|Issue No. 19 Winter 2006
Editor: Linda Radon
Happy New Year 2006!
Don & Linda Radon & Crew
#1 Featured Boat: Maui’s first Radon 29’
This issue’s #1 featured boat was built for David Ho and his boat captain Chris Egan, who fish out of Maui, Hawaii.
This is the first 29’ Radon sent to Maui. The new 29’ Radon is powered with twin 315 Yanmar diesel engines. It also has an air conditioner!
Other features include a galley area with sink and microwave, TV/DVD player, and removable fly bridge with bimini top. It is definitely one of the most elaborate boats we have built for use in Hawaii!
Cabin interior with helm seat on right and table with map of Hawaii on it on left
Sink in galley area
TV in viewing position for upper cabin
TV secured for cruising (above)
AC panel (below)
This is the 3.5 KW generator we installed to run the air conditioning unit
The cabin roof has two vent hatches
The boat arrives in Maui!
David’s fishing buddies: Johnny & Mike, left, plus Captain Chris and Don
David Ho at the helm
Mike, Chris and David with an awesome ono
The first day of fishing in Hawaii with the new boat –they caught lots of mahi-mahi
Here is a photo taken at the Halloween Shootout tournament in Maui.
They were the fastest off the start out of 75 boats…
and David’s boat is leading the pack
#2 Featured boat– Todd Perkins 29’
Our next featured boat is a 29’ we built for Todd Perkins, who lives in Las Vegas but is moving back to the big island of Hawaii to fish with his new Radon. Todd’s Radon is equipped with twin 260 HP Yanmar diesel engines.
It is has a custom stainless steel rail on the side to keep the fishing line from chafing his gunnels. We installed a hydraulic pump as he is planning on installing hydraulic line pullers.
Stainless chafe guard
Here is a photo of the Yanmar fuel filter with an Algae-X fuel conditioning system
Don with Todd and his family on launching day
Todd with wife Wendy and kids Ashley and Kaiko
Todd and his brother Rick looking happy on first sea trial
Here is Todd with his boat all loaded up and ready to head back home
#3 Featured boat – Rex and Lori Honl’s 33’ Radon
Our 3rd featured boat in this newsletter is also going to Hawaii. The owners are Rex and Lori Honl. Rex is a commercial fisherman on the big island of Hawaii.
The Honl’s 33’ has a unique “whale’s tail” design – a raised stern
The Honl’s boat is powered with twin Volvo D6 350 HP diesel engines
It also has a raised, split, fish hold and walk around engine compartment with stainless rail. The iki mau is between under the deck between the engine compartment and the fish hold
There are two sliding doors on the rear cabin, pilot seats on both sides as well as second station steering
Warming up at the Santa Barbara launching ramp
The Hawaii bound 29’ and 33’ Radons
This tip is for anyone who ever finds themselves working on the wiring on their own boat. When using the crimp-type connectors, always use the waterproof type. The waterproof connectors are adhesive lined so when you heat them, the adhesive melts and seals the connection. These connectors also shrink down around the wire. Remember to use a good quality crimping tool. We prefer a ratcheting crimper as it will not release until the proper crimp is made.
2005 Radon Crew BBQs!
The Radon crew at Goleta Beach, July 2005
Our crew at Stow Grove Park, December 2005
Photos from our customers
Jeff Chamberlin sent us this photo taken in Vancouver, Canada
Eric Downs with a 431 pound mako shark and fishing pal Keith
Marty and Sharon sent this photo taken in Alaska of their 26’ Radon
Marty’s dad and his fishing buddy with their 110 pound halibut
Tom Chung and his wife Tien, son Brian and daughter Connie
Tom and Tien in Alaska
This beautiful little girl is the daughter of our customer John Schroeder and his wife Faraneh. Her name is Hannah Leonne Schroeder and she was born October 21, 2005. She weighed in at 5 lbs., 5 oz. and she was 18 ½ inches in length
Kyle and Lance Merker on opening day of lobster season, 2005
Kate’s friend Max catches a big halibut on his first ocean fishing trip
Max and Don with 40 pound halibut
Jeremy, Kate and Max
Kate Radon (right), Josh Radon (middle) and their cousin Wendy on our Radon Sport 21’ in the mid 80’s