Is Your Bass Boat Actually Covered? Insurance Issues You Need To Know Before Its Too Late!

No one likes talking about insurance but are you sure you're covered during a tournament? Does being on a "pro staff" put your tow vehicle in jeopardy? Is all of your tackle covered if you have a major incident? These don't need to be grey areas, you deserve to know exactly when you are and are not covered. Today we're posing all the tough questions to Ben Green, a marine insurance specialist, so that we can all be more prepared in case we're involved in a crash.

Just a few days after Matt's accident the insurance issues were beginning to unfold and Matt vowed that when it was over he would do a video to help the entire TacticalBassin family better understand potential issues and how to avoid them. He is by no means an insurance expert but he learned some tough lessons and doesn't want you to experience the same. When we found out Ben Green was in town (an actual expert on the subject) for a big tournament on Clearlake, we knew we had to track him down and get real answers to educate the Tactical Family.

Ben was kind enough to take part of his pre-fishing day to answer our questions. This video isn't about getting you a new insurance guy (though we are including Ben’s information here and below because we trust him and appreciate that he took the time to do this for all of us) its about making sure you know the exact questions to ask your insurance agent. Too many anglers have "grey areas" in their policy and that shouldn't be the case. Take the time to watch this video to the end, understand the questions, and get yourself coverage that is going to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Matt thought he had all the coverage he needed, in fact he was confident that he'd "over-insured" himself, but there were still gaps and a lot of issues developed as a result. Don't wait until it happens to you to find out where the gaps might be. Take a few minutes out of your day and ask your agent the right questions. If you're not comfortable with the answers, there are only 3 (to my knowledge) marine specialists in the country. If you'd like to reach out to Ben we're including the link to his website and facebook page below.

Ben Green Insurance Website: http://bit.ly/2v4U1Qo

Been Green Insurance Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/2UyyLlj

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How To Buy A Used Boat

Boat buying doesn't have to be a gamble! With these quick tips you'll know exactly what to look for the next time you're shopping for a used boat. From motor issues to water leaks, transom cracks to hidden damage, we cover all the issues that might arise.

The two most important factors when shopping for a used boat are the compression numbers on the motor and the experience you have while test driving. There are a lot of other factors that we'll cover in this video but those are the two keys that you never want to skip. There are a lot of flaws that a seller can hide but if you get the diagnostic report and drive the boat virtually all of the hidden concerns will make themselves known.

Matt intends to fully restore this boat in the coming months, very similarly to Tim's Champion 210. By purchasing on the used market, both anglers were able to put additional funds toward updating and restoring the boats. Below is the extended list of components that will be added to the boat in the coming months.

Electronics...

Graphs- Humminbird Solix 15's: http://bit.ly/2pAkXr2

Trolling Motor- Minn Kota Ultrex 112: http://bit.ly/2vFQypW

Battery Charger- Minn Kota Digital 4 bank: http://bit.ly/2vcrbjA

Anchors- Talon 12' Shallow Water Anchors: http://bit.ly/2F0QBSP

Imaging- Humminbird 360 Imaging: http://bit.ly/2K8jPl4

Batteries- (4) Odyssey 31M PC2150: Source Online

Stimulator- Hydrowave Feeding Stimulator: http://bit.ly/2BCrdVx

Mounts and Accessories...

Front Graph Mount- Kong Wave Tamer: http://bit.ly/2wsJVbA

Console Graph Mount- KVD Kong Electronics Mount: http://bit.ly/2MohNwS

Hot Foot Adjustable Slide: http://bit.ly/2NauvVD

Jack Plate- Atlas Hydraulic: http://bit.ly/2QpkCkS

Loc-R-Bar: http://bit.ly/2CMF1NP

Keel Guard- Megaware 8 foot: http://bit.ly/2N5p36m

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Matt Buys A New Boat!

Watch LIVE as Matt buys a bass boat. After 2 months of searching Matt found the EXACT Champion 210 bass boat he was looking for but it was half way across the country. This is what its like to make a major purchase across state lines. 

Our good friend Coop drove over from Arkansas and put the boat through the ringer. He inspected it, did the test drive, talked extensively with the seller, before handing over payment on Matt's behalf. Buying across state lines isn't complicated but you have to know the right steps to keep yourself as protected as possible. 

Its a 2008 Champion 210 Elite in phenomenal shape, and completely stock. Below is a list of upgrades Matt intends to make to the boat. We'll do some very extensive videos in the near future showing Matt inspecting the boat for himself, as well as upgrading the components in the boat to make it reliable and travel ready. 

Matt will be upgrading to the following...

Hot Foot Throttle: http://bit.ly/2ob4kgO
Ultrex 112 Trolling Motor: http://bit.ly/2vFQypW
Solix 15 Electronics front and back: http://bit.ly/2pAkXr2
Talon 15' Shallow Water Anchors: http://bit.ly/2F0QBSP
Hydrowave Feeding Stimulator: http://bit.ly/2BCrdVx

This is just the beginning of the upgrades. When working with an older hull, you're able to pour more of the budget into dialing in the boat exactly how you'd like it. This is one of the benefits to be weighed while deciding between purchasing a new or used boat. We'll also be making upgrades to the trailer, wiring, charging system, and more so be sure to follow along. 
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New Boat For 2018! Full Tour!!

This boat is amazing! After searching across the country Tim finally found the perfect bass boat! By shopping on the used market he was able to invest more of his money in accessories instead of paying a premium for a new boat. 

The boat is a Champion 210 Elite Single Console. The 210 Elite is debatably one of the best riding boats of all time. By purchasing used Tim was able to save money and install the following accessories while still staying well below the cost of a new 2018 Bass Boat:

At The Bow...
Humminbird Solix 15: http://bit.ly/2pAkXr2
Humminbird Ultrex 112: http://bit.ly/2vFQypW
Humminbird 360 Imaging: http://bit.ly/2K8jPl4
T-H Marine Kong Wave Tamer: http://bit.ly/2wsJVbA

At The Console...
Humminbird Solix 15: http://bit.ly/2pAkXr2
Humminbird Solix 12: http://bit.ly/2pAkXr2
BalzOut Mount: http://bit.ly/2HnxLtu
T-H Marine HotFoot: http://bit.ly/2ob4kgO

At the Transom...
Minn Kota Talon 15' Shallow Water Anchors: http://bit.ly/2F0QBSP
Minn Kota On Board Precision Digital Battery Charger: http://bit.ly/2vcrbjA

If you're in the market for a boat at least consider purchasing on the used market. Its amazing how much money can be saved and used to finish the boat with the accessories of your choice instead of barely affording the stock version of a new boat. We look forward to bring you a ton of great content from the Champion. Thanks for checking it out and be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming videos!
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