Ship Shape TV Work Party Continues Remodeling TACO Marine Project Boat

The TACO Marine Project Boat is nearly complete! On Tuesday, Jan. 16, representatives from TACO, Ship Shape TV and AA Boat Top & Canvas came together for a work party on Project Boat – plumbing the head, covering edges with Infinity Welt, installing batteries and coating the stainless-steel railing and hardtop frame with a metal protectant, to name a few.

One of the products used to plumb the head was sanitized PVC tubing. Hayden Greviskis from Ship Shape TV said it’s helpful to place the tubing in the sun for several minutes prior to installation. The sun warms the tubing, making it more pliable and easier to feed through the chase way.

For hiding material edges inside the cabin, John Adinolfe from AA Boat Tops & Canvas used a new product he designed called Infinity Welt, a ¾-inch welt cord wrapped inside Infinity woven vinyl material. Check out the video below where Adinolfe showcases the Infinity Welt applications.

Metal protectants are designed to coat structural hardware from the wear and tear of saltwater and other environmental factors. On a boat, it is recommended a metal protectant is applied every six to 12 months, said Mike Strickland, Ship Shape TV technician. Depending on the product used, a protectant can be applied to aluminum, polished aluminum, stainless steel, copper, brass or any other metal to prevent staining and discoloration.

To bring Project Boat’s wiring and plumbing up to date, a few holes were drilled inside various compartments. To protect the hull on the inside, TACO Marine Category Product Manager Jose Chao applied 50/50 epoxy primer to the newly-made holes – a combination of epoxy resin and hardener applied to a dry surface making it waterproof. For more information, watch the video below.

Now that the boat’s almost complete, it’s heading to the Pacer Group workshop for electrical wiring, followed by on-the-water tests with a representative from Yamaha Outboards. In a few short weeks, Project Boat winner Roger LeFranc will get the keys to his newly-remodeled Pursuit 2650 and, as he plans, will hit the fishing tournament circuit throughout Florida.

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TACO Marine Project Boat Part 25 – Tracking and Security

GOST security screens

The GOST system helps protect against theft, fire, smoke, high water in the bilge, low voltage, loss of shore power and intrusion. How? Through the integration of contact sensors, motion detectors, infrared beam sensors, deck sensors, dock pull away sensors and much more. Keep track of where and what is going on with your boat when you are not there. Plus, the sensors, sirens, acoustic sound barriers and flashing lights can chase off intruders before the boat is ever stolen and needs to be tracked. The video below shows the GOST system being installed on the TACO Marine Project Boat.

 

 

 

TACO Marine Project Boat on Display at 2017 Palm Beach Boat Show

The TACO Marine Project Boat to be displayed at the Palm Beach International Boat Show March 23-26. You can see it at the south entrance at the intersection of Flagler Drive and Lakeview Avenue.

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