The America's Great Loop Cruisers' Association Home Port Crew tackles some of the special considerations and skills to master before cruising the Florida segments of the Great Loop. Our discussion includes information on:
The Gulf Crossing
Sojourners Permit/Temporary Registration
Required Everglades Boating Course
Courteous Passing/Minding Your Wake
and more as we discuss the resources available in the Segments area of the www.GreatLoop.org website.
Tom & Joyce share the story of their Great Loop adventure. They and their friends, Lee & Jan, Looped aboard a 45' Californian. Two couples...one boat. Can it work? Tom & Joyce explain how with the right attitude, the right personalities, and lots of communication, two couples can share one boat for the Great Loop and have the time of their lives.
What's it like to travel 7,000 miles on a jet ski? Find our when Gold Looper Mike Straub shares the details of his Great Loop adventure aboard his personal watercraft, "Y Wait". Mike shares how he handled basic needs like where to sleep, when to eat, and what to wear to protect himself. He'll also talk about logistics like what gear to carry, ensuring he had enough fuel, and how he determined where he would stop.
Find Mike's book on Amazon or Etsy.
Looper Gulf crossing season is here! As many of you start analyzing the weather to find a suitable window to make this open water crossing, we know you’ve been wondering whether Eddy’s Weather WAG will be returning this season to assist.
So much of our success is made possible by our volunteers. From our Harbor Hosts to event presenters, it is this group of amazing people helping each other that make the Loop a reality for many. At the Fall Rendezvous, we shared a special thank you to all of the Flotilla Leaders who helped get everyone safely through the re-opened Illinois Waterway Locks. We also presented the award to our Volunteers of the Year, the Stein family.
Bruce and Maggie share the story of their Great Loop adventure that begins when they emerge from Covid isolation worse for the wear. They set out on the Great Loop in hopes of rediscovering their adventuresome spirits aboard "Currently" a Ranger Tug 29. This episode covers their journey and their new book, Currently Away.
Loopers on the inland rivers this year have experienced lock closures, low water levels, and a few other obstacles, but they have persevered! Planning, organization, and attitude make all the difference! Join the Home Port Crew as we share what you need to know about this year's journey on the inland rivers and what those still in the Great Loop planning stages can learn from these events.
Find out why Nebo is a Looper favorite app! Nebo is part automated log book and part social sharing app. Loopers use it to find one another on the water, send messages, and share information while we cruise. Stephen WInter, Nebo's Managing Director, is our guest.