Matt's New Boat Tour- Full Restoration Update

Matt's new bass boat is almost done! Every last wire was removed from the boat and an entire new wiring harness was installed. When they said this was going to be a ground-up restoration they meant it! New electronics, trolling motor, jack plate, talons, and more!

The boat itself is an '08 Champion 210 Elite. The 210 is arguably the best rough water bass boat ever built. In order to make this boat travel worthy for years to come, the guys have stripped it to the ground and are rebuilding the boat one piece at a time. They work is almost complete so it was time for an update.

The components that have (or will) be installed, are broken down below.

At The Bow...

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

Electronics- Humminbird Solix 15: http://bit.ly/2Hazsej

Electronics Mount- T-H Marine Wave Tamer: http://bit.ly/2wsJVbA

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

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

At The Console...

Hot Foot Throttle: http://bit.ly/2ob4kgO

Main Unit- Humminbird Solix 15: http://bit.ly/2Hazsej

Side Unit- Humminbird Solix 12: 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- Bob's Machine Hydraulic: http://bit.ly/2RtsHck

Battery Charger- Minn Kota Precision: http://bit.ly/2vcrbjA

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Sonar Basics: How to Find Fish

Ever wonder what Fish look like on your fish finder? In this video Tim explains what to look for and breaks down the basics of today's Sonar units. Understanding your sonar unit, the transducer, and "Cone Angle" is very important to painting a complete picture below the surface. 

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Today, most sonar unit's default frequency setting is 200kHz (Purple Beam). At this frequency, the bottom area that the sonar cone is covering is approximately 1/3 or 33% of your overall depth. An easy number to remember is at 30 feet deep, your sonar cone is scanning 10 feet wide. Another example - at 15 feet your sonar is scanning a 5 feet cone. In a later video we will explain how to change and adjust these frequencies. 

Here is the gear Tim is using...

Unit- Humminbird Solix 12: http://bit.ly/2pAkXr2
Mapping- Lakemaster Chip: http://bit.ly/2wAZ8ZJ
Glass Cleaner- Peregrine: http://bit.ly/2wJgRP1
Precision GPS Antenna: http://bit.ly/2LUgR38

Budget-Friendly options...
Humminbird Helix 5: http://bit.ly/2fsOu1I
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Interpreting Modern Electronics For Beginners AND Advanced Anglers!

Its finally here! No more mystery, its time to learn what those electronics are trying to show you! Do you know what fish look like? Do you know how to interpret the picture? Its time!

Modern electronics are a mystery to most anglers. Some anglers spend a few dollars for basic electronics, others spend thousands, but few know what the picture is actually showing them. This is the beginning of a series that will last for months, possibly years, as we explore and help you develop a deeper understanding of how to operate and interpret your electronics, regardless of brand. 

Here is the unit Tim is using to capture the screen shots in this video...

Humminbird Solix 15: http://bit.ly/2pAkXr2

Below is a breakdown of great graphs from the major brands...

Inexpensive Sonar Units:

Humminbird Helix 5 G2 Sonar $199.99- http://bit.ly/2fsOu1I
Lowrance Hook2 4X Series Sonar $119.99 - http://bit.ly/2sgeL6Y
Garmin Striker Plus Sonar 5CV $229.99 - http://bit.ly/2skseug

Great Sonar, Mapping, Side/Down Imaging Units:

Humminbird Helix 9” - http://bit.ly/2dlfHyx
Lowrance Hook2 9” - http://bit.ly/2kBj3l8

Top of the Line Electronics

Humminbird Solix 15” - http://bit.ly/2pAkXr2
Lowrance HDS-16” Carbon - http://bit.ly/2sjMhsR

This video is only the beginning! We look forward to helping you learn to operate your units, interpret them properly, and begin catching more and bigger fish because of your electronics!
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Humminbird Solix 15 Review | The Bass Can't Hide Anymore!

We've used depth finders, fish finders, electronics... whatever you want to call them... for years and we've never seen anything like the Solix 15! The clarity, detail, and power of this unit is unrivaled by any other unit we've experienced! 

We'll dedicate an entire series to operating, fine-tuning, and interpretting electronics in the near future. Instead, with this video we wanted to give you an overall impression of the unit and a brief explanation of how we formed our opinion. 

Matt explained in the video that he was blown away by the ease of importing waypoints despite transferring between brands. Additionally, the mapping and MEGA Imaging have taken this unit to a whole new level! Do yourself a favor if you're in the market for new electronics and consider the Solix. 

Humminbird Solix 15: http://bit.ly/2pAkXr2

Here are a few other Humminbird Electronics worth checking out at different price points. When selecting an exact model consider the following factors... 
1) Do you need side imaging? 
2) Do you need down imaging? 
3) Do you Need GPS? 
4) Is this unit going to be used for knowing depth more than finding fish? 

With this information you can easily choose the right unit at a price point that makes sense. 

Helix 12 CHIRP: http://bit.ly/2uFv0Zp
Helix 7: http://bit.ly/2vM2rhk
Helix 5: http://bit.ly/2fsOu1I

Other gear you may need to take full advantage of your new unit...
Lakemaster AutoChart: http://bit.ly/2unEs8y
Ethernet Switch (For Linking Units): http://bit.ly/2vkNUqI
Ethernet Cables (one per unit): http://bit.ly/2uolZF1

Mounting these large units can be a bit tricky. These are the two mounting styles we used on our boats: 
Over-Trolling Motor Mount: http://bit.ly/2wsJVbA
BalzOut Electronics Mount: http://bit.ly/2unPdDS
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