MIBS, the madness

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.

9 Responses

  1. Congratulations on your award, Ben! It was well-deserved. You do a lot to inform, enlighten, and educate all of us on these most interesting of times in marine electronics.

  2. Tim Hasson says:

    Ben, I’ll echo Jeff’s comments… Kudo’s on the award, it’s well-deserved!

  3. Dan (b393capt) says:

    Congratulations Ben !

  4. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Thanks, gents! And I also got a Certificate of Merit for the PMY foil cat boat test I wrote after last year’s MIBS:
    My head can barely fit through doorways πŸ˜‰
    Notice, by the way, how those colorful squiggles in the photo actually illustrate the motion of the yacht and camera seen looking steady in the foreground. I think that big FLIR Voyager on the bow took that wake roll out of the image with gyro stabilization.

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  6. norse says:

    The Sail article mentioned above (β€œThe Future of NMEA 2000”) has a diagram which shows “one possible NMEA 2000 network”. Having a drop go up a sailboat mast is not usually in-spec. Each drop length should be

  7. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    You’re absolutely correct, Norse, and it’s my bad as I worked with the illustrator on that drawing. Typical sailboat NMEA 2000 networks will have one end of the backbone at the masthead, which is why Simrad builds a terminator (resistor) into its N2K windducer and Maretron came up with an inline terminator that can screw into its Weather Station N2K port.

  8. Mike says:

    At the risk of piling on, lemme add my heartiest congratulations to you, Ben, for receiving recognition you so richly deserve. Panbo gets the straight scoop usually before anyone else and more importantly, puts it in context so people can understand what it means to them.
    Keep up the great work.

  9. susan says:

    Well deserved Ben! Congrats from the Navioncs team!

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