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About: Ben Ellison

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Ben Ellison is electronics editor for Bonnier Marine Group, specifically Yachting and Cruising World. He previously was electronics editor for Power & Motoryacht and SAIL, as well as a writer for Ocean Navigator. His blog posts appear courtesy of his website www.Panbo.com, which has 80,000 monthly readers worldwide.
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Recent Posts by Ben Ellison

MFD shootout #1, tide predictions
Posted on August 10, 2010.
I may regret that title eventually, though I've just been cruising with four premium MFDs for two weeks, often using them seriously for four or five hours a day.  But ...
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Antenna watch, Furuno gets the big guys
Posted on August 9, 2010.
I'm always checking out antenna farms and when I just reviewed shots from the last couple of weeks, it was hard not to notice how Furuno dominated on the big ...
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Never buy another guide book? No way!
Posted on August 5, 2010.
Jeffrey Siegel caused a minor ruckus when he titled an iphonesailing.net thread about ActiveCaptain "There's no reason to buy another guide book..."  I'm a huge fan of AC, and ...
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SiMON2, for iPad & "smaller" yachts
Posted on August 3, 2010.
The press release calls SiMON2 "the first alarm monitoring system for the new Apple iPad," which seems odd given what we've already seen from InteliSea.  I think what Palladium Technologies ...
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Wilson cell booster testing, on Sun Dancer
Posted on July 30, 2010.
Panbo reader Pat Harmon is cruising Alaska aboard M/V Sun Dancer and he kindly agreed to write about some gear, seen above, that's helping him stay in touch: I recently installed ...
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Gizmo bridge 2010, a shout out to Garmin ID
Posted on July 29, 2010.
While Panbo's logo is still a work in progress, check out the sharp name plate Gizmo is sporting, thanks to Garmin's industrial design department.  Gander too at how much electronic ...
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Genasun & Victron, power to spare?
Posted on July 27, 2010.
That's a pair of Genasun LFP Lithium batteries that weigh a small fraction of what similar sized regular marine batteries would and offer a lot more usable power than even ...
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DY AIS200N2K, even better than it looks!
Posted on July 26, 2010.
The picture tells a lot: Digital Yacht's new AIS200N2K is the first AIS receiver I know of with NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000, and USB outputs. But get this: ...
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Good gear: Gemini Marine, the strapless bimini & more
Posted on July 22, 2010.
Did "strapless bimini" get your attention?  Well, it does involve some sexy hardware, and the finished strapless product, as seen on this local sloop, has a certain elegant attraction.  The ...
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Si-Tex SP36 autopilot, like ComNav’s but different
Posted on July 21, 2010.
My first reaction to a press release about the new Si-Tex SP36 autopilot -- sure to be posted at the Si-Tex site soon -- was that its nifty-looking color control ...
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