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ANCHORS AWAY!

Anchors can cause lots of issues on small boats. Most anchors are designed to use sharp points, hooks and spikes. The anchor assembly usually has a short chain that connects to the anchor rope. These anchors are carried on the small boats flat deck, making it easy to trip over. Anchors designed without a protective vinyl coating can damage this deck. Anchor compartments are not usually big enough to retrieve and store the anchor quickly or efficiently. On many occasions these anchors bring in mud, grass and muck into the boat. As a result of these various problems, the situation shown in the photo is a common scene.

This AnchorUP solution is a slender polyethylene container that holds the anchor in a stable, upright position. It accommodates anchors rated for boats up to 36” long. This solution also has a small footprint, requiring less than half of the deck space normally required by a complete anchor-chain-rope assembly. Both ends of this anchor system is rounded and boaters can walk on the deck safely. The many benefits of the AnchorUp system are:

  • Quiet Anchor Removal
  • Deck Footprint 6”x24”
  • Two 3/8’s diameter floor mounting holes
  • High Density Polyethylene Material
  • UV Color Stabilized For Life
  • Large Drain Holes For Easy Cleanup
  • Black & White Available
  • Weight: 7 Lbs.

Never again will anchors and ropes become a nuisance on your boating or fishing trips. Cleanup will be a breeze. Come by Texas Marine and check out the AnchorUp, it’s the best place for your Anchor!

Texas Marine ranked #19 Top Dealer in Nation!

Texas Marine ranked #19 of Top 100 Dealerships in North America

The Boating Industry Magazine announced the 2016 Top 100 dealers in the nation at a black tie gala event on December 8 in Orlando, Florida. “From the thousands of dealers in North America – and hundreds of nominations – these 100 dealers are the best of the best,” said Boating Industry Editor in Chief Jonathan Sweet. He then explained, “These dealers excel not only at the business of selling boats, but also delivering a great customer experience.”

The exciting news is that Texas Marine was named #19 out of all the Top Dealers in North America. All 3 of Texas Marine locations were included in this award rank. The Top 100 is the only independent ranking of dealerships across North America. This list recognizes unsurpassed business operations, professionalism, marketing tactics, customer service and more, in order to rank the best dealerships across North America. Boating Industry Magazine has been ranking the Top 100 Dealerships since 2005.

Texas Marine had been named in the Top 100 Dealers in the nation for years now. This time they have made it into the Top 20 and intend to stay there!

To read full article click here: http://boatingindustry.com/top-100/top-100-dealers/

2016 Texas Marine Christmas Party

 2016 Texas Marine Christmas Party

This annual event is always a wonderful time of food, fun and fellowship for the Texas Marine team. Everyone including family members show up for the party! The team all gets together at Christmas time to celebrate, right before its time to close down for the holiday. Everyone brings food and appetizers. it is always out of this world.

There is everything from the Roast cooked on a “Big Green Egg” grill to Cajun Gumbo, Italian Antipasti and, last but not least, the traditional TURKEY!  Nothing is off limits or out of place at this unique Christmas lunch food feast! This years party was one of the best! Everyone had a blast visiting and sharing their Christmas plans for the year. This is the best team event all year!

Delicious Crab Artichoke Dip

The most “Delicious Crab Artichoke Dip” you have ever tasted. It only takes 25 minutes from start to finish!

  • 8 oz. Kraft Cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup  Mayonnaise
  • 1 3/4 cup shredded Monterrey Jack
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan
  • 1 14 oz. can Artichoke Hearts, chopped finely
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly ground Black Pepper
  • 12 oz. Crab Meat (lumped)
  • 2 Green Onions, sliced
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Parsley chopped
  • 1 baguette, sliced and toasted

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat your oven to 425
  2. Mix together the Cream cheese, Mayonnaise, 1/2 of the Monterrey Jack, Parmesan Artichokes, Garlic, Crab Meat, Scallions and Worcestershire. Season to taste with Salt and Pepper.
  3. Transfer dip to a 10” cast iron skillet and sprinkle remaining Monterrey Jack cheese on top. Bake until warmed through and bubbly, about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Top with parsley. Serve warm with toasted baguette slices or crackers.

Christmas Only Comes Once A Year…..

Christmas Only Comes Once A Year!

So, get in on some of Texas Marine’s unique gifts for the boater, angler or watersports enthusiast in your life!

This one is a new and innovative way of dealing with the many rods and reels scattered around your home. The Angler’s Tote and Angler’s Tote XL are versatile, multi-use gifts for fisherman. Both are rugged, compact designs that are ideal on-board rod racks for any boat. Each model loads and unloads quickly. The 8-rod model uses upper and lower clips to hold light tackle rods  in place. The 6-rod model, design handles larger combos, uses upper and lower brackets. The clips and brackets are adjustable up and down on the frame for perfect control. Ultra-light crappie rigs up to 2 piece surf rods can be carried easily. The rods are separated, which keeps them tangle free when carried with the terminal tackle. Each model can be locked into on-board positions or removed by use of a single hitch pin.

DECK MOUNTING

It is quick and easy to mount and use. Innovative, efficient new way to transport and store your fishing poles.

  • Select a desirable place on the boat deck for a vertical rod rack
  • Position rack & place the mounting rails in position shown
  • Mark/drill 2 pilot holes for each deck mounting rail
  • Attach deck mounting rails to boat deck.
  • Secure rack base to deck mounting rails with hitch pin

Soufiko-A Unique Recipe For Your Fish

Soufiko is a great complimentary dish to simply pile onto of your steamed white fish or use as a pizza topping sprinkled with feta cheese. 

Soufiko-A Unique Recipe For Your Fish

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2 Eggplants, chopped

2 Potatoes, chopped or 2 cups of chopped pumpkin (very much optional, I prefer without)

2 Purple Onions, halved and then sliced

2 Garlic Cloves, chopped

2 Bell Peppers, sliced

2 Zucchinis, chopped

2 tsp Salt

2-3 Tomatoes, fresh, chopped

½ cup Oil

2 tsp Greek Oregano (quality as good as dried oregano)

Serves 6-8 as a side dish-

To make Soufiko-a unique recipe for your fish simply chop the vegetables about the same size – 2-3 cm cubes. Make sure you save the juice from chopping tomatoes and put it into the dish with tomatoes. Layer the vegetables in a big frying pan with a heavy base and a lid, or a very shallow pot, in the order I’ve listed, pouring olive oil over the top at the end. Cook the Soufiko on a low heat, covered, for 20-30 minutes. Sprinkle oregano over the top at the end and pour more olive oil on top to serve, hot or cold.

TIPS for Soufiko-A Unique Recipe For Your Fish

  • use only in-season vegetables. It won’t taste right otherwise.
  • don’t fry the onion or garlic first (some people do)
  • don’t salt the eggplant first (the juices are good)
  • layer the vegetables from longest-to-cook to fastest-to-cook

Texas Marine Brokerage Employees Fishing Retreat

When Texas Marine staff decided that they needed a little fishing retreat, they knew right where to go! So, last month the team packed up and headed over to Lake Calcasieu to enjoy a few days of fishing together. A good customer, Captain Anthony Busceme, had told them about the fisherman’s paradise that awaited anglers at Hackberry, ever since he bought his 2008 NauticStar 2400 at Texas Marine . His business the “Blackdog Fishing & Guide Service” is an extremely successful operation. Captain Busceme is now in such demand that he has to have a team of Coast Guard licensed Captains to handle the overage. The Captains are all exceptional when it comes to their expertise of the Calcasieu Lake area’s recreational fishing. Lake Calcasieu has the largest speckled trout population on the Louisiana Gulf Coast.

This area has been a popular fishing destination in S.E Texas and S.W. Louisiana for decades. The Texas Marine team headed out on the guided trip at daybreak to fish the 80 square miles of saltwater heaven. The lake is also known to locals as “Big Lake,” but in all reality it is a humongous estuary. There is so much marsh and backwater that anglers can get lost in there, which is why many choose the guided route. There are areas of the Lake you can actually fish salt and freshwater for an extremely rare opportunity. This massive body of saltwater in flows through such a small bottlenecked shipping channel that its unprecedented, anywhere else in America. Calcasieu Lake’s inhabitants include such species as Speckled Trout, Flounder and Reds, the Big 3 as they are affectionately called here. The Redfish in this area are famous for their fight. The group scored the day they went out. They managed to catch 300 Speckled Trout with 100 of them being keepers.

The trip included all their bait, rods and a highly unusual fish cleaning service. The Blackdog team has a way of filleting fish that most anglers have never seen before. It was intriguing to say the least. Texas Marine will be doing a blog on this in the future, so stay tuned. Artful anecdote’s, expert advice and fishing tutelage is only part of the trips many highlights that the team was able to enjoy on their retreat.

Saltwater S.L.A.M Fishing Tournament Port Bolivar

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slam-tourney-2Stingaree’s Saltwater Slam Fishing Tournament

The Bolivar Peninsula held is annual S.L.A.M. tournament for 2016 on April 29-30th at Stingaree’s Restaurant and Marine. It was a slamming success with huge payouts, crowds and fun! The entertainment was in the Tiki Beach Bar and Grill for the event starring the band “Calcutta.” The whole event was quite a success and left everyone excited to return next year. The tournament was presented by Texas Marine, Bolivar Peninsula Lions Club, Stingaree Restaurant & Marina and the Holtzclaw Memorial Foundation.slam-tourney-1slam-tourney-5

The payouts this year were huge. The heaviest Stringer for 1st was $2000, 2nd place was $1000 and 3rd place was $500. There was guaranteed cash prizes, children’s haul in tournament for individuals or teams. The tournament began at Stingarees on Saturday, September 17th at 6 am. The official weigh-in began at 3 pm.

All of the proceeds went to the Bolivar Peninsula Lions Club Youth Scholarship Fund!!!

Boys Haven BBQ Fundraiser

Texas Marine’s Boys Haven Benefit

47Texas Marine was honored to be able to put on a BBQ benefit for Boys Haven’s Capital Investment campaign in Southeast Texas. They are growing and need to build more cottages for the boys that are coming to live there. We love what the folks at Boys Haven do, decade after decade, to invest into the lives of their residents.

3Life is already tough for most of the boys living there. We2 wanted to do something to give back to the organization that puts it on the line every day to help these young men, for over 70 years. Many of these boys are growing up there and it needs to feel like a home to them. Anything the community can do to help is always greatly appreciated by the wonderful group of dedicated staff and volunteers at Boys Haven.

Texas Marine, as a8 proud sponsor, decide to donate funds on every boat 6sold the day of the BBQ Fundraiser we put on last month. We, along with our team, managed to make hundreds of dollars for this well deserving organization. We are looking forward too many more years of fundraising events in the future. You can read about them or help with a donation at: BoysHaven.com