About Andy

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.

Today’s Links – January 25, 2015

  • 1/24 Update on the Sunken Vessel in Gulfport Mooring Field, Boca Ciega Bay, near GICW Statute Mile 115
    Skipper Burnham has sent a photo of the white buoy marking the sunken vessel and the green trawler moored nearby in the hopes of helping visitors to Gulfport mooring field avoid the hazard. See http://cruisersnet.net/?p=145996. As you can see from the photo, the white buoy (with the cormorant atop) marking the sunken vessel is VERY […]
  • Draining Silverware
    Don’t injure yourself when the boat rolls! Yeah, drying siliverware can be a safety concern . . .

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Today’s Links – January 24, 2015

  • Warning about E15 Gasoline in North Carolina
    All boaters with gasoline fueled engines need to be concerned about ethanol added fuels. The use of ethanol added fuel in marine engines has been a point of contention for everyone in the boating industry from users to repair services and manufacturers. BoatUS continues to be a strong advocate for boating safety including the risk […]
  • Report from Boathouse Marina, St. Johns River, Palatka, FL
    Skipper Sonny Reeves is exploring the St. Johns River and, while we normally excerpt his marina reports as posted on his blog, this one is just too complete to edit, so open the link below and enjoy. Boathouse Marina overlooks the shores of the St. Johns River west-southwest of Palatka City Marina and marker #1. […]
  • Charlotte Harbor Events, Week of January 26, Punta Gorda, FL
    Winter celebrations continue in Punta Gorda, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, on Western Florida’s Charlotte Harbor/Peace River, and you are sure to find plenty to do on the list of events below. Whether you are moored in Punta Gorda’s mooring field or berthed at Fishermen’s Village Marina, also A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, […]
  • Easier Paint and Gunk Scraping
    This inexpensive tool made the scraping SO much easier without gouging the gel coat. And we’ve used it for lots of other projects as well.

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Today’s Links – January 23, 2015

  • Wildlife Arts Festival, February 6-8 in “Little Washington” on the Pamlico River, off the AICW
    Washington, NC City Docks, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!, has proven to be well worth the journey up the Pamlico River to “Little Washington”, especially with so many treats like this East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival. Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For the Washington City Docks Click […]
  • Still More Praise for Huckins Boat Yard, Ortega River, Jacksonville FL
    Huckins Boat Yard is located on the northern shores of the Ortega River off the St. Johns River, just upstream of the Roosevelt Boulevard Bridge with a 45ft vertical clearance. Skipper Reeves joins other skippers in praising Huckins Boat Yard. See http://cruisersnet.net/?p=128570 FYI, I can’t say enough about how nice the experience at Huckins was […]