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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.

6 Responses

  1. Lee Simpson says:

    How about a category “Onboard monitoring and control”. NEMA 2000, Maretron, Krill etc.
    Lee Simpson

  2. JonnyBoats says:

    I would like to see a categories for free & open source marine software (might be a single category). There are some really nice free pieces of software out there (Seaclear at foe example), and needless to say they do not have big booths at the boat shows or full page glossy ads in the magazines 😉
    This could be a great place to help people find this stuff as well as learn what works and what doesn’t.
    John Tarbox

  3. yachtvalhalla says:

    Let’s have AIS!

  4. Richard C says:

    I’m sure many would want to comment on topics for the following:
    NMEA 0183
    NMEA 2000

  5. Sandy says:

    I’m quite comfortable with the customary blog heirarchy, and can give you an example of a cataloging system that is way to complicated: see !
    Perhaps a simple self referencing system would help us search for entries we didn’t catch when they were current. I suggest a grid rather than asking someone to list key words would minimize confusion arrising from spelling or the shear over-abundance of synonyms. We are pretty focused on Marine Electronics already, and would probably look elsewhere for discussions of engines or sails or destinations. Sooo….. Pick a classification:
    Vessel or Voyage—h———-i———-j
    I’ve been thinking about this for a couple hours and am fairly sure this covers a lot of what we like to talk about. For example, a radar would be covered in c, Navigation Hardware, Weather would be discussed at h but a weather receiver, whether Navtex or XM is J.
    It would be far better to make this selection graphically, like checking a multiple choice item. That might be simple to do in Visual Basic, but its a little too hard to do in I square (idiot irishman)

  6. Russ says:

    Congratulations! A new era begins at Panbo.

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