6. 🚽 Thanks to Toilets, Our Boats Have Standpipe Overflow Drain Tubes
When we got the idea for a way to get just the right amount of water in a livewell without overfilling it, we borrowed that notion from your standard commode. We simply fashioned a livewell with a type of standpipe overflow drain tube, similar to what you’d see on the back of many toilets, allowing for much simpler livewell plumbing.
7. 🗓️ Commercially-Available Transom Jack Plates Date Back to 1980!
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over four decades since we introduced the HI-JACKER transom jack plate, but time flies when you’re having fun. 1980 was the first year the HI-JACKER was offered and it caused quite a buzz as the first-ever commercially available, off-the-shelf jack plate.
8. 🚤 Our Foot Trim Switches Became Trolling Motor Foot Switches and Pedals
Foot trim switches were the third product T-H Marine introduced, and these would evolve into the foot switches and pedals that have been an industry standard with trolling motors for decades.
9. ⚡ With Battery Trays, the Simplest Idea Turned Out to be the Best Idea
As boat designs changed, there wasn’t always a need for a battery box. The old battery boxes could be pretty inconvenient to access, too. That idea led to the creation of battery trays with frame tops as well as battery trays with threaded rods that allowed you to fasten a cross bar down onto the battery. However, there was an even easier solution that would be a standard for decades to come: a simple battery tray that had a quick-disconnect buckle strap across the width.
This subtle design change would be in high demand, lead to tremendous sales, and, best of all, make it incredibly convenient for boaters who needed to remove a battery to replace it, charge it, or store it when winterizing their boat.
10. 🏆 T-H Marine Contributions Have Been Awarded Over 17 Times
Over the years, we’ve prided ourselves as a small-to-medium sized business that can do big things. Those big things have often meant product innovation, but even when a new design isn’t on the horizon, we know we should do good by the industry because a rising tide lifts all boats.
Adverse times come and go, but we can still keep striving to do more. That means, beyond the products, we can serve our customers in a way that assures them of their importance, share knowledge that enriches the outdoor experience, and simply promote the truth of finding joy through fishing and boating.
We’re sincerely thankful for the awards and recognition that we’ve received from OEM customers, partner organizations, industry organizations, and others, and we know it’s our job to keep taking meaningful action to show we’re worthy of such praise.