Bass Boat Restoration Complete: Full build with rigging, Rewire, Repower, and Electronics Tour!

The used boat restoration is complete! After nearly 2 years of upgrading wiring, parts, electronics, and motors, both of the Champion 210 Elite bass boat restoration projects are done! Come along for a full boat tour of Tim’s and Matt’s finished projects as they show you what is possible if you decide to buy a used boat instead of a new boat.

The project began nearly 2 years ago when Tim decided he wanted a larger boat. Shortly thereafter Matt’s boat was lost in a crash and he too was searching for a new option. Each chose a used boat instead of jumping into the new boat market. With the high cost of new bass boats the duo looked toward one of the greatest rough water hulls of all time, the Champion 210 Elite. The boats were discontinued around 2008 but the anglers realized that if they could find a pair of boats in great shape that the money they’d saved would allow them to build two truly incredible fishing machines, complete with every part and component they’d ever wanted.

The boat Tim located was in near factory condition. Matt’s was beautiful outside but needed a bit more work inside. Both boats were about to get a makeover that would make them near unrecognizable to the previous owners! The anglers started from the ground up and filled both boats with state of the art equipment from the money they had saved on the purchase price. Since these projects were done at the same time the anglers researched together and built two virtually identical boats with the best components they could find. Undertaking a project off this size is a commitment but is worth the effort and saves a lot of money over buying new boats. In case this is something you’re considering doing or you liked one of the items we installed on our boats, here is the list of upgraded equipment on the boats.

At The Bow…
Trolling Motor- Ultrex 112 MEGA DI I-Pilot: http://bit.ly/2RqrT4v
Trolling Motor Sleeve- Troll Jacket: http://bit.ly/2xBxoVf
Electronics- Humminbird Solix 15 CHIRP G2: http://bit.ly/2Hazsej
Electronics Mount- T-H Marine Wave Tamer: http://bit.ly/2wsJVbA
Electronics- Hydrowave H2 KVD Feeding Stimulator: http://bit.ly/2rcbebU
Electronics- Humminbird 360 Imaging: http://bit.ly/2K8jPl4
Security- Loc-R-Bar: http://bit.ly/2CMF1NP
Talon Wireless Foot Switch: http://bit.ly/2O7zWUE

At The Console…
Hot Foot Throttle: http://bit.ly/2ob4kgO
Main Unit- Humminbird Solix 15 G2: http://bit.ly/2Hazsej
Side Unit- Humminbird Solix 12 G2: http://bit.ly/2AE2YDB
Main Mount- Bass Boat Technologies: Direct From Manufacturer
Side Mount- BalzOut Mount w/ 6″ arm: http://bit.ly/2HnxLtu

At The Stern…
Anchors- Talon 15′ Shallow Water Anchors: http://bit.ly/2F0QBSP
Jack Plate- Atlas Hydraulic 12″: http://bit.ly/2QpkCkS
Remote Drain Plug System: http://bit.ly/2jkZqjS
Battery Charger- Minn Kota Precision: http://bit.ly/2vcrbjA
Battery- Odyssey PC 2150M: Source Locally
Power Switch- Perko Battery Disconnect: Source Locally
Motor- 2018 Yamaha VMAX SHO 250: Visit Local Yamaha Dealer

What we wear…

Sun Mask: http://bit.ly/2JcA8xi
Sun Shirt w/ Hood: http://bit.ly/2vgTOst
Light Fishing Pants: http://bit.ly/2foDx10
Reaper Hoodie (Hoodie with Warm Face Cover built in): http://bit.ly/2yRURSd
Horizon Sweater (Water resistant, great for layering): http://bit.ly/2gTC1oB

Equipment We Recommend…

Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor: http://bit.ly/2vFQypW
Humminbird Solix 15 Electronics: http://bit.ly/2Hazsej
Minn Kota Talons: http://bit.ly/2F0QBSP
Hot Foot Throttle Control: http://bit.ly/2ob4kgO
Loc-R-Bar Boat Security: http://bit.ly/2CMF1NP

Favorite Storage Box: http://bit.ly/2fvjcFB
Favorite Pliers: http://bit.ly/2tfxFvw
Favorite Split Ring Pliers: http://bit.ly/2fT4Qw0
Favorite Wire Cutters: http://bit.ly/2soB34k
Favorite life jacket: http://bit.ly/2odXXIP
Favorite sunglasses: http://bit.ly/2glE3eN
Hero7 Camera: http://bit.ly/2RsLpjB
ElectroSamson Scale: http://bit.ly/2f7QgQ9
Frabill Net: http://bit.ly/2FNdnQr
Lure Retriever: http://bit.ly/2TLTJc6

If you plan to do any shopping, using our links before doing your shopping at Tackle Warehouse is the single greatest way to support us! You won’t be able to even see a difference but they’ll know you’re one of us!

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