From Don's Desk
Storm Watch 2005!
The big news in Santa Barbara during the first few months of 2005 was the weather. We have gotten over 33 inches of rain this year!! Needless to say, during the rainy spell there wasn’t much fishing or boating going on. For that matter, there wasn’t much boatbuilding going on! The wet weather makes it very difficult to fiberglass, especially in the outdoor bays that we work in. Thankfully, we are now enjoying perfect weather and we are starting to catch up! Let’s hope for good weather for the rest of the year so we can all get out on the water and have fun!
Featured Boat: Eric Down’s 29’Radon
This issue’s featured boat was built for Eric Downs. Eric is an avid shark fisherman, but also fishes for other types of fish. Eric has been a very enthusiastic customer and a pleasure to work with. Thanks, Eric!
Eric’s new boat is powered with a single Volvo D6 with A 350 HP engine. Here are some stats on it:
RPM SPEED (Knots) GPH
Idle 600 4 0.5
1000 6.6 1.2
1500 8.7 3.7
2000 14 7.1
2500 23.5 9.7
3000 30.8 14.1
Full 3350 34.5 18.2
Cinco de Mayo!
Jose’s new baby!
Jose and Clarissa had a 9 pound 15 oz, 20” long baby girl on May 15, 2005. Her name is Alizea Lynette Lopez. Mom and baby are doing fine!
Jeremy catches his first white sea bass!
Photos from our customers
David Donahue and his halibut
David loves to fish! And he has good luck too. Check out these photos he gave us. The first two are the same fish, and the third one is a 49 pounder!
Radon Team is finished for now! See you next time!