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For some couples, one's desire to do the Great Loop and the other's reluctance can lead to an impasse. Hube & Chris came up with a solution. Chris did the parts she wanted and Hube took aboard crew for the other legs. They'll share the... more

What's new with AGLCA? Listen to learn about our new website platform and some of its new features. We'll also share details about the upcoming Looper-palooza event in Fort Myers happening January 23-25, 2023.

What's it like for a family of four with two teenagers to cruise for a year? The Wright Family shares the story of their Great Loop adventure aboard their 42' Nordic Tug.

Practice makes perfect! Before starting the Great Loop, learn how to effectively communicate with other recreational boats, commercial vessels, bridge tenders, lock masters, and marinas via your VHF radio. Dave & Nan Ellen Fuller show... more

AGLCA could not continue without support from our sponsors and assistance from our volunteers. This episode starts with an interview with Tim Konkus from the 2022 Sponsor of the Year, Delaware City Marina. You'll learn about the special... more

After 10 years of boating, Ron & Jan upgraded to a Nordic Tug 34 and completed the Great Loop over the course of 3 years, storing the boat for the winter between cruising seasons. On this episode of the Great Loop Radio podcast, they share... more

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... more

Karen and Lee completed the Great Loop aboard their 38' Chung Hwa Trawler. Starting from the Houston area of Texas, they had a journey just to join the Great Loop route. Hear their story, along with the challenges they faced as they... more

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... more

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... more

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