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Barley 11-19-2011 11:23 AM

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Here's a few pix of the Ocean Pearl. Another commercial east coast boat that has was rebuilt by Anderson. Not exactly a dive boat, but you could play tennis on the back deck...

Scottywotty 11-19-2011 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Edward_Anderson (Post 1566041)
Is it wrong that I love commercial boats? Yachts just don't do it for me.

I am so w/ you on this one, I've been this way since I was about 16 yrs.old
and now I'm 52. Maybe somthings wrong w/ us:lol:

thanks for the PM,

Scotty

Captn Ron 11-19-2011 02:34 PM

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such a great thread. Thanks for sharing all the great pics.

skiff 11-19-2011 04:14 PM

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Barley- If we start showing lobster boats, we're going to have to start another thread; I love the aesthetics of those designs! I love my boat but with a beam of only 6-6, I dream about having a 13' beam and all that space...

More Anderson Radon-Greenoughs at play along the west coast of Vancouver Island, July of this last Summer.

skiff 11-19-2011 04:18 PM

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Continuing-

Urchin_Diver 11-19-2011 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by skiff (Post 1566327)
Barley- If we start showing lobster boats, we're going to have to start another thread; I love the aesthetics of those designs! I love my boat but with a beam of only 6-6, I dream about having a 13' beam and all that space...

More Anderson Radon-Greenoughs at play along the west coast of Vancouver Island, July of this last Summer.

i think they are great looking boats too Jeff but they are scary downhill. If i wanted a big boat i'd much rather go for a 36x12 radon or wilson. Or even a jumbo Wegley bristol bay style. 15' beam on those bad boys!

Ever seen the Millenium?? used to be an urchin boat in sb. Now its a light boat in fish harbor san pedro. I think its a 42 osmond beal. Good lookin boat. Ill try to dig up a pic. Another one is my buddy Rick Harper's boat in pedro the Second Wind, they dive clemente with it. Its a 36 downeast style. But there's a reason we all call it the Second Roll, theyve rolled it twice ha ha

Here's a downeast dive boat from up north

skiff 11-20-2011 12:00 AM

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U.D- Yeah, I've seen the Millenium....she was tied off here in Morro Bay for a while, and it was mind blowing to idle on by and see that rig. Beyond clean, and who doesn't lust after that kind of deck space? Had to be the nicest boat in the bay when she was in?

Below, commercial, sport, and agency boats-

skiff 11-20-2011 12:05 AM

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Lots of fond memories on these various boats, various locations, times, buddies.

oldestradon 11-21-2011 12:50 PM

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http://www.ongo.com/v/1851862/-1/3E1DDC0FEB74A1ED/two-brothers-and-an-old-boat[/url]

This is a short story I found about two urchin brothers restoring their Radon, It has a few pics of their boat.

Sierra Bravo 11-21-2011 01:24 PM

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Its crazy to see the Double Duty after all these years. When my mom told me we were selling it I ran down to our back lot, locked myself in the cabin, and didn't leave for well over a day. At the time it seemed like a stand as powerful as that would definitely change my parents minds.

Mahtzo 11-21-2011 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Edward_Anderson (Post 1566041)

Is it wrong that I love commercial boats? Yachts just don't do it for me.

I love this thread and along with all of the great photos and little stories, I began to think....what is it about a good diveboat that makes it so attractive. I know my buddy Scott, when he bought his Parker, tore off everything that wasn't necessary or that got in the way of the main reason to have a boat...dive from it. First thing to go was the bait tank (takes up deck space, adds weight and he's a diver not a fisherman), then he must have tore out a mile of wire and ripped out all of the gadgets connected to that wire. Many recreational fishermen are in love with gadgets, but gadgets just get in the way. I believe it has something to do with utility and a commercial boat is all about utility. Get the job done and get me home. There's a lot of beauty in that.

I'm looking forward to the sea-trials of Persistence II!

Louis Rosales

have2fish 11-21-2011 04:42 PM

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I thought I would share some of the pics of my beloved 15 foot Baby Radon....

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2 limits of seabass, 24lb yellow and 52lb yellow!!!

I wish I had more pics of that lil boat! Took many many crazy trips across, dodged many bullets..... FULL Darkness with ZERO viz, didnt know that the hull had no floatation and noticed cracks in the hull while diving under it, then had it refoamed, repowered with a 75 hp Merc, it was great on a plane, but would ramp any small waves up the bow and down your slickers if you were not on a plane.... The deck was below sea level and with the engine, it was questionable if there was enough floatation to keep afloat in case of a capsize.....

I would love to get a 'Warthog" radon, a 24-26 that is cut down to 18 feet. Wide and short and very stable!

Marco Farrell
Santa Barbara

Urchin_Diver 11-21-2011 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by oldestradon (Post 1567106)
http://www.ongo.com/v/1851862/-1/3E1DDC0FEB74A1ED/two-brothers-and-an-old-boat[/url]

This is a short story I found about two urchin brothers restoring their Radon, It has a few pics of their boat.

oh wow, thats Terry, they work san clemente island alot. They used to put serious weight on that thing, 10,000 lbs or somethin crazy like that. Last time i looked at it in Pedro it looked like it could use some tlc

skiff 11-21-2011 05:11 PM

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Mahtzo- 'What is a good dive boat?'. I'm sure it's different for different folks, but I think it's like what that judge said once, 'I'm not sure of the definition, but I'll know it when I see it!'.

Marco- Ah man, INSANE 15' Radon! I thought I had seen all the diff incarnations but haven't seen yours, beautifully done! I've heard so many stories about that iteration of the 15' Radon hull....last story I heard was that it had been designed to fish the Columbia River...? You never know about the validity of what you hear, but.... Finding your perfect 'Warthog' hull...? It's amazing to me where these commercial hulls wind up? But of all the areas I've ever seen, I'd say a trip up towards Pt. Arena/Albion/Fort Bragg would yield the best results. TONS of old boats, never-built up hulls, all laying on the sides of houses, out behind ranches, or upside down in some storage yard....

Various boats and locations-

Urchin_Diver 11-21-2011 05:38 PM

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ha ha Jeff, we gotta trade an urchin shirt for one of those arguello shirts. Thats awesome


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