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 – August 29, 2014

Today’s Links – August 28, 2014

  • New Charleston Harbor Entrance Chart Available, AICW Statute Mile 465
    As of July 4, 2014, new chart 11525 (Charleston Harbor Entrance and Approach) replaces the old chart 11523 (Charleston Harbor Entrance) and Chart 11523 is also replaced with 11528. It expands chart coverage further east, covering an additional 345 square nautical miles that wasn’t on the old chart. The harbor entrance channel intersects the Waterway […]
  • Aqua Marina has a New Owner and a New Name, AICW Statute Mile 831
    Aqua Marina is now Daytona Marina and Boatworks. The entrance channel runs west-southwest from the Waterway south of marker #39A and the southerly entrance cut for Halifax Harbor Marina. The Office Manager is Linda Grant and their new website is http://www.thedaytonamarina.com/ SSECN wishes the new management the very best! Click Here To View the Eastern […]
  • Emergency Air Freshener
    Here’s a quick way to improve the air when you’re out of air freshener!

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Today’s Links – August 27, 2014

  • Good Words for Ortega Landing Marina, Ortega River, Jacksonville, FL
    Only a mile or so upstream from downtown Jacksonville, Ortega Landing is the first facility on your starboard as you enter the Ortega River from the St. Johns. These words of praise come from our friends on the AGLCA Forum. Our boat is currently in Jacksonville at the Marina at Ortega Landing while we take […]
  • Cruising Solutions headsets, testing the Bluetooth update
    Written for Panbo by Ben Ellison


    Apparently the folks at Cruising Solutions have not forgotten that I once characterized their still popular Mariner 500 intecom headsets as “making a boater look unfashionably similar to a Soviet tank driver” and hence asked me to test their latest solution to the problem of verbal communications when captain and crew are in different areas of a boat. They are called “My Team Talks” Bluetooth headsets and they’re much more than modern looking intercoms. “Bring state-of-the-art multiplex communication technology to your boat” is not an overstatement…

  • Outlet Tester Showing Open Ground on Inverter
    Outlet tester showing an open ground on your inverter outlet? It might not actually be a problem.

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Today’s Links – August 26, 2014

  • Franklin Lock Campground Docks to Close, Okeechobee Waterway, Mile 121
    For an excellent description of Franklin Lock and Dam Park by our good friends Susan Landry and Chuck Baier, go to: http://cruisersnet.net/?p=142643 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will close docks at the W.P Franklin Campground near Fort Myers effective immediately due to structural concerns. The closure […]
  • REMINDER: September Meetings on Anchoring Scheduled in Vero Beach and Bradenton, FL
    These two VERY IMPORTANT public meetings were scheduled as outcomes of a public forum on anchoring held in July in Tallahassee, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=143720. Very few cruisers will be in Florida on these dates, but if you are near by, we urge you to attend! http://myfwc.com/boating/anchoring-mooring/
  • High Praise for Marathon Marina and Boat Yard and Staff, Boot Key Harbor, Marathon, FL
    Marathon Marina and Boat Yard lines the northern banks of the western Boot Key Harbor approach channel, west of the now permanently open bascule bridge. Great Marina! We have pulled our trailerable Macgregor Sailboat from Atlanta to the Marathon Marina for the past 3 years. Each visit is a great one. The staff takes such […]
  • Tropical Storm Cristobal Advisories from BoatUS
    For the latest BoatUS Storm Advisory on Cristobal, go to: http://whatcounts.boatus.net/dm?id=73CECCF0828C0FF152A978FEE84522D9 Opening and saving this link will allow you to get updates as they occur.