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I can answer questions about boat buying, crusing destinations along the East Coast from Maine to the Florida Keys, powerboat operation, powerboat accessories, yacht club membership, commercial fishing, boating laws, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and the history of Boston Harbor Islands National Park.

Experience in the area

Hosted "Nautical Talk Radio" for 14 years, a weekly, hour long program on WATD 95.9FM in Massachusetts and host of "Nautical Talk" on WPRO 630AM for 2 years. Have cruised from Maine to the Florida Keys and have owned outboard and inboard powerboats since 1976.

Organizations

Metropolitan Yacht Club 1980 - Present (1992 Commodore)
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 1204 1980 - 2004
Save The Harbor Save The Bay (Boston)
Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Quincy Bay Race Week
Mass Boating and Yacht Club Association
Commodores Club of America
Boat Writers International
Boat U/S
Mass Striped Bass Association
Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association

Awards and Honors

Articles about "Nautical Talk Radio" have appeared in National Fisherman Magazine, Power and Motoryacht Magazine, Yachting Magazine, Soundings Boating Newspaper, Offshore Magazine, and the Coast Guard's N'Oreaster Magazine.

Winner of The Best Interview Of The Year Award (1995) in Boston radio presented by Achievement In Radio (A.I.R.) and sponsored by Ford Motor Company and the March of Dimes. Finalist in 1996 and 1999 for Best Interview of The Year Award presented by A.I.R. Finalist for Boston's Best Locally Produced Public Affairs Radio Program (1997) presented by A.I.R.
WINNER OF MASSACHUSETTS/RHODE ISLAND ASSOCIATED PRESS ?BEST TALK SHOW? - 2003 RECIPIENT OF THE AMERICAN LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION?S LEN HADLEY PRESERVATION AWARD - 2002 RECIPIENT OF JOSHUA JAMES LIFESAVER MEDAL FROM PT ALLERTON COAST GUARD COMMANDER - 2003

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Michael06/14/14101010Thank you very much. That's the course .....
Bill04/11/111010Thanks Capt. I figured the Govt would .....
Mark09/11/10101010Thanks greatly Capt. Lou!!..and I'll try .....
Mac09/07/10101010Answer received with great appreciation. Your response .....
peter08/15/10101010 

Recent Answers from Capt Lou

2014-10-21 tonnage and length?:

Ahoy David,    Thanks for your email. Here is my simple answer. Gross tonnage is calcualted by measuring the volume a boat or ship can carry. If it is a ship, you multiply the depth of the boat (from the

2014-06-14 Problems at sea:

Sorry Michael but I am a powerboater and not a sailor. However, if a line were to jam while lowering the sail, I would cut it. If it happened while raising the sail, I would cut it and attach another line

2014-05-11 boat tax:

Ahoy John,    Thanks for your question.    I do not know why people keep asking me tax questions, but I will answer yours. First of all I thought Connecticut did away with their sales tax on boats, but

2012-09-04 Wareham to Florida:

Ahoy Jay,    Thanks for your question. The distance between Wareham, Massachusetts and Islamaroda is about 1600 miles. The "wise guy" answer to how long it will take you to cover that distance is that

2012-07-26 Boating on the Roanoke and pamlico sound:

Ahoy Rich,    I have crossed the Pamlico Sound a few times going between Coinjock and Beaufort, but I have never cruised anywhere on the Outer Banks. The Pamlico Sound can get very choppy. Average depth

 

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