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Old 12-03-2006, 10:15 AM   #46
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Re: One serious 29x9 Radon for sale

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Old 12-03-2006, 10:47 AM   #47
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Re: One serious 29x9 Radon for sale

Just when I thought I had my habit under control, you guys go and introduce me to Yachworld.com and things like "Custom Radon's" (always thought they were odd commercial boats) and Boston Whalers (they make them with cabins?). So now I can't even get online without looking at those beauties and the many others I have yet to discover.
Nothing gets me going like internet boat porn
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Old 12-03-2006, 04:01 PM   #48
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Old 12-03-2006, 06:47 PM   #49
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Wow!
Nice rig! Loaded with lots of goodies and systems.
However, at over $9,000 per foot, it's a bit rich for this one.
It's nice to gawk at though.
Just curious, what's your cruise speed and fuel economy & range?
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Old 12-03-2006, 08:29 PM   #50
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400 gal fuel capacity. 2.75 miles per gallon (both engines combined). Top speed 40 knots, cruise at 27 -30 knots

http://www.radonboats.com/
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:30 PM   #51
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That's the speed I would have guessed, but that mileage is exceptional for a boat that size. Wow!
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Old 12-03-2006, 10:06 PM   #52
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This is the one I have been drooling over...

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...sp&searchtype=
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Old 12-03-2006, 10:14 PM   #53
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400 gal fuel capacity. 2.75 miles per gallon (both engines combined). Top speed 40 knots, cruise at 27 -30 knots
Wow!
You actually get 2.75 miles per gallon, at 27-30 knots, running 2 Yanmar diesels?
Or did you mean to say gallons per mile?

I would have to guess that boat weighs over 4,000 lbs dry? Add engines, fuel, water, and gear, and you may be around 6,500 lbs?

From experience, I know that my 22' x 8' rig, with a single 150 hp outboard gets around 3 mpg at 22-25 mph cruise. Decked out, it's total weight is well under 4,500 lb.

If you can add a ton of weight to that, plus another (much larger) engine, and cruise at least 5 knots faster, and still get 2.75 miles per gallon, my hat is off to you. I imagine you'll have no trouble finding someone who would be willing to spend a quarter million for that kind of performance.
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Old 12-03-2006, 10:41 PM   #54
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I have a 25x8' deep vee boat and depending on the load it will easily hit 8000 lbs, so I'm sure that loaded that boat must be well over 10,000 lbs, maybe 7500 dry? If I remember mine is about 5000 lbs dry, but I haven't looked at my records for a while, so I'm just ballparking there. We get about 2 mpg averaged out over time at 17-20 kts cruising speed, but those are just "back of the envelope numbers". I know of 26' single diesel Radon boat that gets about the same at about 23-26 kts, but the Radon hull is more efficient than my 20 degree deep vee.

Those particular Yanmars are newer than the engines I just talked about, but they are still mechanical engines (not electronic diesels), and I would have guessed something like 1.5-2 mpg, but I have never owned or run a Radon hull. Those are the kind of numbers guys get with lightweight diesel powered planing boats, so it's truly impressive to me with a heavy hull like that.
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Old 12-04-2006, 01:40 PM   #55
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400 gal fuel capacity. 2.75 miles per gallon (both engines combined). Top speed 40 knots, cruise at 27 -30 knots

http://www.radonboats.com/

I'd say those numbers are quite possible depending on seastate.

The newer "balsa Radons" of the last 10 years are much lighter and their hulls are lighter weight with the use of modern stitch/ axial laminates etc...

Some commercial guys are very critical of the balsa ones and the " M.D. & Esq" pricing. For those guys, www.hf-boats.com still makes them "old school commercial style". Also, www.ronradonjr.com makes great boats.
I like them all!

Mines a '92, twin 454s, Volvo Duoprops. I put in new long blocks last season.
I can hit over 50mph. The only thing I can't pass is the Fuel Dock! LOL

The coolest part is coming home downhill, you can floor it and give your passengers the ol' roller-coaster-weightless-belly-feeling.

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Old 12-04-2006, 04:16 PM   #56
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that boat is great and all, but isn't $1/4 million a bit steep for a 29' boat? and that 26' radon that jjhollin liking is very nice, but again $180k? a new 26' skipjack doesn't cost that!?
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:44 PM   #57
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A light weight spoon style hull with lots of rocker and no running gear ought to fly like a watermelon seed at a country fair. Duoprops would just be plain scary. The only thing about those numbers that I question is the units. Everything I've ever seen printed was in statute miles, so this boat is apparently 15% faster. I'm not a balsa or an i/o fan, but as long as your going to let it live on a trailer, I don't see much not to like except for the price.
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:49 PM   #58
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Deeperblue,

I love that boat. I've only been on it twice. Once with Lyn fishing Halibut in Half Moon Bay, and once with Lyn and you pulling Lyn on a short board.

If you still see Lyn can you give him my email? It can be found here on the BBS.

My name is Kirk by the way. I moved out of SC in 94.


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Old 12-04-2006, 06:02 PM   #59
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Re: One serious 29x9 Radon for sale

Just had to bring this back. Yes you are so right Mike, If I had the money I would be purchasing a boat like this. Instead I am a average guy. so I own a very humble Wilson boat.

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Here's the bottom line. When we can afford nicer things in life we go for them if the quality is worth it. So for some 250k is worth the money nowing that you have a boat that is mostly trouble free, has a warranty, and will get your family home in bad conditions. How many boat builders allow you to show up and custom order what you want? Can you go to the Pro-line factory and tell them that you'd like another fish hold or raise the cap rails a little higher? As your boat is being built can you stop buy to check on the progress and make adjustments as you go? If you really want to build a custom boat to your liking there are only a handful of places in So Cal. where thats possible and Radon is one of them. Part of the cost is the uniqueness and the rest is the options. I'm just guesing but if you were to buy and install the 2 diesels and the whole electronics package, you have to be somewhere around 90k. Maybe more. So if any of us HAD the money, and your three little kids all say " Dad, let's go to Cortez or SB ISland" are you telling me you wouldn't shell out for the best you can buy? I would. I'm not a wealthy man but I've learned that when you can afford it, higher quality goods are worth every dollar! All of us often spend 3 to 5 times as much for certain dive gear for certain reasons. Can I get a Body Glove wetsuit on sale at Sports Chalet for 39.99? Yes, but I opt for a Picasso at $400. To a guy that makes 12k year flipping burgers, does he say " man I can't believe you spent $400 on a wetsuit?" Yes. It's all relative to how much we can afford and how much our wives will let us spend!
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:33 PM   #60
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I'll have to check to make sure I got my numbers right on the fuel rate. Funny thing about this radon is that while it does have a fuel management system, there is no fuel gauge. We dip a stick in to the tank to check the fuel!
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