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Cool Boats

Postby chris oak » May 7th, 2017, 8:45 pm

I'm going to make this a sticky, mainly because I cruise around the harbor on my lunch break sometimes and see some really cool boats. Feel free to add to this thread.

Of course I'm going to start out with my favorite boat Gigas. 16' Radoncraft Bahia, classic Radon lines and she has built in fish holds and storage, giant anchor locker, a hot water shower and a yamaha f90 4 stroke.
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Re: Cool Boats

Postby chris oak » May 7th, 2017, 8:48 pm

I saw this one today, I'm not sure what kind of boat it is but it has a deep v bow almost like a maycraft with chines. Older 115 2 stroke and a really cool pilothouse. Note the back where the engine has the bracket, it almost looks like it was a bigger boat that was cut back. I believe this one is about 16' but that double axle tells me it's a pretty heavy boat and must have a lot of fiberglass in it.
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Re: Cool Boats

Postby squidhunter » May 9th, 2017, 9:37 am

gotta represent my dads boat
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Re: Cool Boats

Postby squidhunter » May 9th, 2017, 9:42 am

And gotta represent the boat that I grew up on at the islands. Think my first trip on "tin can" was when I was 6 or something. After some mods and a name change, "the shark" is still out their charging, gotta love it.
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Re: Cool Boats

Postby chris oak » May 15th, 2017, 8:19 pm

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I saw these at the launch ramp. I think the tinny is a pacific skiff, the one's I've seen are hardcore aluminum, very thick and also pretty expensive.
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Re: Cool Boats

Postby Eric Bodj » May 20th, 2017, 12:56 pm

I think the blue boat is a skipjack 24 with a custom pilot house.

I'd love to put some glass on mine to get out of the wind and spray. I have a 1984 skipjack 20 open. I took her to SBI last year and plan on going to Clemente this year.
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Re: Cool Boats

Postby chris oak » October 27th, 2017, 6:26 pm

I hope you guys are reading up on Todds Skipjack Build Here:http://www.spearingforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=6227

Flat out amazing!

In the meantime, here's a sneak peak of my work boat. Unfortunately it will never have speargear on it, as it is strictly for collection at work. The funding was mainly private donation, it's a custom 26' Radon and will be powered by our yamaha single 300 which is on our 23' parker right now (it is overpowered on the parker and scary to run full throttle).

The build will have a giant in deck livewell with a oxygen line running to it for aeration, rear baittank (as a smaller livewell), extended open pilothouse, custom kelp paddy spotting leaning post on top, dive door cutout, custom fiberglass outboard bracket, hot water fresh water shower, high pressure washdown (we went with the largest pump we could get) and a ton of deck and storage space to lay out our collection gear. We have a team of 5 full time aquarists who have been thinking this through a long time and we expect the build to be finished before the end of the year, it will probably be the last boat we will have for our work for the next 50 plus years, it is damn near exactly what I would have built as my own spearing boat.
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Re: Cool Boats

Postby dariian » October 27th, 2017, 8:45 pm

Just picked up this beauty last summer.



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Re: Cool Boats

Postby chris oak » October 27th, 2017, 9:14 pm

Yah that's erics boat, lots of good juju on that skiff. I love that pilothouse!
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