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Issue No. 27, June 2009

Compiled & edited by Linda Radon

President's Message

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!

Don Radon

 

 

 And what could make 2009 better?

 

A granddaughter!Granddaughter

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

Paige Sarah and Josh Radon

Paige Juliet Radon
Sawyer and Paige

Baby Paige
Paige one month old

Featured Boat

Russell McCluskey's Custom Radon 29'  

Russell’s boat coming into Nawilwili Harbor in Kauai
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
Russell and Jeremy in front of Russell's business, Ohana Motors

Tim to launch on Kauai
Time to launch on Kauai!

Trolling
Trolling

Kate in Kauai
Kate in Kauai

Three happy fishermen
Three happy fishermen!

Russell (at left) and his fishing buddies with an aku, an ono, and a mahi

 

Features...

Single Volvo D6 330 HP engine
Single Volvo D6 330 HP engine

The dash with a Garmin 4212 multi-function display
The dash with a Garmin 4212 multi-function display

Galley with sink and storage
Galley with sink and storage
Galley with sink and storage

Flush deck with walk-around cabin
Flush deck with walk-around cabin

Front of cabin with anchor lockers and line storage compartments
Front of cabin with anchor lockers and line storage compartments

Helm seat with suspension base
Helm seat with suspension base

Passenger seat with suspension base
Passenger seat with suspension base

Ventilation hatches above helm and passenger seats
Ventilation hatches above helm and passenger seats

Head door in cabin
Head door in cabin

Walk-in head
Walk-in head

Bi-sliding doors on back of cabin, aft-facing seats and rocket launchers
Bi-sliding doors on back of cabin, aft-facing seats and rocket launchers

Matthew McCune prepares to dive while Jeremy fishes
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

.Lynn's Towing

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

Sam and Chloe Kendall’s 17’ cabin addition and remodel

Sam and Chloe Kendall’s 17’ cabin addition and remodel

 Above - the "before" photos

and after...

After photos

After Radon remodel

Thanks, Sam and Chloe!

 

Engine care, part six:

Engine care

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
John, Kennan and Malia Grant with a pile of bugs

John's boat at Marina Del Rey
John's boat at Marina Del Rey

Cat Rock on Anacapa Island
Cat Rock on Anacapa Island

Santa Cruz Island

John at Santa Cruz

John at Santa Cruz

Potato Harbor
Potato Harbor

Mike's White Seabass
John's friend Mike with a white sea bass

Photos from Tom Chung

Tom with a 52.5 pound white sea bass
Tom with a 52.5 pound white sea bass

This one is 49 pounds
This one is 49 pounds

Tom and Tri Lam on Tom's boat
Tom and Tri Lam on Tom's boat

 

Photos from Marc Dexter - Oahu -

“Audrey Marie” – 17’ Radon
"Audrey Marie" - 17' Radon

 

40 to 60 pound ahi caught off of the Windward side of Oahu last August
40 to 60 pound ahi caught off of the Windward side of Oahu last August

 

Marc holding an ahi
Marc holding an ahi

 

 

 

Photo archive

Photo Archive

 

October, 1979 – on the left is a new Radon 26’ x 8’ and on the right is a new 27’ x 9’

October, 1979 - on the left is a new Radon 26' x 8' and on the right is a new 27' x 9'

October, 1979 – on the left is a new Radon 26’ x 8’ and on the right is a new 27’ x 9’
 

 Radon boatyard from the mid-1980s

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

 

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