The new year is on it's way to a very exciting start for our company.
We wish all of our readers a happy, healthy and productive 2007.
# 1 - Sean Devine's 29' Radon
A few months ago, we delivered a new 29' custom Radon to Dr. Sean Devine. Sean is an experienced free diver and had some good ideas about the customizing of his boat. When Sean launches his boat at the Santa Barbara launching ramp, we often hear about it from bystanders who are impressed with his boat. Because of this, we often know when Sean is in Santa Barbara even though he lives in San Luis Obispo county!
Sean's boat is equipped with a Volvo D6 - 350 HP with a DPH outdrive. It also has a flush deck and step-down, enclosed head.
Below are some photos Sean was kind enough to share with us.
# 2 Joe Carrillo's 22' Radon
Joe Carrillo, second-time Radon boat owner and avid fisherman, recently took delivery of his new custom 22' Radon. Joe's boat is powered with a 200 HP Honda outboard. With an open back cabin, there is easy access to his cuddy area. It also has wide walkways and an ample stainless bow rail to enable Joe to follow his fish around the bow. It has a custom baiting station. Joe's early years as a commercial fisherman contributed to his personal touches which made the boat very practical for his primary use - fishing, fishing and more fishing!
Radon Family News!
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Schroeder of Paso Robles, CA, announce the engagement of their
daughter, Sarah Lynn Schroeder, to
We couldn't be happier about Sarah joining the Radon family. There will be wedding photos in the newsletter in the summer.
Josh and Sarah
Kate Radon powerlifts!!!!
Our daughter and employee, Kate, went to the World Powerlifting Championships in Lake George, New York, and placed first in her women's division with a 407 pound bench press.
Photos from our customers and friends
Maui fishing action!
Engine care - Part 3
This is the third part in a series we are going to share with our readers to help their boat engine(s) have a longer, healthier life.
It has been my experience over the past 40 years that the engines which were well taken care of lasted the longest. Salt water, in any marine environment, can be damaging to your engine even if it does not come into direct contact with it.
Bluewater Gold Rush/Huell Howser urchin diving trip
Some of our regular readers may recall "Radon Team" mentioning the book "Bluewater
Gold Rush" by Tom Kendrick, in last Spring's newsletter. In October 2006, Huell Howser
came to Santa Barbara with his cameraman and filmed an urchin diving trip aboard diver
Mark Brubaker's boat. They spent the whole day at the Channel Islands, and Don and
Lance Merker accompanied them in Doug and Mary Jo McLeod's 33' Radon. Huell will be
airing the footage some time this year on his show, "California Gold".
Huell setting up a segment for the show
Winter Radon Crew Party
Here is most of our crew (and Cassie) - we had a few crew members who started Winter Break early
Circa 1987 - Don & Doug Meek with a Radon 17'
Don driving the Radon 17'
Radon Team is finished for now! See you next time!