2008 was a four letter word, 2009 has been great,
2010, here we come!
Have a wonderful holiday season!
Happy New Year!
See ya then :-)
New 26' Radon, the Pelican II
Bev Morgan is a seasoned Radon boat owner – he still owns his first Radon, which was built by Ron Radon Sr. for commercial diving in 1972 (photo below). Bev is also founder of Kirby-Morgan Dive Systems, which manufacture dive masks.
Bev’s son Matt loves to surf, and this boat is perfect for that use. With twin Mercury 250 HP Verados, it is fast and quiet.
The electronics package includes the Raymarine E120 12” display, 4 kw Radome, DSM 300 digital sounder module, Sirius weather/radio receiver, satellite TV dome, and autopilot.
It was a pleasure to build this boat for the Morgans. They are wonderful customers, and we know they will enjoy their boat.
Bev's 1972 24' Radon — the Pelican — the 7th Radon built. He still owns it!
(I actually caught one!)
Happy customers department
An e-mail from Jason and Stacy Schmitt
Hi Don, Linda, Kate and Jeremy,
Just wanted to thank all of you at Radon Boats for doing a great job on my boat. In January you installed a secondary water pick up, kelp knife, battery charger and a few other things. I made it down to Channel Islands Harbor and have been using my boat for the past several weeks. The kelp knife and secondary water pickup is awesome. It is so nice going through the kelp and not over heating, thank you so much! The spearfishing has been slow for me but I did shoot one wsb several weeks ago. I'm making a list of new projects, like a windless for sure, pulling my anchor by hand sucks! I found dry storage in the harbor (thanks for that Don) so I think I will stick around until I shoot a few more wsb.
I will keep in touch, but thank you guys so much for everything.
Jason and Stacy Schmitt
Jason and Stacy’s boat is currently in our shop again, getting serviced and having a few extras added.
We appreciate their business!
Our trip to the Channel Islands
Engine care, part six:
Water pump maintenance
It is very important to maintain your boat’s water pump according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
The water pump is important because it keeps the engine at the proper temperature. The sea water pump has a flexible rubber impeller that should be replaced on a regular basis.
If your engine starts running slightly warmer than normal - that could indicate that your impeller needs to be changed.
When you flush your engine after using it in salt water, it is important that you run water through it and do not run the impeller “dry”. If you run the impeller “dry”, it will ruin your impeller.
In addition, a raw water strainer is a very good addition to your engine to keep debris from going through your water pump.
Check your engine owner’s manual for scheduled maintenance.
B a b i e s ! K i d s! Pets!
Our granddaughter, PJ Radon, is 6 months old!
… she even has her own “Radon” baby outfit
Thanksgiving Day with Paige Juliet
Regular readers of Radon Team may remember Oliver Girard from issue #25...
Here he is last August, right after his 2nd birthday...
Sam and Chloe Kendall have a new son, Oaklon, born July 11th
Congratulations to the whole family!
In Radon Team issue #26, we put in a photo of Josh and Sarah’s puppy, Sawyer, below
He was named after the character, Sawyer, in the TV series "LOST"
Below, Joan and Bob Whitney's 9 month old puppy, Mika
I guess you have figured out that your editor loves animals!
Photos from customers/friends/relatives