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 – February 26, 2015

  • Furuno TZtouch2 and FI-70, back in the game!
    Written for Panbo by Ben Ellison


    Sorry for the blown out screens, but the point of this photo is Furuno USA marketing manager Dean Kurutz, who co-delivered the NavNet TZtouch2 introduction with senior product manager Eric Kunz just like they did with the original NavNet in 2001 — when I was just getting into electronics writing — and every NavNet update since. The dynamic duo have been coming to Miami with the company since well into the last century and a lot of their colleagues have similar histories. If you go Furuno you get remarkable management consistency and institutional memory, but that doesn’t mean they’re old school…

  • Newly Renovated Smuggler’s Cove Marina, Inside Route Statute Mile 1155.5
    Smuggler’s Cove Marina lines the westerly Windley Key shores of Snake Creek, immediately north of the bascule bridge. Located on Snake Creek at Mile Marker 88.5 in the Upper Florida Keys, the newly renovated Smuggler’s Cove Marina is an 80-slip full service deepwater marina. Boasting the largest deepwater fuel station in Islamorada, the marina is […]

Today’s Links – February 25, 2015

  • Dredging on East Side of Lockwoods Folly Inlet, near AICW Statute Mile 321
    This dredging is off the Waterway in an area on the east side of Lockwoods Folly Inlet, NOT the infamous Lockwoods Folly/ICW intersection. NC – LOCKWOODS FOLLY – DREDGING OPERATIONS Cottrell Contracting Corporation of Chesapeake, VA advises that the dredge MARION will be conducting dredging operations in the Eastern Channel of Lockswoods Folly, NC located […]
  • Emergency Dredging, Morehead City, NC, AICW Statute Mile 204
    Range C and this emergency dredging are in the inner harbor of Morehead City where the southbound Waterway turns west into Bogue Sound. NC – MOREHEAD CITY HARBOR- EMERGENCY DREDGING Mariners are advised that the Southern Dredging Company will be conducting emergency dredging in Morehead City Harbor in Morehead City, North Carolina between Range C […]
  • Construction on Portsmouth Side of Norfolk Shipping Channel
    Craney Island is on the western side of the channel just north of Mile Zero. VA – CHESAPEAKE BAY – ELIZABETH RIVER – CRANEY ISLAND – CONSTRUCTION Mariners are advised that the Mclean Construction Company will be replacing fuel pier D at the Craney Island Fuel Depot located the western shore of the Elizabeth River […]
  • New Marker on the Sunken Vessel in Gulfport Mooring Field, Boca Ciega Bay, near GICW Statute Mile 115
    Skipper Burnham has been a tremendous help in helping boaters avoid this sunken trawler in the Gulfport mooring field, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=145996,  http://cruisersnet.net/?p=146123 and http://cruisersnet.net/?p=146113. And again, he has shown true seamanship by attaching a new marker to the wreck. Well Done David! Gulfport is one of the newest SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSORS! Yesterday, we […]
  • Screw Holders
    One of those tools that few people have even heard of, yet is so very helpful. And it’s pretty cheap, too!

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Today’s Links – February 24, 2015

  • Shoaling in Bimini Entrance Channel
    This warning has been posted on several websites including AGLCA’s Forum. The author is not very specific about the location of the shoaling, so we have to assume the shoaling is somewhere in the main entry channel between North and South Bimini. Attention to boaters coming to BIMINI, Bahamas. Last week storm shoaled the channel […]
  • Update on Dismal Swamp Canal, AICW Alternate Route
    Our thanks to Sarah Weeks of the Welcome Center for sending us this unusual information. 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. The Dismal Swamp Canal is iced over at Deep Creek Lock and South Mills Lock. […]
  • MIBS 2015: Raymarine, Icom, Lowrance, B&G, FLIR, Blue Sea and drones
    Written for Panbo by Ben Ellison


    “Black is the new gray,” say the folks at Raymarine, and so it is with the three new CPx70 sonar modules which were introduced in Miami. They’ll replace the existing blackbox fishfinders but not the CP100 and 200 CHIRP Down-or-Side-Vision and sonar combos designed for shallower depths and structure imaging. So by contrast the 600-foot-max-depth CP100 also installed on the demo boat above highlights the beefiness of the new base CP370 model, which is actually the bottom of the line with its traditional dual 50KHz and 200 KHz fixed frequencies, 1,000W of power and purported depth range of 5,000 feet. The performance enhancements seem subtle but multiple…

  • Proposed Space Launch Sites on Cumberland Island, AICW Statute Mile 695
    This article by Emily Heglund in the Tribune and Georgian does not discuss the impact of the proposed launch sites on the Intracoastal Waterway which parallels the west side of Cumberland Island and, as Skipper Long suggests, the possibility of Waterway closures during each launch seems very real. As shown in the map below, the […]
  • Shock Cord Projects
    A bunch of really simple things I’ve done with shock cord to improve Barefoot Gal!

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Today’s Links – February 23, 2015

  • Savannah Boat Show Next Weekend, 2/27-3/1, Savannah River off the AICW
    The Savannah International Trade and Convention Center is across the river from Savannah’s downtown waterfront and adjacent to the Westin Harbor Marina.       Georgia show returns next week Posted on February 20th, 2015 Trade Only Today The 13th Annual Savannah (Ga.) Boat Show opens Feb. 27 and will continue through March 1 at […]