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Andy Allen retired from the recorded music business in 2009. He grew up in St. Louis Mo. and began a career in music marketing by joining KSHE as a DJ in 1974. After managing a local record store in the St. Louis area, Andy was hired by RCA to do sales and promotion which led to a move to New York in 1984. Several years later, Andy joined Island Records, where he rose to General Manager. In 1993, ADA (Alternative Distribution Alliance) was started by the Warner Music Group to distribute Independent music. Andy joined as President and rose to Chairman after establishing ADA as the largest distributor of Indie music in the world. Andy is married (Annie), has two adult children, and lives on Merritt Island Fl.

GH-37

Soundings by Steve Knauth

Steve Ehrler and Jan Murphy wanted to try the liveaboard lifestyle. They were looking for a good boat, about 10 years old, well equipped and well maintained, says Ehrler, 63, a former Navy submarine officer. “It also had to feel like home,” he says.

“I’ve always loved the water and lived on a river on the Eastern Shore for a while,” Ehrler says. “So we bought a [Nimble Nomad] mini-trawler that we could use to explore the rivers and Chesapeake Bay, and trailer to Florida for vacations. I loved being able to live on a boat for a while — go place to place while enjoying a sense of adventure and mornings on anchor. It was the people we met that lived boating, however, that first gave us a sense that we might want to do likewise.”

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Video of N37 Assembly

A N37 is seen here being assembled at the Great Harbour Trawlers plant. The video starts with the bare hull and shows the installation of the stringers and the integral fuel tanks. The bulkheads and floors are installed and the deck is set and bonded to the hull. Still left is the setting of the pilot house, roof on top of that and finishing out the interior and exterior.

 

Head Replacement

HEAD REPLACEMENT ON YOUNG AMERICA — June 2017 Linda and Fred Mangelsdorf

THE PROBLEM:
The VacuFlush system installed by Mirage in 2007 served us well for most of our 4500 engine hours (approximately 31,500 miles!) of cruising. The vacuum tank had been removed and cleaned twice, and the hoses, which ran from the head forward and across the boat, aft to the vacuum tank in the engine room, and then back forward to the holding tank, had recently needed to be snaked so often (monthly, at least, sometimes more frequently) that when the boat was on the hard for other work, we decided to fix it.

THE SOLUTION:
Replace the entire system. This was March 1, 2017. HEAD REPLACEMENT ON YOUNG AMERICA