit Products, Taylor Made Systems, ThrowRaft, Sea Tow, SiriusXM Radio, TNT Custom Boatworks, White Water Marine Hardware and Yamaha Outboards.

Also, a special thank you to the Pinellas Community Foundation, Miami International Boat Show, Tampa Bay Boat Show and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Add Shade to Your Boat: Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV Part 29

Adding Sunbrella shade to theTaco Marine Project Boat Add protection from the sun to your boat, and keep cooler. The Sunfly Shade™ from Canvas Designers is made from Sunbrella’s Contour™ knitted fabric and blocks out the sun. The special new fabric also allows the wind to flow through to keep you cooler. You can keep the shade up while boating from place to place during the day. For additional info and a short video, check out the Taco Marine Project Boat blog.

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.