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

November 7, 2019 89 No Comments


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:

Trolling Motor Sleeve- Troll Jacket:

Electronics- Humminbird Solix 15 CHIRP G2:

Electronics Mount- T-H Marine Wave Tamer:

Electronics- Hydrowave H2 KVD Feeding Stimulator:

Electronics- Humminbird 360 Imaging:

Security- Loc-R-Bar:

Talon Wireless Foot Switch:

At The Console…

Hot Foot Throttle:

Main Unit- Humminbird Solix 15 G2:

Side Unit- Humminbird Solix 12 G2:

Main Mount- Bass Boat Technologies: Direct From Manufacturer

Side Mount- BalzOut Mount w/ 6″ arm:

At The Stern…

Anchors- Talon 15′ Shallow Water Anchors:

Jack Plate- Atlas Hydraulic 12″:

Remote Drain Plug System:

Battery Charger- Minn Kota Precision:

Additional Equipment…

Battery- Odyssey PC 2150M

Power Switch- Perko Battery Disconnect

Motor- 2018 Yamaha VMAX SHO 250

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