Panbo test fleet adds a fast outboard: Gizmo Junior

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.

8 Responses

  1. Gadget’s gonna be jealous, Ben šŸ™‚

  2. Allan Seymour says:

    Im jealous Ben. Before the SallyW I had a 19 ft Boston Whaler with Garmin screen and AIS receiver . Went all over Penobscot Bay . Even out to Metinicus . Good photo boat.

  3. John says:

    I just wish Maritime would have parts for boats that are almost 15 years – no help from the current owner of Maritime.

  4. Jim Hebert says:

    Evinrude E-TEC engines have had NMEA-2000 data output since 2005, and I believe they were the first outboard engine to offer that feature. Evinrude has also made the connection of their engines to a NMEA-2000 network a very simple process in comparison to other brands of outboards, so I would expect use of NMEA-2000 with E-TEC engines is probably higher than most other brands.

  5. Jim Hebert says:

    Hi Ben–even more information about I-Command, ICON Pro, and ICON Touch at

    Like many boat electronic products, they start simple and get more complex as they evolve. One great feature with ICON Pro: you can initiate winterization from the gauge.

    Also, you will love the low-speed fuel economy of the E-TEC. I am on season 11 with mine.

    I look forward to reading more small-boat-oriented electronic reviews.

  1. December 2, 2019

    […] this system deserves consideration. But, what about as a retrofit to an existing boat. Ben Ellison recently purchased a boat that might benefit from such a system and I’m in the market for one myself. Perhaps one of us […]

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