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 – July 31, 2014

  • Jetty Construction on West Side of Honeymoon Island, north of Clearwater, FL
    Hurricane Pass, separating Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island, leads to south St. Joseph Sound and Clearwater Harbor. These new jetties will be on the west side of Honeymoon Island in the vicinity of charted Pelican Point. Cruisers approaching Hurricane Pass from the north should avoid this construction site. FLORIDA – WEST COAST – TAMPA BAY […]
  • Quick “Home-Baked” Treats
    There’s nothing bettter than coming back from hiking or snorkeling to still-warm cookies. Three ways to do it while still enjoying the activities yourself!

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Today’s Links – July 30, 2014

  • Report from the FWC Meeting in Tallahassee, July 22-23, 2014
    These discussions and future meetings are extremely important to cruisers who prefer anchoring to docking. Please note that the mention of derelicts, a major cause of the new regulations and a real issue for coastal communities, is not found in this report. The newly established mooring field program and other anchoring restrictions, intended to solve […]
  • New Light in Cape Fear River, AICW Statute Mile 309
    This new warning light wil be on the east side of the Lower Swash Channel Range of the Cape Fear River, near Marker #20 east of Southport, NC. NC – CAPE FEAR RIVER – PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION ESTABLISHED On or about 03 August, 2014 Cape Fear River Warning Light (LLNR 30477/40017) will be established […]
  • Furuno 711C Navpilot head & MCU002 remote keypad, TZT style
    Written for Panbo by Ben Ellison

    Furuno_711c_autopilot_head_SETCSE_aPanbo.jpgThe press release (PDF here) for Furuno’s new color 711C autopilot control describe it as “completely redesigned to provide an excellent match with Furuno’s flagship line of NavNet TZtouch MFD’s… right down to the control knob!” There’s no denying the similar handsome styling, and doesn’t it make you wonder if Furuno will eventually offer a color NMEA 2000 instrument display with the same standard DIN size and 4.1-inch color screen? That’s 100% speculation on my part, but doesn’t it make sense as Furuno finds itself competing with Raymarine, Garmin, and Simrad over the glass style helm that the TZT Series arguably spearheaded? The MCU002 remote TZT keypad, also now official and shipping, seems like another step in keeping TZT competitive.

Today’s Links – July 29, 2014

  • August Events in Historic Edenton, NC, Western Albemarle Sound
    Beat the Heat with a visit to friendly historic Edenton, NC. They are 300 Years Young! For a complete list of events and historical sites, go to: http://www.visitedenton.com/?utm_source=August+Tourism+Happenings&utm_campaign=August+Happenings+2014&utm_medium=email Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Edenton Harbor (City Docks) Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To […]
  • 303 Fabric Guard
    303 Fabric Guard protects Sunbrella and other fabrics from UV damage — fading and disintegrating — and restores water repellancy.

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Today’s Links – July 28, 2014

  • Spice List English-Indonesian
    Planning to cruise Indonesia? There’s great food and great spices . . . and here’s a downloadable list so you’ll know what you’re buying!

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  • Beaufort Water Festival Ends Today! Beaufort, SC, AICW Statute Mile 537
    Posted on Beaufort Gazette.Com, this article by Erin Moody outlines the activities in the 10-day festival that began today, July 18, at 6PM and ends 6PM, July 27. Cruisers can visit the festival by docking at the Downtown Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!, or anchoring in Beaufort’s new mooring field just west of […]