10 years in the Panbo wheelhouse, some improvements made

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

18 Responses

  1. Jeff says:

    Great job Ben! Looking forward to another 10.

  2. SteveWardAustin says:

    Congrats on the 10 years, Ben. I’ve always enjoyed your blog. Keep up the good work. Nice post about your office redo – good job. And good luck with the “hardware” you got in March.
    Cheers and happy blogging.
    Austin, TX

  3. Tim Queeney (@timqueeney) says:

    Ahhh, the inner sanctum revealed! Looks great, Ben. Congrats on ten!

  4. Dan Corcoran (b393capt) says:

    We are with you Ben

  5. AndyH says:

    Congrats, Ben. It looks great (you too)!
    And, love the Crumb reference….it’s a “Natural.”

  6. Good to see you up and around after the op. Keep moving and we will see you aboard the Sally W and Panbo soon.
    Need help ?

  7. Good one onya buddy! No one does it like you do.

  8. Don Joyce says:

    nothing like spring house cleaning….on steroids!
    Looks good

  9. Rob Beebe says:

    My congratulations are accompanied with thanks for all the good things you have researched, tried out, shared opinions about, and published. Panbo is a treasure. Hope to see you again this summer!

  10. Good one onya buddy! No one does it like you do.

  11. Pat McQueen says:

    what a great ten years! Enjoying every post.

  12. Roger Montembeault says:

    A clean desk is a sign of sick mind……..
    We’ll see if that axiom is true if your excellent blogs go down hill!!
    Congrats on 10 years of great info!

  13. Steven G says:

    Hi Ben:
    Congratulations on the remodel job. Hope the recovery continues to go well so you can get back to Gizmo soon. One of our dealers in New Bern is looking forward to meeting you.
    All the best,

  14. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Thanks Steven (and everyone else),
    I’ll be back in New Bern on the 28th after a few days in SW Florida with an old friend who has an issue I deeply wish was as fixable as my hip. (Now I’m doing “Karate Kid” exercises — dipping while balancing on the old “bad” leg — that would have hurt like hell on March 1, and haven’t taken so much as a Tylenol for almost two weeks.)
    I’ll probably be in New Bern about a week and then plan to solo up to Hampton and meet my bride for two weeks of Chesapeake cruising. Then on May 26 Andrea will be replaced by Peter Swanson (yipe!) for the leg from Baltimore to Essex, CT, for TrawlerFest…
    …if everything goes as planned ;-0

  15. Dan Corcoran (b393capt) says:

    I am writing to encourage Panbo readers to take Ben up on his offer to write a Panbo entry in return for a hat.
    I Thank Ben for offering that opportunity to me, some 12 times or more.
    I hope the next 10 years see many more of you taking this opportunity. In return you get
    – No praise whatsoever
    – A fulfilling conversation (sometimes uncomfortable) with a master of analysis in marine electronics, challenging you to check facts, dig deeper, focus your opinion, and write in fewer words.
    – Immediate gratification of seeing your piece on Panbo, with bragging rights to family (Ben edits your piece, so it reads better than your family thinks your capable of)
    – A fulfilling conversation, through comments, with the readers (all comments appear as is, Ben does not moderate).
    – A cool hat.

  16. emsusa says:

    Nice one Ben. I have a lot of respect for your work, both the quality of the content and style. Both are top shelf. Our industry needs your impartial voice to cut through the noise.
    Remodeling is… good when it is over! We started building a new shop last year, moved in this year and are now living out of boxes. I give it another year before we are settled, but it is already an step up from the old place.
    What’s that white stuff out your window?
    Cheers, Eric.

  17. Mike Smith says:

    Reading your blog from the discombobulation of my own office, I wondered how you got hold of my X-ray? Then I saw I was mistaken: There was only one hip replacement — wait until you get two! You’ll always have an excuse not to dance.
    Nice job on your office. Someday I’ll clean mine out,

  18. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Thanks, Mike! Funny thing is that the last straw for my left hip cartilage may have been a wild Fort Lauderdale dance party last fall (sponsored by this dangerous outfit: http://www.tasteofrums.com/ ).
    Up to then physical therapy had me going pretty good.

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