• 00:28

    Great Loop Radio: Cruising Cuba

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    Chuck Baier, author of the popular "Great Book of Anchorages..." series and the Trawler Beach House Blog (http://trawler-beach-house.blogspot.com/) will be our guest.  Chuck will share information on the current status of regulations for going to Cuba by boat, including who can go, what to expect when "checking in" upon arrival by boat, what you can bring back, what facilities are available, and more.

  • 00:28

    Great Loop Information--The Future of AGLCA

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    Our guest this week is the new Director of AGLCA, Kim Russo. Kim will share with our listeners some of her own history as well as plans for the future direction of AGLCA. This should be a great show for anyone interested in the organization.

  • Great Loop Information--Weather Sites

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    Our guest this week is Capt. Chuck Baier.  Chuck is a frequent contributor to the AGLCA Discussion Forum and a recognized expert on all things Cruising!  Chuck and his wife Susan Landry have published several books detailing anchorages along the loop, and they’ve been members of our organization since 2011.  They currently are cruising in Florida aboard their 34’ Marine Trader, Beach House.  Today, Chuck will talk about various weather sites that can be used to monitor weather throughout the Loop.

  • 00:31

    Great Loop Information--Maintaining your Trawler

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     Capt. Sterling Kennedy and Capt .Bill McKay will talk about doing repairs and maintenance of your trawler. If you are considering doing the Great Loop it is important for you to know how to repair your boat. There may not always be a mechanic close by!

  • 00:25

    Great Loop Information--Wintering in the Keys

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    Our Guest Hosts this week are Flint and Leslie Firestone.  Leslie and Flint have been helping our Loopers ever since 2007.  Members since 2003, the Firestone’s completed their Loop in 2011 and are now living Life After the Loop, wintering in Marathon, Florida. They will tell us all there is to see and do in the Florida Keys during winter.


     

  • 00:27

    Great Loop Radio: Cruising Lake Okeechobee and the AICW in South Florida

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    This week's Great Loop Radio podcast guest is Bud Lloyd, Cruising Editor for Waterway Guide's Southern Edition. Loopers are heading north, and Bud will guide us through the two routes they're taking to Stuart, Florida: Lake Okeechobee and the ICW in southern Florida.

  • 00:31

    Great Loop Information--Cruising the Panhandle

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    Our guests this week are Russ and Cindy Varney.  The Varney’s home port is St. Petersburg, Fl, and they’ve been AGLCA members since 2009. Russ and Cindy completed their Loop in 2010 on their 46’ Heritage East, Ladybug. Russ has been cruising the west coast of Florida for more than 55 years.  Today, he’ll share his thoughts on crossing the Panhandle, how to make that tough decision, alternate towns to cross to and things to do if the weather isn’t cooperating for your crossing.

  • 00:30

    Great Loop Information--Cruising the Lower Mississippi

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    Our guest this week is Lester Branch.  Lester is a fairly new member of AGLCA and currently cruises on his 44’ Gulf Star, Robyn’s Nest.  There have been some recent posts in the AGLCA Discussion Forum about the Lower Mississippi, and Lester has been getting several phone calls a week from members wanting to know more about this alternate Loop route. He is joing us today to talk about it.

  • 00:30

    Great Loop Information--Looping Solo

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    Our guest this week is Tanya Binford.  This self-sufficient lady just finished her Loop single handed.  Fairly new to AGLCA, Tanya started the Loop in April of this year, and she’ll tell us about her adventure. 


    Topics may include:



    Story about Why she Did the Loop Alone – if not too personal
    Route that she Took
    Type of Boat and the Reasons it was Suitable for a Single-Handed Journey
    Conquering Locks & Docking Single-Handed
    Help Along the Way
    Isolation or Loneliness Experienced?
    High Points of Trip
    Low Points of Trip
    Advice to Others Considering Single-Handed Loop
    Would she do it Again?


     

  • 00:31

    Great Loop Information--Cruising West Coast of Florida

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    Our guests this week is Kevin Hopper who splits his time between Bradenton, FL and Cincinnati, OH.  An AGLCA member since 2006, Kevin completed his Loop in 2013 aboard his 48’ Ocean Alexander, “Island Hopper”.    His current cruising waters are the west coast of Florida and Kevin will help us become familiar with the area.

  • 00:32

    Great Loop Information--Navigating the Inland Rivers of the Great Loop

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    Our guest host this week will be Kitty Nicolai.  She will be talking about navigating the Great Loop's Inland Rivers.

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