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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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Re: Cool Boats

Postby chris oak » December 9th, 2017, 7:40 pm

the new lifeguard boats. All aluminum munsons, they chose this type because they can draft in shallow water and basically the front drops down like the Higgins boats that stormed the beaches of normandy. That way they can quickly unload unconscious victims. The boats do not handle rough water and are designed for bays/lakes as you can imagine.
A patrol boat from up north, RIB with twin yammies.


This is a work in progress, it's my new work boat which we are having custom done by Don Radon. I'll post pix at the end of the year when it's done,
it will be fully outfitted for collecting the various specimens at work and has a dive door, in deck livewells etc.


A really cool 15' radon


pretty much a dreamboat of mine up at the Radon Yard.


a giant rib that I spotted at the ramp, it's a whale research boat


this is monterey bays custom whaler, it has the dive door cut out and an open deck to allow for collection equipment
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Re: Cool Boats

Postby Mahtzo Lou » December 21st, 2017, 10:31 pm

chris oak wrote: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.



That looks like a panga with the ass end chopped off.
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Re: Cool Boats

Postby dam » December 22nd, 2017, 10:34 am

Mahtzo Lou wrote:
chris oak wrote: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.



That looks like a panga with the ass end chopped off.

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That little 15' radon is rad, too! :bowrofl:
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Re: Cool Boats

Postby Nate Baker » December 22nd, 2017, 1:14 pm

These two are worth mention. Neither is unusual beyond the amount of thought and work that went into making them great for diving. Both Ron Mullins' boats. A 23 center-console Parker with a 250 Yamaha, and a 25 Parker with a 283 (I think) Mercruiser diesel. Both maintained impeccably. The 25 has a swim step roomy enough for Bill to land a jet on. See my avatar.



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Re: Cool Boats

Postby Nate Baker » December 22nd, 2017, 1:28 pm

This is my all time favorite dive boat. Brian Webb's modified Bertram 20 X-Games. Bertram originally built them in the 60s. Enclosed foredeck, forward seating, a 150 hp. inline inboard. He reconfigured it as a center console and dropped a big Chevy V8 in it. It has insane deadrise for soft landings, which is good, because he goes everywhere at 30 knots.



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Re: Cool Boats

Postby chris oak » December 22nd, 2017, 5:32 pm

I'm also a big fan of Brians boat, the lines are so clean, purposely built and you don't ever see 20' Bertrams anywhere. What kind of MPG does he get Nate?
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Re: Cool Boats

Postby Nate Baker » December 23rd, 2017, 10:17 am

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Re: Cool Boats

Postby squidhunter » December 29th, 2017, 9:29 am

Gotta also represent the boat that pays my bills
26 anderson

And the boat that I landed my first sword on
28 seaway
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Re: Cool Boats

Postby Behslayer » December 29th, 2017, 10:23 am

I see a few like this. I guess that is an extended back Radon? Not sure, but they look like mean fishing machines.
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Re: Cool Boats

Postby tbone1 » January 1st, 2018, 1:55 pm

Dream boat has arrived. Davis Cortez 22
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Re: Cool Boats

Postby Freeryde » February 11th, 2018, 1:52 pm

I’ve gotta post up a pic of my cat. It’s a Worldcat 266sc.
27’ x 8’6” beam
8500lbs
Twin Suzuki DF175’s
Top speed of 49mph and gets 2.2mpg at 28mph
Queen size memory foam bed in the cabin
Built in fishbox can fit a 200 lb tuna
40 gallon live well
Full size boarding ladder for diving
The main thing I love about this boat is the ride. It compresses air into the tunnel between the hulls that acts as a shock absorber. The boat never ever slaps like a mono hull. I can do 30mph in 4’ choppy seas and float right over it without any pounding.
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Re: Cool Boats

Postby Bill McIntyre » February 12th, 2018, 1:40 pm

I haven't had a ride in Joe's boat, but I did crawl around in it right after he bought it and I can confirm that its very nice. That fishbox made me very jealous. I have fish boxes below the deck and they pump out through a macerator pump, but they don't quite empty and are a PIA to clean, so I use a fish bag instead. Joes box is up high in the stern and gravity drains into the motor well.

And the other thing that made me jealous was that he practically stole it.
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Re: Cool Boats

Postby Highliner » March 22nd, 2018, 4:45 pm

Some pics of the 28 Highliner Offshore Pro I'm building for myself. We'll see how long it stays mine, the previous 4 were bought straight out of the mold.
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Re: Cool Boats

Postby Westbury » March 25th, 2018, 6:44 am

Nice Sven!
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Postby gringo sushi » March 25th, 2018, 7:44 am

Highliner wrote:Some pics of the 28 Highliner Offshore Pro I'm building for myself. We'll see how long it stays mine, the previous 4 were bought straight out of the mold.

Wow, that is looking amazing!!! I hope you'll post an update when done
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Re: Cool Boats

Postby Conner Rhoads » March 25th, 2018, 5:29 pm

lil cab i built on my whaler which already had a half cab, just spent some hours workin on her, ill post those soon of transom box and new gelcoat!
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Re: Cool Boats

Postby Bill McIntyre » March 25th, 2018, 7:17 pm

Looks cozy. I wish I had been that talented when I had a Whaler in the late 1960s. Luckily I was in Texas and NC where the water was warmer.
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Re: Cool Boats

Postby Conner Rhoads » March 27th, 2018, 8:59 pm

very cozy love not being wet by the time you get to the islands
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Re: Cool Boats

Postby rhyne » March 28th, 2018, 7:39 am

mmmmm... ok, ok... this one makes me weak in the knees :greetings-clappingorange:
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Postby Conner Rhoads » April 20th, 2018, 8:10 pm

Full facelift to my montauk 17' re glassed rails, decks, cabin. built a transom box to store batteries/fuel/accessories, added new non skid gelcoat and webbing on the inside, fresh coat of bottom paint, all new wiring and finally hydraulic steering yesss!!!
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