|Issue No. 27, June 2009
Compiled & edited by Linda Radon
2008 was a challenging year both personally and professionally. The Radon Team made it through the year with the help of many people. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make 2008 an easier and more productive year. We are looking forward to a better 2009 for all!
And what could make 2009 better?
On May 11th our first grandchild, Paige Juliet Radon, was born. The entire Radon/Schroeder family is delighted!
Paige, Sarah and Josh are doing fine
Sawyer and Paige
Paige one month old
Russell McCluskey's Custom Radon 29'
Russell's boat coming into Nawilwili Harbor in Kauai
Russell McCluskey, of Kauai, Hawaii, recently took delivery of a custom 29' Radon.
The boat was powered with a Volvo D6 330 HP engine. Russell loves to fish so the whole boat was designed with that in mind.
A big thanks to Russell for everything - he is not only one of those people mentioned in the President's message- he also hosted Kate and Jeremy's trip to Kauai. They helped sea trial his boat and also went fishing with him.
Russell and Jeremy in front of Russell's business, Ohana Motors
Time to launch on Kauai!
Kate in Kauai
Three happy fishermen!
Russell (at left) and his fishing buddies with an aku, an ono, and a mahi
Single Volvo D6 330 HP engine
The dash with a Garmin 4212 multi-function display
Galley with sink and storage
Flush deck with walk-around cabin
Front of cabin with anchor lockers and line storage compartments
Helm seat with suspension base
Passenger seat with suspension base
Ventilation hatches above helm and passenger seats
Head door in cabin
Bi-sliding doors on back of cabin, aft-facing seats and rocket launchers
Matthew McCune prepares to dive while Jeremy fishes -
the dive door opens up onto the swim step
Photo taken at San Miguel Island
We also want to give props to Lynn's Towing for getting Russell's boat
safely down to San Diego to be shipped out to Hawaii
Note: behind Lynn's truck is a new 36' Custom Radon getting ready to be delivered. The Radon 36' was delivered May 1st and will be featured in our next newsletter.
Sam and Chloe Kendall's 17' cabin addition and remodel
Above - the "before" photos
Thanks, Sam and Chloe!
Engine care, part six:
Pay attention to your gauges and heed their warnings
Buzzers and warning lights are an inexpensive way to alert you when there is an engine problem with your boat.
However, in many cases, by the time they go off it may be too late to avoid damage to your engine. And sometimes, the buzzers and warning lights are not operating, therefore you may not even know there is a problem.
Gauges are the best way to know what is going on with your engine. Minor fluctuations in temperature, oil pressure, charging rate or fuel flow can be an early indication of a future problem. Dramatic changes, such as a complete drop in oil pressure or rise in temperature can indicate an immediate problem. By monitoring the engine gauges you may be able to detect and correct a problem and/or shut down the engine before serious damage occurs.
Photos from customers & friends:
Photos below are courtesy of John Grant:
John, Kennan and Malia Grant with a pile of bugs
John's boat at Marina Del Rey
Cat Rock on Anacapa Island
Santa Cruz Island
John's friend Mike with a white sea bass
Photos from Tom Chung
Tom with a 52.5 pound white sea bass
This one is 49 pounds
Tom and Tri Lam on Tom's boat
Photos from Marc Dexter - Oahu -
"Audrey Marie" - 17' Radon
40 to 60 pound ahi caught off of the Windward side of Oahu last August
Marc holding an ahi
October, 1979 - on the left is a new Radon 26' x 8' and on the right is a new 27' x 9'
Radon Team is finished for now! See you next time!