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 – September 1, 2014

  • Umbrella Cut
    The choppy water problem while running the AICW’s passage across Georgia’s St. Andrew Sound results from the Waterway’s passage practically out into the briny blue, in order to clear Horseshoe Shoal, which occupies the Sound’s mid-width. Recognizing the potential for very dusty crossing here, the US Army Corps of Engineers has provided an alternate route, […]
  • An Invitation to an AGLCA Seminar, “Great Loop Cruising: A Guide to the Looper Lifestyle,” Charleston, SC
    Here is your chance to discover what the Great Loop Cruising Life is all about. If you have the proper vessel and the required time commitment, then you owe it to yourself to attend this seminar. Occurring in the middle of the Fall Migration, you can find ample dockage at the City Marina or the […]

Today’s Links – August 30, 2014

  • IMPORTANT! Pre-Public Meetings Survey of Anchoring Rights
    Pursuant to the upcoming public meetings (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=143945) on anchoring rights and regulations in Vero Beach and Bradenton, FL, Mike Ahart of Waterway Guide sends our readers this Seven Seas Cruising Association survey. Please open the survey link and submit your opinions. It is critical that cruisers have a voice in these discussions, especially since so […]
  • “Dismal Day” at Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center, October 11, AICW Alternate Route
    A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center is located on the east shore of the Canal at Statute Mile 28. Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the […]
  • September Events in Washington, NC, Pamlico River, off the AICW
    Washington, NC, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is one of the most delightful ports of call on the North Carolina coastline. The town is located off the direct path of the AICW, but it’s usually a pleasant 30 mile cruise upstream on Pamlico River from the Waterway’s passage across this body of water to […]
  • EchoPilot Platinum FLS, better than expected
    Written for Panbo by Ben Ellison


    She: “HEY! Do you realize you’re steering right at a ledge?!?” He: “Yes, dear.” While it was a tough cruise for my lovely first mate, I did learn a lot about what an EchoPilot FLS Platinum Video Engine can actually do. If you click the photo above to full size, for instance, note how the FLS in the Garmin video window is showing especially shallow water about 55 feet ahead, though in a rather vague, pixilated manner. Note too that the more conventional and less expensive Raymarine CHIRP DownView/sonar is at least suggesting a shallowing trend. Still, as the title says, I am finding that the EchoPilot’s performance and usefulness is better than I expected, but then again — a big ‘but’ — my expectations were quite low…

  • Annual Shrimp Festival, October 3-4, Beaufort, SC, AICW Statute Mile 536
    What an exciting weekend! And a perfect time to tie-up at SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Downtown Marina of Beaufort located north of AICW marker #239, a short distance west of the Lady’s Island swing bridge, in the heart of downtown Beaufort. For a complete schedule of activities, go to: http://www.downtownbeaufort.com/beaufort-shrimp-festival Click Here To View […]
  • September Events in Historic Edenton, NC, Western Albemarle Sound
    Kickoff the Fall with a visit to friendly historic Edenton, NC. They are 300 Years Young! Monday, September 8, 2014 The 8th Annual Armchair Traveler Series The Friends of the Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library hosts this series on Germany in September and through mid-October with special events and speakers. To find out all the details, call […]
  • 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/ Thanks to Tom and Mel Neale in East Coast Alerts […]

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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