Download the App!

show episodes
 
Loading …
show series
 
Considering winter storage for your Great Loop boat? Tom Pirro and John Lombardi from Winter Harbor Marina talk about winter storage. They share how boats are prepared for heated storage and relaunched in spring. They also share tips on winterizing boats that will be cold stored.By AGLCA
 
Here is the link to the video of this podcast so that you may review the slides: https://youtu.be/p-1IL4p2oAU The railroad bridge at Mile 300.5 on the Illinois Waterway is the lowest fixed bridge on the Great Loop for which there is no alternate route. Currently charted at 19.7', you must pass under this bridge if you plan to do the entire Great Lo…
 
Curtis Stokes of Curtis Stokes & Associates joins us to talk about how different conditions and different hull designs can affect how your Great Loop boat acts at anchor. After a comment from a Gold Looper on a Story of Our Loop episode of this podcast regarding their boat being especially "active" at anchor, we received a lot of questions. This ep…
 
Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida Panhandle in 2018, leaving homes and businesses destroyed and a shortage of dockage for Loopers transiting the area. After some delays due to Covid, marinas are completing the rebuilding process and are open for business for Loopers this season. Get the details from our guest, Justin Bannerman from Point Sou…
 
Deb & Fred completed America's Great Loop in May of this year aboard a Navigator 4400. They share the story of their Great Loop including their cruising preferences (anchorages vs. marinas, average miles per day, etc), what inspired them to do the Great Loop, and what they gained from the experience.…
 
As Loopers spend time in late summer and early fall on Lake Michigan, is there any truth to the idea that you should be off the Lake by Labor Day? Gold Looper and former Harbor Host of the Year, Foster Schucker, shares his data on the weather on Lake Michigan in the fall and gives details on how to determine the weather for yourself before heading …
 
Greg & Cait did the Great Loop aboard their 37' Jeanneau sailboat. The couple, in their 30s, left Chicago aboard Firefly in late 2020, returning 8 months later after more than 6,000 miles underway. Their sailing included passages to the Bahamas, the Dry Tortugas, and more. Hear the stories of their Great Loop adventure including tips on anchoring, …
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, we give you details about two of the towns that are "must-sees" on the Western Erie Canal. First up is Bob Stopper from Lyons and second is Nancy Ragus from Fairport. They'll each tell you why their town is special and why boats that can clear the 15' bridges should consider the Western Erie C…
 
On this episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, Chad Buchner, Manager of Canal Operations at Parks Canada, gives us an update on the recent closure on the Trent Severn and also shares some of the highlights of this historic waterway known as one of the highlights of the Great Loop.By AGLCA
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, we launch a new monthly series called "The Story of Our Loop". Each episode will feature Gold Loopers who will share details about their own Great Loop adventure. This week, our guests are Brian and Karen who completed the Great Loop in 2021 aboard their 25' Ranger Tug, "Tug Life". Brian and K…
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, the Home Port Crew shares information on visiting New York City by boat as part of your Great Loop adventure. Kim Russo and the rest of the crew aboard The Perch spent several days in the past week in New York City. She'll give suggestions on where to tie up or anchor, how to get around town, …
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, the Home Port Crew gives you up-to-date information on the process for U.S. citizens to clear Canadian customs as you enter Canada aboard your boat. We'll cover how to check into Canada when you arrive there, and how to check back into the U.S. when your cruising in Canada is over.…
 
It's not all sunshine and rainbows! Cruising as a couple on the Great Loop can be challenging, and can sometimes put a strain on your relationship. On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, Bob and PM Amidon join us to discuss this topic. They are Gold Loopers, but they bring an interesting perspective to the discussion because Bob is…
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, Dave Fuller, Director of Education for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, is back to provide details on the proper usage of the VHF radio while on the Great Loop. He'll include which channels to use for which purposes, the correct procedure for hailing another vessel and much more.…
 
On this episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, the Home Port Crew of America's Great Loop Cruisers' Association shares some of the benefits of membership with a special focus on what you gain by joining AGLCA while you're in the planning stages for your Great Loop adventure. We also give details on the newly released Great Loop map on the www.gre…
 
On this episode of the Great Loop Radio Podcast, Kim Russo (AGLCA's Director) shares more details about the boat she's Looping board, "The Perch", and Michael tells the story of how he selected this boat for his first Great Loop. If you've been following Kim's Great Loop, here are the details you've been waiting for about "The Perch". She's a 2001 …
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, Ted Stehle of Waterway Guide joins us to talk about how to find the best fuel prices while cruising. Ted, who is also a Gold Looper, will share how Waterway Guide compiles their fuel price reports, and will also give other tips for finding the best deal when filling up and conserving fuel whil…
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, Brenda & Wally join us to talk about how they found their Great Loop bought, a Carver Voyager 530. They'll cover their required features, their "nice-to-haves" and where they had to make compromises to find "the one".By AGLCA
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, the Home Port Crew discusses our 2022 Advocacy efforts and provides the background and current status of efforts to fight anchoring limitations in Florida and to keep the New York Canals open for through-navigation. Please contribute to our Advocacy Fund at www.greatloop.org/advocacy. Read mor…
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, Bill Parlatore joins us to talk about his recent article titled "Getting Ready for the Great Loop". We discuss the proper way to execute a slow pass on the waterway, how to determine the air draft of your boat and why that's important, and other tips for those getting ready to begin the Great …
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, Ian & Trina share the details of how they found and purchased their DeFever 44 to complete the Great Loop. Ian & Trina purchased the boat nearly 8 years ago and have since moved it from Chesapeake Bay to Chattanooga and have made several upgrades in preparation for the rest of the Great Loop a…
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, Scott & Karen DeVoll of Capable Cruising walk us through some of the points to consider when getting ready to move aboard full-time. Whether you're selling your "dirt" home or planning to return there after the Loop, this episode gives tips on things to consider first, such as: Health insuranc…
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, Brian & Jennifer share the details of how they found and purchased their Ranger Tug 27 in October of 2021. They're coming to us from the Florida Keys where they are currently aboard as part of their Great Loop adventure.By AGLCA
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, Curtis Stokes of Curtis Stokes & Associates joins us to provide a preview of what we can expect from the boat buying market in 2022. We'll cover the current challenges you might face while searching for and purchasing your Great Loop boat and some tips for ensuring a smooth process.…
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast we provide details on upcoming lock closures that will affect Loopers in 2022 and 2023 including one on the Okeechobee Waterway and several on the Illinois Waterway. Our guest it Doug Morgan, Chief of Locks for the Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.…
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, we continue our series on "How I Found My Great Loop Boat". This time, we talk with David & Debra who bought their Carver 430 Cockpit Motor Yacht with plans to tackle the Great Loop. Find out what they like best (and least) about their boat!By AGLCA
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, Platinum Looper Eddy Johnsen shares information about the return of Eddy's Weather Wag. The Weather Wag provides information to assist Loopers in identifying a good weather window for crossing the Gulf of Mexico, which is a 20 hour overnight passage for boats that cruise at 7 to 8 miles per ho…
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, we cover what's new in the U.S. Customs & Border Protection ROAM App. Port Director Jared Olafson with CBP is our guest, and he'll share how U.S. Citizens use ROAM to check back into the country when they cross the border aboard their boats. He'll also cover some new developments to the ROAM a…
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, we continue our series on "How We Found our Great Loop Boat". AGLCA members Erica & Hawk Thompson, who will be working aboard while Looping with their toddler, share the details of how they selected their 34' Gemini sailing cat as their Great Loop boat.…
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, we share details about visiting Paducah, Kentucky as part of your Great Loop adventure. Paducah made the "Best of the Loop" list in three categories this year, and the transient dock located in the heart of the downtown area makes this a must-stop while on the Loop. Pam Spencer, Communications…
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, Steve & Carol aboard JADIP, a 37' Great Harbour, share the stories of their Great Loop adventure. Steve & Carol just crossed their wake on a clockwise Loop, but their unique circumstances have them heading towards crossing their wake again, this time in the counter-clockwise direction, in the …
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, join us for a side trip to Nashville. Zyg Durski, a Gold Looper whose home waters are the Cumberland River, shares helpful information for planning a visit to Nashville during your Great Loop. The discussion includes details on navigation, where to tie up or anchor, and what to see and do alon…
 
On this episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, we continue our monthly series on "How We Found Our Great Loop Boat". This month we feature David & Amy Deutl who completed the Great Loop aboard their 1980 36' Albin Trawler, Selah Way. Amy & David share why they choose this boat and how they went about finding it while staying on budget.…
 
On this week's episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, our guests are Dan & Mary Stroeing, who completed the Loop in July. They share how Dan, who is blind, drove and docked the boat with Mary's guidance throughout the Great Loop. Think you have challenges to doing the Loop that are insurmountable? This inspiring couple will prove otherwise!…
 
The Canadian border opened to fully-vaccinated U.S. Citizens on August 9th, and Looper boat "Green Eyes" was one of the first to cross. Teresa O'Kane joins us to share the details of her experience crossing the border aboard Green Eyes and what was required. Teresa is happy to take your questions via Facebook, or, AGLCA members can find her contact…
 
On this week’s episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, we continue our monthly series on “How I Found My Great Loop Boat”. Jody & Louis Wilham join us from aboard their Hampton 490 Pilothouse motor yacht to share the features of their boat, how they found it, and what makes it the perfect Great Loop boat for them.…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2022 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login