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Issue No. 19 Winter 2006

Editor: Linda Radon


Happy New Year 2006!


Don & Linda Radon & Crew



#1 Featured Boat: Maui’s first Radon 29’

David Ho - Radon 29'

David Ho - Radon 29'

David Ho - Radon 29'

This issue’s #1 featured boat was built for David Ho and his boat captain Chris Egan, who fish out ofMauiHawaii.

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!

David Ho - Radon 29'
Cabin interior with helm seat on right and table with map of Hawaii on it on left

David Ho - Radon 29'
Sink in galley area

David Ho - Radon 29'
TV in viewing position for upper cabin

David Ho - Radon 29'
TV secured for cruising   (above)
AC panel (below)

David Ho - Radon 29'
This is the 3.5 KW generator we installed to run the air conditioning unit

David Ho - Radon 29'
The cabin roof has two vent hatches

The boat arrives in Maui!

David Ho - Radon 29'
David’s fishing buddies: Johnny & Mike, left, plus Captain Chris and Don

David Ho
David Ho at the helm

David Ho - Radon 29'
Mike, Chris and David with an awesome ono

David Ho - Radon 29'
The first day of fishing in Hawaii with the new boat –they caught lots of mahi-mahi

David Ho - Radon 29'
Here is a photo taken at the Halloween Shootout tournament in Maui.
They were the fastest off the start out of 75 boats…

David Ho - Radon 29'
and David’s boat is leading the pack


             #2 Featured boat– Todd Perkins 29’

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.

Hydraulic Pump
Hydraulic Pump

Stainless chafe guard
Stainless chafe guard

Here is a photo of the Yanmar fuel filter with an Algae-X fuel conditioning system

Todd and Family
Don with Todd and his family on launching day

Todd and Family
Todd with wife Wendy and kids Ashley and Kaiko

Todd and Brother Rick
Todd and his brother Rick looking happy on first sea trial

Todd's Radon 29'
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

Rex and Lori Honl's 33'

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.

Honl 33'
The Honl’s 33’ has a unique “whale’s tail” design – a raised stern

Honl 33'
The Honl’s boat is powered with twin Volvo D6 350 HP diesel engines

Honl 33'
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

Honl 33'
There are two sliding doors on the rear cabin, pilot seats on both sides as well as second station steering

Honl 33'
Warming up at the Santa Barbara launching ramp

Hawaii bound Radons
The Hawaii bound 29’ and 33’ Radons


Shop TipShop Tip

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!

Goleta Beach
The Radon crew at Goleta Beach, July 2005

Stow Grove Park
Our crew at Stow Grove Park, December 2005


Photos from our customers

Jeff Chamberlin sent us this photo taken in Vancouver, Canada

Eric Downs
Eric Downs with a 431 pound mako shark and fishing pal Keith

Marty and Sharon
Marty and Sharon sent this photo taken in Alaska of their 26’ Radon

Marty's Dad
Marty’s dad and his fishing buddy with their 110 pound halibut

Tom Chung and Family
Tom Chung and his wife Tien, son Brian and daughter Connie

Tom Chung and Wife
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
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
Max and Don with 40 pound halibut

Jeremy, Kate and Max
Jeremy, Kate and Max

Happy Max!
Happy Max!


Photo archive

Photo Archive

Kate, Josh, Wendy
Kate Radon (right), Josh Radon (middle) and their cousin Wendy on our Radon Sport 21’ in the mid 80’s

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