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 – April 24, 2015

  • Russell Pass Northern Anchorage, between Indian Key Pass and Everglades City, West Florida
    Russell Pass splits off to the north from Indian Key Pass at marker #7 and the northern anchorage lies upstream, 200 yards southwest of the charted split in the stream. I have used this anchorage a few times in wind from the north @ 35 mph as stated ( as good as it gets ). […]
  • Shoaling Reported at Calabash Creek Anchorage, AICW Statute Mile 342
    The anchorage at the mouth of Calabash Creek, just below the NC-SC state line, has been a popular stop for years, owing in no small part to the delicious seafood awaiting a dinghy ride up the creek. Sad to have it shoaled in. 21 April 2015, attempted to anchor in the creek but saw that […]
  • Good Words for Coquina Harbor Yacht Club, AICW Statute Mile 346
    Coquina Harbor Yacht Club guards the eastern banks of Coquina Harbor. Coquina Harbor itself cuts into the northern banks of the Waterway, opposite unlighted daybeacon #13. 21 April 2015, attempted to anchor in the creek [Calabash] but saw that the anchorage had shoaled badly. Rather than anchor within the channel, we went back to Coquina […]
  • More Good Words for Marco Island Marina, West Florida, south of Naples
    Marco Island Marina will be found along the Marco – Naples waterway’s southerly banks, immediately west of the high-rise fixed Marco Island bridge. Elmer the dockmaster is very helpful. Showers are air conditioned and clean. Floating docks are very nice, the entire set-up is first class. Upon registering you are handed a courtesy card to […]
  • Update on Florida’s Anchoring Restrictions Bill
    This Florida senate bill restricting anchoring has been much in the news for several weeks, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=147527 and http://cruisersnet.net/?p=147397. This update is from Kim Russo on AGLCA’s Forum Below is an update provided this morning from the team working on defeating the proposed anchoring restrictions in Florida. Thanks to all the Loopers and our Sponsors […]

Today’s Links – April 23, 2015

  • Key Lime Festival at Fishermen’s Village, Punta Gorda, FL
    Doesn’t just the thought of all those Key Lime Specialties make your mouth water! Yum!! Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, on Western Florida’s Charlotte Harbor/Peace River always has an array of activities to please eyes, ears and palate. Whether you are moored in Punta Gorda’s mooring field or berthed […]
  • BoatUS News: Towing App
    BoatUS continues to be the nation’s leading advocate for boating safety and offering free mobile apps is a another way they contribute to boating safety. SSECN is proud to have BoatUS as a SPONSOR!         NEWS From BoatUS Boat Owners Association of The United States 880 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 22304 […]
  • May Events and Entertainment at Fishermen’s Village, Punta Gorda, FL
    May will be another exciting month at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, on Western Florida’s Charlotte Harbor/Peace River. Whether you are moored in Punta Gorda’s mooring field or berthed at Fishermen’s Village Marina, also A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, there is always something special to do, like the […]
  • The Albemarle Loop, Albemarle Sound, NC
    This wonderful tour of the Albemarle Sound includes two of Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net Sponsors, Elizabeth City and Edenton, as well Albemarle Plantation, Hertford, Columbia and Plymouth. Click here for a link to the chart below which has links to each of the six marinas in the loop.Our thanks to our friends at Dismal Swamp […]
  • REMINDER: “Paddle for the Border” on May 2 – Dismal Swamp Welcome Center, AICW Alternate Route
    As you can see from the photo below, the Canal is virtually impossible to navigate by motor or sail vessels during the event, so plan your passage carefully. The Welcome Center has done a lot to make your cruise through the Canal on May 2 as little of an inconvenience as possible. A SALTY SOUTHEAST […]
  • Nordic Tugs Now in the Carolinas, Intracoastal Yacht Sales
    Intracoastal Yacht Sales, a long-time SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, offers full service brokerage representation from three locations, Wrightsville Beach, NC, Little River, SC and Charleston, SC. Intracoastal Yacht Sales is pleased to announce that we are now the exclusive dealer for Nordic Tugs in the both North and South Carolina! For years boat cruising […]
  • Got Flies? Get Tabasco!
    Got flies? Try this way to get rid of them fast . . . another reason to keep a bottle of Tabasco on hand!

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Today’s Links – April 22, 2015

  • Diving Operations at North Landing Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 20.2
    With a closed vertical clearance of 3ft, North Landing Swing Bridge crosses the Virginia – North Carolina Cut (a. k. a. the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal) portion of the AICW. Because of divers in the water, extra care must be taken in passing through the bridge. VA – CHESAPEAKE BAY ELIZABETH RIVER – NORTH LANDING […]
  • Good Words for Moss Marine, Fort Myers Beach
    Moss Marine lies on the west side of Matanzas Pass across the channel from Marker #17. Skipper Farinas makes the Captains’ Lounge sound great! Very helpful staff. There is an air-conditioned boater’s lounge available to transients as well as permanent slip holders. The lounge has an extensive exchange library, and a television set. The air-conditioned […]
  • Hilton Head Island Boat Show, Windmill Harbour Marina, AICW Statute Mile 558
    Windmill Harbour Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located hard by the southwesterly mouth of the Waterways’ passage south down Skull Creek, on the shores of Hilton Head Island, south of marker #27. Click Here for more information on The Hilton Head Island Boat Show. Click Here To View the South Carolina Cruisers’ […]

Today’s Links – April 21, 2015

  • Digital Yacht Sonar Server, keeping it simple!
    Written for Panbo by Ben Ellison

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    I’m really impressed with the Digital Yacht Sonar Server introduced last week, though it has almost nothing to do with the technology involved. In fact, I think the DY developers could have engineered this product in their sleep, as could several other companies that specialize in NMEA 0183 utility hardware. What’s brilliant here is a simple, reasonably priced, and fast-to-market solution for certain boaters who are understandably hot to use the Navionics SonarCharts Live app feature on their phone or tablet. And Digital Yacht has backed up their marketing smarts with deep info on how to install the Sonar Server…

  • Command Strips on Windows
    Using Command Strips to hold shade covers for summer storage was a BAD idea. Don’t do it!

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