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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.

3 Responses

  1. Don Joyce says:

    Thanks for the great tip on the amazon sale. We often leave our dinghy for long periods unattended in places where things tend to find new homes!

  2. Unless your battery is in a locked compartment, the Immobilizer looks rather trivial to defeat. Just listen for the distinctive alarm and then jump past the whole unit! I think you might do better by simply taking out the emergency driver-overboard stop lanyard and/or mounting a concealed switch somewhere.

  3. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Steve, it’s not obvious in the photos but the Immobilizer uses an unusual bolt to secure the battery connection and there’s a hard plastic shield involved so you can’t get at the positive lug easily. I’m not saying that the system can’t be defeated but it’s not as easy it looks.

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