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Issue No. 18 Spring 2005

Editor: Linda Radon

From Don's Desk From Don's Desk

Storm 2005
This photo was taken during one of the worst storms of 2005. That is a flooded golf course at right.

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!

Don Radon

Featured Boat: Eric Down’s 29’Radon

Eric Down's 29

     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

 

Launch Day
At the dock on first launch day

 

First Day Fishing
Eric, Jeremy and Matt after a day of fishing for white sea bass

 

The Helm
The helm

 

TV - DVD
Eric, Jeremy and Matt after a day of fishing for white sea bass

 

The galley
The galley

 

Microwave & Fridge
Microwave and fridge

 

Interior cabin with dinette at left
Interior cabin with dinette at left

 

Dinette

 

Storage drawers
Storage drawers

 

Bait tank and second station steering
Bait tank and second station steering

 

Volvo D6 350 HP engine
Volvo D6 350 HP engine

 

Fiberglass box holds radios, stereo
Fiberglass box holds radios, stereo

 

Head compartment
Head compartment

 

Our crew goes for a ride!
Our crew goes for a ride!

 

Cinco de Mayo!

The Radon crew at Pepe’s
The Radon crew at Pepe’s

The Radon crew at Pepe’s

 

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!

Jose with Alizea
Jose with Alizea

 

Jeremy catches his first white sea bass!

Jeremy's 30lbs WSB
Jeremy caught this 30 pound white sea bass on his birthday!

Jeremy's 30lbs WSB

 

Photos from our customers


17’ Radon
Dan Gaither sent us this photo of his 17’ Radon taken off Morro Bay near Point Buchon in May 2004.  The rigging is for salmon.

Tom Chung
This photo of Tom Chung was taken in Cozumel, Mexico, during a Panama Canal cruise that he and his wife enjoyed. Check out his cool hat!

 


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!

David's 49lb Halibut

David's 49lb Halibut

David's 49lb Halibut

 

 

Photo archive

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Port Townsend
Port Townsend Washington, early 1970’s, Don (closest) with crew showing the Radon boat’s incredible stability

 

Radon Team is finished for now! See you next time!

 

 

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