BIG Radon family news - summer of 2007
On June 23rd, our son Josh married Sarah Schroeder in Paso Robles. Sarah and Josh met at the UCSB Graduate School of Education in 2003 and became engaged last September. Sarah teaches second grade in Hollister.
Sarah's parents, Glenn and Denise, hosted the wedding in their back yard. They and their families worked very hard to make sure everything looked beautiful and perfect. Josh and Sarah were married under a pergola with the luscious green blanket of vineyards behind them. Needless to say, the wedding day was incredibly magical.
Mario Ferrito, a colleague of Josh's from the high school where they both teach English, eloquently performed the ceremony.
As we have said before in Radon Team, we could not be happier about Sarah joining our family.
Don & Linda Radon
#1 A custom Radon 22' for Tony Hotchkiss
Tony Hotchkiss recently took delivery of his custom Radon 22'. Tony uses his boat for surf trips, paddle boarding, and diving. His boat is powered by a single Honda 225 HP outboard. The outboard is mounted on a Stainless Marine bracket that also serves as a swim step.
Tony is most definitely one of the great customers mentioned in the President's message in the last Radon Team newsletter. He is one of the nicest people we have met and it was really fun to build a boat for him. Below are photos of his boat and some of the features on it.
Above and below - storage holds
Here are the engine break-in stats on Tony's boat. It has a 225 HP Honda outboard and a three blade Mercury Marine "Inertia" prop:
#2 - Kauai Fire Dept. - 26' x 8'6" Radon "Classic"
We recently delivered a new 26' custom Radon fire/rescue boat to the Kauai Fire Dept. The boat is equipped with twin Evinrude ETEC 250 HP outboards. In a test situation, the top speed of over 50 MPH was attained. This will really come in handy during a rescue incident.
Once the Kauai boat was complete, we towed it to a San Diego freight yard to be shipped to Lihue, Hawaii.
Here is your editor getting in one last photo of the boat before it is shipped out.
We left the boat with all of the other "big stuff" waiting to be shipped to Hawaii.
The boat arrives in Kauai!
The boat's name is 'WELAOKEKAI'; which translates to "The Heat of the Ocean" - A perfect name!
In photo above and listed below are the firemen who were at the Lihue,
Kauai Fire Station #3 on the day of the first sea trial:
FOA - Fire App. Operator, FF - firefighter, FC - Fire Capt., BC - Battalion Chief
Linda & Don with Kauai Fire Chief Bob Westerman and his wife Ann
Many thanks to EVERYONE in the Kauai Fire Dept. A special thanks to head Kauai Fire Chief Bob Westerman and his wife Ann for their hospitality and Capt. Steven Doi and Capt. Charlie Metivier for their hospitality and their incredible support and hard work to make the boat a reality.
We would also like to thank everyone in the Finance and Purchasing departments of the County of Kauai for making the process of doing business with them so seamless.
Engine care, part five:
Keep your engine compartment dry!
Many electrical problems start out in the engine compartment. When your boat is running and the engine compartment becomes warm, any water in the bilge will evaporate. When the engine cools down the moist air condenses into water and settles onto the engine components.
The best way to keep your engine compartment dry is to eliminate any water leaks there or anywhere else on your boat. Every time you use the boat, inspect your bilge and if there is any water at all, remove it.
Photos from our customers and friends
Radon Team is finished for now! See you next time!