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We've added a new item to our inventory! The Toadfish Non-Tipping Can Cooler is the first of its kind un-spillable beverage cooler. The innovative suction cup technology allows the Can Cooler to stick to any smooth surface. From a lack of cup holders on a rocking boat to wagging dog tails, this product will keep your drink upright, accident-free, and icy cold. Also, for every product sold, Toadfish will replant 10 sqft of new oyster beds to help clean our coastal waters! It's a must-have!

FEATURES:
The Toadfish Can Cooler has a suction cup that allows it to stay upright while being hit or rocked. Simply place The Can Cooler on any smooth surface and it will keep your drink in place (securely up-right). To remove simply lift straight up. 

DOUBLE WALL VACUUM INSULATION - Keeps your drinks cold until the last sip

STAINLESS STEEL -  Made with high-grade stainless steel, making them puncture & rust-resistant. 

RUBBER LOCKING GASKET - Removable rubber gasket to securely lock in your can. 

OPTIONAL SLIM CAN ADAPTER - Slim can adapter that allows you to fit slim cans, bottles and non-standard size cans like Coors.

DISCLAIMER:
Please note that the Non-Tipping Can Cooler is designed to keep your drink from tipping over if knocked or rocked. It is not intended to rest at angles over 25° for prolonged periods of time. 

 

Please click the link below for a small video of the product!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-IzszqjspA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2f8c4goCoEdm7jdTrL5A8t8GAiB0ZaXIp4Lb2zdmnCUWapyLugyHER9k0

 

Toadfish Non-Tip Cooling Cans can be purchased on ourwebsite at the link below. Please contact us with any questions!

https://vansoutboardparts.com/search?searchword=TOADFISH&ordering=newest&searchphrase=all

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Monday, 29 April 2019 12:56

HOW TO: BOAT BATTERY INSTALLATION

Installing a marine battery may seem a bit compicated, but the process is usually fairly simple. If you know how to install a car battery, this will be a breeze. It's almost the same process. No worries if you haven't. We'll walk you through a few quick, easy steps. One thing to note: it is very important to be aware of the potential risks and dangers involved with battery installation. Working with electrical equipment is a risky process, and by taking necessary precautions, you can prevent yourself and others from being injured. If you have any questions or would like a certified mechanic to do this for you, give Van's Sport Center a call at (616) 364-0666.

To begin this process, you'll need a new boat battery. You should also have a battery box to protect your marine battery from the elements. You'll also need two different wrenches. One being the 1 1/2" and the other the 9/16". These are used for both removing the existing battery connections and installing the new one. Lastly, you'll need a small container of vaseline to use as source of grease for the new battery's terminals.

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Monday, 05 November 2018 10:37

VANS SPORT CENTER CLEARANCE OUTBOARD MOTORS

Vans Sport Center is an authorized dealer for all of the top brand names in the outboard industry which in turn allows us to periodically offer select new outboard motors at great discounted prices. All of the motors that we have discounted are brand new and still in the crate unless they are on display in our show room. No used motors, returns, or demos here. This is just one of the ways we like to say thank you to our customers for the many years of business in beautiful Grand Rapids, Michigan. I mean who doesn't appreciate a steal of a deal every once in a while?

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When your on the hunt for a new outboard this spring, I would suggest giving Vans Sport Center a look. We have a large inventory of new outboard motors from all of the top brand names in the outboard industry. Having such a large inventory allows us to stock our showroom with a diverse variety of motors for our customers to have side-by-side comparions of the different brands and models offered. We find this benefitial for the customers who may not know exactly which motor they are looking to purchase. What really sets us part from other dealers would have to be the fact that we have an impressive used outboard motor inventroy as well. So whether your looking to start fresh or just upgrade to something a little newer, Vans Sport Center has the motor for you.

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 08:33

Protect Your Investment By Winterizing At Vans


The summer sun has finally set and its time to start the annual fall chores of pulling the boat out and beaching the dock. Usually this task is an all day event, or in some cases if you have multiple boats and a longer dock, it can be all weekend. But the work doesn't stop there. Once you have all of that finished, don't just rush your boat straight over to the storage site. Get it winterized and prepped for the brutal Michigan winter months ahead. I know it's a pain in the neck to have to deal with after you just did all of that work, but it could save your boating season next year. Or at least the start of it. A boat is an investment and you should protect it, especially with something as easy as getting it winterized.

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I've been an avid fisherman for most of my life, which means I have spent my fair share of time around boats. Being around boats for so long, sometimes I forget that other people may not have had as much practice or know the same tips and tricks I have accumulated over the years. Which is when it can be frustrating for me at times, watching someone struggle or have no clue what they are doing at the ramp or out on the water. That is exactly what I ran into yesterday at the launch as I was trying to load my boat for my weekly Tuesday night bass fishing league. So today when I got to work I thought I would write on the blog and share some boat launching tips in hopes that it will help some novice boater out.

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