How to Add Shade to Your Boat: Part 29 – The TACO Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV.

Ship Shape TV Boat shade

The cool thing about Part 29, of the Ship Shape TV and TACO Marine Project boat? There is a way to add protection from the sun to your boat, and to keep cool. The Sunfly Shade™ from Canvas Designers is made from Sunbrella’s Contour™ knitted fabric, and not only blocks out the sun, but it also allows the wind to flow through to keep you cooler. This is a great way to add additional shade to your boat – plus, you can keep it up while boating from place to place during the day. Another advantage of this shade material made by Sunbrella is that you can clean it with bleach and it won’t harm colors. Check out the short video segment below from a Ship Shape TV episode:

 

Hurricane Irma Flew By the Taco Marine Project Boat.

Ship Shape TVTo our customers, employees and friends that experienced Hurricane Irma – we wish you a speedy recovery. We’re headquartered in Miami and fortunately avoided disaster! The Project Boat, as seen on Ship Shape TV, was taken to an airplane hanger to keep it safe. Soon we’ll be getting back to putting the finishing touches on the Taco Marine Project Boat with help from Ship Shape TV and the many marine industry contributors to this boat project. Next up: We’ll resume promoting the special raffle for the Taco Marine Project Boat: Go here for Taco Marine Project Boat Raffle Fundraiser tickets. Coming Monday, we’ll be posting Part 29, “How to add extra shade for your boat”.

Check out the Taco Marine Project Boat at these upcoming shows:

 

The Taco Marine Project Boat – The Fundraiser Raffle Starts Now!

Ship Shape TV

We are constantly asked, “When is the Taco Marine Project Boat Raffle?” We’re excited to say – Now! The Project Boat Raffle Fundraiser for the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation is officially underway. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased now through Nov. 5 – when the boat, valued at more than $150,000, will be given away to one lucky winner at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show!

Taco Marine raffle ticketPurchase one $40 raffle ticket, or three for $100, at: RallyUp.com/projectboat. The winning raffle ticket will be announced at 1 p.m. EST during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on November 5th. The raffle drawing is slated for live-streaming on Taco Marine’s Facebook page. Entrants can also purchase tickets in person at the Taco Marine Project Boat booth during the following boat shows:

The Taco Marine Project Boat, featured for the past two years on Ship Shape TV, is the result of a complete makeover of a 1989 Pursuit 2650 powerboat to 2017 standards using the latest, most advanced materials and products. For more information about the Taco Marine Project Boat, please review the previous posts on this blog for complete step-by-step documentation on its makeover progress.

I'm Logan Foundation

The Taco Marine Project Boat Raffle Fundraiser aims to raise money for the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation, a non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) organization created in memory of Logan Matthew Kushner – to honor and preserve his unique spirit and passion for life along with the values he represented.

Logan Kushner

Logan Kushner

Since 2012, the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation has raised more than $150,000 for charity – providing college scholarships to deserving young students and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation . The I’M LOGAN IT Foundation’s mission is to inspire young people to achieve good self-esteem by encouraging them to do acts of kindness in their daily lives and mentor this message to others throughout their schools and communities.

 

 

This project would not be possible without the generous contributions and support of these 40+ leading marine manufacturers and suppliers all working together to showcase their products and talents to make this a truly unique industry project: Sponsors

The I’M LOGAN IT Foundation is a charitable fund maintained by the Pinellas Community Foundation (PCF), a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

 

 

Boat Interior Design: Part 28 – The Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV.

Custom pillows and comforters

In Part 28, we discuss the Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine Project Boat’s final interior design, and show you how custom pillows and comforters for boats are made. Pick one of their designs or send them yours – the designs are produced by sewing machines driven by computers, and the trim and pleats are sewn by hand. They can create a wide variety of pillow styles and designs on fabrics which are sea-worthy and especially made for boating. Check out the video below:

 

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

Taco Marine and Ship Shape TVThis is a pretty straight forward installation of a power steering assist unit that helps move both engines connected by a tie rod.

Mount the power steering unit high inside to avoid water and drips as much as possible. The main power for the unit runs directly to the breaker panel.

Included in the Part 26, of the Taco Marine Project Boat video, is a brief overview of Installing a tie bar kit to connect the two engines.

Tie rod kit for boat engines

We also show you how we created a rigging hole and tube for the power steering hoses that connect the helm to the tie rods.

Check out the short 3 minute video below:

 

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

Three helpful tips in Part 26, of the Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV:

  1. Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine helm hydraulicsRefurbishing is an alternative that can save you hundreds of dollars over buying a new one – and it comes out looking like new. See how it’s done to the helm in Part 26, of the Taco Marine Project Boat.
  2. Taco Marine and Ship Shape TV twin enginesIf you have two engines, that’s a lot of load on the wheel. A power assist puts high pressure into the steering cylinder making it much easier to steer, and reduces drift.
  3. aco Marine Project Boat and Ship Shape TV

    The “After photo” shows a new product called the “Terminal Tamer”

    Is your battery terminal a mess? Check out this “before and after” photo of a typical boaters’ battery, and then using a simple terminal extender which can make your battery maintenance much easier!

Check out the helpful helm-related tips in the Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV below: