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Join us for this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio Podcast when Gold Looper Larry Cook joins us to explain what to expect from a vessel safety check. He'll share what equipment you must have aboard as well as why you should... more

On this week's Great Loop Radio, safety-at-sea expert Mario Vittone teaches the three most important drills to perform regularly to ensure you and your crew are ready to handle emergencies aboard including engine failure, man... more

On this week's episode of Great Loop Radio, Kevin Ewbank, Supervisory Park Ranger with the Illinois Waterway Project of the US Army Corp of Engineers, joins us to talk about the COE locks, how to handle them safely, and what to... more

As we brace Hurricane Irma, this week's Great Loop Radio podcast will feature weather expert Lee Chesneau giving us up-to-the minute details about the storm's expected impact. The episode will be coming to you live so you can call in with... more

Join us for a very special interview on this week's Great Loop Radio podcast. Connie Bowman, one of our new Gold Loopers, will tell the story of how she and her husband, Bill, started the Great Loop together. After Bill's... more

On this week's episode of Great Loop Radio, we'll discuss what to do to prepare your fresh water boat for the salt water found on parts on the Great Loop route. Our guests, Captains Chris & Alyse Caldwell, will share tips about your engine... more

On this episode of Great Loop Radio, Larry Dostal of the Chicago Harbor Safety Committee will join us to provide advice on safe boating to Loopers heading to Chicago.

On this week's episode of Great Loop Radio, Tom Hale joins us to talk about common causes of fire aboard. Tom also shares what to do if fire breaks out.

After the popular thread in the forum this week regarding when a sea trial should happen on a boat you're interested in purchasing, we thought it was a great time to do an episode of Great Loop Radio on what to expect from the boat buying... more

Join us as Chris Kealey of the Canada Border Services Agency explains the procedure to follow when arriving in Ontario by boat.